Jenny is inverted once again

Discussion in 'United States Stamps' started by visitor, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. CeliVega

    CeliVega Member

    My eyes are playing tricks on me! I read the topic as "Jenny is introverted once again". "Who's Jenny, maybe she is having some issues in real life so she is becoming introverted again......" Well, seeing as that's not the case, it's quite a relief :p
  2. Larry L. Taylor

    Larry L. Taylor Active Member

    It was originally issued by the US post office as a 24 cent stamp (Scott # C3 - airmail). Someone who bought a sheet of them at a post office noted that the biplane in each stamp frame was inverted. He went back to the postal clerk to ask if he had anymore of those particular sheets. Clerk noted the discrepancy and demanded the sheet be returned, and the purchaser said no. So there are only 100 known 'inverted' copies of the originally issued stamps.

    Now the USPS is commemorating their screwup by issuing a booklet of 6 each $2 stamps that will likely never be used for postage. Immediate profit for them. And a place for you to park your excess cash ! ! !
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  3. Stacey Gaubatz

    Stacey Gaubatz New Member

    This is certainly an interesting piece of stamp collecting you have here. I am thinking about getting me one also. I have just started my stamp collecting more so as a hobby and not anything else. If I make a little money with it that will be okay, if not that is okay also.
  4. visitor

    visitor Active Member

    There are still supposed to be 90-something of the right-side-up Jenny sheets out there. I read that a few have been found - not by me, unfortunately.
  5. ursell

    ursell Member

    Can I get a sheet of the inverted Jenny? How much does it cost? Maybe it will
    be worth as much as the originals some day.
  6. SATX Collector

    SATX Collector Remember the Alamo!

    Going through some of the historical posts... by now you know there are 100 sheets printed right side up and, those that have been found, are going for upwards of 5 figures.

    I bought 6 or 7 packages myself and HAVE NOT opened them... I'm in no hurry. So maybe I have one of the remaining sheets that have not been found yet?:nailbiting::nailbiting::nailbiting:
  7. SATX Collector

    SATX Collector Remember the Alamo!

    Believe it or not, I got a box of books the other day from a stamp seller and he had taken the entire sheet ($12) as part of the postage.

    UNFORTUNATELY: either he or the wonderful Post Office put box tape over the entire set... I imagine the weight of the books was messing up the box and they 'band-aided' the thing together. Thought about keeping the box anyway but then said no...
  8. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator


    I play the post office "lottery" regularly hoping to find a right-side-up sheet, but alas, no luck to date. I use the stamps, however, to mail my APS sales circuits on to the next person on the route.

  9. JCG

    JCG Member

  10. JCG

    JCG Member

    Have all of the right side up Jenny been accounted for? I haven't seen anything about the quantity found thus far.
  11. SATX Collector

    SATX Collector Remember the Alamo!

    I have since quit the 'lottery' (though I bought $100 each of the Texas and Tennessee 1st day tickets many years ago when they opened... ZERO!!!), choosing instead for 'trolling for treasures' with kiloware and other groupings. I am like many here... enjoy the hunt and once in a while you are surprised.

    That is why I am trading with folks now... have tens of thousands I don't need. And I am collecting 4 sets and keeping an inventory of 5 on top of that so I am DEFINITELY in trading mode.
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