Lot #469 - 7 "Sample" and unissued passes from the Midwest


Railroad Vary 
Size most are 4" by 2 1/2" 
Condition vary

This group of passes has 5 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) unissued Chicago St Paul Minneapolis & Omaha 1907 - conditions on reverse 

(2) Green Bay Winona & ST Paul 1884 - blank reverse 

(3) unissued Gulf & Southern Steamship Co 1924 - conditions on reverse 

(4) Quincy Omaha & Kansas City 1889 - nice logo, blank reverse 

(5) Missouri Pacific 1883 - blank reverse, hole punch 

(6) Wisconsin Central that lacks the shield logo printing within the shield. Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin are all present - no date, fancy bridge vignette, hole punch 

(7) Terre Haute & Peoria 1888 - printed on oversized paper with border "Corn Belt Line" logo, hole in margin

Condition varies, please see the pictures.


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