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1977 October die cut pumpkin fast pass1977 September diecut fast pass

Two of the most unusual and popular diecut passes.

1980 April fast pass1980 April fast pass with price change1980 April fast pass with price change

( L-R )April pass / dealers hand write the new price change / Strangely an April pass overprint on a December 1979 pass!?

1979 December fast pass1980

( L-R )Original December 1979 pass and the "Psychadellic" April pass, with it's unusual size. When found, these passes are usually folded since they didn't fit into a wallet.

August 2000 student fast passAugust 2000 student fast passAugust 2000 A pass

The youth pass with the wide plain silver stripe is a real mystery, especially as it is not a forgery. It is one of only two I have found. The regular student pass is next, followed by the A pass in the same colors and with the same complex holographic stripe.

Senior passSample pass - December 1977

Sample passes were posted at Muni for the drivers so that they could recognize fakes.

June OWL pass without a priceJune OWL pass with priceJune pass with red owl

Here are some interesting variations on the June OWL pass.

Below we have three hand rendered design layouts and the printed passes below them. Additionally we have a second design for the March pass. These layouts were done by hand before the computer came into use in adversting art. The comps/or layouts, were done using a combination of felt tipped markers and opaque designer colors. Final art was done by hand also - using pasted up typesetting and the rendering of graphics using French curves and circle and oval templates.

layout for Feb 78 passhand rendered layout for the March 78 pass

layout for February 78 passlayout for March 78 pass

layout for March 78 pass

back of pass with store stamp for Florence's Variety Shopback of pass with store stamp for Plate's Bakery

Fast pass resellers often put their stamp on the back of the pass.

Many commuters would sign their pass and add contact info for lost passesMany commuters would sign their pass and add contact info for lost passes

Many commuters would sign their pass and add contact info for lost passes


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