I had seen this stamp before on blogs, but I always thought that is was just a myth.

That is until now when the triangle letter flew across the ocean and straight into my mailbox.Thank you Phillip for making my dreams come true.

Educational notes: The stamp is called The Inverted Jenny (also known as an Upside Down Jenny, Jenny Invert, or simply the stamp with the upside-down airplane.  I call it mine, all mine!

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Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 29, 2015 at 7:21pm

hahaha...nope it is a reprint by the US Post, and now they charge, not 24 cents but $2!!!

They did print out a small series of these new stamps with the airplane upright,

and those are now worth thousands of dollars on eBay!!!

Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on January 29, 2015 at 7:03pm

Hey Kats, I think this is one of the original 1918 stamps.  Why would he send any other?  Now where is my ink removing kit!

Comment by FinnBadger on January 29, 2015 at 4:04pm

I see this is one that gained the scrawl of a postal worker - most of the triangles have travelled unscathed by human hand.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 29, 2015 at 3:38pm

And the original 1918 stamp is worth more than 24 cents ....millions!  :-)



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