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    World's Columbian Exposition Two Complete Caxton Sets 1893 PCGS Graded.
    Caxton Envelope (2) Apparent About New 50, minor edge fraying; Very Fine 30
    Indian Chief (2) Gem New 66PPQ; Very Choice New 64PPQ
    Columbus (2) Gem New 66PPQ (2)
    Washington (2) Gem New 65PPQ; New 61PPQ
    Lincoln (2) Gem New 65PPQ; Very Choice New 64PPQ
    Franklin (2) Superb Gem New 67PPQ; Very Choice New 64PPQ
    Handel (2) Gem New 65PPQ; Very Choice New 64PPQ
    Good Only on Day of Sale (2) Very Choice New 64PPQ Series 1/s; Choice New 63PPQ Series 6/J
    Children's Special Ticket (2) Gem New 65PPQ Series V; New 62PPQ Series A
    Chicago Day with Stub (2) Choice New 63PPQ Series B; New 62PPQ Series B
    Manhattan Day with Stub (2) Very Choice New 64PPQ; Choice New 63PPQ.
    A wonderful grouping of these popular tickets. The Caxton Co. of Chicago bought all of the unused admission tickets after the exposition closed and then sold them as souvenirs in their own envelopes. These envelopes are seldom encountered in any state of preservation as they were often considered as a "throw away" at the time. This lot has two examples each of the scarcer Franklin and Handel tickets with one of the former weighing in at Superb Gem New 67PPQ. This lot contains two sets of what the Caxton Co. considered as "complete."


    Estimate: $2,000 - $2,500.

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    September, 2014
    3rd-8th Wednesday-Monday
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