2 Pieces--World's Columbian Electric Launches--Ticket+Very Rare Die-Cut Brochure-Lot #94
The Electric Launch & Navigation Company was one of the busiest concessions outside the Midway Plaisance at the World's Columbian Exposition. The tickets exist in six series each in a different color but no one has ascertained the reason for the multiple series. It may have been merely a matter of bookkeeping for the company, tracking tickets sold by the six months of the fair. Tickets have sold for an average of $100-to-$200 in recent years, generally in the $150+ range. The brochure, even rarer than the ticket, is from the manufacturer of the boats that plied the world's fair's inner lagoons. The brochure has no real sales history since it's probably been seen but a few times ever. This one is quite attractive and in generally good condition. The only flaw is a small tear at the bottom affecting most of the inside pages. The price here is very low for the ticket and even without any comparison, well below what we would expect to see in the retail market for the brochure.