Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Long Lost Photo of William Robey

George Amick was stamp collector, reporter and historian. He wrote wrote for the Times of Trenton and Linn’s U.S. Stamp Yearbook. 

He was also the man who discovered one of the only known photos of William Robey, the man who in 1918 purchased the sheet of 100 Inverted Jennys.

According to the USPS Stamps website, Amick "plunged deep into the story surrounding the stamp, eventually writing a book called The Inverted Jenny: Money, Mystery, Mania — an exploration of the characters and circumstances surrounding a tale of ambition, mix-ups, and surprising fortune.

Amick also wanted a picture of Robey never having seen one in print.

Eventually he not only found a photo of Robey (shown above) but uncovered some other interesting items along the way including the Inverted Jenny “locket.”

Click here to learn more.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:00 AM