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1934 National Parks Series And 1935 Farley Reprints

 
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Posted 07/19/2019   7:17 pm  Show Profile Check clivel's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add clivel to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have just uploaded a lovely 123 page "Farley's Follies" PDF album created by Bob Bankhead to my web site.

It can be downloaded from http://www.thestampweb.com/albums.html Scroll down to near the bottom of the page where it can be found in the "Topical, Thematic and Omnibus issues" section - it is about time I think that I reorganised the site to create a separate US section.

Needless to say, the album is free, and can be downloaded as a PDF file or easily modified AlbumEasy text file for anyone who would like to customise it.
Clive
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Posted 07/20/2019   06:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jkelley01938 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I saved myself a lot of time and purchased MYSTIC's "Farley's Follies" specialized pages. It cost $12.00 for 100 pages. Very happy with them.

Jack Kelley
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Posted 07/21/2019   12:26 am  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Perhaps it passed under the accepted practice if the times, but even if Farley wasn't a collector, I can't believe he was naive enough to not realize they had a value higher than what he paid for them.
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Posted 07/21/2019   8:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stampman2002 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
After all the research I've done on this, it is almost certain Farley could not wrap his mind around how these signed sheets could be worth anything more than he paid.

Some people just don't understand something which seems so obvious to us, as collectors.

Think about family members who have absolutely no interest in your collections. Think about the spouse who looks at you like you've lost your mind when you want to spend $100 on a stamp you know has a catalog value of $800.

Farley was driven to please others. He thought very highly of himself and his abilities, and he had a very successful life across both political and business careers. When it came to stamps, he just didn't get it.
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Posted 07/21/2019   9:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bud to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just spent over two hours reading through this wonderful thread,and I plan to read it again. Thanks so much, Stampman2002. Genuine scholarship, interesting and engaging presentation, and fascinating subject matter. What more could one ask for? Quick question: Did any of your readers find a Scott 742 PB #21332?
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Posted 07/21/2019   9:29 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Explain to me how he could think they had no value (above face) when this type of thing was given out as political favors?
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