The US 1934 Parks Issue - How it was Designed

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The US 1934 Parks Issue - How it was Designed

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About 12 years ago, I had a group of items related to the 1934 National Parks issue, which demonstrated how it was designed. For those who are not familiar with this issue, these are the issued stamps:
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They also exist imperforate, as one of the James Farley "special issues" of 1935. Neither set is rare or expensive.

Here are the interesting items: First, we have a set of the original photographs used to make the designs.
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There was a second set of smaller photographs, but they were the same images.

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Now, they were clearly not sure which design should go with which stamp, or what frame/font to use, so they tried different things. These are photographic proofs of some rejected designs.
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Also, there is a set of "Peckmore Proofs" which were privately produced, I'm not sure under what circumstances.
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Erich

Fabulous material :)
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Wow, wonderful information ... and quite a piece of history!

Thank you Erich!
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This is what I call, all-round collection.
Lovely information, Erich... it was really nice to know the story behind :)
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