StampNews.com hurries to inform that a philately society offers a reward of up to US$100,000 for return of two most famous rare postage stamps that are still missing after they were stolen from the exhibit of a wealthy New York City woman in Virginia nearly 60 years ago.
They were part of an intact block of four stamps from the fabled sheet of 100 "Inverted Jenny" airmail stamps mistakenly printed in 1918 with an upside down image of a Curtis Jenny airplane.
"It's possible that the two remaining missing stamps were innocently acquired by collectors decades ago who did not realize they had been stolen. With the passage of time, the heirs of those collectors may not realize they've inherited stolen property", said Donald Sundman, President of Mystic Stamp Companyin Camden, New York.
Sundman is offering the reward of $50,000 per stamp on behalf of their current, legal owners, the American Philatelic Research Library in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.He made the reward announcement, Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Aerophilately 2014, an annual convention of airmail stamp collectors held at the American Philatelic Society headquarters in Bellefonte.
The reward offer for the missing McCoy stamps is being made by Sundman for one year, through September 2015.