Lot #459 - 5 unissued Passes from the West


Railroad Vary 
Size 4" by 2 1/2" 
Condition VG - Excellent

This group of passes has a sample printing. 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) Great Northern 1903 - unissued 

(2) Gulf Colorado & Santa Fe 1881 (sample - blank reverse) 

(3) San Luis Central 1940-41 - Potato artwork - unissued 

(4) Utah Railway 1940-41 - unissued 

(5) Yosemite Valley Railroad 1937-38 - issued - hole punch

Condition varies, please see the pictures.


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