US 1918 Curtiss JN-4 Jenny 'Airmail' Center Inverted 24c. Scott. C3a

US 1918 Curtiss JN-4 Jenny 'Airmail' Center Inverted 24c. Scott. C3a

Series: Airmail 1918

Stamp details: Curtiss JN-4 Jenny (Center Inverted)

Issued date: 13-05-1918 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 24c.

Emission: Air Post
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): C3a
Yvert et Tellier (France): PA3a

Dimensions (height x width):
25.4mm x 25.4mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Stamp Colors: Carmine and Blue
Perforation: 11
Paper: Untagged
Gum: Ordinary

Themes: Bi-plane, Aircraft, Aviation

Total print: 100

Note: One of the more famous stamps of the world : inverted Jenny, only a plate of 100 were found by a collector when this stamp was sold! after another collector cut the 100 stamps to make a small package like a 4 block and a 1 in a medallion for his wife !

Description:- The Curtiss JN "Jenny" was a series of biplanes built by the Curtiss Aeroplane Company of Hammondsport, New York, later the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company. Although the Curtiss JN series was originally produced as a training aircraft for the US Army, the "Jenny" continued after World War I as a civil aircraft, as it became the "backbone of American postwar [civil] aviation".

Thousands of surplus Jennys were sold at bargain prices to private owners in the years after the war and became central to the barnstorming era that helped awaken the US to civil aviation through much of the 1920s.