1935 7¢ Special Printing #762
Great Head, Acadia National Park
16 million issued - Flat Plate Printing - Imperf
Scott #762 - 1935
No postmark with gum (MH): $0.50-$1
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): $1-$3
Great Head, Acadia National Park, Maine - 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.
Nine photo essays using the photographs submitted
by the National Park Service as the vignette.
Note that Mount Ranier was considered for the 7¢ value.
Also note that a sailing ship was added in the final design, probably because the scene lacked interest.
Large die proof on india, die sunk on card
A pane of 50, 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
The shoreline, Acadia National Park, Maine
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