T he Jenny Invert Plate-Number Block is America’s greatest stamp rarity. It has always been the most sought-after and valuable of the six inverted Jenny blocks. It is the only plate-number block from the legendary 1918 24¢ airmail stamp error sheet, which makes it unique. Although the “upside-down airplane” stamps are among the most recognizable in the world, the unique Jenny Invert Plate-Number Block spent decades in relative seclusion and was rarely exhibited. Nearly 90 years after it first made headlines, America’s greatest stamp rarity was featured in headlines around the world. The Jenny Invert Plate-Number Block was auctioned for $2.97 million, a record amount for a US philatelic item. Less than two weeks later, the legendary plate-number block attracted even greater attention. Television cameras rolled as philately’s elite gathered to watch the World’s Greatest Trade – the one-for-one exchange of America’s rarest stamp for America’s greatest stamp rarity. This is its story. Visit Mystic’s website at www.MysticStamp.com and click on the “Jenny Swap” tab for more information. Copyright 2020 Mystic Stamp Company, Inc.
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