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    World's Columbian Exposition: The Vertical Transit Company Elevator Ride Ticket. Brand new at the exposition were elevators, still a novelty at that time. They were installed in small numbers to take visitors to building rooftops, generally for a fee. The Vertical Transit Company took visitors to the top of the Transportation Building. Concession 5, this company issued small red and white tickets which are highly sought-after. Many years ago it was unknown if any existed; then, a collector found seven tucked away in a stamp album. The consignor of this ticket acquired six of those and sold them in 2004 and 2005 for $795 each, keeping one which is offered here. Since then we have seen one other offered on eBay and the general consensus is that perhaps 10 are known to exist. Roller or roulette cancelled. Doolin calls Vertical Transit No. 32, with no known examples. From the collection of Norm Bolotin.

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    December, 2008
    2nd-3rd Tuesday-Wednesday
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