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    Six World's Columbian Exposition Admission Tickets 1893. Paper. These tickets were engraved by the ABNCO and they are at least CU except where noted. The reasoning behind the vignettes is that the native American was the original inhabitant of the New World, Columbus was the discoverer of the New World, Washington was the Father of Our Country, and Lincoln was the Savior of Our Country. These come in two varieties, with and without a blue "A" overprint. The XF with pencil writing on the back native American ticket has the "A" overprint, while the Columbus, Washington, and Lincoln tickets do not. There are two more engraved tickets in this lot, the Franklin ticket with the "A" overprint and the musician Handel ticket without the "A" overprint. The Franklin and Handel tickets only come in these respective formats. Of all of these tickets, the Handel ticket is the scarcest. See 1893 Columbian Exposition Admission and Concession Tickets by James P. Doolin. These are also listed in Eglit and numbered 389-394.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    February, 2008
    14th Thursday
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