A Washington, D.C., Post Office clerk — who had never seen an airplane — sold a sheet of 100 stamps mistakenly showing the biplane upside down. For nearly a century, stamp collectors have chased the Inverted Jennys and have accounted for nearly all 100 of them.
The 100 sheets have been distributed randomly among the nation’s post offices and at the Postal Service’s Stamp Fulfillment Center, which accepts stamp orders online at usps.com/stamps, and by calling (800) STAMP24.
Additionally, some of the 100 also were randomly distributed at ebay.com/stamps.
Customers may view the Stamp Collecting: Inverted Jenny Forever stamps, as well as many of this year’s other stamps, on Facebook at facebook.com/USPSStamps, on Twitter @USPSstamps or on the website Beyond the Perf at beyondtheperf.com/2013-preview. Beyond the Perf is the Postal Service’s online site for information on upcoming stamp subjects, first-day-of-issue events and other philatelic news.