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24c Curtiss Jenny invert single

Bureau of Engraving and Printing1918

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

This 24-cent 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.

Scott Catalogue USA: C3a

Museum ID: 0.217665.1

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Details

  • Title: 24c Curtiss Jenny invert single
  • Creator: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
  • Date Created: 1918
  • Physical Dimensions: 2.2 x 2.5 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Inverted Jenny, stamp
  • External Link: The Inverted Jenny
  • Medium: paper; ink (carmine rose and blue) / engraving; adhesive

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