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The US 4c Dag Hammarskjold invert stamp error

Though errors on stamps are usually rare and expensive, there are luckily few exceptions. The United States “Dag Hammarskjold invert” error of 1962 was the first invert error to occur on any United States stamp since 1918 Inverted Jenny. And AFAIK, it is the second deliberately mass-produced error stamp worldwide (the first one I believe is DDR 5-year plan 20/24pfg definitive stamp). Normal stamp The 4c (standard letter rate at the time) commemorative honoring Dag Hammarskjöld, late Secretary General of the United Nations, was issued on Oct 23 1962. The stamp was printed on the Glori Press in a yellow, black and brown design on white paper. The print run was 121,440,00 stamps. The invert error and reprint In early November 1962 a New Jersey jeweler named Leonard Sherman received stamps containing inverted center. The invert had occurred when some sheets of stamps were fed into the press backwards. At […]

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