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

Routes in New England (A-C Routes) continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
4381       image(Concord & Claremont Railroad) Con. & Clare. R.R., Agt., Jul 31. Purple route agent cds and cork cancel on 1¢ postal card (UX5) datelined "Newport N.H. Jul 31 - 1878" to Charlestown Mass., accompanied by original Oct. 17, 1857 Post Office Department Contract Office notice of contract for route 255 from Concord to Bradford to Concord & Claremont R.R. agent mounted together on 11x17 exhibit page, Very Fine exhibit pair.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4382     35-F-1, 35-F-2 image(Connecticut & Passumpsic Rivers Railroad) Sullivan & Passumpsic R.R. Two covers, each franked with 3¢ dull red (11A), first with adhesive tied by route agent's cds with serifed letters (Towle 35-F-1), second with 3¢ tied by non-serifed cds (Towle 35-F-2, ex-Judd), both addressed to towns in Vermont, F.-V.F., both Towle Rarity VII (Rare).
Towle No. 35-F-1, 35-F-2; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
4383     35-A-1 image(Connecticut River Railroad) Conn. RIVER R.R., Nov 10. Clear strike of route agent's cds tying 3¢ dull red (11A) on 1854 folded letter datelined "Royalston Nov 17 54" to Troy, NY, Very Fine, ex-Wyer, Wagshal.
Towle No. 35-A-1; Estimate $750 - 1,000.

A VERY RARE ROUTE AGENT MARKING THAT IS THE BASIS FOR THE TRACING IN SIMPSON-ALEXANDER (RARITY 9).

Carried via Bellows Falls to Keene to be put onto Route 692 for Springfield. Transferred West for Troy.
(Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
4384     91-A-1 image(Connecticut Western Railroad) Conn. Western R.R. Feb 10. Clear strike of cds duplex with fancy four-hearts cancel on 3¢ green entire to Boston Mass., docketed "West Winstead Conn. Feb 11/76" on back; missing backflap and open at sides, Very Fine, Rarity IV.
Towle No. 91-A-1; Estimate $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
Routes in New England (E-N Routes)
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
4385     4-A-2 image(Eastern Railroad) Eastern R.R., 10 Mar. Blue route agent cds ties four margin 3¢ dull red (11A) on blue 1853 folded letter to Boston Mass.; central file fold, fresh and Very Fine.
Towle No. 4-A-2; Estimate $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
4386     4-A-1 image(Eastern Railroad) Eastern R.R., 28 May. Blue route agent's cds with matching "Paid" straightline adjacent and additional strike cancelling 10¢ Black (2), position 58R, four large margins, additional manuscript cross-hatch and tied by manuscript "10 Paid" beneath stamp that bleeds through on blue folded cover to Washington D.C., Very Fine and a rare usage, with 1994 P.F. certificate.
Towle No. 4-A-1; Estimate $750 - 1,000. (Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
4387     4-A-1 image(Eastern Railroad) Eastern R.R., Nov 7. Perfect strike of bold blue route agent cds with matching "Paid" straightline and circular grid cancel ties 5¢ red brown (1), four margins except just touching bottom left corner frameline, on cover addressed to Worcester, Mass.; some edge wear, tiny blue ink stain at bottom, Very Fine and a stunning cover.
Towle No. 4-A-1; Estimate $400 - 600.

Cover put onto Route 401 on November 7th and carried south to Boston for transfer west to Worcester.
(Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
4388     55-A-2 image(Fall River Railroad) Boston & Fall River R.R., May 28. Nice strike of red route agent cds with matching two strikes of circular grid cancel tie 3¢ dull red (11) on buff cover to Grand Rapids, Michigan, Very Fine, Rarity VI.
Towle No. 55-A-2; Estimate $150 - 200.

Carried on Route 634 to Boston for transfer to Albany and west to Grand Rapids.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
4389     88-B-1 image(Housatonic Railroad) Housatonic Railroad, 5. Clear strike of red route agent cds with integral "5" rate on cover to Stapleton, Staten Island, N.Y., F.-V.F., Rarity VI.
Towle No. 88-B-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

Carried to Bridgeport on Route 702 and then by coach to New York.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4390     88-B-2 image(Housatonic Railroad) Housatonic Railroad, 5. Wonderful strike of red double circle route agent handstamp with intergral "5" rating on cover to St. Albans, Vermont, Extremely Fine, rare in this gem condition.
Towle No. 88-B-2; Estimate $500 - 750.

Envelope put onto Route 705 circa 1850 carried south to Bridgeport for onward carriage via New York to St. Albans.
(Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
4391     88-B-6 image(Housatonic Railroad) Housatonic R.R., May 22. Excellent strike of red route agent cds on 1851 folded letter datelined "Falls Village 22 May 1851" to South Lee, Mass., Extremely Fine and choice.
Towle No. 88-B-6; Estimate $100 - 150.

