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Inverted C3 (#49) Surfaces In Chicago

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Posted 09/07/2018   10:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In addition, in the same safety deposit box was a mint one cent Pan-American invert, a used one cent Pan-American invert, a mint two cent Pan-American invert, a mint four cent Pan-American invert, and a used 1869 30 cent inverted flags. Not too bad for one box.
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Posted 09/08/2018   09:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 91stang to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Jackpot!
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Posted 09/08/2018   11:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mdroth to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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If #66 ever shows up, is it still stolen property? Were the other three confiscated?


Yes. The one that was found in Ireland in early 2016 was returned to the owner - which the original owner had left to the APS, I believe. From what I remember, they auctioned it off later that year. The guy who found it got a big reward from Mystic...

There were several threads about it if you search for it...
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Posted 09/08/2018   1:39 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Was this stuff genuinely produced in error, was it deliberatiely produced for speculative sale or provision to a coterie of collectors, or was it (in the case of the earlier issues) misappropriated printer's waste?
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Posted 09/08/2018   1:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As far as I have ever heard they were all legitimate errors.
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Posted 09/08/2018   1:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SPQR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I thought the 4 cent Pan Am invert was intentionally produced. Wasn't there a rumor of a 4 cent invert, so BEP intentionally produced one sheet (four panes) of inverts, some overprinted specimen.
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Posted 09/08/2018   2:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not a rumor. According to Johl who quotes Sloane, 400 stamps were printed (2 sheets of 200 each). A pane of 100 went into the PO files, 194 were destroyed, and 106 got into philatelic hands. No way to know how many had the specimen op and how many did not. Page 14 of Vol I of the US Commemorative Stamps of the 20th Century.
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Posted 09/08/2018   2:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Apparently there is more to the story, and only 97 got into philatelic hands by being traded for other items needed by the National Philatelic Museum for it's collection. Trades were the only way they could get items they needed. Those stamps were stuck down, which is why nearly all have disturbed gum or small faults.
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Hi Rev - I wan't clear. I thought the reason for intentional printing of the 4 cent invert (rather than other values) was that there was a rumor circulating at the time (1901) that someone had found a 4 cent invert. BEP then printed the 4 cent invert sheet so that they would have one for the national collection.
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Posted 09/08/2018   4:30 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting, thanks, everyone. Although I do like the idea of "Smithers, where's that sheet of inverted Jennifers that I asked for?". "Gee, boss, that must have been in the heap we sent to the general post office".
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Posted 10/31/2018   6:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jaxom100 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like the inverted Jenny #49 is up for sale at Siegel sale 1192, Lot 644.

https://siegelauctions.com/lots.php...4-16%2C+2018




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Posted 10/31/2018   7:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add richar babcock to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I was the first to place a bid on the Jenny 49, It should sell for just over a million.
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