This listing is for a. Rush Lamp and Candle Holder.
(as seen in picture #1). The normal stamp is (see picture #2). Error Freak and Oddity (EFO). This error is also known as the.Note: Henry Gitner Philatelics, Inc. Wrote about this stamp, which reads: Because the number of existing CIA inverts approximately equals the number of existing Inverted Jennies (C3a), many speculate the current values for 1610c are far too low; examples of C3a regularly bring six-figure sums at arction. From the beginning, one dealer has been the main source for examples of 1610c.
That dealer's supply is certainly near exhaustion today; when that source is depleted, prices for this rarity may soar! Very few stamps can be considered true investments, the CIA invert is one of them! About 90 known to exist or available.
View diagram of the sheet of 100 stamps. To see the known positions of the stamps. 5 stamps lost by previous sale at post office, which included plate #. 1 stamp donated to Smithsonian by dealer. Are the 4 known bottom row of stamps with selvage.
Are the 6 known left side row of stamps with selvage. Are the 7 known top row of stamps with selvage. Are the 8 known right side of stamps with selvage.Please note: the right side stamps are extremely unique from the rest of the stamps from this sheet, because they have a WHITE vertical line down the right side of stamps. The upper right corner stamp with a white vertical line down the right side of the stamp. Since this stamp is one of the four corner stamps and especially with the WHITE line it would make this stamp a one of a kind. This stamp is from the center of the sheet of 100 stamps. There are only 52 known of the single stamps available.
Note: Historical Story about the CIA invert. It is one stamp from the Americana series that were produced between 1975 and 1981. The lamp candle holder, candle outline and text are inverted relative to the flame. About 95 copies have been accounted for.
The Scott catalogue number is: 1610c. This was the first United States stamp issued with a major design element printed upside down since the Dag Hammarskjold invert error of 1962. The purchaser failed at first to notice that the flames were inverted relative to the candle holder and lettering. Once this man had shared his information with eight colleagues, the nine decided to acquire the error stamps for themselves.They then revealed their find to an Annandale, Virginia, stamp dealer, Ike Snyder, who referred them to a New Jersey stamp specialist Jacques C. Eventually the group struck a deal with Schiff. Each of the nine employees kept a single inverted stamp.
However, after the true story surfaced in the mass media (revealed by the New York Times and CBS news), the stamp became known as the CIA invert, and the agency obliged to make its own investigation. Ultimately the CIA demanded that the nine employees return their inverts to the agency, stating anyone who failed to comply would be terminated.
Note: Inverted Jenny stamp of 1918 value. The item "US 1610c (1975) $1 MNH EFO Brown Inverted (CIA Invert) Scarce/Rare" is in sale since Sunday, August 30, 2020. This item is in the category "Stamps\United States\Errors, Freaks, Oddities".
The seller is "tasmanianman" and is located in Orem, Utah. This item can be shipped worldwide.