Thursday, November 09, 2006

Suspected "Inverted Jenny" used to mail ballot

AZCentral.Com is reporting that a suspected "Inverted Jenny" was used to mail a ballot in yesterday's election.

Broward County, Fla., elections officials said what appeared to be the famous misprint was affixed to an envelope containing an absentee ballot.

According to Robert Nolin, a reporter for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel,"The stamp, similar to one that sold in mint condition for $525,000 last year, was canceled. So was the ballot, which contained no clue to the identity of the voter."

The mystery unfolded at the elections office Tuesday evening, when County Commissioner John Rodstrom, a member of the county's Canvassing Board, noticed an unusual stamp on a large white envelope carrying an absentee ballot.

"A former stamp collector, Rodstrom immediately recognized the unmistakable blue and red image of an upside-down biplane: the Inverted Jenny."

Mitch Kopkin, proprietor of the Tropical Stamp shop in Fort Lauderdale is quoted as saying, "It's highly unlikely the stamp in question is an actual Inverted Jenny. It could be a forged stamp."

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM