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Independence day happened recently, and I sent this piece to The Artist in Seine.
I found an image of stamps I used to send a package a while ago, featuring red and blue stamps.
Two stamps from the lead up to the New York World Stamp show, issued in 2015. The $2 stamp celebrating the postal error of the upside down Flying Jenny stamp printed using the intaglio technique, and a 46c patriotic star, both issued in 2013.
USPS controversially printed 100 sheets (6 stamps per sheet, sold inside an opaque envelope) of inverted Flying Jennys out of the several hundred thousand print run that were randomly distributed to post offices and the stamp fulfillment service center, thus fabricating a rarity. Despite the controversy, the rarer stamps are currently worth tens of thousands of dollars. The value of $2 was also controversial - no domestic rates are that high, so the stamp does not see much use in regular mail. The original error stamps were valued at 24c, and are currently worth in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
How cool to see the Inverted Jenny stamp commemorated!ReplyDelete
Always nice to see an aspect of stamp collecting on other stamps.Delete
I like your upside down star. The flying Jenny must be one of the instantly recognised stamps in the world, inverted or not. I'll have to look out for the firework phantom as I love a display.ReplyDelete
This is the first year I have had firework fliers through the door. Someone who I sent a $2 Inverted Jenny to thought I had parted with a real Inverted Jenny :)Delete
the Inverted Jenny - sounds like a title of some lousy comedy movie :)ReplyDelete
However, when I think about it, doesn't ring a bell if I had heard about this 'phenomenon' before....
Haha. There have been other inverts on US stamps, but this one is the most famous.Delete
I keep fireworks out of my children's hands - but I recognize the phantom!ReplyDelete
I like to keep fireworks out of adult hands, too, including mine! Phantom got no money from me, but he did make for fun mail art.Delete
Sorry I haven't commented before, Pleased to see those from this year's Stamp Show.ReplyDelete
No worries, Bob. Thanks for stopping by!Delete