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Re: Was is really meant to be secret

Michael Innes is indeed a pseudonym, for J.I.M. Stewart of Oxford, if I
remember, one of the oxbridge mystery writers school.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nick Pelling" <incoming@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 5:05 AM
Subject: Re: Was is really meant to be secret

> At 19:46 23/01/02 +0800, Robert Firth wrote:
> >So, we have a forged talisman based on a possibly
> >forged book?  There was a story by Michael Innes I
> >I read a long time ago, about a man who collected
> >forged poems by a famous forger, and found he had
> >been sold a forged forgery.
> Was "Michael Innes" a pseudonym? :-)
> All this brings to (my) mind Caterina Sforza's recipe for "alter[ing] the
> metallic content of the florin without qualms of conscience". I wonder if
> there are numismatists who specialise in collecting deliberately debased
> coinage? (There almost certainly must be!)
> Imagine their horror if they found that they had been sold a real coin!
> Also note that, according to this history of coin collecting...
>          http://www.stacks.com/collintro1.htm
> .....the Sforza of Milan were avid coin collectors. :-)