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Page 9 - School Tickets & Passes; Half Fare, Reduced Fare, Free, Summer School
The Catalog of Transit Fiscal Ephemera & Exonumia from the City of the New York
(pre-MetroCard)
featuring the collections of George S. Cuhaj & Philip M. Goldstein

Page 9


   This, without any room for doubt; is my (PMG) favorite topic of fiscal issues of transit ephemera. And, I think it is a lot of peoples' favorite as well. 

   Perhaps because it is the one we personally have used in regularity in our impressionable years. Perhaps because it is those years of education where we were taught to go at it alone, in terms of transportation; we weren't driven to school by our parents or another member of the family, or the "yellow bus". But most of all, it was issued to us. As individuals. We put our name on it and it was ours, unlike a token or bus transfer; where anyone could have one for asking and some change. We possessed it. And for some, it may have been one of, if not the first; items of monetary value issued to us.

   I was one of the lucky ones, if you would consider my childhood "lucky". I was eligible for a free pass, and it was good on both rapid transit and surface lines. Some kids were not as "lucky" - as theirs were only good for either the bus or the subway and then only still at a reduced fare. Even if you have a combination pass, you still had to pay..

   To this day, I somewhat incorrectly call the issue a "bus pass", even thought the passes I were issued were valid on both rapid transit as well as surface routes. 

   My first experience with a "bus pass" was in Junior High School. My elementary schools, PS 238 (Kindergarten through first half of Fifth Grade) less than half a mile north straight up East 8th Street from my home on Avenue S. Then PS 215 (second half of Fifth Grade through Sixth Grade) which was only 1700 feet west from my home. Both were within quick walking distance. 

   But as PS 215 only went up the Sixth Grade, meant I would have to go to a Junior High School. I was assigned to JHS 43 - James J. Reynolds (now IS 98 - "Bay Academy") in Sheepshead Bay; and there I attended the Seventh through Ninth Grades. I never called it JHS 43 - if someone asked where I went to school, it was "Reynolds".  James J. Reynolds was located on Neptune Avenue and East 15th Street; and was two miles away from my home. This made me eligible for a transit pass, and family income qualified me for a free pass.

   Reynolds in practicality, was a three block walk from my house. That is, walk the two blocks to the B68 bus stop on Coney Island Avenue. Ride the bus straight south to Neptune Avenue, cross diagonally, and catch the B4 - Neptune Avenue bus. Get off at Shore Boulevard, cross the street and into the front door of school. Three years later and with my completion of Ninth Grade, my grades enabled me to have my choice of "special" high school as an incoming sophomore: Edward R. Murrow, Brooklyn Technical High School, or Bronx High School of Science. It was put to me simply - either Brooklyn Tech or Bronx HS required my having to get up real early in the morning to make it in time for first class... Real... Early.. At 15, I wanted my beauty sleep - I was a night owl (and still am). Murrow it was to be.  

   Murrow was easily accessible from my home at Avenue S and East 8th Street by bus: the B68 - Coney Island Avenue route at Avenue S to the B9 route at Avenue M - but only if the B9 was waiting at the traffic light, (otherwise, it was a quick walk). Get off at East 15th Street, grab a buttered bagel or a bialy and a hot chocolate for myself and a coffee for my Graphic Arts teacher, Mr. Fox. A quick walk through the little alley that used to exist between the subway right of way and the commercial buildings from Avenue M to the Chestnut Avenue entrance of Murrow. It is this method of travel I remember most. 

   That is not to say my school passes were not used on the rapid transit lines either. During snowfalls, when the schools remained open but bus schedules were knocked into a cocked hat; the subways and elevated were almost certainly relied on to remain running - at least to a certain degree. On these occasions, I would walk to the Kings Highway Station of the BMT Brighton Line (then, the D local and Q express), grab the first D local and go one stop north to Avenue M, go back to the street and through that little alley. In my senior year, when I was coasting - either showing up late and / or cutting out of school; those school passes were a ticket to riding to Bay Ridge to hang out at Caesar's Bay Bazaar and at the Radio Shack there, or into Manhattan to Chinatown for Chinese food at Wong Kee at 117 Mott Street with a couple of my friends. Sorry NYCTA! (I think the statute of limitations has long since expired on prosecution of my unauthorized use of my school passes!) 

