Lot #234 - 6 "Sample" Annual Passes


Railroad vary 
Size about 4" by 2 1/2" 
Condition vary

This group of passes has 6 sample printings. Samples were made to verify the layout, color, printing size and other features. The railroad would request samples annotate them and then ask for changes. Samples are interesting because they show what might have been. They are often odd sizes and they often have blank backs. The railroads that requested them often "hole punched" them so that they could not be used. This group includes: 

(1) Atlantic Coast Line 1929 - blank reverse 

(2) Indianapolis & St Louis - blank reverse 

(3) Richmond & Petersburg 1885 - large printed on paper - blank reverse 

(4) Union Railway of Chattanooga - no date, blank reverse, hole punch 

(5) Old Dominion Steamship Company - 1894 

(6) White Star Line Steamboat Co - Alabama, Coosa River Mail service - nice vignette

Condition varies, please see the pictures.


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