Get an Instant Collection of 1933-37 Souvenir Sheets
In the 1930s, the US Post Office Department frequently issued special souvenir sheets to coincide with world’s fairs and philatelic exhibitions. With this special offer you can get nearly all of the souvenir sheets issued between 1933 and 1937 (except for the special printing sheets of 1935).
Each of the sheets pictures a stamp or stamps that had been printed previously, however the sheets were not perforated and some were also ungummed. The sheets also have information in the selvage about the events they were issued for.
US #730 – Restoration of Fort Dearborn – The original stamp was issued for the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago. It was re-issued as a 25-stamp imperforate souvenir sheet without gum for the American Philatelic Society convention, also in Chicago.
US #731 – Federal Building at Chicago – This sheet also features a stamp that was originally used for the Century of Progress Exposition. And it too was re-issued as a 25-stamp imperforate souvenir sheet without gum for the American Philatelic Society convention.
US #735 – Byrd Antarctic Expedition – This 6-stamp souvenir sheet was printed at the National Stamp Exhibition. It was issued without gum or perforations. The sheet was only available at the exhibition while it was in progress. After February 19, it was placed on sale through the Philatelic Agency. The stamp honors Rear Admiral Richard Byrd’s exploration of Antarctica.
US #750 – American Philatelic Exhibition Sheet – Part of the National Parks Series, this sheet was issued in conjunction with the American Philatelic Society’s Convention and Exhibition being held in Atlantic City. The sheet contained six 3¢ stamps featuring the breathtaking beauty of Mt. Rainier.
US #751 – Trans-Mississippi Philatelic Exposition – Also part of the National Parks Series, this souvenir sheet was issued in conjunction with the Trans-Mississippi Philatelic Exposition and Convention held in Omaha, Nebraska. The sheet contains six 1¢ stamps featuring the mountain known as El Capitan.
US #778 – Third International Philatelic Exposition – Issued for TIPEX in New York City, this souvenir sheet included four different postage stamps, all of which had been issued individually during the past year. Each stamp carried a 3¢ denomination. The stamps commemorate the Connecticut Tercentenary, the California Pacific Exposition, the Michigan Centennial, and the Texas Centennial.
US #797 – Society of Philatelic Americans Convention – Issued in conjunction with the SPA Convention in North Carolina, this sheet features the first US stamp design created by a woman. The stamp pictures Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
All of these sheets were issued in relatively limited numbers. Lock them in your collection today.