US Stamps

By Jay Bigalke

Upright $2 Jenny Invert pane found in Wisconsin; tally at 19

September 12, 2014 11:10 AM

  • A United States Postal Service publicity image of a single $2 upright Jenny Invert stamp. A pane of the intentionally created variety was purchased at a post office in Allenton, Wis., in August.

A new find of the intentionally created upright variety of the United States $2 Jenny Invert pane was found in Wisconsin in August.

Linn’s tally of the number of panes found now stands at 19, which leaves 81 panes still waiting to be discovered.

U.S. Postal Service spokesman Mark Saunders told Linn’s that the latest example reported to the USPS was purchased in Allenton, Wis. This is the second find from a Wisconsin post office.

The Postal Service issued the Jenny Invert pane of six $2 stamps Sept. 22, 2013 (Scott 4806).

In October, the Postal Service revealed that just 100 panes of six showing the airplane flying right side up were randomly seeded into the entire print run of the normal stamps.

The odds of purchasing one of the 100 panes printed with the intentional variety is estimated by Linn’s to be 1 in 19,000.

In some instances, the place where the variety stamps were purchased is not known. Some of the 19 panes counted by Linn’s were certified by philatelic grading services but not reported to the Postal Service.

Of those panes reported to the USPS — a total of 12, counting the latest find — three were discovered in stock shipped from Stamp Fulfillment Services; two were found at post offices in New York, New Hampshire and Wisconsin; and post offices in Georgia, Texas and Virginia supplied one each.