Put onto Route 705 at Falls Village Conn. to be carried 28 miles north to South Lee.
(Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $70.00
Will close during Public Auction
4392     88-B-7 image(Housatonic Railroad) Housatonic R.R. Feb 8. Red route agent cds with matching partial red grid cancel tying 5¢ red brown (1), huge margins to just in including sheet margin at right, on blue 1851 folded cover to New York City, Very Fine, Rarity V.
Towle No. 88-B-7; Estimate $500 - 750. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
4393     88-S-8a image(Housatonic Railroad) Merwinsville, Housatonic R.R., May 20. Station oval ties 3¢ dull red (26), top left corner torn off prior to use, on red & blue Flag Patriotic cover to Albion, N.Y., some edge wrinkles, F.-V.F. and attractive, a scarce railroad marking, particularly on a Patriotic cover, Rarity VII.
Towle No. 88-S-8a; Estimate $300 - 400.

Put onto Route 945 circa 1862 carried 42 miles south to Bridgeport for New York and then via Albany to Albion.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $675.00
Will close during Public Auction
4394     88-S-4b image(Housatonic Railroad) Hawleyville, Housatonic R.R., Feb. 5. Nice strike of station oval on buff cover to New Millford, Conn. bearing 3¢ ultramarine (114) canceled by segmented cork cancels; some light cover wear, Very Fine.
Towle No. 88-S-4b; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
4395     8-B-1 image(Knox & Lincoln Railroad) K. & L. R.R., Aug 30. Route agent cds duplex with cork cancel tying 3¢ green (158) on cover to Gorham, Me., cancelled by cork, blue oval "Steamer Ulysses, Aug. 30, 1876" waterway oval, cover slightly reduced at right, 3¢ corner crease, Fine, an unusual steamboat and railroad combination.
Towle No. 8-B-1; Estimate $100 - 150.

Envelope initially carried by the "Ulysses" to Rockland, running Route 246 of 72 miles from Sullivan via Vinal Haven. Put onto Route 13 at Rockland for Bath to receive the Route Agent's date stamp. Transferred at Bath south to Portland for the post road west to Gorham.

The "Ulysses" of 239 tons built in 1864 was stranded and lost at Rockland on October 1st 1878.
(Image1)
Est. $100-150
SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
4396     87-A-1 image(Naugatuck Railroad) Naugatuck R.R., Oct 2. Red-orange route agent cds with matching "Paid" handstamp at center and criss-cross strikes cancel 5¢ red brown (1), beautiful shade, large margins to touched, on orange buff cover endorsed "North Amherst Post Office" to Sunderland Mass.; some edge wear, Very Fine and rare, Rarity VII.
Towle No. 87-A-1; Estimate $750 - 1,000.

A CHOICE 1847 ISSUE COVER WITH THE NAUGATUCK R.R. ROUTE AGENT CDS.

Put onto Route 689 on October 2nd 1849 and carried north to Winsted for Springfield and North Amherst.
(Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
4397     35-P-1 image(New Haven & Bellows Falls Railroad) N.H. & B. Falls R.R., Oct. 7. Route agent cds ties 3¢ rose (65) on light yellow cover to Walpole, N.H.; minor cover wrinkles at right, Very Fine, Rarity V, This is the Towle Listing Example.
Towle No. 35-P-1; Estimate $300 - 400.

Put onto the route somewhere between New Haven & Bellows Falls and carried through to Walpole located 5½ miles south of Bellows Falls on October 7th circa 1861.

The mail car running between New Haven and Bellows Falls ran on all or parts of four different contracts. The full route length was 137 miles, payment being apportioned relative to the mileage on each section of the route.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
4398     70-C-1 image(New Haven & New London Railroad) N. Haven & N. London R.R., Jan 6. Excellent strike of route agent cds cancels 1853-55 3¢ Nesbitt entire, horizontally laid paper (U1) entire to Great Barrington, Mass.; part of flap torn away and small defect at top right with some tape on reverse showing through, Very Fine, Rarity VIII.
Towle No. 70-C-1; Estimate $500 - 750.

AN ATTRACTIVE USAGE OF THIS RAILWAY MARKING ON A VERY RARE NESBITT ENTIRE (UPSS 1A $3500).

Put onto Route 602 in January and carried west to New Haven for Springfield and Great Barrington.
(Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $725.00
Will close during Public Auction
4399     80-A-1 image(New Haven & Springfield Railroad) N. Haven & Springfield R.R., Nov. 3. Light strike of red cds with magenta "PAID" with pointing hand handstamp and bearing 5¢ red brown (1), four mostly large margins, tied by pencil cancel on blue 1848 folded cover to Boston Mass., Very Fine and scarce railroad usage, Rarity VI, ex-Wagshal.
Towle No. 80-A-1; Estimate $750 - 1,000.

THE ALEXANDER BOOK ONLY RECORDS THREE 5¢ AND ONE 10¢ 1847 ISSUE USES ON THIS RAILROAD.

Cover put onto Route 685 for 26 miles to Springfield for transfer east to Boston.
(Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
4400     35-D-1 image(New Haven to Bellows Falls Route) N. Hav. & Bellows Falls R.R., Feb 1. Sharp strike of route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (26), center s.e. at left, on orange cover to New Haven, Conn.; side flaps missing, reduced slightly at left, otherwise Very Fine and scarce, Rarity VIII.
Towle No. 35-D-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

Put onto the route somewhere between Bellows Falls and New Haven on February 1st circa 1860.

This route agent cds was used over the Hartford & New Haven Railroad (Route 940), Connecticut River Railroad (Route 702), Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad (Route 691) and Vermont Valley Railroad (Route 477).
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction

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