   But I paid my penance for my lack of adherence to the NYCTA rules. I had kept every single one of my school passes - from September 1981 going to Reynolds until June 1987 when I graduated Murrow. 6 years of monthly passes multiplied by 10 months a year = 60 passes. But unfortunately, as my lack of character assessment in those days will now show, a former (note - FORMER) friend, filched my collection of school passes. Without a doubt; of all the things lost, stolen, given away, or sold over my life; loss of those school passes rank in the top three of items I regret not having the most. Some people miss friends and acquaintances - I miss the physical items.

   In some sort of saving grace, my father; who was a special education printing shop teacher at Eli Whitney Vocational High School; was responsible for distributing the school passes for the special ed department there. Long after he retired, and emptying out his attaché case, he found about a dozen unissued free school passes in an envelope: March / April 1986. He gave them to me, so at the least; I have a pass of the exact type issued to me, and during the period when I went to school. 

   And here I am still collecting the school passes 35 some odd years later.

   But enough of the memories - onto the issues.


Tickets:

Steinway & Hunters Point RailroadBee Line, IncJamaica BusTriboro BusNew York City Transit Authority



Passes:

Queens
Jamaica BusesTriboro Coach
Elementary School

High School
North Shore BusQueens TransitSteinway Transit



Manhattan
Third Avenue TransitEighth Avenue CoachSurface Transportation CorpAvenue B & East Broadway TransitManhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority
Elementary School - Weekly School Pass
Elementary School or High School - Weekly School Ticket
School - Commutation Tickets



City-Wide
Board of Transportation - City of New York
Surface Lines Only - rest of City
Rapid Transit & Surface Lines - rest of city
Queens Bus Division

New York City Transit Authority
Elementary School
Surface or Rapid Transit
Reduced Fare, large format
Elementary School
Surface or Rapid Transit
Reduced Fare, small format "Type A"
Elementary School
Surface & Rapid Transit

Free
Elementary & High School
Surface Only
Half Fare "Type Z"
Elementary & High School
Surface and Rapid Transit
Free
High School
Surface Only
Reduced Fare "Type 1"
High School
Rapid Transit Only
Reduced Fare "Type 2"
High School
Combined Surface & Rapid Transit 
Reduced Fare  "Type 3"


School Tickets
(one ride use)

Steinway & Hunters Point Railroad
ca. 1890
2" x 1 1/16"

extremely rare

Independent bus operators within the Five Boroughs
ca. 1920's to 2000

Bee Line, Inc
   Bee Line, Inc operated bus routes in Queens beginning in 1922 (as well as routes Nassau and Suffolk counties). It was one of the first Queens bus operators and was one of the original franchisees in the Queens Zone Plan in 1934 for routes Q3, Q4, Q5 and Q6. However, Mayor LaGuardia vehemently contested the winning bidder of Zone D, that being Bee Line; with accusations of being an illegal operator. So lawsuits, counter-lawsuits and appeals followed over the next year or so (Bee Line claimed Mayor LaGuardia was acting on behalf of Green Bus Lines - a competitor). Ultimately, Bee Line was found to be a legal operator; but still chose to leave Queens operations. North Shore Bus would replace Bee Line for Zone D operations. It should be noted that this Bee Line, Inc entity that operated in Queens (and Nassau and Suffolk County) is not the same Bee Line Bus System operating presently in Westchester County.

ca. 1922 - 1934
partial booklet of 120 tickets (40 pages of three tickets per page)
2 trips per day = 60 school day / 3 calender month supply
2" x 1"
unknown manufacturer

rare
.
Jamaica BusesTriboro Coach
2" x 1"
Elliott ticket
rare
2 1/16" x 1 1/2"
uncommon; $10.00

post-Unification NYCTA Tickets

20¢
Revision February 1969
58-60-0727 rev. 500M-2-69
2" x 1"
National Ticket Co.


