27. 3. 2016

Historic Jenny Biplane to Appear at World Stamp Show–NY 2016

As announced in the April 11 edition of Linn's Stamp News, World Stamp Show–NY 2016 is proud to be presenting a Curtiss JN-4H biplane in the show's registration area at the Javits Center May 28-June 4. This is the same type of aircraft depicted on America's first airmail stamps (Scott C1-3) and on the famous 'Inverted Jenny' error stamp (C3a).
The fully working plane is on loan from the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome (http://www.oldrhinebeck.org/) in Rhinebeck, NY, two hours north of New York City. Its Museum and Airshows date to 1960, when Cole Palen, a fan and collector of vintage aircraft, began doing airshows and demonstration flights of his WWI and Lindbergh-era aircraft. The museum and non-profit organization were formally founded in 1993, the year of Palen's passing.
Plans to secure the showing of the plane have been in the works for several months, arranged by members the stamp show committee and Scott Trepel, the president of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries. 
Arrangements to have souvenir covers carried on the Jenny before and after World Stamp Show are being worked out with the aerodrome.
Further details are in the Linn's article posted here: http://www.linns.com/news/us-stamps-postal-history/2016/march/vintage-curtiss-jenny-biplane-to-be-displayed-at-world-stamp-sho.html
Thomas M. Fortunato
Rochester, NY
Chairman, Marketing and Public Relations
World Stamp Show- NY 2016
Join us May 28-June 4, 2016
Javits Center, New York City