Last Updated on 11/21/2006 by bidz

Expert doubts authenticity of rare stamp on ballot
Tue, Nov. 14, 2006
By Robert Noli

“FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The red and blue mystery stamp with the upside-down biplane made its public debut Monday. It seemed small for its possibly legendary reputation.

Was this the rare Inverted Jenny stamp, one of which sold for $525,000 last year? Did an absentee voter unwittingly mail a Broward County ballot, later disqualified, with one of the most famous stamps on the planet?

Michael DuBasso, director of the nonprofit American Philatelic Foundation in Los Angeles, doubted the stamp’s authenticity after studying a photo of it e-mailed by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

“Somebody has definitely got to see the item to make a positive identification,” he said.”

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