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October 1, 2009 – October 31, 2009
Museum: Postal Museum
Location: Atrium, Lower Level
In honor of National Stamp Collecting Month, the museum features three great stamp rarities on loan from William H. Gross, founder of PIMCO: a block of four 1918 "Inverted Jennys"; a cover from the Pony Express Service; and a cover featuring the 10-cent George Washington stamp, dated July 2, 1847.
These rarities will be featured on long-term loan in the upcoming William H. Gross Stamp Gallery, which is expected to open in 2012. He recently made a generous donation of $8 million in September 2009 to create a new gallery that will be named in his honor.