The Farley Special Printings of 1935 – The Farley’s Follies

The Scott numbers listed below are for each design of 1933 and 1934 that was issued as a Farley reprint. All of the stamps were printed under the administration of Postmaster General James A. Farley. The twenty Farley reprints, sometimes referred to as “Farley’s Follies” and catalogued as Scott’s 752-771, were issued without gum and were placed on sale at the Philatelic Agency in Washington, D.C. for only three months, March 15 through June 15, 1935. Note that the presence or lack of gum does not help in separating most of these stamps, since gum can be removed from the regularly issued stamps by simply soaking them in water. Further, in 1940, the Post Office Department offered to gum full sheets of most of these, including Scott’s 756-765, 769 and 770, and many of those Farley reprint sheets were gummed. The stamps illustrated are all Farley reprints.

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3¢ Washington at Newburgh Scott's: 727, 752
3¢ Washington at Newburgh
Scott’s: 727, 752
1¢ Century of Progress  Scott's: 728, 730, 766
1¢ Century of Progress
Scott’s: 728, 730, 766
3¢ Century of Progress  Scott's: 729, 731, 767
3¢ Century of Progress
Scott’s: 729, 731, 767
3¢ Byrd Antarctic Scott's: 733, 735, 753, 768
3¢ Byrd Antarctic
Scott’s: 733, 735, 753, 768
3¢ Mother's of America Scott's: 737, 738, 754
3¢ Mother’s of America
Scott’s: 737, 738, 754
3¢ Wisconsin Tercentenary Scott's: 739, 755
3¢ Wisconsin Tercentenary
Scott’s: 739, 755
1¢ Yosemite - El Capitan Scott's: 740, 751, 756, 769
1¢ Yosemite – El Capitan
Scott’s: 740, 751, 756, 769
2¢ Grand Canyon Scott's: 741, 757
2¢ Grand Canyon
Scott’s: 741, 757
3¢ Mt. Ranier Scott's: 742, 750, 758, 770
3¢ Mt. Ranier
Scott’s: 742, 750, 758, 770
4¢ Mesa Verde Scott's: 743, 759
4¢ Mesa Verde
Scott’s: 743, 759
5¢ Old Faithful Scott's: 744, 760
5¢ Old Faithful
Scott’s: 744, 760
6¢ Crater Lake Scott's: 745, 761
6¢ Crater Lake
Scott’s: 745, 761
7¢ Bar Harbor at Acadia Scott's: 746, 762
7¢ Bar Harbor at Acadia
Scott’s: 746, 762
8¢ Mt. Zion National Park Scott's: 747, 763
8¢ Mt. Zion National Park
Scott’s: 747, 763
9¢ Glacier National Park Scott's: 748, 764
9¢ Glacier National Park
Scott’s: 748, 764
10¢ Great Smokey Mountains Scott's: 749, 765
10¢ Great Smokey Mountains
Scott’s: 749, 765
16¢ Special Delivery Souvenir Scott's: 771, CE1
16¢ Special Delivery Souvenir
Scott’s: 771, CE1
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