Inverted Jenny plate block sells for “around $5 million”

220px-Inverted_jenny400Linn’s Stamp News reports that Mystic Stamp Company has sold “the unique Inverted Jenny plate block” to an anonymous buyer for “around $5 million”. Linn’s says the offer was unsolicited, and took Mystic president Donald J. Sundman by surprise.

The block is the only one of the famous error issue that includes the plate number on the sheet margin. The plate number, like the image of the “Jenny” airplane, is upside down.

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