The purchase of this stamp/s will earn you 54 points valued at $1.08.
Nationally advertised retail price: $39.00
Contained in the original sealed unopened USPS envelope. One hundred of these sheets with the Jenny Airplane right side up have been distributed randomly among the nation’s Post Offices and at the Postal Service’s Stamp Fulfillment Center. Be certain that the sheet you purchase is in a sealed envelope to insure your chance at a rare and very valuable un-inverted sheet.
This souvenir sheet features a new version of perhaps the most famous error in the history of U.S. stamps: the Inverted Jenny, a 1918 misprint that highlights the ways a single stamp can turn history upside down.
The sheet includes six Inverted Jenny stamps, reprinted with an updated denomination and surrounded by an illustration that includes the National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C.; the route of the first regularly scheduled airmail service between Washington, Philadelphia, and New York; and aviation pioneer Reuben H. Fleet, who was in charge of the first group of airmail pilots.
Originally issued on May 14, 1918, to commemorate the start of the first regular airmail service the following day, the original Jenny stamp was designed to show a Curtiss JN-4H, or “Jenny,” the biplane used to deliver the mail. However, one sheet of 100 stamps that mistakenly showed the biplane upside down was sold on the first day of issue to a collector in Washington, D.C. — and one of the greatest philatelic treasures in U.S. history was released into the world.