A restored, 100-year-old Curtiss JN-4H biplane will be making a visit to the eight-day, once-in-a-decade World Stamp Show in New York City this summer.
Arguably the most celebrated aircraft in all of philately, the Curtiss JN-4 (or “Jenny,” as it’s affectionately known) is the focus of what’s arguably the most famous U.S. stamp of all time, the Inverted Jenny (US Scott #C3a). In a rare public showing, the vintage biplane will be at the Javits Center in Manhattan this May 28-June 4 for the upcoming international stamp show, offering visitors a chance to view the Jenny up close and in person.
The public display is being made possible through a financial donation from Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, of New York, and the show’s organizers.
Visitors will be able to see the plane from a “relatively close” distance, although touching is not allowed.
On May 31, at the show’s auction, Siegel Auction Galleries will offer the “highest-graded example to date from the original sheet of 100” Invert Jenny stamps. Interestingly, it is likely the first time the famed biplane will be in the same location as the inverted stamps that helped guarantee its place in history.