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1935
Postage Stamps of the United States First Issued in 1935
see also - The Farley Issues
President: Franklin Delano Roosevelt · Postmaster General: James A. Farley
Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per oz. · Postcard Rate: 1¢ - Air Mail Rate: 6¢ per oz. · Air Mail Special Delivery Rate: 16¢ per oz.
Trans-Pacific Air Mail: Nov. 22, 1935: 25¢ per ½ oz. (3-stop route: 75¢ from S.F. to Manila - see below)

Commemorative Postage Stamps of 1935
Rotary Press - Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subject Plates (unless noted otherwise)

Boulder Dam - 1935
Flat Plate - Perf 11 - FDC: Sep. 30, 1935 - 73,610,650 issued
Connecticut Tercentenary
FDC: Apr. 26, 1935 - 70,726,800 issued

California Pacific Exposition
FDC: May 29, 1935 - 100,839,600 issued
Michigan Centenary
FDC: Nov. 1, 1935 - 75,283,1000 issued


The Air Mail Stamp of 1935 - The China Clipper of 1935
Flat Plate - Perforated 11 - 200 Subject Plates
see the Air Mail Stamps of 1937 for the other Trans-Pacific "China Clipper" Stamps

C20 - 25¢ Martin M-130 over the Pacific Ocean
FDC: Nov. 22, 1935 - 10,205,400 issued

The following rates applied for the Trans-Pacific mail service in 1935:
San Francisco to Honolulu: 25¢ per ½ oz. · San Francisco to Guam: 50¢ per ½ oz.
Honolulu to Guam: 25¢ per ½ oz. · Honolulu to Manila: 50¢ per ½ oz.
Guam to Manila: 25¢ per ½ oz. · San Francisco to Manila: 75¢ per ½ oz.

The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1935:

Ordinary issue:
There were no new varieties of the ordinary stamps issued in 1935.

Commemoratives:
Scott 752-771 (see: The Farley Issues)
Scott 772 - 3¢ Connecticut Tercentenary - Designer: V. S. McCloskey - Engravers: J. Benzing (vignette) · Wm. Wells (lettering)
Scott 773 - 3¢ California Pacific Exposition - Designer: A. R. Meissner - Engravers: C. T. Arlt (vignette) · W. B. Wells (lettering)
Scott 774 - 3¢ Boulder Dam - Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. - Engravers: C. T. Arlt (vignette) · E. M. Hall (lettering)
Scott 775 - 3¢ Michigan Centenary - Designer: Alvin R. Meissner - Engravers: L. C. Kauffmann(vignette) · E. M. Hall (lettering)

"Lettering" refers to the lettering, numerals and, where applicable, the frame. Each engraver was assigned a portion of the stamp which emphasized his particular area of expertise. In practice, this meant the senior engravers were assigned the task of engraving the portrait or vignette and the less senior engravers the task of engraving the numerals, lettering and frame.

Air Mail:
Scott C20 - 25¢ China Clipper - Designer: Alvin R. Meissner
Engravers: Carl T. Arlt (vignette) · James T. Vail, D. R. McLeod & Edward M. Hall (lettering)

Special Delivery:
There were no new Special Delivery stamps issued in 1935.

Suggested reading:
Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Stamps of the United States 1933-1945 - by Brian C. Baur (1993 Linn's Stamp News)

The United States Postage Stamps of the Twentieth Century Volume IV: Commemoratives 1933-1937 - by Max Johl (1938 H. L. Lindquist publisher)

The United States Postage Stamps of the Twentieth Century Volume III: 1922-1935 Parcel Post & Air Mails - by Max Johl (1935 H. L. Lindquist publisher)


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