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Parker Lyon to H. B. Phillips
(Notes on Fake Franks, Dec, 1928)
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Parker Lyon to H. B. Phillips (Notes on Fake Franks, Dec, 1928)
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Facts Concerning Faked Western Franks
ToV.M.B Pasadena, Dec. 11, 1928 Stein

I FIND THAT IN THE EARLY NINTIES THAT QUITE AN ACTIVE CAMPAIN (?) IN CALIFORNIA GATHERING FRANKED COVERS. THEN IS WHEN THEY MADE (?)PRINTS FROM ORIGINAL DIES IN THE HANDS OF ONE MAN NAMED STEIN. (?)STSTIONER FOR WELLS FARGO THE MAN WHO HAD ATTENDED TO HAVING(FR)ANKED ENVELOPES MADE FOR WEL LS FARGO CO. WHEN WELLS FARGO CO (?) ALL THE OTHER COMPANIES, THEY INHERITED THE DIES WHICH NATURALLY (?) STEINS HANDS. THEN ALONG IN 1895 MEKEEL PUBLISHED HIS CATALOGUE (?)PES, LOCAL STAMPS, AS WELLAS FRANKS. THEN THEY FAKED ALL SORTS OF (?)EATED WORLDS OF NEW COVERS. SO I AM INCLINED WO(?)NG TO ITS EXTREME (?) TO THINK THIS PENNY POST IS A FAKE. MAYBE I OUGHT TO SEND YOU (?)OPES ITSELF, BUT, OWING TO THE FACT A PHOTO OF IT WAS SENT TO ME, (?)E WAS SENT TO YOU TOO. WELL I MUST CLOS(E) AS I GO DUCK HUNTING SOON. (?) TO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR KINDNESS IN SENDING THE TWO EXPRESS (?) AEAITING WITH IM(P)ATIENCE THE STORY YOU HAVE WRITTEN FOR THE (?)
YOURS RESPECTFULLY
Parker Lyon

(?)MES LYONS JOINS WITH ME IN WISHING YOU AND YOUR WIFE A MERRY X MAS




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