Owner Biography

Keith Wagner

Keith Wagner
Keith Wagner
Keith Wagner is a former Executive Director of the American Philatelic Society.

Back when Keith Wagner was just 20 years old in 1952, his grandmother had given him a gift of cash to buy his first automobile - a Ford Convertible. But instead of heading directly to the first used car dealer, he booked himself an airline ticket to New York City to attend the September 23, 1952 Harmer, Rooke & Co. auction - with one goal in mind, to buy the position 22 Inverted Jenny featured in the auction. He patiently waited for the other lots to be auctioned. He encountered considerable bidding competition from the dealers and collectors in attendance - all of whom were much older than he. As the bidding slowed, one of the dealers at the auction spoke up and publicly said "let the kid have it." And so the lot hammered down at $2,500.00 to him.

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