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Mining Checks, Tallies, Tokens & Medals
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Dartmouth Checks

What is the full story on the Dartmouth pit checks are they
Made buy the same guy that was at The Big Meet selling the
North East repro checks in a picture frame.

Re: Dartmouth Checks

The Guy selling the North East reproductions is a genuine collector. He decided to have the sets made for commemorative purposes, some of the set are reproductions of actual N.E. checks and others what the checks would have looked like if those pits had had actual embossed checks made. These checks are also clearly embossed on the back "Reproductions". All perfectly above board and declared to the rest of us collectors prior to being produced. I have one of these sets myself as part of my collection.
Famous fakes of the past including the Dartmouth series were made unscrupulously and issued as genuine to make money out of tricking collectors, much as the recent series of crap stamped fakes issued by the infamous Telford Taliban.