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Pony Express $2 Forgery - I Think It Is Forgery D Per Lyons

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Posted 01/21/2023   6:47 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add rlsny to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The Pony Express is something I've always been intriqued by - as you can tell from my avatar. Some years ago I wanted a Pony Express stamp. I bought a nice looking one from Spink. Unfortunately, at the time, I didn't know what I was doing and didn't know about forgeries. A couple years ago I got Larry Lyons locals books and saw quickly that it was not an original.

I finally got around to trying to figure out which fake it is. I think it is forgery D.

I went through all ten clues in his book, and it certainly seems to match. It says in the book that forgery D is Frajola's 1WE1F5. I'm not sure that that code refers to, but if Richard is around maybe he will explain.

If anyone is brave enough to check me, feel free. Otherwise consider this just a word to the wise.

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Posted 01/29/2023   4:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add APS-ISWSC Member to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I recently bought several Pony Express and Wells Fargo stamps in an obscure auction which normally deals with used farm equipment and such. Yes, very strange (only two bidders) and they're not any more available, I checked. I have several reasons to believe they're real, but I have no interest in keeping them. But a question - in your experience, which of these auction houses would I do best with - Siegel, Harmer or Sothebys? Thanks,
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Posted 01/29/2023   4:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There are so many forgeries out there that I would think that PF certs would be required by any of them in order to sell them.
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