Mistakes Worth A Million! 10 Most Valuable Stamp Inverts.

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Hit parade of 10 Most Valuable Postage Stamp Inverts

We are all Humans. We all make mistakes. But sometimes it happens that human mistakes are estimated in more than half a million dollars like in case of stamp inverts. (Oh…How I wish I was paid for every mistake I do at least half a dollar. I would’ve become a millionaire in a year or two…).

Just think that one day you’ve paid 1 cent to buy a postage stamp and in 10 years you sell it for $500,000.00. Life is a funny thing. People would never stop admiring me...

So here is a hit parade of most valuable mistakes done in postage stamp printing:

 

10. Nixon invert - is an  invert error of 32 cent the Richard Nixon memorial postage stamp issued by the United States in 1995. The appearance of the stamp was that the portrait of Nixon was upside-down, and shifted so that it was split across.

HIGHEST ESTIMATED VALUE: $10,000.00

nixon-invert

 

9. The St Lawrence Seaway - the US issue, which has the same design and colors, was produced on a press that printed both colors at the same time, so there was no possibility of an Invert Error, but the Canadian stamp was produced in two passes, and about 400 copies reached the marketplace.

HIGHEST ESTIMATED VALUE: $ 13, 500.00

canadian-invert

 


8. Central Intelligence Agency- a one-dollar value postage stamp error issued by the United States Postal Service. On July 2, 1979 one sheet of 100 stamps was issued with the black (the last color printed, though it covers much of the stamp) inverted.

HIGHEST ESTIMATED VALUE: $15,000.00

CIA

 


7. Inverted Swan - 4-pence blue postage stamp issued in 1855 by Western Australia, was one of the world's first invert errors. Technically, it is a "frame invert".

HIGHEST ESTIMATED VALUE: $80,000.00

inverted-swan

 


6. 1c Pan-American-
In 1901 the United States Post Office Department issued a series of six commemorative stamps. Three of the stamps, 294, 295, and 296 had sheets issued in which the center vignette was inverted relative to the frame.

HIGHEST ESTIMATED VALUE: $50,000.00

pan-america-1

 


5. 2c Pan-American - 295

HIGHEST ESTIMATED VALUE: $90,00.00

pan-america-2

 


4. 4c Pan-American - 296 

HIGHEST ESTIMATED VALUE: $90,000.00

pan-america-3

 


3. The Declaration of Independence - This stamp, with its bi-color characteristics, has inverted frames. The stamp typically paid the postage for large-weight letters sent domestically or for expensive, foreign-destination rates.

HIGHEST ESTIMATED VALUE: $275,000.00

24cent

 


2. Landing of Colombus - the first ever bi-colored issue in the United States, and it was the first U.S. set of inverted errors.

HIGHEST ESTIMATED VALUE: $275,000.00

land-ng-of-columbus

 


1. Inverted Jenny
- the 24 cent Jenny Stamp was created for delivery of mail by air - a new concept in 1918. This is a large sum compared to the 3 cents that it costs for ground delivery. As a result, the stamp was created and printed in a hurry.

HIGHEST ESTIMATED VALUE: $977,500.00

inverted-jenny

 

Who knows... Maybe one day you'll be the lucky guy to buy a misprinted stamp that in a few years might change your life completely.

I wish you Luck!

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