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1935 3¢ National Parks Souvenir Sheet
Special Printing with gutter #770

770 Scotts - US Postage Stamps
Mirror Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

3¢ Violet
NATIONAL PARKS - MOUNT RANIER CROSS GUTTER BLOCK
Flat Plate Printing - Imperf
Wide gutter between blocks
Scott #770 - 1935

Value for a cross gutter of block of 24 (shown below)
Used: $60-$85
No postmark with gum (MH): $50-$50
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): $80-$95

Note: If you have any pairs or blocks of this issue with a gutter in between,
it is definitely #770. The #750 sheets were already cut apart, so no gutter copies exist on that issue.
If the sheet or pane has gum then it is #750.


A cross gutter block of 24

A sheet contains 20 copies of #770

A first day cover of #770, dated March 15th, 1935

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

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

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