Monday, November 13, 2006

Only in Florida


A postscript to the election in Broward County -- yes, that Broward County. Seems someone mailed in an absentee ballot with a collection of stamps on it. One of those happened to be an inverted Jenny. Problem was that by the time people figured out it might be valuable (in the range of $200,000 uncancelled, $20,000-100,000 cancelled), the ballot envelope was in a sealed box that by law can't be opened for twenty-two months.

The kicker -- the envelope didn't have a name on it, so the vote wasn't counted.

Click here to go to the USAToday story.

1 comment:

Crystal said...

Yeah, only in Florida! And then there will be this "fight" in who "owns" it! That is just incredible.

I used to collect stamps as a kid. I don't even know where all of them are. But I have one (cancelled, of course) from the country of Biafra, Africa. That's not even a country anymore! Hmmm.

If you live long enough,things become valuable and notice that "mistakes" become even more valuable. Such a lesson.

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