One Fare
Revision December 1969
58-60-0727 rev. 500M-12-69
National Ticket Co.

common; individual tickets $2.50 to $3.00
small premium for strips

School Passes
(repetitive use weekly, monthly or semester)



   School passes exist in several sizes depending on issuer and time. Passes shown are reduced slightly to economize space. Actual size is noted. Some have their selvage (booklet stub) still attached.

   While gathering material for this page, we noted that some of the passes were numbered the same and assigned to the same student, despite being assigned a month later.

   This leads us to conclude that in the case of reduced fare passes, a complete school year of passes was assembled and was bound in a booklet. Then the booklets distributed to schools, where the the teacher or administrator in charge of the school passes, distributed the appropriate pass at the beginning of the month.

   In contradiction to this, the free passes were issued with random serial numbers as they were unbound.

   Free passes lack a perforated edge or selvage to note their lack of binding in booklet form.





Independent bus operators within the Five Boroughs



Queens


December 1966





December 1967January 1986




Jamaica Buses
Fall Term 1967
T8-5M-4-67-MAR
Spring Term 1968
T8-5M-4-67-MAR
.
Fall Term 1968
T8-5M-4-67-MAR
.
Spring Term 1969
T8-5M-4-67-MAR
Spring Term 1970
T8-5M-4-67-M.A.A.



Triboro Coach (Queens)

Elementary School
all 4" x 2 3/8" except October 1956 which is 3 3/4" x 2 5/16"
(reduced 25%)
December 1954January 1955
.....
March 1955April 1955
October 1955November 1955
December 1955January 1956
February 1956March 1956

intentionally left blank
October 1956
High School
3 3/4" x 2 5/16"
October 1952 - Junior High School 157October 1952 - Forest Hills High School
.
November 1952 - Long Island City High SchoolDecember 1952 - Grover Cleveland High School
.
January 1953 - blank schoolFebruary 1953 - Long Island City High School
.
September 1956 - PS 190November 1956 - PS 190
.
March 1957 - PS 190May 1957 - PS 190
.
intentionally left blank
January 1972 - Long Island City High School



North Shore Bus (Queens)
large size: 4 5/8" x 3"
(reduced 25%)

40 Trip40 Trip - Void After 4:30 PM overprint
.
.intentionally left blank
40 Trip - Flushing High School overprint





Manhattan


Avenue B & East Broadway Transit

4" x 2 3/4"
(reduced 25%)
December 1979
.
January 1980February 1980
.
March 1980April 1980
.
June 1980September 1980
.
October 1980December 1980


