The inverted Jenny

THE INVERTED JENNY
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

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In 1918 the United States issued a 24 postage stamp of the Curtiss JN-4 airplane.

On one sheet of 100 stamps the image of the plane was printed upside-down.

A man by the name of William T. Robey in Washington, DC. went to buy some stamps to mail some letters, but also being a stamp collector he noticed something was amiss when he saw the sheet and dished out the $24.00 to buy it.

Fearing his sheet of stamps would be confiscated by the post office William Robey sold the sheet to Eugene Klein, a Philadelphia stamp dealer, for $15,000.00 who sold it to Ed Green for $20,000.00 USD.

Over the years Ed Green sold off the stamps individually for as little as $250.00 each although seven blocks of four are known to exist, one of which sold for $2,970,000.00 USD in October 2005.

If you can afford to shell out $300,000.00 then the inverted Jenny would make a nice addition to your collection.


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