Missing for 60 years, rare US stamp turns up

A rare stamp, known as an "Inverted Jenny", on display on Thursday at the World Stamp Show in Manhattan, New York City. The stamp, one of the most famous in American history, was stolen from a display case at a convention in 1955 and was located only
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A rare stamp, known as an "Inverted Jenny", on display on Thursday at the World Stamp Show in Manhattan, New York City. The stamp, one of the most famous in American history, was stolen from a display case at a convention in 1955 and was located only last March. Featuring an airplane printed upside-down, it surfaced at a New York auction house in April when an Irish man who had inherited it brought it in.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 04, 2016, with the headline 'Missing for 60 years, rare US stamp turns up'. Print Edition | Subscribe