Surface Transportation Corp of New York

3" x 2 1/16"
(reduced 25%)
1954-1955undated- exchange ticket.
4" x 2 5/8"
(reduced 25%)
M2 - October 4 to 8, 1954M3 October 11 to 15, 1954M4 - October 18 to 22, 1954M6 - November 1 to 5, 1954
.
M7 - November 8 to 12, 1954M8 - November 15 to 19, 1954M9 - November 1 to 5, 1954N1 - November 29 to December 3, 1954
.
N2 - December 6 to 10, 1954N3 - December 13 to 17, 1954N5 - January 3 to 7, 1955N6 - January 10 to 14, 1955
.
N7 - January 17 to 21, 1955N8 - January 24 to 28, 1955N9 - January 31 to February 4, 1955O1 - February 7 to 11, 1955
.
O2 - February 14 to 18, 1955O3 - February 21 to 25, 1955O4 - February 28 to March 4O5 - March 7 to 11, 1955
.
O6 - March 14 to 18, 1955O7 - March 21 to 25, 1955O8 - March 28 to April 1, 1955P1 - April 4 to 7, 1955
.
P2 - April 18 to 22, 1955P3 - April 25 to 29, 1955P4 - May 2 to 6, 1955P5 - May 9 to 13, 1955
.
P6 - May 16 to 20, 1955P7 - May 23 to 27, 1955P8 - May 31 to June 3, 1955P9 - June 6 to 10, 1955
.
intentionally left blankintentionally left blankintentionally left blank
R1 - June 13 to 17, 1955
.
R5 - September 19 to 23, 1955R6 - September 26 to 30, 1955R7 - October 3 to 7, 1955R8 - October 10 to 14, 1955
.
R9 - October 17 to 21, 1955S1 - October 24 to 28, 1955S2 - October 31 to November 4, 1955S3 - November 7 to 10, 1955
.
S4 - November 14 to 18, 1955S5 - November 21 to 23, 1955S6 - November 28 to December 2, 1955S7 - December 5 to 9, 1955
.
S8 - December 12 to 16, 1955S9 - December 19 to 23, 1955T1 - January 3 to 6, 1956T2 - January 9 to 13, 1956
.
T3 - January 16 to 20, 1956T4 - January 23 to 27, 1956T5 - January 30 to February 3, 1956T6 - February 6 to 10, 1956
.
T7 - February 14 to 17, 1956T8 - February 20 to 24, 1956T8 - February 27 to March 2, 1956U1 - March 5 to 9, 1956
.
U2 - March 12 to 16, 1956U3 - March 19 to 23, 1956U5 - April 9 to 13, 1956U6 - April 16 to 20, 1956
.
intentionally left blank
U7 - April 23 to 27, 1956U8 - April 30 to May 4, 1956U9 - May 7 to 11, 1956
.
V1 - May 14 to 18, 1956V2 - May 21 to 25, 1956V3 - May 28 to June 1, 1956V4 - June 4 to 8, 1956
.
intentionally left blankintentionally left blank
V5 - June 11 to 15, 1956V7 - June 25 to 29, 1956
.
V9 - September 17 to 21, 1956Y1 - September 24 to 28, 1956Y2 - October 1 to 5, 1956Y3 - October 8 to 11, 1956
.
Y4 - October 15 to 19, 1956Y5 - October 22 to 26, 1956Y6 - October 29 to November 2, 1956Y7 - November 5 to 9, 1956
.
intentionally left blank
Y8 - November 13 to 16, 1956Y9 - November 19 to 21, 1956A1 - November 26 to 30, 1956
.
A2 - December 3 to 7, 1956A3 - December 10 to 14, 1956A4 - December 17 to 21, 1956A5 - January 2 to 4, 1957
.
A6 - January 7 to 11, 1957A7 - January14 to 18, 1957A9 - January 28 to February 1, 1957B1 - February 4 to 8, 1957
.
B2 - February 11 to 15, 1957B3 - February 18 to 21, 1957B4 - February 25 to March 1, 1957B5 - March 4 to 8, 1957
.
B6 - March 11 to 15, 1957B7 - March 18 to 22, 1957B8 - March 25 to March 29, 1957B9 - April 1 to 5, 1957
.
E1 - April 8 to 12, 1957E3 - April 29 to May 3, 1957E4 - May 6 to 10, 1957E5 - May 13 to 17, 1957
.
E6 - May 20 to 24, 1957E8 - June 3 to 7, 1957E9 - June 10 to 14, 1957F1 - June 17 to 21, 1957
.
intentionally left blankintentionally left blankintentionally left blank
F2 - June 24 to 28, 1957
.
.
intentionally left blankintentionally left blankintentionally left blank
B8 - January 2 to 5, (year not specified)




'


Third Avenue Transit


3" x 2 1/8"

