The original stamps were issued on September 18, 1934, in sheets four panes of 50 stamps each, with center lines terminating in arrows at each end of the lines. They are perforated and gummed. The reprint of the special printing (Scott #763), ungummed and imperforate, was issued on March 15, 1935.
This example of the original special printing bears one inscription:
“To Betty, Ann and James Farley from their Dad./ This is the second sheet of the eight cent Zion stamps issued Sept. 10, 1934/ James A. Farley, Postmaster General”
September 10, 1934 was the date of printing; September 18, 1934 was the date of issue to the public.
On the bottom selvage is the autograph “Franklin D Roosevelt”