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

Southern States (C-O Routes) continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
4461     421-B-1 image(New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad) N.O. J. & Great No. R.R., Dec 21. Route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (26), rich color, on pinkish buff cover to New Orleans, La., Fine and rare, Rarity X, ex-Chase, Wyer.
Towle No. 421-B-1; Estimate $500 - 750.

THIS IS THE TOWLE LISTING EXAMPLE.

Put onto Route 8151 and carried south to New Orleans on December 21st circa 1858.
(Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
4462     322-D-1 image(North Carolina Railroad) North Carolina R.R., Jan 4. Blue route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A) on blue cover to Society Hill S.C., forwarded to Darlington with "Society Hill, S.C. Jan 5" cds and manuscript "5" rating; some light cover wear and aging, F.-V.F. and rare, Rarity IX (Extremely Rare).
Towle No. 322-D-1; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
4463       image(North Central Railroad) Station Agents. Group of 4 covers comprising "N.C. R.W., Whitehall, Jun 24, 1875" blue double-oval (195-S-7) on 3¢ green entire; "N.C. Railway, New Freedom, Jul 9, 1878" blue double-circle (195-S-5) on 6¢ #159 cover; "N.C. Railway, Hanover Junction, Aug 11, 1871" blue double-circle (195-S-2) on 3¢ #147 cover; and "N.C. R.W., Whitehall, Aug 17, 1876" blue double-oval on 1¢ postal card; couple with faults, F.-V.F. group.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
4464     340-B-1 image(North Eastern Railroad) North Eastern R.R., 12 Dec. Fine strike of cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A), four margins, on cover to Charleston S.C., original letter datelined "Chelsea 10 Dcr 1858", Very Fine and rare, Rarity X, ex-Hicks, Wyer.
Towle No. 340-B-1; Estimate $750 - 1,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS NORTH EASTERN RAILROAD AGENT CDS.

The North Eastern Railroad was chartered December 16th 1851 and constructed largely through the efforts of the City of Charleston. It was completed to Florence S.C. in November 1856, and route agent service commenced in 1858. After the Civil War, different postmarks were used. This letter was addressed to Branchville, where the line divided into two segments to Hamburg and Columbia.

"Chelsea 10th Der 1858" dateline being the plantation of Morton A. Waring located 6½ miles from Monks Comer on Route 6168. Carried 29 miles south to Charleston.
(Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
4465     340-C-1 image(North Eastern Railroad) North Eastern R.R., May 5. Sharp strike of cds duplexed with target cancel on 3¢ pink entire (U58) to Mount Holly Depot, N.E. R.R., S.C., Very Fine and choice strike, Rarity IV, ex-Wyer.
Towle No. 340-C-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

Put onto Route 5604 on May 6th circa 1867 and carried 19 miles north from Charleston to the Mount Holly depot.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
4466     340-S-1 image(North Eastern Railroad) North Eastern Railroad, Gourdins, Aug 31 1872. Blue boxed station postmark on pink cover bearing 3¢ green (147) tied by manuscript cancel to McClellansville S.C.; small cover tear at top, Very Fine, Rarity V.
Towle No. 340-S-1; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
4467     302-A-1 image(Orange & Alexandria Railroad) Alex & Orange R.R., Apr 20. Bold red route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A) large margins to just in including part of adjoining stamp at left, also tied by pencil cancel, on orange buff cover to Philadelphia Pa.; edge wear with corner flaws, Fine and rare, Rarity VIII, ex-Towle, Hannen.
Towle No. 302-A-1; Estimate $400 - 600.

The Orange & Alexandria was chartered in March 1848 and reached Gordonsville in March 1854 being contracted for Route 2724 from January 1854. The 88-mile route was given $4,850 a year for a daily service.

Put onto Route 2724 on April 20th circa 1855 and carried to Alexandria for onward carriage via Washington and Baltimore to Philadelphia.
(Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
4468     302-I-1 image(Orange & Alexandria Railroad) Orange & Alex. R.R., Jan 9. Route agent cds on cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) cancelled by circle of wedges to Staunton Va., Jan. 11th 1866 receipt docketing at left; light central stain, Rarity V.
Towle No. 302-I-1; Estimate $150 - 200.

Put onto Route 4831 carried south to Gordonsville for transfer to Staunton on the Virginia Central Railroad Route.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
4469     302-S-1 image(Orange, Alexandra & Manassas Railroad) O. A. & M. R.R., Rectortown, Aug 15, 1868. Sharp station double-circle cds with matching partial four-ring target cancels tying 3¢ rose (65) s.e. and flaw, on light buff cover to Alexandria Va.; no flap and small top edge mend, a Very Fine strike, Rarity VI.
Towle No. 302-S-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

Put onto Route 4404 at Rectortown and carried 17½ miles east to Manassas Junction for transfer to Route 4401 and 27 miles south to Alexandria.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
Southern States (P-W Routes)
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
4470     305-E-1 image(Petersburg & Roanoke Railroad) Petersburg & Roanoke R.R. Jun. 27. Two strikes of route agent's cds struck at left on blue folded cover to Richmond Va. bearing 1847 5¢ black brown (1a), four clear to large margins, tied by unusual pen cross cancel; small indentations affecting stamp, Very Fine and rare, Rarity IX (Extremely Rare), ex-Hahn.
Towle No. 305-E-1; Estimate $300 - 400.

