1935 6¢ Special Printing #761
Crater Lake National Park
6¢ Dark Blue
16 million issued - Flat Plate Printing - Imperf
Scott #761 - 1934
No postmark with gum (MH): $0.50-$1
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): $1-$3.50
A pane of 50, there were 4 panes to a sheet of 200
Crater Lake National Park, Oregon - 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
Harry Peckmore produced a series of fine prints using the engraving on the stamp as the foundation for his work
Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
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