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The Hugh V. Feldman Collections of United States Railroads continued...

Routes Within New York States (N Routes) continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
4341     101-B-1 image(Northern Railroad) Northern R.R., July 23. Well-struck route agent's double-circle datestamp with day in manuscript and two strikes of matching "PAID" in rectangle handstamps cancel 3¢ dull red (11A), large margins to clear at right with brilliant color, on circa 1852 folded cover to Concord N.H., Very Fine, a rare route agent marking, Rarity VIII, with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Towle No. 101-B-1; Estimate $500 - 750.

Envelope put onto Route 1252 on July 23rd circa 1852. Probably carried east to Rouses Point for transfer onto Route 301 on the Vermont Central Railroad and east to Concord.

Simpson-Alexander list this as Rarity 10 (unique), however we note two other examples, one offered in the prior lot (lot 4340) and one other in the Wyer collection.
(Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
4342     101-O-1 image(Northern Railroad) "Northern R.R., July 26/51". Manuscript route agent postmark and matching "5" rating on folded letter datelined "Parishville July 23 1851" to Morley N.Y.; two vertical filefolds, Very Fine, Rarity VI, Towle Listing Example.
Towle No. 101-O-1; Estimate $300 - 400.

Cover put onto Route 1252 at Potsdam Junction for the 25 miles west to Ogdensburg. Transferred to the 16 mile post road to Morley.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $240.00
Will close during Public Auction
Routes Within New York States (R-W Routes)
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
4343     100-A-2 image(Rensselaer & Saratoga Railroad) Troy & Whitehall R.R., Aug 16. Five strikes of blue route agent cds on 1849 blue cover to Champlain, N.Y. bearing 5¢ red brown, three margins with manuscript cancel; cover with light wax seal tone spot, Very Fine.
Towle No. 100-A-2; Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

A STUNNING AND ATTRACTIVE 1847 ISSUE COVER.

Carried north to Whitehall on Route 935 for the steamboat to Champlain. The Route Agent had set the cds with "15" and corrected the slug using the stamp to obliterate the mistake and added fifth strike below to make the date readable.
(Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
4344     100-A-2 image(Rensselaer & Saratoga Railroad) Troy & Whitehall R.R., Dec 6. Bold blue route agent cds with matching "5" rating handstamp on 1849 folded cover docketed from Whitehall N.Y. to Schaghticoke, N.Y.; light horizontal fold and number notation, Very Fine, ex-Lehman.
Towle No. 100-A-2; Estimate $200 - 300.

Carried south on routes 935 & 929 to Troy for transfer 14½ miles north to Schaghticoke.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
4345     100-S-1 image(Rensselaer & Saratoga Railroad) Rens. & Sar. R.R., Round Lake, Apr 17, 1875. Blue route agent handstamp with manuscript tied 3¢ green (158), corner replaced, on cover to Waterford, N.Y., Very Fine appearance.
Towle No. 100-S-1; Estimate $150 - 200.

Envelope put onto 1221 at Round Oak Station and carried 17 miles south to Troy for transfer to Waterford.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4346     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 No. 115-B-1; Estimate $500 - 750.

Routed from Niagara Falls via Lewiston and Queenston to St Catherine's.
(Image1)
Est. $500-750
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4347     115-B-1 image(Rochester & Niagara Falls Railroad) Rochester & Niagara Falls R.R., Oct 30. Route agent's cds ties 3¢ Dull Red (11A), top sheet margin pos. 9L1L on turned cover to Watertown, Wisc., original use bearing 3¢ dull red #11A from Buffalo to Albion, Very Fine, Rarity VIII (Very Rare).
Towle No. 115-B-1; Estimate $400 - 600.

A VERY RARE RAILROAD ROUTE AGENT MARKING ON THIS UNUSUAL TURNED COVER. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
4348     102-A-1 image(Rome & Cape Vincent Railroad) C. Vincent & Rome R.R., Oct 5. Red cds on 3¢ red (U2) buff entire with Nesbitt seal on flap, addressed to New Haven CT, carried on the Cape Vincent, Watertown to Rome route, Very Fine and scarce, Rarity VII.
Towle No. 102-A-1; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
4349       image(Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburgh Railroad) R.W. & O. R.R. Camden, Nov 25, 1865. Circular agent datestamp and "R.W. & C. R.R., Nov. 17, 1865, Willamstown" station datestamp alongside on blue embossed cameo "Wm. A. Pond & Co., Piano Fortes, New York" corner card cover to Williamstown, N.Y. bearing 2¢ black (73) tied by NYCM four-point geometric in circle cancel; small cover tears and small toned spots, F.-V.F., ex-Fosdyke, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

A RARE RAILROAD USE WITH BOTH ROME, WATERTOWN & OGDENSBURGH RAILROAD STATION AGENT DATESTAMPS ARE UNRECORDED BY TOWLE. (Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $1,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
4350     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 No. 129-S-2; Estimate $300 - 400.

