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Bill Gross revealed as buyer of Robinson upright Jenny Invert pane

January 18, 2015 10:05 AM

  • William H. Gross, bond trader and philatelic benefactor, revealed that he was the buyer of the upright Jenny Invert pane discovered by David and Gail Robinson. Photo courtesy CBS Sunday Morning.

  • David and Gail Robinson are pictured on page 1 of Linn's June 2, 2014, issue, announcing their find of the 18th known example (by Linn's count) of the upright Jenny Invert pane.

CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Rita Braver reveals in her Jan. 18 story that PIMCO founder and philanthropist William H. Gross was the purchaser of the upright Jenny Invert pane discovered by David and Gail Robinson and sold at auction in June 2014 for more than $51,000.

Although Linn's is not mentioned in the CBS online report, the front page of the Julne 2, 2014, issue carrying the story of the sale of the Robinson upright Jenny Invert pane is featured prominently in the video segment. It can be seen starting at the two-minute, 40-second point of the seven-minute, 25-second feature.

Watch the segment on stamp collecting at www.cbsnews.com/news/the-ageless-allure-of-stamp-collecting/

David Robinson told Braver, "We're famous. Gail and I are written into philatelic history now. Our picture was on the front page of Linn's Stamp News."

LINN'S STAMP NEWS COVERAGE OF CBS SUNDAY MORNING STAMP AND THE ROBINSON PANE:

http://linns.com/news/breaking-stamp-news/1173/and#8216CBS-Sunday-Morningand#8217-highlighting-stamps

http://www.linns.com/news/us-stamps/500/Latest-upright-Jenny-Invert-pane-found-in-Virginia-tally-at-18

http://www.linns.com/news/breaking-stamp-news/608/First-upright-$2-Jenny-Invert-pane-auctioned-fourth-24and