Gibbons, London, Condemns Farley Issue
the issue "waste-paper." Stanley Gibbons
of London, decree that the Farley imperforates will not be listed in
catalog, just as the Colonial Dominions are announcing the Silver
outfit of 176 varieties with a combined face value of well over $15 per
set. "The stamps (Farley's) have not been generally issued
the United States, and have therefore no standing or interest for stamp
collectors," the Editor reports. Last word from the
was that sales were rapidly approaching the million dollar mark.
- George B. Sloane
May 4, 1935
Posted August 12, 1999
Editor's Note: Gibbons did modify its stand subsequently and the Farleys are listed in my antique 1966 copy of SG. I suspect that the Farleys survived because, as usual, most collectors follow their own whims and the stamps are very attractive. The reprinting of the stamps was a tribute to the power of collector protests.
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