Postage Stamps of the United States - 1935

Politics



President
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Postmaster General
James A. Farley

Music



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1935 "I'm In The Mood For Love"

Postage Rates

Domestic Letter Rate: 3¢ per oz.

Postcard Rate: 1¢

Air Mail Rate: 6¢ per oz.

Air Mail Special Delivery Rate: 16¢ per oz.

Trans-Pacific Air Mail
Nov. 22, 1935: 25¢ per ½ oz.
3-stop route: 75¢ from S.F. to Manila - see below


Stamps

Commemorative Postage Stamps of 1935
Rotary Press - Perf 11 x 10½ - 200 Subject Plates (unless noted otherwise)

Boulder Dam - 1935
Flat Plate - Perf 11 - FDC: Sep. 30, 1935
73,610,650 issued

Connecticut Tercentenary
FDC: Apr. 26, 1935
70,726,800 issued

California Pacific Exposition
FDC: May 29, 1935
100,839,600 issued

Michigan Centenary
FDC: Nov. 1, 1935
75,283,1000 issued

The Air Mail Stamp of 1935 - The China Clipper of 1935
Flat Plate - Perforated 11 - 200 Subject Plates
see the Air Mail Stamps of 1937 for the other Trans-Pacific "China Clipper" Stamps

C20 - 25¢ Martin M-130 over the Pacific Ocean
FDC: Nov. 22, 1935
10,205,400 issued

The following rates applied for the Trans-Pacific mail service in 1935
San Francisco to Honolulu: 25¢ per ½ oz.
San Francisco to Guam: 50¢ per ½ oz.
Honolulu to Guam: 25¢ per ½ oz.
Honolulu to Manila: 50¢ per ½ oz.
Guam to Manila: 25¢ per ½ oz.
San Francisco to Manila: 75¢ per ½ oz.


The following postage stamp varieties were first issued by the U.S. in 1935
Ordinary issue
There were no new varieties of the ordinary stamps issued in 1935.

Commemoratives
Scott 752-771 (see: The Farley Issues)
Scott 772 - 3¢ Connecticut Tercentenary - Designer: V. S. McCloskey - Engravers: J. Benzing (vignette) · Wm. Wells (lettering)
Scott 773 - 3¢ California Pacific Exposition - Designer: A. R. Meissner - Engravers: C. T. Arlt (vignette) · W. B. Wells (lettering)
Scott 774 - 3¢ Boulder Dam - Designer: V. S. McCloskey, Jr. - Engravers: C. T. Arlt (vignette) · E. M. Hall (lettering)
Scott 775 - 3¢ Michigan Centenary - Designer: Alvin R. Meissner - Engravers: L. C. Kauffmann(vignette) · E. M. Hall (lettering)

"Lettering" refers to the lettering, numerals and, where applicable, the frame. Each engraver was assigned a portion of the stamp which emphasized his particular area of expertise. In practice, this meant the senior engravers were assigned the task of engraving the portrait or vignette and the less senior engravers the task of engraving the numerals, lettering and frame.

Air Mail
Scott C20 - 25¢ China Clipper - Designer: Alvin R. Meissner Engravers: Carl T. Arlt (vignette) · James T. Vail, D. R. McLeod & Edward M. Hall (lettering)

Special Delivery
There were no new Special Delivery stamps issued in 1935.

Suggested reading
Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Stamps of the United States 1933-1945 - by Brian C. Baur (1993 Linn's Stamp News)

The United States Postage Stamps of the Twentieth Century Volume IV: Commemoratives 1933-1937 - by Max Johl (1938 H. L. Lindquist publisher)

The United States Postage Stamps of the Twentieth Century Volume III: 1922-1935 Parcel Post & Air Mails - by Max Johl (1935 H. L. Lindquist publisher)