Rare stamp spotted on ballot envelope? I doubt it.
November 13, 2006 5:24 PM
According to this report a very rare stamp, known as the "Inverted jenny", may have been received on the envelope of a Florida voting ballot, and is currently held in a box that can't be opened for 22 months by law. This smells like such an obvious hoax. Conveniently, nobody will know the truth for almost 2 years. And no one will remember or care by then, most of all me. As a co-worker put it: "Oh my god, I found this rare stamp, let me shove the envelope into this box that can't be opened for months!"
Good for you, Broward County Commissioner John Rodstrom. You got your name in the paper. You're probably semi-famous in your county. And you get to ride that celebrity for the next two years, at which point the stamp will have been forgotten, or the ballot box will be opened and it will be discovered that, whoops! It's not the stamp you thought you saw, after all. Nice work! As they say, there's a sucker born every minute.