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    Rare 1889 Silverton Railroad Pass in the Name of Robert G. Ford. Wilbur Zink once believed this pass to have belonged to Jesse James' assassin. However, that Bob Ford's middle initial was not "G". It would certainly make sense that a railroad would honor the killer of the bandit who had orchestrated so many train robberies, and it has been speculated that the middle initial was the result of a clerical error. However, there is no specific provenance linking the pass to Bob Ford, and research discloses that there was a railroad executive named Robert G. Ford at the time.

    But these silver passes are rare and highly collectable in themselves. And our opening bid is based purely on its value as such. 3.5" x 2.25", and in beautiful condition with even, gray tarnish.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2013
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
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