Friday, January 18, 2013

Inverted Jenny Flies Again

Director of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum Allen Kane and USPS Director of Stamp Services and Corporate Licensing Susan McGowan unveiled the preliminary design for an Inverted Jenny stamp at the American Philatelic 'AmeriStamp Expo' stamp being held in Louisville, Kentucky according to an announcement by the Smithsonian.

The announcement goes on to say, "The preliminary design includes replicas of America's most famous stamp and one of the world's most famous errors. The margins of the stamp sheet feature images related to the 24-cent Curtiss Jenny stamp and the 1918 inaugural airmail service, including pilot Major Reuben Fleet of the Army Air Corps and the Washington DC - Philadelphia - New York airmail flight route. In the upper left corner is the main post office in Washington, DC, at the time, which would process airmail and currently houses the National Postal Museum."

The new stamp sheet will be issued on Sept. 22, opening day of the National Postal Museum's William H. Gross Stamp Gallery. The Gross Stamp Gallery will be the world's largest stamp gallery. A block of four of the original 1918 Inverted Jenny will be on permanent display in the Gallery.

For more on the story behind the Inverted Jenny error, click here
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posted by Don Schilling at 2:51 PM