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The reisuue by Post Office of the Inverted "Jenny" stamp

Discussion in 'Campfire Chat - General Discussions' started by donna, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. donna

    donna Lt. Colonel Forum Host

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    Have any of you seen the new issue at post office of the reissue of the inverted "Jenny"? The post office decided to print this stamp to kindle interest in stamp collecting. For those of you who don't know about the classic 95 year old inverted Jenny, it shows a curtiss JN-4 biplane upside down. This was an error. The few there are command a price in 6 figure numbers.

    The twist with the reissue is that the post office deliberately printed 100 sheets of the Jenny right side up. These according to stamp dealers will become quite valuable.

    I think this is great. Will buy a couple of sheets for our collection. Hope I get one right side up.
     

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    Very cool issue. It's nice to see the USPS has a sense of humor!
     
  4. unionblue

    unionblue Brev. Brig. Gen'l

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    chellers,

    I work for the USPS and have for the past 20 years.

    The only thing we are not in debt or short of is a sense of humor. :smile:

    Trust me, I find something to laugh at every day when I go to work.

    Sincerely,
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    Boy you can sure tell that stamp was a mistake.....when was the last time you saw a stamp for 24 cents!
     
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    unionblue Brev. Brig. Gen'l

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    TinCan,

    Be very, VERY careful.

    We at the USPS monitor the web constantly for such comments and we take serious action when we see such insults.

    From this date forward, expect ALL of your bills to arrive EXACTLY on time. :devilish:

    Remember,

    We're watching,
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    TinCan 1st Lieutenant Forum Host

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    Oh thanks union blue, give me another excuse to go postal!
     
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    Good to see a fellow postal worker, I've been a carrier of 26 years. In case you have never seen the Hitler goes Postal on you tube, check out this link:
     
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  10. 1950lemans

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    I think the modern ($2.00) inverted version will become slightly valuable. How? Most people buy them as collectibles - they are beautifully designed and of high quality printing. Maybe those won't grow in value. I think they will be of more value if they were used to actually ship packages. A cancelled modern version will probably be more valuable in the coming years. I think?!?
     

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