Rare Opportunity for Stamp Enthusiasts

Jenny Flies Again

When the Postal Service issued a new version of the famous Inverted Jenny stamp in 2013, the released reignited the wonder of the original 1918 edition. When it also announced that 100 panes of the new stamp would be intentionally printed right-side-up, both stamp collectors and treasure hunters took notice.

Hidden amongst the 2.2 million panes of the new Inverted Jenny stamps are 100 correctly positioned Jenny stamp panes. A total of 100 panes of stamps containing six stamps each were intentionally printed and dispersed among the total printing. The new issue has many collectors itching to get their hands on a set of the unique version of the stamps, but obtaining a set is entirely based on luck.

Each pane is sealed inside a plastic envelope that shields its contents from view. The only way to determine what’s inside is to open the plastic.

The regular pane of stamps can be obtained online through USPS.com, e-bay, and directly through the local Post Office, though the opportunity to pick up the rarer variety of Inverted Jenny’s is still possible as only four of the 100 panes have been reported as being discovered.

Each pane costs $12, with each stamp possessing a value of $2.



  1. Jonn

     /  February 13, 2014

    I bought one of these and didn’t the right side up version. Arg! No $25k payday for me.

  2. Anonymous

     /  February 14, 2014

    This is one way for the PO to make money…create a collectible…

  3. Jonn

     /  February 14, 2014

    It is sort of like grabbing a piece of history without the million dollar price tag. They have a nice textured feel to them too. Now if I can convince everyone else to use their stamps so I’m the only one with a set of these 20 years from now, I’ll be rich! 🙂

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