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  24 Curtiss Jenny Invert: Rare (100 known copies)

Curtiss Jenny #C3a

24c carmine rose and blue Curtiss Jenny invert

Description: Mint 24 perforate stamp with the central image inverted; position 2, plate number 8493.

This 24 stamp represents plate position 2 from the top row of the only sheet of one hundred Inverted Jennys sold by the Post Office Department. The bicolor stamp was printed from two printing plates, one for the carmine-colored stamp frame and one for the blue vignette. The printing error resulted from either a misfed sheet or the misorientation of one of the plates.

Harry L. Jefferys bequeathed this stamp with his collection to Philadelphia's Franklin Institute in 1948. The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum received the Jefferys collection from the Franklin Institute in 2008.

Description:  Mint 24 perforate stamp with the central image inverted; position 70, plate number 8493. This 24 stamp represents plate position 70 of the only sheet of 100 inverted Jennys sold by the Post Office Department. Because the bicolor stamp was printed from two printing plates (one for the carmine-colored stamp frame, one for the blue vignette), the error resulted from the misfeeding of sheets or the misorientation of one of the plates.

Curtiss Jenny #C3a

Front

Back

24c Curtiss Jenny invert single - front

24c Curtiss Jenny invert single - back

Scott Catalogue USA: C3a  

Date: May 13, 1918
Medium: paper; ink (carmine rose and blue)/ engraving; adhesive
Dimensions:
Museum ID: 0.217665.1
Place: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Collection: National Postal Museum (SI) (
a Smithsonian Institution museum)


Printing process: proofs

Frame:

Vignette:

24c Curtiss Jenny plate proof, Scott C3

24c Curtiss Jenny (vignette) plate proof, Scott C3

The stamps shown on this page are owned by the US public as part of the National Postal Museum, a Smithsonian Institution museum, is located in the old Post Office building next to Union Station in Washington, D.C. The Museum was created by an agreement between the Smithsonian Institution and the United States Postal Service in 1990 and opened to the public in 1993.

About the plane - The Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny" is a series of biplane aircraft built by the Curtiss Aeroplane Company of Hammondsport, New York, later the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company. The Curtiss JN series (the common nickname was derived from "JN") was produced as a training aircraft for the U.S. Army although the "Jenny" became the "backbone of American post-war aviation."

The Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny"


JPCohen - 3 1847 stamp project: We continue Dr. Chase's work on the 1847 3 Washington stamp; offering a fresh look at this important US postal issue. This is perhaps the most collected US stamp ever issued. Currently we have over 3000 reference items in our research library, our goal is to make them available here at this site. We have two plate references in progress plate 2 and 3, if you have any singles from these plates contact us today, we would like to consider an acquisition or your gift in kind.


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