1934 1¢ National Parks #740
Yosemite National Park
84 million issued - Flat Plate Printing - Perf. 11
Scott #740 - 1934
No postmark with gum (MH): $0.40-$0.75
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): $0.75-$1
1c - Green
Flat Plate Printing - Perf. 11
Scott #740a - 1934
Only 16 copies survive
Used: No known sales
No postmark with gum (MH): No known sales
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): $1,100-$4,000
A pane of 50, there were 4 panes to a sheet of 200
El Capitan, Yosemite National Park - source photograph for the design
The National Park Service was invited to submit photographs for the National
Park series, each park having a selection of two or three photographs for the
Bureau of Engraving to choose from.
Photo Essay using the photograph submitted
by the National Park Service as the vignette
A first day cover for #740 dated July 16th, 1934
Harry Peckmore produced a series of fine prints using the engraving on the stamp as the foundation for his work
El Capitan (in the distance) as seen from Yosemite valley
A cover with the complete National Park series. It was postmarked on October 8th 1934,
the first day of issue of the final value to be issued.
James Farley, Postmaster general at the time
The 1934-35 issues are known as the 'Farley's'
and had many imperforate varieties and souvenir sheets
specifically targeted at stamp collectors.
James Farley stands to the left of FDR, a keen philatelist