Eighth Avenue Coach

September 1949 - unnumbered sampleSeptember 1949 - unnumbered sample
.
October 1949 - unnumbered sampleNovember 1949 - unnumbered sample
.
December 1949 - unnumbered sampleJanuary 1950 - unnumbered sample
.
February 1950 - unnumbered sampleMarch 1950 - unnumbered sample
.
April 1950 - unnumbered sampleMay 1950 - unnumbered sample
.
June 1950 - unnumbered sample
.
September 1950 - unnumbered sampleOctober 1950 - unnumbered sample
.
 November 1950 - unnumbered sampleDecember 1950 - unnumbered sample
.
January 1951 - unnumbered sampleFebruary 1951 - unnumbered sample
.
March 1951 - unnumbered sampleApril 1951 - unnumbered sample
.
May 1951 - unnumbered sampleJune 1951 - unnumbered sample




Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority

MaBSTOA Surface Transit Division
Weekly School Pass
March 4 to March 8 (year not noted - either 1963 or 1968)
.
MaBSTOA Surface Transit Division
Weekly School Ticket
Globe Ticket
U - January 6 to 10, 1969
Globe Ticket
F - October 13 to 16, 1970
Globe Ticket
.
.
MaBSTOA School - Commutation Ticket
National Ticket Co.
.....
September 1977October 1977
.
November 1977December 1977
.
intentionally left blank
February 1978
.
March 1978April 1978
.
intentionally left blank
March 1978
.
intentionally left blank
July 1978 - Summer School
.
September 1978November 1978
.
December 1978January 1979
.
intentionally left blank
March 1979
.
April 1979May 1979
.
intentionally left blank
June 1979

Premier Southern Ticket Company
July 1979 - Summer SchoolAugust 1979 - Summer School
.
September 1979October 1979
.
November 1979December 1979
.
January 1980February 1980
.
April 1980May 1980
.
intentionally left blank
June 1980
.
Arcus Simplex Brown Tickets
July 1980 - Summer SchoolAugust 1980 - Summer School
.
intentionally left blank
October 1983
.
.




Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority
High School
.....
January 1979February 1979



December 1979
.
February 1981March 1981
.
April 1985April 1986
.
May 1986June 1986
.
February 1987April 1987
.
May 1987June 1987

   The following images, are of unissued books of passes. The staples have been removed, and thus we are able to see that these issues were bound in booklets with matching serial numbers for three or four months and specifically issued to the particular student.

Type 1 - Surface Transit Only
February 1985.March 1985
..
.April 1985




Board of Transportation - City of New York


Board of Transportation - Surface Lines Only - remainder of city
September 11, 1950 to June 29, 1951
100M-6-50
4 1/8" x 2 1/2"



Board of Transportation - Rapid Transit & Surface Lines -  remainder of city
This particular pass would be the last issue of school pass by the Board of Transportation,
as the New York City Transit Authority was formed June 15, 1953, and the BoT would no longer be an entity.
B. T. A. G. 373
4 5/8" x 3"




Board of Transportation - Queens Bus Division
large size: 4 5/8" x 3"
.
40 Trip - Bayside High School overprint
BTT-Q6-5M-AUG'47 (PA)
40 Trip - Andrew Jackson High School overprint
BTT-Q7-8M-AUG'47 (PA)




New York City Transit Authority

   The system used by the NYCTA for their reduced fare and free passes was a bit convoluted to say the least. There were also seperate issues for Elementary, Elementary and High School, as well as High School only.

   Free: issued bi–monthly (issued to low income or special education students). These were good for use on surface and rapid transit routes

   Reduced Fare; there were three types:

Type 1 = Surface
Type 2 = Rapid
Type 3 = Surface & Rapid

      And of those three types listed above, they were issued monthly and further coded for either the first half (R1) of the semester or the last half (R2):

R1 = first half of school year        (September, October, November, December, January)
R2 = second half of school year (February, March, April , May, June)

   Half Fare:  

R1 = first half of school year        (September, October, November, December, January)
R2 = second half of school year (February, March, April , May, June)


Elementary School - Surface & Rapid Transit - Reduced Fare (Large Format)
4 5/8" x 3"
(reduced 25%)
January 1956
TAA-G 373
February 1956
TAA-G 373
.
April 1956
TAA-G 373
May 1956
TAA-G 373
.
September 1956
TAA-G 373
October 1956
TAA-G 373
.
November 1956
TAA-G 373
December 1956
TAA-G 373
.
January 1957
TAA-G 373
March 1957
TAA-G 373
.
April 1957
TAA-G 373
May 1957
TAA-G 373
.
intentionally left blank
June 1957
TAA-G 373
.



