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This vote cost $200,000?

by JP Bill / November 11, 2006 3:05 AM PST
Rare stamp may be among absentee ballots

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A rare stamp that could be worth at least $200,000 may be on an absentee-ballot envelope sealed in a box with other ballots from Tuesday's election.

Broward County Commissioner John Rodstrom discovered the stamp, which may be the famous Inverted Jenny, while reviewing absentee ballots. There was no name on the envelope so the vote didn't count.

What seemed like a small stamp collection on one envelope caught Rodstrom's eye about 8 p.m. Tuesday. At least one was from 1936, Rodstrom said. Then he noticed one had an upside-down First World War-era airplane - the hallmark of an Inverted Jenny.

"I was a stamp collector when I was little," Rodstrom told the Miami Herald. "I recognized it."

Rodstrom discussed the stamp with the other members of the canvassing board - Broward County Court Judge Eric Beller and the supervisor of elections.
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A stamp from 1936??
by Steven Haninger / November 11, 2006 3:15 AM PST

So it took only 70 years to get delivered?? Gee, our post office has improved it's service. Devil

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(NT) Ever see "Brewster's millions?"
by duckman / November 11, 2006 3:56 AM PST
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I'm surprised the post office delivered it -
by Diana Forum moderator / November 11, 2006 11:01 PM PST

not enough postage. Wonder if it was delivered with postage due?


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