Jennies unite at World Stamp Show-NY 2016. A restored Curtiss Jenny will soon meet its philatelic twin

May 2nd, 2016 hurries to inform our readers the exciting news from the world of philately: A superb example of the Inverted Jenny, one of the world’s most famous stamp errors, will be auctioned off while visitors to New York 2016 will be able to see a restored, 100-year-old Curtiss JN-4H biplane that inspired its name.

One of the most storied aircraft in history — or at least, in philatelic history — will make a surprise appearance at World Stamp Show – NY 2016, offering visitors an unprecedented opportunity to see in person the plane from the most famous U.S. stamp of all time, the Inverted Jenny. The restored, hundred-year-old Curtiss JN-4H biplane, which on most summer weekends flies in vintage-aircraft shows at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in Dutchess County, N.Y., is being brought to the Javits Center in Manhattan for the eight days of the once-adecade international stamp show.

The display of the Jenny, as the JN plane has been affectionately nicknamed since its days as a World War I trainer and pioneering mail plane, is being made possible through a generous financial donation from Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries of New York, as well as the show’s organizers. Visitors will be able to admire the plane at relatively close quarters in a special display area next to the show’s registration desk, in the airy atrium of the Javits convention hall dubbed the “Crystal Palace.”

Siegel Auctions will be offering the highest-graded example to date from the original sheet of 100 stamps at its auction that will take place on 31 May during the show. The stamp, from position 58 on the sheet, has been graded extremely fine-superb 95 by the Professional Stamp Experts firm. Its last sale, in 2005 by Siegel, was for a then-record US$577 500.

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