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.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4351     127-A-1 image(Syracuse & Binghampton Railroad) Syra. & Binghampn. R.R., Nov 8. Clear route agent cds with matching small dotted grid cancel ties 3¢ dull red (11A) on buff cover to Warren, Ohio, Very Fine and attractive, Rarity X.
Towle No. 127-A-1; Estimate $750 - 1,000.

Carried on Route 1463 south to Binghampton for westward carriage to Warren, Ohio.
(Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
4352     114-B-3 image(Syracuse & Utica Railroad) RAIL ROAD. UTICA. Petite red straightline handstamp with pencil "12½" rating on folded cover to Genesco N.Y.; file fold, small edge and internal tears, Very Fine appearance, Rarity X.
Towle No. 114-B-3; Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS UTICA RAIL ROAD STRAIGHTLINE, THE OTHER USED IN MARCH 1842.

Carried on the Syracuse & Utica RR, forerunner to the New York Central, this marking is only known on this and one other cover and alignment indicates that that it may be from a single device.
(Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
4353     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 No. 114-O-1; Estimate $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4354     126-A-1 image(Utica, Chenango & Susquehanna Valley Railroad) U.C. & S.V. R.R., Jul 25. Route agent cds duplexed with four-ring target cancel on 3¢ ultramarine (114) on orange advertising cover from Sherburne N.Y. to Poolville N.Y.; cover a bit reduced at right, Very Fine and attractive.
Towle No. 126-A-1; Estimate $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4355     123-S-unlisted image(Utica, Ithaca & Elmira Railroad) U. I. & E. R.R. Besemers. Feb 10, 1877. Bold double-circle station cds cancels 1¢ postal card (UX3) to Newark Valley, Extremely Fine and choice.
Towle No. 123-S-unlisted; Estimate $200 - 300.

The Besemer's Depot post office was opened on March 9th 1876 with the postmaster as Mary A. Besemer. Located on the Utica, Ithica & Elmira Rail Road some 5¼ miles from Ithaca. Received the Station Agent's date stamp for Besemer's Depot to travel on Route 6075 contracted for 48½ miles at $2,226 a year for a daily service excluding Sundays.

Put into Besemer's Depot on February 10th 1877 and carried south on Route 6075 to Wilseyville for transfer via Owego to Newark Valley.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
4356     102-A-1 image(Watertown & Rome Railroad) C. Vincent & Rome R.R., Mar 27. Route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (26) on orange cover with handstamped Watertown N.Y. corner card for "Dealer in Leather, Oil & Findings" to Boston Mass., Very Fine and attractive, a very scarce railroad marking, Rarity VII.
Towle No. 102-A-1; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
4357     102-C-1 image(Watertown & Rome Railroad) Watertown & Rome R.R., Jun 17. Route agent cds on 3¢ red (U10) Nesbitt buff entire to Watertown N.Y., Very Fine and scarce Nesbitt use, Rarity VI.
Towle No. 102-C-1; Estimate $100 - 150. (Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
4358     102-V-1 image(Watertown & Rome Rail Road) "W & Rome R.R., Nov 29". Pencil manuscript on 1851 folded letter datelined "Camden Nov 29 / 51" to New Haven, Conn. bearing 3¢ dull red (11A) canceled by grid cancel, Very Fine and rare, Rarity V, the Towle Listing example.
Towle No. 102-V-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

Carried on Route 1256 prior to issuing of a date stamp of the Route Agent. Carried 18 miles east to Rome for transfer to Route 1030 on the Syracuse & Utica Rail Road.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction
Routes in New England (A-C Routes)
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
4359     4-D-1 image(Atlantic & St. Lawrence and Androscoggin & Kennebec Railroads) AC. & ST. L. & AN. & KK. R.R. Route agent cds with manuscript "Paid" endorsement and matching "X" cancel tying defective 3¢ dull red (11A) on orange cover to Paris, Me., still Very Fine.
Towle No. 4-D-1; Estimate $150 - 200.

Cover put onto Route 97 and carried to Paris located 47 miles north of Portland.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
4360     4-C-1 image(Atlantic & St. Lawrence and Androscoggin & Kennebec RailRoads) A & St. L. & A. & Kenbk. R.R., Jan 11. Blue route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A), large to huge margins except just touching frameline at bottom right, on blue folded letter datelined "Lewiston Jany 11 1853" to Newburyport Mass.; couple of light cover stains, F.-V.F. and scarce, Rarity VI.
Towle No. 4-C-1; Estimate $100 - 150.

Put onto Route 91 south from Lewiston Me. via Danville Junction. The car then continued on Route 97 to Portland, then transferred to the Portland to Boston railroad.
(Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $90.00
Will close during Public Auction

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