Unseen for the last 100 years, one of the famous Jenny Airmail Invert stamps, known around the world to collectors as the stamp with the “Upside Down Airplane,” has now reappeared. It comes to light just in time to celebrate the centennial year of the stamp’s issuance in 1918 at the very beginning of air mail service in the United States.
The PF Has Moved!
Our new mailing address is: The Philatelic Foundation, 22 East 35th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016. Our phone number, email and web address remain the same. We welcome visitors, so be sure to stop by in the New Year and let us show off our new home! Read More...
What’s New at the PF, April 2017
The PF has added many new resources to our website, including Ashbrook Files, John Fox Fakes and Forgeries, U.S. Revenue Rarities and the 112,000 Oldest Certificates. To read more, click the photo at right.
The Philatelic Foundation Authenticates Stolen Jenny Invert Stamp
Matched against the PF’s detailed records, the evidence quickly pointed to the possibility that the stamp was one of the two missing from a famous block of four Jenny Inverts previously owned by Ethel McCoy which was stolen. To read more, click the photo at right.
Opinions: Philatelic Expertizing – An Inside View
The Philatelic Foundation has released a series of “Opinions” publications that brings into focus some of the items which are sent into the Philatelic Foundation for expertizing. Volumes I-IV have been uploaded and each are scanned as a PDF file and are fully text-searchable. For more details, click here.
Stamps with Low Fair Market Value
The Philatelic Foundation has announced a new service for stamps with low market value despite their high catalogue value which really reflect the value of very fine, fault-free examples. For more information, please click here.
Ever wonder what items the Philatelic Foundation has recently expertized? Here is your chance to find out!
Every couple of weeks, another newly expertized item will be featured. Click here to read more about this item.