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The Allan Goldberg Collection of United States Postal History continued...

5-Cent 1847 Issue - Railroads
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
91 c image5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, tied by bold strike of large blue open grid, matching "Mic. Central R.R. Mic. Jun. 6" (ca. 1850) route agent's circular datestamp on folded cover to Detroit Mich., light vertical file folds well away from stamp

VERY FINE. A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE MICHIGAN CENTRAL RAILROAD ROUTE AGENT'S MARKING ON AN 1847 ISSUE COVER.

Ex Burrus and Matthies (Image)

E. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $6,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
92 c image5c Red Brown (1). Full even margins, tied by blue grid, matching "Norwich Ct. Feb. 28" circular datestamp and "Steamboat 5 in circle" handstamp on cover to Boston Mass., back of cover with suspender manufacturer's oval return card and Alberton imprint

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE NORWICH, CONNECTICUT, "STEAMBOAT 5" HANDSTAMP ON AN 1847 ISSUE COVER.

Ex Gibson and Brigham (Image)

E. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $4,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
93 c image5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to in at left incl. sheet margin at bottom, tied by perfectly struck Hudson River Mail red 17-bar grid in circle, matching "Hudson Riv. Mail N.Y., Jun. 16" route agent's circular datestamp with matching "5" handstamp next to ms. "due" on 1849 folded letter datelined "N. York June 15, 1849" to Saratoga Springs N.Y.

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL 1847 ISSUE COVER WITH THE DISTINCTIVE 17-BAR GRID AND HUDSON RIVER MAIL ROUTE AGENT'S DATESTAMP.

The "Due" 5 was applied because the letter weighed over the half-ounce limit (the distance was well under the 300-mile rate limit). (Image)

E. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
94 c image5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, deep rich color, tied by red New York City square grid, matching "PHILA. RAILROAD" straightline handstamp on Oct. 13, 1847 folded printed circular for The Philadelphia Home Missionary Society to Florida N.Y., fresh and Very Fine, this straightline marking was applied at the New York post office on mail taken off trains arriving from Philadelphia, ex Hart (Image) E. 750-1,000

SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction

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