24c Curtiss Jenny invert single

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Depicts
Curtiss Jenny airplane
Topic
National Stamp Collection
Title
Scott Catalogue USA C3a
Data Source
National Postal Museum
Printer
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Medium
paper; ink (carmine rose and blue) / engraving; adhesive
Dimensions
Height x Width: 7/8 x 1 in. (2.22 x 2.54 cm)
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On View
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Place
United States of America
Date
May 14, 1918
Description
Mint 24-cent perforate stamp with the central image inverted; position 70, plate number 8493.
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.
Type
Postage Stamps
Object number
0.217665.1