Description

    1889 Silverton Railroad Pass This 1889 Otto Mears issued railroad pass is stamped on silver, and was presented to H.H. Grafton compliments of Silverton Railroads. The Silverton Railroads served the Silverton mining communities in Colorado around the turn of the 19th century. The Silverton Railroads had four sections which entered the Silverton communities; the Silverton Railroad, the Silverton Northern, the Silverton Gladstone and Northerly, and the Denver/Rio Grande. The railroads did not have a long life but they were very active and prosperous when the mines were working. These passes were issued by Otto Mears to only a select few patrons of his railroad, and it allowed them to ride the rails compliments of Otto himself. The passes all come with a serial number, name of patron, and Otto's signature. This lovely version depicts a vignette of the Colorado countryside as a small train runs through it. A wonderful and rare piece of railroadiana, and mining history!

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Small Collectibles (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2005
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 6,738

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 October 27 Domain Names Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,735,744