The N.R.A. Stamp
One of the
earliest stamps issued during the
administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt was the 3¢ N.R.A. commemorative
of August, 1933, which was planned to arouse the support and interest
the general public in the National Industrial Recovery Act.
had to be prepared and issued in record-breaking time in order to have
the desired impact upon the public. When the stamp was issued
copies and a first day cover were sent to the President by his
General, James A. Farley. He was very pleased with the design
teased his PMG that the farmer looked like himself (FDR), that the
man looked like Grover T. Whalen, and the blacksmith like Lionel
The girl, he thought, was wearing a No. 11 shoe and a bustle.
he admitted he considered it a fine stamp and congratulated Mr. Farley.
- George B. Sloane
October 15, 1935
Posted September 16, 1999
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