1935 1¢ Special Printing #756
Yosemite National Park
84 million issued - Flat Plate Printing - Imperf
Scott #756 - 1935
No postmark with gum (MH): $0.40-$0.75
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): $0.75-$1
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 #756 dated March 15th, 1935
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
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