CHERRY HILL, N.J., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Amy Polumbo, Miss New Jersey will be announcing the winner of the StampWants.com C3a Inverted Jenny Giveaway live at 2 p.m. on January 12, 2008 at the APS Ameristamp Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina. The 1918 24� Inverted Jenny stamp is the most popular and desired philatelic error in the world. Since December of 2006, when StampWants.com first announced their unprecedented giveaway, the Catalog Value of the C3a has skyrocketed from $275,000 for a Mint Hinged copy to $400,000. On November 14, 2007 a single exceptionally centered C3a was sold by Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries for $977,500. The StampWants.com C3a Inverted Jenny Giveaway began on December 20, 2006 and ends on December 31, 2007 11:59:59 EST. To participate in the giveaway, entrants can visit http://www.StampWants.com and have the opportunity to enter once every day. "Since the start of our giveaway we've seen our membership grow from 4,000 registered users to almost 20,000 registered users. The majority of our members have entered the giveaway several times, and in total we have well over half a million entries," said Mark Rosenberg, StampWants.com's President and CEO. "We started this giveaway with the intention of attracting more people to the stamp hobby -- and it looks like we've succeeded. Most of our members don't just register and enter our giveaway; they buy and sell stamps on our website, and participate in our forums. We want to keep the fun and excitement going, and are honored to have Miss New Jersey present our C3a live at the APS show in January." The C3a was printed in 1918, when the center image of the Curtis JN-4 (Jenny) airplane was accidentally printed upside down. To enter the StampWants.com C3a Inverted Jenny Giveaway, and for official rules visit: http://www.StampWants.com For more information on the APS Ameristamp Expo visit the APS website: http://www.stamps.org ABOUT STAMPWANTS.COM StampWants.com is an online marketplace and community connecting stamp dealers and collectors around the world; offering auction, fixed price, and store inventory listings as well as free tools and services. StampWants.com stands out in its industry with unrivaled customer service and low selling fees.
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