Original leather pouch dimensions: 3 inches by 1-3/4 inches, plus fold-over back flap.
Condition: near fine; gold-printing brilliant.
Artemus Walters was a long-time resident, a ranch-owner, and judge who lived in various places throughout Custer County, Colorado during his life. He lived in Querida, Silver Cliff and Westcliffe, before moving to a ranch in the county.
This ornate silver railroad pass was conceived by the Colorado railroad entrepreneur, Otto Mears, a Jewish Russian immigrant who later became known as the “Pathfinder of the San Juan,” Colorado. S. Spitz, a Santa Fe jeweler, was awarded the contract to make the “silver filigree pass” promotion dreamed up by Mears.
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