1935 4¢ Special Printing #759
Mesa Verde National Park
19 million issued - Flat Plate Printing - Imperf
Scott #759 - 1935
No postmark with gum (MH): $0.50-$0.85
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): $1.25-$2.25
Mesa Verde 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 pane of 50 of #759, 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
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