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United States Postal History continued...

Railroad Markings continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
761     525-S-2 image(Louisville, Nashville, Lexington & Frankfort Railroad) Smith's Grove, L. & N. R.R., Jul 13 1870. Clear strike of cds on circa 1869 yellow cover bearing 3¢ ultramarine (114) tied by circular cancel to Greenville Ala.; reduced at left, F.-V.F. and scarce Kentucky station, Rarity V.
Towle Nos. 525-S-2; Estimate $150 - 200.

Put onto Route 9504 at Smith's Grove located 85 miles north of Nashville for forwarding via Chattanooga and Atlanta to Greenville, Alabama.
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Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
762     654-B-1 image(Madison & Indianapolis Railroad) "Madison & Indnpls R.R., Jan 21". Red route agent cds on gray 1850 folded letter datelined "Madison Ind. January 18th 1850" to To Joseph Albert Wright, Governor of Indiana (1849-1857) at Indianapolis, Indiana bearing 5¢ red brown (1) rich color with full margins to just touched, manuscript "X" cancel; stamp with slight age spotting, a Very Fine 1847 Issue Railroad use.
Towle Nos. 654-B-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

Put onto Route 3904 for Indianapolis. The Madison & Indianapolis Railroad contract for Route 3904 of 87 miles once daily for $3,629 a year.
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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
763     610-A-1 image(Michigan Central Railroad) Mic. Central R.R. Mic., May 5. Perfect strike of route agent's cds ties 5¢ red brown (1) bright shade, huge margins to clear including part of three adjoining stamps, on orange buff cover to Howell Mich., fresh and Very Fine, Rarity VII, ex Moody, Jack Dick, Rust, Boker and Gross.
Towle Nos. 610-A-1; Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

A STUNNING RAILROAD USE BEARING THE 5¢ 1847 ISSUE GRACING MANY OF THE GREAT 1847 ISSUE COLLECTIONS OF THE PAST.

Put onto Route 3702 on May 5th circa 1850 and carried to Ann Arbor for the 28 mile post road to Howell.
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Est. $1,500-2,000
SOLD for $1,450.00
Will close during Public Auction
764     610-A-1 image(Michigan Central Railroad) Mic. Central R.R. Mic., Jun 9. Sharp strike of route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A) four margins, bright and fresh, on 1853 light blue folded cover to Detroit, Mich.; stamp additionally affixed with wax, Extremely Fine and choice railroad use.
Towle Nos. 610-A-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

Put onto Route 3703 on June 9th circa 1854 and carried east to Detroit.
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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
765     SP-15 image(Michigan Central) "Rail Road, Way". Oval postmark and matching "Detroit, Mich. Jan 22" duplex with four-rings cancel ties 3¢ rose (65) on cover to Utica N.Y.; reduced slightly at left, Very Fine and scarce.
Towle Nos. SP-15; Estimate $200 - 300.

Applied to inbound mail at Detroit Post Office on letters received from Michigan Central or Detroit & Milwaukee R.R.
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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
766     114-A-2 var. image(Mohawk & Hudson Railroad) Utica "12½ RR". Red manuscript railroad rating with light red "Utica, N.Y., Feb. 20" fancy oval postmark on folded letter datelined "Albany Feby: 18. 1838" to Chenango County, N.Y., Very Fine and rare early railroad usage.
Towle Nos. 114-A-2 var.; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)

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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
767     510-S-2 image(Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad) Smyrna, N. & C. R.R., Feb 4, 1859. Perfect strike of station oval ties 3¢ dull red (26), straddle-line s.e. at right, on small cover to South Glen's Falls, N.Y.; small edge tear top left, Extremely Fine and choice, Rarity X, The Towle Listing Example.
Towle Nos. 510-S-2; Estimate $500 - 750.

THE DISCOVERY COPY OF THIS RAILROAD STATION OVAL, THE FINEST KNOWN STRIKE AND ONLY RECORDED FEDERAL USE.

Put onto Route 10006 and carried 20 miles north to Nashville for routing via Louisville to New York and South Glen Falls.

Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad. Route 10006 of 153 miles twice daily. Contract value $36,662 a year. On May 31st 1861 all contracts in the seceded States were cancelled, the Confederate Post Office taking them over for themselves.
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Est. $500-750
SOLD for $1,150.00
Will close during Public Auction
768     195-E-1 var. image(Northern Central Railroad) No. Central R.R. Blue 30mm cds ties 3¢ ultramarine (114) on purple cover to New York City; tiny bit of perf tip toning, F.-V.F.
Towle Nos. 195-E-1 var.; Estimate $200 - 300.

Envelope file noted "18 June" and carried on Route 1821 for Williamsport and transfer eastward via Washington and Baltimore for New York in circa 1869. Although Towle recorded four datestamps on this route, they were all between 25 to 26.5 mm diameter. This 30mm example is a previously unrecorded type.
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Est. $200-300
CLOSED
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769     203-B-1 image(Pennsylvania Railroad) Phila. & Columbia R.R., Jul 16. Perfect blue cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A), four margins, on neat circa 1852 buff cover to Philadelphia Pa., Extremely Fine and choice, Rarity IX, ex-Jarrett, Wagshal (Pictured in Simpson-Alexander, Pg. 184).
Towle Nos. 203-B-1; Estimate $500 - 750.

A GORGEOUS COVER IN GEM CONDITION. (Image1)

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Est. $500-750
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
770     239-C-2, 239-B-1 image(Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad) BALTIMORE. R.R., JULY 27 1838. Red straightline handstamp on 1838 folded letter from Baltimore Md. to New York City with manuscript "18¾" rating for over 150 miles, light vertical band of toning; ex-Hannen; Very Fine.

BALTIMORE, MD. R.R., AUG 18 1838, red straightline handstamp on folded cover docketed "Baltimore Aug 15, 1838" to Philadelphia Pa. with manuscript "12½" cent rating for under 100 miles; ex-Wyer, Extremely Fine and choice.
Towle Nos. 239-C-2, 239-B-1; Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

THE EARLIEST RECORDED DATED RAILROAD ROUTE AGENT HANDSTAMPS, OF WHICH ONLY THREE EXAMPLES IN TOTAL ARE RECORDED. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3)

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Est. $2,000-3,000
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771     240-D-1 image(Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad) PHILADA RAIL ROAD. Red straight line handstamp on cover bearing Bloods 1¢ Local (15L13), acid tied, and 10¢ Black (2), large margins to in at bottom, light stain at top, tied by red open grid cancel, matching New-York, Oct 22" cds on cover from Philadelphia Pa. to Monson, Mass.; cover soiling, F.-V.F., with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Towle Nos. 240-D-1; Estimate $750 - 1,000.

ONE OF ONLY TWO 10¢ 1847 ISSUE FRANKINGS BEARING THE PHILADELPHIA RAILROAD POSTMARK. (Image1)

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Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $1,450.00
Will close during Public Auction
772     240-D-1 image(Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad) PHILADA RAIL ROAD. Red straightline on 1848 folded cover from Philadelphia Pa. to New York City bearing 5¢ Red Brown (1), four large margins with deep rich color, tied by second partial strike of straightline and canceled by blue manuscript "X", Very Fine and attractive.
Towle Nos. 240-D-1; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)

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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
773     115-B-1 image(Rochester & Niagara Falls Railroad) Rochester & Niagara Falls R.R., Nov 15. Blue route agent cds and matching "10" rating handstamp on cover to St. Catherines Canada, Canada "United States / 6d" straight line exchange handstamp, F.-V.F. and rare, Rarity VIII.
Towle Nos. 115-B-1; Estimate $300 - 400.

Routed from Niagara Falls via Lewiston and Queenston to St Catherine's.
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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
774     129-S-2 image(Sodus Point & Southern Railroad) S.P. & S.R., Wallington, Aug 17 18. Blue fancy framed station postmark ties 3¢ green (158) on cover to Newcomb, Essex County, N.Y., Very Fine and rare fancy framed railroad station, Rarity VII; This is the discovery copy illustrated in Towle's "Route Agent Postmarks Supplement"..
Towle Nos. 129-S-2; Estimate $150 - 200.

