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Medium:
paper; ink (carmine, blue); gum
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 7/8 x 1 in. (2.22 x 2.54 cm)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
May 14, 1918
Description:
Mint 24-cent perforate stamp with the central image inverted; position 2, plate number 8493.
This 24-cent stamp represents plate position 2 from the top row of the only sheet of one hundred Inverted Jennys sold by the Post Office Department. The bicolor stamp was printed from two printing plates, one for the carmine-colored stamp frame and one for the blue vignette. The printing error resulted from either a misfed sheet or the misorientation of one of the plates.
Harry L. Jefferys bequeathed this stamp with his collection to Philadelphia's Franklin Institute in 1948. The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum received the Jefferys collection from the Franklin Institute in 1948. The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum received the Jefferys collection from the Franklin Institute in 2008.
Topic:
Harry L. Jefferys Collection  Search this
The Gilded Age (1877-1920)  Search this
Planes & Pilots  Search this
National Stamp Collection  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Object number:
2008.2006.666
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National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8c7ae32a8-09fd-493b-95cf-fb57f3cbfb27
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2008.2006.666