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Pony Express Covers

The Immortal Pony Express

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Actually carried on a Pony Express run 1935

We had a consuming desire, from the beginning, to see a pony rider,but somehow or other all that passed us and all that met us managed to streak by in the night, and so we heard only a whiz and a hail, and the swift phantom of the desert was gone....But now we were expecting one along every moment, and would see him in broad daylight.  Presently the driver exclaims: "Here he comes!"Every neck is stretched farther, and every eye strained wider.  Away across the endless dead level of the prairie a black speck appears against the sky, and it is plain that it moves....In a second or two it becomes a horse and rider, rising and falling, rising and falling-sweeping toward us nearer and nearer...and the flutter of the hoofs comes faintly to the ear-another instant a whoop and a hurrah from our upper deck, a wave of the rider's hand...and man and horse burst past our excited faces, and go winging away like a belated fragment of a storm.
                by Mark Twain, Roughing It, 1879

This group all FDC's 1940 listed in Scott Catalogue as Number 894.

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Cachet by ART CRAFT

PExAnderson.jpg
Cachet by C.Stephen Anderson

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Cachet by Day Lowry for Aristocrats this is their 1st cachet

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Cachet by House of Farnam

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Cachet by J.J.Ralph

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Unkown cachet maker

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Generic cachet

This grouping below from the Centennial 1960 listed as Scott Catalogue Number 1154.

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News article for the issuing of 1960 Pony Express stamp

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cachet by FLEETWOOD

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Cachet by TRI COLOR

PExSacStmp.jpg
Cachet by J.J.Ralph for Sacramento Stamp Club

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Cachet by ART CRAFT

PExAristo.jpg
Cachet by DAY LOWRY for Aristocrats

This group 1960 Stamped Envelope Scott Catalogue Number U543

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Cachet by ARTMASTER

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Cachet by THE ARISTOCRATS

The following grouping are Pony Express event covers. This month April 3rd was the 150th anniversary being celebrated out west from Missouri to California , so there will be more covers for these Events to be found.

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1947 Chamber of Commerce cachet

PExplane.jpg
Stamped cachet Pony Express by Plane.

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this Post office was there 1850 to 1950

PExSaddlebagmail.jpg
Pony Express Race

PExCenterville.jpg
2nd day Cover what did you expect it came by pony...

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