Lot 374: George Francis Train

RR Auction

2015-07-07 11:00:43

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Lot 374: Eccentric American entrepreneur who helped organize the Union Pacific Railroad and circumnavigated the world three times (1829–1904). Two items: unusual broadside advertising the book Round the World with Train, 7 x 12, with an ALS signed "Geo. Francis Train" on one side in blue and red pencil, in part: "Citizen. 6272 Miles from New Whatcom Puget Sound to Hong Kong (via Yokohama, Kobe and Shanghai) quickest Passage ever made to all these ports! 18 Days!"; and the original mailing envelope addressed to the editor of the Citizen in Omaha, 6 x 4.75, with several additional notes in Train's hand, signed twice in red pencil, "Geo. Francis Train." In overall very good condition, with tears and chipping to edges. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456 Wednesday, 15th July 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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