The ‘Inverted Jenny’ certainly is one of the most famous postage stamp varieties. It concerns an American airmail stamp of 24 cents that was issued in 1918. The stamp shows a Curtiss Jenny airplane flying upside down. The stamp had been printed in two colours: carmine and blue. An error, made by the printer of the stamps, caused a dramatic effect: the central vignette of a complete sheet of 100 stamps was printed upside down. It seemed like the airplane was performing a spectacular stunt.
The American auctioneer Robert A. Siegel has developed something that will please many a stamp enthusiast that wants to know more (if not everything) about the Inverted Jenny. Siegel built a website that is devoted solely to the famous variety. The site provides detailed background about the 100 erroneous stamps, that originally were bought as a complete sheet of hundred by William T. Robey on 14 May 1918. The web address of Siegel’s new website is www.invertedjenny.com
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