Star lot of the Robert A Siegel auction on March 3-5 in New York, was a well-centred example of the most famous of all US errors, the 1918 24c Inverted Jenny. From position 95 of the original sheet of 100 stamps, it sold for $230,000. Siegel described the stamp (pictured) as having rich colours and with better centring than many in the sheet. It has a few gum and other imperfections.
The ‘position 95’ was originally part of the unique plate number and arrow block of eight. The block was later broken up and this example existed as a unique bottom row pair before being divided and the bottom margin selvage removed.