Inverted Jenny Stamp
This fine piece of needlework depicts one of the most famous postage stamps ever produced. In 1918, the US Postal Service issued a new 24-cent stamp with an image of the Curtiss Jenny, a biplane that had been modified to deliver mail. The printing plant mistakenly inverted a single sheet in its run. While the red frame of the design was printed correctly, the blue biplane in the center was printed upside down. The error slipped past inspectors to the chagrin of postal officials and the delight of stamp collectors ever since.
A newspaper article about the resurfacing of this collectible stamp is attached to the back of the needlepoint. The work is a fantastic gift for a stamp collector!
10" high x 11" wide framed.