Someone must be pissed today…

From Yahoo News: (I love reading yahoo news. some really good stuff.)

A Florida voter may have unwittingly lost hundreds of thousands of dollars by using an extremely rare stamp to mail an absentee ballot in Tuesday’s congressional election, a government official said on Friday.

The 1918 Inverted Jenny stamp, which takes its name from an image of a biplane accidentally printed upside-down, turned up on Tuesday night in Fort Lauderdale, where election officials were inspecting ballots from parts of south Florida, Broward County Commissioner John Rodstrom told Reuters.

Only 100 of the stamps have ever been found, making them one of the top prizes of all philately.

A block of four of the stamps sold for almost $3 million last year, however, and Rodstrom said the one that turned up Tuesday night could fetch about $500,000 for Broward County at auction.

I used to collect stamps back in my younger days (now I just collect Macintosh computer games), and let me tell you, the Inverted Jenny was a prize then; must be even moreso today.


Update: It now appears that the inverted ‘Jenny’ was a counterfeit. And without the ballot having the sender’s name, we can’t find out who sent it, or why.


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