24c Curtiss Jenny invert single
Mint 24-cent perforate stamp with the central image inverted; position 2, plate number 8493.
This 24-cent stamp represents plate position 2 from the top row of the only sheet of one hundred Inverted Jennys sold by the Post Office Department. The bicolor stamp was printed from two printing plates, one for the carmine-colored stamp frame and one for the blue vignette. The printing error resulted from either a misfed sheet or the misorientation of one of the plates.
Harry L. Jefferys bequeathed this stamp with his collection to Philadelphia's Franklin Institute in 1948. The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum received the Jefferys collection from the Franklin Institute in 2008.