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

Routes in New England (P-W Routes) continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
4421     41-S-8 image(Rutland & Burlington Railroad) Cuttingsville, R. & B. R.R., Jan 12 1870. Blue station oval on cover to Schoolcraft, Mich. bearing 3¢ ultramarine (114),small corner defect, tied by cork cancel, F.-V.F., Rarity VI.
Towle No. 41-S-8; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4422     41-S-9 image(Rutland & Burlington Railroad) Gassetts, R. & 8. R.R., Sep 1 1869. Oval route agent handstamp with matching four-ring target cancels on 1¢ buff (112) vertical strip of three on cover to Harvard Mass.; strip with minor staining, F.-V.F.
Towle No. 41-S-9; Estimate $200 - 300.

Envelope put onto Route 2 at Gassetts to be carried 18 miles south to Bellows Falls for transfer east via Fitchburg to Boston.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
4423     41-S-1 image(Rutland & Burlington Railroad) Middlebury, R. & B. R. R., 1857 Dec 12. Perfect strike of blue oval route agent handstamp on buff cover to Pittsford Vt., matching blue advertising corner card of "Henry L. Sheldon, Dealer in Musical Instruments, Middlebury" at top left, manuscript Free Frank of H.L. Sheldon, Otac City at top right, slightly reduced at top right, Very Fine, Rarity IX.
Towle No. 41-S-1; Estimate $300 - 400.

Envelope put onto Route 131 and carried 23 miles south from Middlebury to Pittsford. Sheldon was an absent postmaster of Otac City, MI. in business in Middlebury.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $220.00
Will close during Public Auction
4424     41-S-12 image(Rutland & Burlington Railroad) Sutherland Falls R. & B. R.R., Nov 18, 1865. Two strikes of station oval on cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by four-rings target to Montpellier Vt., 1866 docketing at left, F.-V.F., Rarity VII.
Towle No. 41-S-12; Estimate $150 - 200.

The station at Sutherland Falls was situated 61 miles south of Burlington and 58 miles north of Bellows Falls on Route 454. The Rutland & Burlington was contracted in July
1865 at $19,400 a year for a daily service excluding Sundays on the 199½-mile route.

Put into the Sutherland Falls station on November 18th 1865 and addressed to Montpelier and struck with the Station Agents date stamp. Carried on Route 454 north to Burlington for transfer to Route 463 on the Vermont Central Rail Road for Montpelier.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
4425     43-S-1 image(Rutland & Burlington Railroad) Whiting., R.& B.R.R., Sep 21 1869. Blue station agent double-circle cds on orange cover to Pittsford, VT bearing 3¢ ultramarine (114) cancelled by black cork cancel, original 1869 enclosure accompanies; 3¢ small flaws, reduced slightly at left, Very Fine and rare, Rarity VIII, This is the Towle listing Example.
Towle No. 43-S-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

Whiting, VT is four miles west of Leicester Junction on the Addison Branch.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
4426     44-A-1 image(Rutland & Washington Railroad) Rutland & Washtn. R. R., June 13. Clear blue circle ties 3¢ dull red (11A), margins to slightly in, on buff 1853 cover with original letter from Clapp Mills, Burlington, Mass. to Beverly, Mass., Very Fine, Rarity IX, ex-Hicks, Wyer (This cover realized $110 in 1967).
Towle No. 44-A-1; Estimate $500 - 750.

THE FINER OF ONLY TWO RECORDED STRIKES OF THIS ROUTE AGENT CDS. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
4427     44-A-1 image(Rutland & Washington Railroad) Rutland & Washtn. R.R. Well-struck dateless circular postmark on cover with original Feb. 8th 1859 Rutland Vt. letter on General Ticket Department letterhead to Shushaw N.Y., endorsed "R.R.S." (Rail Road Service) at bottom left; minor edgewear, Very Fine railroad use carried outside of the mails, Rarity IX, This Towle Tracing is Partial unlike this Example, ex-Towle, Hannen.
Towle No. 44-A-1; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $240.00
Will close during Public Auction
4428     4-A-1 image(Somerset & Kennebeck Railroad) Eastern R.R. Ms., Jul 29. Blue route agent cds tying 1852 3¢ dull red (11) and 1857 3¢ dull red, type I (25) on cover to Manchester Vt., 3¢ '51 with four margins and 3¢ '57 with light corner creases, cover barely reduced at right, Extremely Fine, Rarity IV, ex-Wagshal.
Towle No. 4-A-1; Estimate $500 - 750.

A LOVELY AND RARE USAGE OF THE MIXED ISSUE FRANKING (PARTICULARLY WITH AN 1857 3¢ TYPE I) USED ON COVER WITH RAILROAD CANCEL. A WONDERFUL COVER FOR THE SPECIALIST. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
4429     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 No. 4-H-1; Estimate $300 - 400.

