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Harvey
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15 Aug 2020
03:02:42pm
I was checking prices for Pony Express mail from 1860 - 1861 online. I thought it would be fantastic to have one until I saw the prices were in the thousands of dollars. Do any of you cover collectors out there have one that you could post a picture of? I doubt if I'll ever be able to afford one, but it would be great to see a few more pictures and hear some stories about how you were lucky enough to get one. It would even be great to be able to see one in person!!! Maybe some day.
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15 Aug 2020
06:43:13pm
re: Pony express

I never collected covers BUT
Some 20+ years ago I got a large binder from an estate of US Locals with originals, forgeries and reprints including the Pony Express stamp.
The Ponies are my favorite of the locals so a sample...

A Genuine position 11. Positions are easily determined by dots, spurs and dashes in the image
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An obvious crude forgery. Heads on the rider & horse are wrong. One of some 25 known forgeries both good and crude
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A Reprint, the horse's mouth is very open, no breath from nostrils, lots of white on rider's hat
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Harvey
I think, therefore I am - I think!
15 Aug 2020
07:03:05pm
re: Pony express

I've been looking through my US specialized, the section on Local Stamps, and this appears to be 143L5. It's too bad it's not used $7500 or tied to cover to Washington $350 000. There must have been a fair number of mint ones lying around when the Pony Express disappeared, even though $190 is still good!

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16 Aug 2020
08:18:00am
re: Pony express

Harvey,
You might want to download this book.


https://www.rfrajola.com/pony/PonyBook.pdf

https://www.rfrajola.com/features/stolenpony/stolen.htm

https://www.rfrajola.com/PonyHTM/PonyCensus.htm

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pigdoc
16 Aug 2020
09:49:13am
re: Pony express

Stagecoach mail

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16 Aug 2020
12:45:10pm
re: Pony express

Glad you mentioned R. Frajola's PDF book on Pony Express, Vince -

it's a very good article....and, I wasn't aware of the update pages!

I'll have to update mine!

Thanks!

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