THIS IS THE ONLY REPORTED USE OF THIS RAILROAD MARKING ON THE 1847 ISSUE. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
4471     309-A-1 image(Portsmouth & Roanoke Railroad) Portsmouth & Roanoke R.R. Jan. 6. Well-struck brown route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A), large margins to in at top, on blue folded letter datelined "Raleigh Jany. 5, 1855" to Edenton N.C., Very Fine strike of this scarce route agent cds, Rarity IX.
Towle No. 309-A-1; Estimate $500 - 750.

Carried outside the post from Raleigh to Weldon and put onto Route 2470. Carried 63 miles east to Suffolk for the post road south to Edenton. The Towle Jan. 1st tracing is partial, this example is far superior.
(Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
4472     309-C-2 image(Raleigh & Gaston Railroad) Raleigh & Gaston R.R., Aug 6. Bold strike of green route agent cds on 3¢ red (U10) buff Nesbitt entire to Scotland Neck, N.C.; some restoration, scarce and Very Fine appearance, Rarity VIII, ex-Chase.
Towle No. 309-C-2; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
4473     310-A-1 image(Richmond & Danville Railroad) Richmond & Danville R.R., Jun 1. Blue route agent cds on buff cover with blue Booker & Watkins Commission Merchants, Richmond Va. cameo corner card bearing 3¢ dull red (11A), jumbo margins, tied by manuscript "X" cancel to Drakes Branch Va.; light stain, otherwise Very Fine.
Towle No. 310-A-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

Put onto Route 4854 and carried 81 miles from Richmond to Drakes Branch.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
4474     305-V-1 image(Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad) Potomac Postal Cards, Dec. Route agent cds duplex with grid cancel on 3¢ pink (U59) buff entire with Dover Coal & lron Co., Richmond Va. corner card to New York N.Y., Very Fine, Rarity V.
Towle No. 305-V-1; Estimate $150 - 200.

Put onto Route 4402 and carried by the combined railroad and steamboat route for Washington. Routed via Baltimore and Philadelphia to New York.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4475     305-G-1 image(Roanoke & Petersburg Railroad) Roanoke & Petersburg R.R. Apr. 24. Bluish black cds on 3¢ red (U10) Nesbitt buff entire to Suffolk Va., F.-V.F., Rarity X (Unique), ex-Wyer, Towle, Hannen.
Towle No. 305-G-1; Estimate $500 - 750.

THIS IS THE TOWLE LISTING EXAMPLE AND IS REPORTEDLY UNIQUE. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
4476     350-B-1 image(Savannah & Charleston Railroad) C. & Savannah R.R., Nov 2. Clear strike of cds with matching four-ring target cancels tie two 3¢ ultramarine (114) singles, on cover to Charleston S.C.; small cover tear, Very Fine and scarce.
Towle No. 350-B-1; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4477     309-B-1 image(Seaboard & Roanoke Railroad) Sead. & Roan. R.R. Partial strike cancels 3¢ red (U10) buff Nesbitt entire to Suffolk, Va., Very Fine and rare, Rarity IX, ex-Wyer, Towle, Hannen.
Towle No. 309-B-1; Estimate $500 - 750.

Put onto Route 2470 on April 16th circa 1854 and carried to Suffolk located 17 miles from Portsmouth and 68 miles from Weldon.
(Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
4478     336-A-1 image(South Carolina Railroad) "SoCa R R, May 19". Manuscript railroad postmark on blue folded cover bearing 5¢ red brown (1), tied by two strikes of red circular grids, addressed to Sumterville S.C., charge box notation; horizontal crease affects 5¢ F.-V.F., ex-Karrer, with 1980 P.F. certificate.
Towle No. 336-A-1; Estimate $750 - 1,000.

A RARE SOUTH CAROLINA RAILROAD AGENT USE BEARING THE 1847 ISSUE USE.

Carried north on Route 3104 to Columbia for transfer on the 45 mile post road to Sumterville.
(Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction
4479       image(South Carolina Railroad) South Carolina Railroad, Office of the General Superintendent, Charleston S.C. All-over illustrated shaded ad cover showing steam locomotive bearing 3¢ dull red (26), cancelled by black grid cancel, matching bold "Charleston S.C. Nov 5" cds to New York N.Y., Extremely Fine and attractive.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

The South Carolina Railroad was chartered December 10th 1827 as Charleston & Hamburg R.R., initial 6 miles completed in 1829, and the first U.S. mails carried by rail on December 1st 1831. Line completed to Hamburg in October 1833, and branches to Columbia in 1840 and Camden in September 1848. As the railroad post system grew in sophistication, several datestamps were procured along with ratemarks and cancels.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
4480     336-A-1, 336-D-1 image(South Carolina Railroad) South Carolina R.R. Two covers, first with manuscript "SoCaRR, April 19" postmark and matching "5" rating on circa 1854 folded cover to Aiken S.C.; second with blue "South Carolina R.R., Dec 29" route agent cds with matching "5" rating handstamp stampless cover to Augusta Ga., Very Fine exhibit page.
Towle No. 336-A-1, 336-D-1; Estimate $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction

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