Elementary School - Surface or Rapid Transit - Reduced Fare (Small Format)
3 13/16" x 2 1/2"
(reduced 25%)

April 1964
58-60-0668 Rev.    (E.P.) 373
....
September 1966
58-60-0668 Rev.    (E.P.) 373
November 1966
58-60-0668 Rev.    (E.P.) 373
.
December 1966 - void after 6:00 pm overstamp
58-60-0668 Rev.    (E.P.) 373
February 1967 - void after 6:00 pm overstamp
58-60-0668 Rev.    (E.P.) 373
.
March 1967
58-60-0668 Rev.    (E.P.) 373
April 1967 - void after 6:00 pm overstamp
58-60-0668 Rev.    (E.P.) 373
.
May 1967
58-60-0668 Rev.    (E.P.) 373
June 1967
58-60-0668 Rev.    (E.P.) 373
.
November 1967
58-60-0668 Rev.    (E.P.) 373
December 1967
58-60-0668 Rev.    (E.P.) 373
.
the following passes had been glued into an album and paper and adhesive obscures the backs, therefore they are not scanned.
October 1967
.......
November 1967December 1967January 1968February 1968
.
March 1968April 1968May 1968June 1968
.
September 1968October 1968December 1968January 1969
.
intentionally left blankintentionally left blankintentionally left blank
February 1969



Elementary Student - Surface and Rapid Transit Free
3 1/4" x 2 5/8"
(reduced 25%)
intentionally left blank
April 1989
May & June 1989
.
September & October 1989
.
November & December 1989
.
March 1991April 1981
.
January & February 1992
.
March 1992April 1992





Elementary or High School - Surface Only - Half Fare
small size - 4" x 2 11/16"
(reduced 25%)


January 3, 1977 to June 23, 1977
Globe Ticket
200M-11/76
February 1 to June 27, 1978
Globe Ticket
200M-11/78
.
February 1980 to June 1980
Globe Ticket
210M-1/80
.

.
 Elementary or High School - Surface and Rapid Transit - Half Fare - "Type Z"
3 1/4" x 2 5/8"
(reduced 25%)
May 1992
.

.
Elementary or High School - Surface and Rapid Transit - Free
3 3/4" x 2 1/2"
(reduced 25%)
March & April 1986
National Ticket
58-60 0668 Rev. 2/84



.

High School - Reduced Fare

Type 1 - Surface Lines (Bus) only

passes were originally issued for entire semester (September to June)

then half semesters (September to January - February to June)
S1 = first half of semester        (school opening in September to last week in January)
S2 = second half of semester  (first week in February to end of school in June)

then issued monthly

payment of reduced fare each trip to and from school (6:00 am through 7:00 pm)
one free transfer allowed upon request

Full Semester Issues
3 15/16" x 2 5/8"
September 9, 1957 to June 27, 1958
125M-4-57
.
4" x 2 9/16"
(reduced 25%)
September 10, 1962 to June 28, 1963
140M-3-62
.
September 9, 1963 to June 30, 1964
170M-3-63
.
September 8, 1966 to June 30, 1967
185M-3-66
...September 11, 1967 to June 28, 1968
185M-3-67
.
intentionally left blank
September 8, 1968 to June 27, 1969
Form 25.1-185M-5-68

.Half Semester
intentionally left blank
September 6, 1977 to January 31, 1978
185M 6/77
..
September 6, 1978 to January 31, 1979
185M 7/78
February 1 to June 27, 1979
Globe Ticket
185M-12/79
.
3 1/4" x 2 5/8"
(reduced 25%)
November 1987November 1988


January 1995June 1995March 1996May 1996
.
intentionally left blankintentionally left blankintentionally left blank
September 1996





High School - Rapid Transit Lines (Subway / Elevated) Only - Reduced Fare "Type 2"

The first cards were good for the entire semester September through June.

