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Lot 2080: Pony Express Rider Bronze Plaque by Alexander Phimister Proctor

Auction Date: February 17, 2022

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Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,000

Pony Express Rider Bronze Plaque by Alexander Phimister Proctor

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Wells Fargo company commissioned this plaque for the 50th anniversary of the Pony Express in 1910. The plaque depicts a cowboy rider on a fast galloping horse going to the next relay station. The plaque is signed lower center by Proctor (Am: 1862-1950) under the Pony Express logo. The plaque measures 16" diameter and is featured in the Bergmann book on bronzes, Vol. 4, page 1184-1185, number 4759. Great depiction of an era of communications that lasted only 15 months. Approximate weight is 15.5 lbs. Excellent overall with a well aged patina. Hanging hooks on the reverse are intact and solid.

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