The Sodus Point & Southern Rail Road Company was incorporated on March 19th 1852. The 34 mile line from the coal piers at Sodus Point was not completed until 1873 when it was contracted for Route 1285 at $1,700 a year for a daily service excluding Sundays.

Put into the post at Wallington Station located 4 miles south of Sodus Point. Put onto Route 1285 and transferred onto Route 1213 for Syracuse and eastward to Troy.
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Est. $150-200
CLOSED
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775     4-H-1 image(Somerset & Kennebeck Railroad) Somerset & Kens. R.R., Jul 7. Route agent cds ties 3¢ rose (65) on orange cover to Winthrop, Me., cover reduced at left, Very Fine and rare railroad marking, Rarity VIII.
Towle Nos. 4-H-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

Envelope put onto Route 2 and carried south to Augusta for transfer 10½ miles west to Winthrop.
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Est. $200-300
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776     40-A-1 image(Troy & Rutland Railroad) Troy & Rutland R.R., Feb 7. Bold route agent cds on gray 1853 folded Printed Prices Current postmarked red "Boston 'Paid.' 5 Feb" rimless cds to Darby, Vt., Very Fine and rare, Rarity VIII.
Towle Nos. 40-A-1; Estimate $300 - 400.

From Boston sorted at Troy and put onto Route 348 for the 66 miles north to Darby.
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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
777     114-O-1 image(Utica & Schenectady Railroad) U.S. Express Mail, Sep 4. Red cds with matching "PAID" straightline and red crayon "20" rating on 1843 folded letter datelined "Little Falls NY" to Cooperstown N.Y., manuscript "Paid 2" at lower left, Very Fine and rare use carried on the Utica & Schenectady R.R.
Towle Nos. 114-O-1; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)

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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $240.00
Will close during Public Auction
778     53-A-1 image(Western Railroad) RAIL ROAD CAR. Red straightline with pencil "Albany, May 4" and matching "5" rating with red "PAID" handstamp on 1846 folded letter from Albany N.Y. to Boston, Mass.; couple file folds, cover defect from wax seal removal, F.-V.F., Rarity V.
Towle Nos. 53-A-1; Estimate $150 - 200.

Carried over three contracts including Route 476.
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Est. $150-200
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
779     340-J-1 image(Wilmington & Manchester Railroad) Wilm. & King. R.R., Jun 1. Clear strike of route agent cds with matching target cancels 3¢ rose (65), faulty at bottom, on folded letter datelined "Timmonsville June 1" S.C. to Cheraw S.C., a Very Fine strike and rare Carolina Railroad use.
Towle Nos. 340-J-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE WILM. & KING. R.R. ROUTE AGENT CDS.

In 1854, the Wilmington & Manchester Railroad was extended to Kingsville S.C.
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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
780     21-A-1 image(Worcester & Nashua Railroad) Worcester & Nashua. R.R. Ms., Dec 15. Bold strike of route agent's cds ties 10¢ green (68), couple perfs torn away at bottom right, on small 1868 cover to "United States Ship Dacotah, South Pacific Squadron, Care of United States Consul, Panama", docketed at left "Callao, Peru, Jan 1st 1869", additionally tied by black "New York Dec 16" exchange postmark, Very Fine and attractive.
Towle Nos. 21-A-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

A RARE USAGE OF A RAILROAD COVER FRANKED WITH 10¢ 1861 ISSUE, THE FEW KNOWN 10¢ COVERS ARE TYPICALLY USED TO CANADA OR THE WEST COAST.

USS "Dacotah" was commissioned in 1859 was a large 1,012 tons steam sloop that served the United States Navy in the Atlantic Ocean as well as in Pacific Ocean. When the American Civil War occurred, "Dacotah" assumed the role of a gunboat in the Union blockade of the Confederate States of America. When the war was over, "Dacotah", who was named for the American Dakota tribe, resumed her role protecting American interests worldwide by showing her presence in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction

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