The second variety of cards were good for half semesters:

R1 = first half of semester        (school opening in September to last week in January)
R2 = second half of semester (first week in February to end of school in June)

first two weeks

to school:      6:00 am to 2:00 pm;             student paid the full fare
from school: 11:00 am through 7:00 pm;  free entrance to transit

last two weeks:

to school:     6:00 am to 2:00 pm;              free entrance to transit
from school 11:00 am through 7:00 pm;   free entrance to transit

Full Semester
September 9, 1963 to June 30, 1964
180M-3-63
Half Semester
intentionally left blank
February 1, 1978 to June 29, 1978September 6, 1978 to January 31, 1979February 1 to June 27, 1979
.
September 1979
7/79
October 1979
7/79
.
November 1979
Globe Ticket
7/79
February 1980
Globe Ticket
1/80
.
March 1980
Globe Ticket
1/80
April 1980
Globe Ticket
1/80
.
May 1980
Globe Ticket
1/80
June 1980
Globe Ticket
1/80
.
September 1980
Globe Ticket
5/80
October 1980
Globe Ticket
5/80
.
November 1980
Globe Ticket
5/80
Decemer 1980
Globe Ticket
5/80
.
January 1981
Globe Ticket
5/80
February 1981
175M-12/80
.
March 1981
175M-12/80
April 1981
175M-12/80
.
March 1981
175M-12/80
May 1981
175M-12/80
.
intentionally left blank
June 1981
175M-12/80
.

October 1984
Globe Ticket
160M-4/84
February 1985
160M-1/85
.
intentionally left blank
April 1985
160M-1/85
.
November 1985
160M-1/85
April 1986
160M-1/86
.
May 1986
160M-1/86
June 1986
160M-1/86
.
September 1986
160M-5/86
October 1986
160M-5/86
.
November 1986
160M-5/86
December 1986
160M-5/86
.
January 1987
160M-5/86
June 1987
160M-11/86

   The following images are of unissued booklet of passes. The staples have been removed, and thus we are able to see that these issues were bound in booklets with matching serial numbers for three or four months and specifically issued to the particular student.

February 1985
160M-1/85
March 1985
160M-1/85
.
April 1985
160M-1/85

.

.

October 1995November 1995March 1996June 1996

High School - Combined Rapid (Subway / Elevated) and Surface Transit Lines - "Type 3"

passes issued monthly; also marked for semester:

C1 = first half of semester        (school opening in September to last week in January)
C2 = second half of semester (first week in February to end of school in June)

Surface:

payment of reduced fare, each trip to and from school - 6:00 am through 7:00 pm
one free transfer allowed upon request

Rapid Transit:

C1
first month (September)

to school:      6:00 am to 2:00 pm;             student paid the full fare
from school: 11:00 am through 7:00 pm;  free entrance to transit

second, third and fourth months (October, November, December, January):

to school:     6:00 am to 2:00 pm;              free entrance to transit
from school 11:00 am through 7:00 pm;   free entrance to transit

C2
fifth month (February)

to school:      6:00 am to 2:00 pm;             student paid the full fare
from school: 11:00 am through 7:00 pm;  free entrance to transit

sixth, seventh and eighth months (April, May, June):

to school:     6:00 am to 2:00 pm;              free entrance to transit
from school 11:00 am through 7:00 pm;   free entrance to transit

