Notes from the Past

Farley Imperforates

Everyone is anxiously awaiting the official figures giving the number issued of the Farley stamps, after which prices will undoubtedly advance.  The consensus of opinion is that the best stamp will turn out to be the 16 Airmail-Special Delivery, the one that was the most despised and which many purchasers unloaded immediately after removing the position blocks.  Next in scarcity will follow the higher values of the Parks issue.

All ads offering the position blocks disappeared from the papers two or three weeks before the deadline, June 15, when the stamps were withdrawn from sale and it will be interesting to observe prices when quotations reappear.  

- George B. Sloane
Sloane's Column
July 13, 1935

Posted October 7, 1999

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