The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, June 16, 2019


Exceptional quality example of the legendary "Inverted Jenny" to be auctioned at Spink New York
The legendary printing error is expected to reach up to $500,000.


LONDON.- Spink announced the sale of one of the most famous and prized rarities in all philately – the 1918 Twenty Four Cent Inverted Jenny. Due to go under the hammer on 21 May 2014 in a single vendor auction of one lot at Spink New York, the legendary printing error is expected to reach up to $500,000.

The Inverted Jenny’s renowned status was established from the moment the sheet of 100, printed in error with the image of the Curtiss JN-4 airplane upside down, was issued in May 1918. Intuitively snapped up by William T. Roby for $24.00, within seven days the sheet had been sold on to famed Stamp Dealer Eugene Klein for an impressive $15,000. The 100 stamps were consequently broken up and sold individu- ally, inspiring one of the most exciting collecting phenomena in the history of philately.

This remarkable stamp from the J.E. Safra holding is one of the best-preserved and exceptionally fresh mint examples of this storied error known in existence. Head of Spink Philatelic Department, George Eveleth commented, “Its incredible overall freshness, pristine original gum and premium centering make it one of the most, if not the most, desirable examples of this infamous rarity. Another opportunity to acquire such a premium quality example may require decades of waiting.”

The eye-catching bright colours, well centered on crisp, clean paper and with even perforations justify its auction estimate and why the stamp is so dazzlingly attractive to serious collectors and stamp enthusiasts alike.





Today's News

May 16, 2014

United States President Barack Obama hails 'true spirit' of 9/11 at new museum

Sotheby's American Art Auction to feature: 11 works by Rockwell; Previously unknown Avery

Young girl's skeleton found in an underwater cave reveals Native American origins

Exhibition at Pinakothek der Moderne delves into the world of Jörg Immendorff

Exceptional quality example of the legendary "Inverted Jenny" to be auctioned at Spink New York

Ad Reinhardt Abstract painting highlights Modern & Contemporary art at Heritage Auctions

"C'est la vie: The Paris of Daumier and Toulouse-Lautrec" opens at Hamburger Kunsthalle

First major U.S. solo exhibition of Caio Reisewitz's work opens at the International Center of Photography

No Time Left to Start Again and Again: Allen Ruppersberg exhibits at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels

Tiffany Studios and William Morris among highlights in Bonhams New York auction

Swann Galleries' African-American Fine Art Auction to focus on artwork from the 1960s and 70s

Acclaimed writer Ian McEwan's archive acquired by Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas

Solo show of work by Belgian designer Jens Praet opens at Sebastian + Barquet

Works by Hans Hofmann and Jesus Rafael Soto highlight Bonhams' Contemporary Art Auction

Art Basel Hong Kong Discoveries Prize winner announced: Nadia Kaabi-Linke wins 25,000 USD prize

"Angel Haro: The Truce" opens at Tabacalera Promocion del Arte in Madrid

Lyon & Turnbull to sell Fergusson sculpture which lay under his bed

Eleven opens a group exhibition at Mark Hix’s Cock ‘n’ Bull Gallery

Sculpture by Lynn Chadwick CBE- draughtsman, pilot, sculptor, designer, artist - for sale at Bonhams

Neil Raitt announced as winner of 2014 Catlin Art Prize; Lara Morrell wins Visitor Vote

Six stunning tapestries by Grayson Perry explore taste and class in modern Britain

Crying Wolf: A solo show by Jon Campbell on view at Gallery Molly Krom

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Art of early man found in the greatest meteor crater on earth

2.- Exhibition celebrates Helmut Newton's 50-year career through a rare and unseen collection of vintage prints

3.- World's most costly painting on Saudi prince's yacht: report

4.- Sotheby's celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with an auction

5.- Domaine de Chantilly exhibits Leonardo da Vinci's 'Nude Mona Lisa'

6.- New book offers front-row seat to greatest concert in history

7.- The New York Botanical Garden opens its largest botanical exhibition ever

8.- The most famous car in the world: RM Sotheby's presents James Bond Aston Martin DB5

9.- Mexico unearths what may be historic recording of Frida Kahlo

10.- Exhibition of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's paintings marks centenary of his death



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful