Thursday, November 03, 2011

Inverts Make for Favorite Philatelic Flips

The Inverted Jenny is the world's most famous stamp - but it's just one of many classic inverts according to an article that appears on the Paul Fraser Collectibles website.

The site points out, "Stamp errors in general and inversions in particular have been a fascination for collectors since the hobby began and continues to be so today."

It then goes on to list some famous and not-so-famous inverts. These include....

~ The Western Australia 1854-55 4d blue inversion error (inaccurately described as the 'Inverted Swan', when actually it is the frame around Swan which is inverted).

~ The 1854 inverted Queen Victoria from India.

~ Belgium's  Inverted Dendermonde (or Termonde in French) which shows one of the town's buildings upside down.

~ 1920 Jamaican 1 shilling which is shown above.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM