21st May, Spink USA sold
one of the most recognised and desirable errors in all American
philately, the 24c. Inverted Jenny.
Sold in a single lot auction, the
rare error from the J. E. Safra collection attracted Philatelists
and Collectors to the scarce opportunity.
The remarkable stamp is one of the
finest and best preserved of the five recorded mint never hinged
examples, featuring a beautifully rich and colourful print upon
clean crisp paper which is complete with original gum.
With substantial interest from
bidders via telephone and in the room, the bidding reached an
impressive realised price of $575,100.
Specialist George Eveleth,
commented "The J. E. Safra example of the 24c. Inverted Jenny is
arguably the most exciting of all the surviving singles. Its
incredible overall freshness, pristine original gum and premium
centering make it one of the most, if not the most, desirable
examples of this storied rarity"
Realised Price $575,100
(INCLUDING BUYER'S PREMIUM)
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