Iowa: 1930’s.

(P-0073) U.S. #632  1926-28 Regular Issue Series 1¢ Franklin. First Day of Issue: June 10, 1927 Postmarked July 19, 1930 The Iowa Avenue Bridge (The Centennial Bridge) was replaced in 1916.
On January 1, 1932 the US Post Office Department issued a set of 12 beautiful stamps honoring the 200th anniversary of George Washington’s birth. (U.S. #704-717). Here’s an interesting factoid: Since the first stamps issued in 1847, George Washington has appeared on more U.S. postage stamps than any other U.S. citizen. Actually, did you know that George has been pictured on more stamps than all other presidents combined? Happy Birthday, Mr. President.
(C-0129) (C-0130) On July 6th of 1932, the USPS postage rate for a 1-ounce letter rose from 2-cents to 3-cents. One clever stamp collector in Des Moines, Iowa decided to get a postmarked cover of both the last day of the 2-cent rate (July 5) and the first day of the new 3-cent rate (July 6) and used the 2-cent & 3-cent Washington Bicentennials U.S. #707 and U.S. #708 for his covers.
(P-0113) University Hospital Tower  U.S. #705  1932 1¢ Washington (Bicentennial Issue)  First Day of Issue: January 1, 1932.  First City: Washington, DC  Postmarked August 8, 1932.

(C-0261) U.S. #725  1932 3¢ Daniel Webster  First Day of Issue: October 24, 1932.  First City: Franklin, Exeter, and Hanover, NH  Postmarked February 23, 1933 on the Iowa City/Montezuma RPO.

(C-0103) U.S. #728   1933 1¢ Restoration of Fort Dearborn  First Day of Issue: May 25, 1933 City: Chicago, Illinois.
(C-0104) U.S. #729   1933 3¢ Century of Progress – Federal Building  First Day of Issue: May 25, 1933  City: Chicago, IL.
(C-0206) U.S. #728  1¢ Restoration of Fort Dearborn & U.S. #729  3¢ Century of Progress – Federal Building  First Day of Issue: May 25, 1933  City: Chicago, IL.
(C-0205) U.S. #729   1933 3¢ Century of Progress – Federal Building This postal cover, postmarked July 24, 1933 in Iowa City, came from Benjamin Shambaugh’s office. Shambaugh served as the Superintendent and Editor of the Iowa State Historical Society from 1907 until 1940.
(C-0016) U.S. #728   1933 1¢ Restoration of Fort Dearborn  First Day of Issue: May 25, 1933 City: Chicago, Illinois. Postmarked in Dubuque on August 6, 1933 This unique cover, postmarked in Dubuque, celebrates the 100th anniversary of Iowa’s oldest city and features U.S. #728, the 1-cent commemorative plate block issued to commemorate the 1933 Chicago Century of Progress World’s Fair. As you can see from the cachet on the cover, August 6th-12th, 1933 was Dubuque, Iowa Centennial Week!
(C-0131) NRA – National Recovery Act  U.S. #732   3¢ National Recovery Act (NRA)  First Day of Issue: August 15, 1933  City: Washington D.C.  Second Day of Issue: August 17, 1933 in Nira, Iowa.
(C-0102) U.S. #UX27 Postal Card  1914 1¢ Jefferson  First Known Use: 1914  Postmarked August 22, 1933 in Evanston, ILChicago World’s Fair  (The Century of Progress).
(C-0101) U.S. #729   1933 3¢ Century of Progress – Federal Building  First Day of Issue: May 25, 1933 City: Chicago, Illinois Postmarked August 24, 1933 in Wayland, IA (Chicago World’s Fair – The Century of Progress).
(C-0132) 1933 – U.S. #732   3¢ National Recovery Act (NRA) Now, when it comes to creative stamp collecting, here’s a winner. Chester Beaman (1916-2007) of Kokomo, Indiana got really clever with the 1933 NRA stamp (#732). This 17-year old designed and hand-drew a beautiful postal cover addressed to himself, sending it first to the Postmaster in Beaman, Iowa (postmarked Sept 9, 1933) and then he sent it to the Postmaster on board the USS Chester (postmarked Sept 18, 1933) docked in California. The result? A NRA cover addressed to Chester Beaman, postmarked on the USS Chester and in the small Iowa town of Beaman. Clever indeed!
(C-0105) U.S. #729   1933 3¢ Century of Progress – Federal Building  First Day of Issue: May 25, 1933  City: Chicago, Illinois  Postmarked: September 30, 1933 – Iowa Day.
(C-0133) U.S. #732   3¢ National Recovery Act (NRA)  Postmarked on Iowa Statehood Day: Dec. 28, 1933 in Des Moines 1933 – Celebrating Iowa’s 87th State Anniversary.
(P-0074) U.S. #632  1926-28 Regular Issue Series 1¢ Franklin. First Day of Issue: June 10, 1927 Postmarked May 30, 1934 The Iowa Avenue Bridge (The Centennial Bridge) was replaced in 1916.
(C-0001) U.S. #740-#749  1934 1¢-10¢ National Parks Commemorative Set  First Day of Issue: July 15 – October 8, 1934. Postmarked October 8, 1934 in the Smokey Mountains, TN. In January 1934, President Franklin Roosevelt and Postmaster General James Farley agreed to issue a set of 10 commemorative stamps featuring America’s national parks. Roosevelt was a stamp collector himself as well as a major supporter of national parks (he would greatly expand the park system during his term in office). The first stamp honoring Yosemite was issued on July 16, 1934. The stamp, printed in bright green, pictured the park’s famed El Capitan. Between July and October 1934, a total of 10 stamps were issued in the series.
(C-0201) U.S. #784  1936 3¢ Susan B. Anthony  First Day of Issue: August 26, 1936  City: Washington, DC Postmarked December 28, 1936 in Des Moines On the State of Iowa’s 90th birthday (1846 -1936) this cover was postmarked in Des Moines on Statehood Day – December 28, 1936.
(C-0134) Ries Bookstore – 30 Clinton St. Iowa City  U.S. #720  3¢ George Washington  – First Day of Issue: June 16, 1932   City: Washington DC.  Postmarked in Iowa City: Sept. 9, 1937.

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