Envelope put onto Route 2 and carried south to Augusta for transfer 10½ miles west to Winthrop.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4430     73-C-1 image(Stonington & Providence Railroad - Steamboat) N.Y. & Boston Stmb. & R.R.R., Jan 29. Route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (26) on lemon cover with "Gibbs $15 Sewing Machine" blue cameo advertising corner card to Boston Mass.
Towle No. 73-C-1; Estimate $500 - 750.

Carried on the combined steamboat and railroad route between New York and Boston. Part of the route used the Stonington & Providence Railroad.
(Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
4431     73-C-3 image(Stonington & Providence Railroad - Steamboat) N.Y. & Boston Stmb. & R.R.R., Aug 25. Route agent cds and matching "10" cent rating handstamp on 1858 buff cover to Wolfville, Nova Scotia, oval "United States" exchange handstamp and large Canadian "6" pence due handstamp, reverse with St. Johns N.B., Annapolis (8.30) transits and Wolfville (9.1) arrival cds; some cover staining and wrinkles, F.-V.F.
Towle No. 73-C-3; Estimate $200 - 300.

Postmarks used by through New York-Boston route agents. They succeeded the U.S. Express Mail 'N.York' and 'Boston' postmarks.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
4432     81-A-1 image(Stonington & Providence Railroad) Norwich & Worcester R.R., Jul 5. Bold red route agent's cds on 1848 folded letter to Worcester, Mass. bearing manuscript canceled 5¢ red brown (1), four full to large margins with rich color and nice impression; horizontal file fold affecting stamp, light tape stain at top edge, Extremely Fine appearance, Rarity V, with 2010 Weiss certificate.
Towle No. 81-A-1; Estimate $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
4433     35-F-1 image(Sullivan Railroad) Sullivan & Passumpsic R.R., Aug 20. Superb strike of route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A), four margins on 1853 orange cover to Troy, N.Y., 1853 docketing; flap tear, Extremely Fine and choice.
Towle No. 35-F-1; Estimate $300 - 400.

Carried on Route 460 for transfer at Springfield westward via Albany for Troy.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $220.00
Will close during Public Auction
4434     40-S-1 image(Troy & Boston Railroad) Danby, T. & B. R.R., Mar 1866. Station oval cancels 3¢ rose (65) on blind-embossed American Telegraph Co. eagle corner card cover to Waterbury Center Vt.; reduced slightly at left with nick, F.-V.F., Rarity VI.
Towle No. 40-S-1; Estimate $150 - 200.

Of the 15 stations on the route only Danby located 18 miles south of Rutland is recorded as using a Station Agents date stamp associated with the Troy & Boston Railroad.

Put onto Route 477 north to Rutland for transfer to Route 454 for Burlington and then a transfer to Route 463 on the Vermont Central R.R. to Waterbury.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4435     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 No. 40-A-1; Estimate $400 - 600.

From Boston sorted at Troy and put onto Route 348 for the 66 miles north to Darby.
(Image1)
Est. $400-600
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4436     51-A-1 image(Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad) Vermt. & Massts. R.R., Jun 26. Nice strike of orange-red route agent cds with matching grid cancel tying 5¢ red brown (1), four ample to large margins, on cover to Boston Mass.; cover with part of back torn away, sealed tears, still Very Fine and attractive, Rarity VIII.
Towle No. 51-A-1; Estimate $400 - 600.

Put onto Route 472 on June 26th circa 1850. Carried east to Fitchburg for transfer to Boston.
(Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
4437     51-A-1 image(Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad) Vermt. & Massts. R.R., 23 May. Route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A), four nice margins, on cover addressed to Chester Village, Mass., Very Fine and choice.
Towle No. 51-A-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

Cover put onto Route 472 and carried south to Vernon for transfer via Springfield for post road to Chester.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
4438     51-A-1 image(Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad) VERMt. & MASSct. R.R., Sep 3. Cds cancels 3¢ red (U1) Nesbitt entire circa 1853 to Hardwick Mass.; reduced slightly at left, Very Fine, Rarity VI.
Towle No. 51-A-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

Put onto Route 661 and carried probably to Athol, then 18 miles south on the post road to Hardwick.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction
4439     53-A-2 image(Western Railroad) RAIL ROAD CAR. Red straightline with matching "Worcester Ms., Jul 30" cds and red manuscript "6" cent rating on 1841 folded letter datelined "Springfield July 19. 1841" to Leicester, Mass, Very Fine and rare used with town cds, Rarity V.
Towle No. 53-A-2; Estimate $400 - 600.

Carried 55 miles east on Route 443 to Worcester for Leicester. Rated in error 6¢ instead of 10¢ for 30 - 80 miles. An early use of this marking.
(Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
4440     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 No. 53-A-1; Estimate $300 - 400.

Carried over three contracts including Route 476.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction

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