StampNews.com hurries to inform our readers the exciting news from the world of philately: A superb example of the Inverted Jenny, one of the world’s most famous stamp errors, will be auctioned off while visitors to New York 2016 will be able to see a restored, 100-year-old Curtiss JN-4H biplane that inspired its name.
One of the most storied aircraft in history — or at least, in philatelic history — will make a surprise appearance at
The display of the Jenny, as the JN plane has been affectionately nicknamed since its days as a World War I trainer and pioneering mail plane, is being made possible through a generous financial donation from Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries of New York, as well as the show’s organizers. Visitors will be able to admire the plane at relatively close quarters in a special display area next to the show’s registration desk, in the airy atrium of the Javits convention hall dubbed the “Crystal Palace.”
Siegel Auctions will be offering the highest-graded example to date from the original sheet of 100 stamps at its auction that will take place on 31 May during the show. The stamp, from position 58 on the sheet, has been graded extremely fine-superb 95 by the Professional Stamp Experts firm. Its last sale, in 2005 by Siegel, was for a then-record US$577 500.
Sourced by siegelauctions.com, stanleygibbons.com