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USPS "Gives Away" Right Side Up Jenny Souvenir Sheet

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Posted 01/19/2015   4:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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... the man spent $219,000 trying to get one. I think he deserved it ...


What with the costs of handling one hundred thousand two dollar stamps, and some small discount from face value when ridding yourself of one hundred thousand two dollar stamps, would it not be cheaper to just buy the Jenny Contrivance?

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Posted 01/19/2015   4:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TinMan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Some people are addicted to gambling and in a sense that is what a lot of the people who bought the sheets were doing. They would buy a sheet hoping to come out a winner and one leads to another. To someone with unlimited funds they could just buy and buy and buy. I never bought even one sheet because I couldn't/ didn't want to bad enough. I know I'm an odd ball but I have only bought two lottery tickets in my entire life.It was for Mega Millions. I just figured I would donate $2 to the cause. Like I said I know I am an odd ball. I don't do Casino's either. I have only played two times at a Casino. Once for $10 free plays and once I spent $2 in the penny slots. I always figured I would rather spend my money on something to eat or on Pepsi. At least I know I'm going to get something out of my money not give it to the Indians or line some Casino owners pockets.
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I collect U.S. Singles, Se-Tenants, Souvenir sheets and Canadian Singles.
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Posted 01/23/2015   11:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Linn's Stamp News has published more clarification from USPS Spokesperson Mark Saunders on how the distribution of the Right Side Up Jenny Souvenir Sheets were distributed to post offices nationwide:

http://linns.com/news/editorial-ins...distribution

Seems as though it represents a bit of a change from that which was previously published on the subject.
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Posted 01/23/2015   5:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add raymodj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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What with the costs of handling one hundred thousand two dollar stamps, and some small discount from face value when ridding yourself of one hundred thousand two dollar stamps, would it not be cheaper to just buy the Jenny Contrivance?


Just watched Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with my daughter, first time I've seen it in 40 years. This reminds me of the dad who had his factory workers searching hundreds of thousands of chocolate bars for the Golden Ticket for his daughter.

I would imagine selling opened and pawed through chocolate would require more than a small discount.
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Posted 01/23/2015   6:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TinMan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yea it would have been cheaper. But just like all gamblers.' They hope to hit the jackpot on the first try then the second and so on and on and on. Until they either reach their limit,go broke or finally give up or win.
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I collect U.S. Singles, Se-Tenants, Souvenir sheets and Canadian Singles.
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Posted 01/23/2015   7:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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... But just like all gamblers. They hope to hit the jackpot on the first try then the second and so on ...


Well-explained, TinMan.
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Posted 01/24/2015   04:54 am  Show Profile Check stampCat7's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add stampCat7 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think the latest news from the USPS reveal clues to help narrow the search. In other words, if Linn's can put together a map with where the rare sheets were found, that would help to locate the best areas to search. I put my money where my mouth is and I bought 75 sheets today from a post office in an area where, as far as I know, none have been found. Many post offices do not carry the sheet any longer. If I find a sheet today I will certainly let everyone know. Otherwise I have $900 in postage for my mailings.
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Posted 03/06/2019   09:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Revenue N Covers to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Chased through a number of threads and links in them and it seems the last number was 41 have been reported found. Think that was of late 2015. Did not find anything more recent abortively trying to search Linn's. Anyone know what the count is now a few more years down the road? RnC
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Posted 03/06/2019   12:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am always skeptical about such "games" where large sums of money are involved.

For an interesting story along these lines, do a search of "McDonald's Monopoly Game scam artist". It is fascinating reading.
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