8 1/2" x 5 1/2", 250 pages; B/W illustrations throughout; appendix, notes, index; "Incredible stories of intrigue surround the world's best-known stamp error--the United States 24c airmail stamp of 1918, the legendary unside-down Jenny. From the discovery of the sheet of 100 at a Washington, DC, post office, the story of the inverted Jenny stamps unfolds in bizarre twists. The stamps have been sold, resold, lost, found, stolen, recovered, sued over and cared for by some of history's most unusual characters. " (from title-page), this book helps explain the fascination & excitement of stamp collecting that infects so many otherwise sedate people; black cloth binding w/gilt lettering. VG.
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