1935 3¢ Special Printing #758
Mirror Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
3¢ Deep Violet
95 million issued - Flat Plate Printing - Imperf
Scott #758 - 1935
No postmark with gum (MH): $0.40-$0.75
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): $1-$1.50
Mirror Lake, Mount Rainier 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
Ink on card Essay
with label and value omitted
Large die proof
On india die sunk on card - 742-P1
A pane of 50 stamps, there were 4 panes to a sheet of 200
Harry Peckmore produced a series of fine prints using the engraving on the stamp as the foundation for his work
Harry Peckmore essay on india mounted on card
Mirror Lake, Mount Rainier National Park.
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