4" x 2"
(reduced 25%)
September 17, 1950 to June 29, 1951 - Sample
45M-6-50
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July 1, 1957 to August 23, 1957 - Summer Session
7M-4-57
September 19, 1957 to June 27, 1958 - Sample
45M-4-57
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3 11/16" x 2 7/16"
(reduced 25%)
September 8, 1969 - June 30, 1970
85M-5-69
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September 1979
7/79
October 1979
7/79
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November 1979
7/79
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October 1980
5/80
November 1980
5/80
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December 1980
5/80
January 1981
5/80
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February 1981
30M-12/80
March 1991
30M-12/80
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April 1981
30M-12/80
May 1981
30M-12/80
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September 1981
National Ticket
20M-6/81
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October 1981
National Ticket
30M-6-81
November 1981
National Ticket
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December 1981
National Ticket
20M-6/81
January 1982
National Ticket
20M-6/81
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March 1982
National Ticket
20M-9/81
April 1982
National Ticket
20M-9/81
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May 1982
National Ticket
20M-9/81
June 1982
National Ticket
20M-9/81
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October 1982
National Ticket
20M-4/82?
January 1983
National Ticket
20M-4/82
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March 1983
Globe Ticket
20M-9/82
April 1983
Globe Ticket
20M-9/82
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intentionally left blank
May 1983
Globe Ticket
20M-9/82
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November 1983
Globe Ticket
20M-5/83
December 1980
Globe Ticket
20M-5/83
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January 1984
Globe Ticket
20M-5/83
April 1984
Globe Ticket
20M-11/83
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May 1984
Globe Ticket
20M-11/83

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   The following images, are of an unissued booklet of passes. The staples have been removed, and thus we are able to see that these issues were bound in booklets with matching serial numbers for three or four months and specifically issued to the particular student.

with selvage 4 1/8" x 2 1/2"
(reduced 25%)
September 1983
Globe Ticket
20M-5/83
October 1983
Globe Ticket
20M-5/83
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November 1983
Globe Ticket
20M-5/83
December 1983
Globe Ticket
20M-5/83




  

Staten Island Rapid Transit

SIRT School passes may be seen on the Staten Island Rapid Transit page

Page 11: Staten Island Rapid Transit





In pricing this topic, there are several factors to consider:

   All thing being said, this topic is my personal (PMG) "baby"; I can say I have been paying much closer attention to this topic than others.

   It seems that older issues from the private transit corporations (Triboro, Surface Transportation, etc) are encountered more frequently than the newer small size NYCTA issues of the 1970's through and up to the MetroCard issues.
 Most of the time it is the individual pass that shows itself, however "semester sets" are occasionally encountered on eBay. Depending on age, issuing agency, quantity of tickets, completeness of semester, and overall condition; a September to June set (10 monthly or 5 bi-monthly) is fair at $40.00.

   Passes issued for Summer School (July and August) are significantly rarer as very few student actually needed to attend summer school; therefore their proportion of issuance in much more limited in comparison to regular semester issues. These summer school issues command at least a 200% and a 300% premium over regular semester issues, and would not be unfair to ask such.

   Specimens, samples and unissued tickets are infrequently encountered as well, and it would be fair to price them on comparison to summer school issues.


   Speaking matter of factly, I have only seen NYCTA issues from the 1990's on eBay twice; in all my years collecting these issues. Once I was outbid at $5.00 and once the seller was asking $40 for a pair and went unsold
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I offered $25.00 for the pair and was told they were merely a consignor and could not negotiate on price. I asked them to contact their client with my offer, and never heard back.

   In contrast, I have purchased many NYCTA individual passes and semester sets from the 1950's and 1960's with ease and very affordably
: between 96 cents each for a group of thirty and $7.00 each for a group of six. My 1980's passes? Those are are averaging me $15 per pass over eight passes, one at a time. Go figure.

   In short, there is a limited number of collectors for this topic, and demand is not great. On an average, I think $3.00 to $5.00 per issue is a fair average of what I have collected to date.



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