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

Southern States (P-W Routes) continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
4481       image(South Carolina Railroad) E.N. Fuller, R. & F. Agt., S.C.R.R., Charleston, S.C. Illustrated corner card showing Steam Locomotive & Train on 3¢ pink (U58) entire cancelled by "Charleston S.C. Oct. 13" cds and cork cancel to Abbeville S.C., Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Lovely advertising corner card promoting the railway and freight agent "E.N. Fuller" of Charleston.
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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
4482     311-A-1 image(South Side Railroad) South Side R.R., Mar 11. Blue route agent cds on folded letter datelined "Petersburg, March 10th 1853" to Farmville Va. bearing 3¢ dull red (11A) tied by manuscript, Very Fine and rare, Rarity IX, ex-Hannen.
Towle No. 311-A-1; Estimate $500 - 750.

Put onto Route 2443 and carried 69 miles west to Farmville.
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Est. $500-750
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
4483     274-S-40 image(Valley Railroad) Pleasant Valley Depot. Purple station cds overstruck by matching unlisted "Pleasant Valley, Valley Railroad" oval handstamp on 1¢ postal card (UX5) to Harrisbonburg Va., datelined "Pleasant Valley Va Oct 28 1878", Very Fine and rare unlisted Valley Railroad oval.
Towle No. 274-S-40; Estimate $150 - 200.

Chartered in February 1866 the Valley Railroad intended to connect the Baltimore & Ohio at Harpers Ferry to the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad. A section of the one between Harrisburg and Staunton was completed by 1877 using convict labor but by 1878 construction was stopped at Lexington. The line was taken over by the Baltimore & Ohio in 1881 as their Valley Branch but in the Postmaster General's Annual Report of 1878 neither company were listed as having a contract on the Harrison to Staunton section of the road.

Carried outside the mails 5 miles north having received the Station Agent cds and an unlisted undated "VALLEY RAILROAD" in the same ink.
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Est. $150-200
SOLD for $90.00
Will close during Public Auction
4484     311-D-1 image(Virginia & Tennessee Railroad) Va. & Tenn. R.R. "Feb. 21". Clear blue cds strike with date in manuscript and matching large "5" cent due rating on blue folded letter datelined "Liberty 21 Feby. 1855" to Richmond Va.; vertical file fold well away from markings, Very Fine and rare, Rarity IX, ex-Towle, Hannen.
Towle No. 311-D-1; Estimate $300 - 400.

Put onto Route 2022 and carried 25 miles east to Lynchburg for Richmond.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4485     357-B-1 image(Western & Atlantic Railroad) West. & Atlantic R.R., Aug 23. Red route agent cds with inverted date slug that ties manuscript cancelled 3¢ dull red (11) on orange buff cover to Hon. Howell Cobb, Athens, Ga.; minor cover fault at bottom, F.-V.F., Rarity VIII.
Towle No. 357-B-1; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $240.00
Will close during Public Auction
4486     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 No. 340-J-1; Estimate $300 - 400.

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. $300-400
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4487     305-H-2 image(Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad) Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad, Mar 11. Sharp strike of red route agent cds on blue folded cover from the Ludlow Beebee correspondence to Philadelphia bearing 5¢ red brown (1) horizontal pair, large margins all around, brilliant shade and crisp impression, each cancelled by manuscript "X"; tiny scissors-cut at bottom between stamps, cover with tear at top that does not detract, Extremely Fine, Rarity V, ex-Picher, Gross.
Towle No. 305-H-2; Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

A CHOICE 1847 ISSUE WILMINGTON & RALEIGH RAILROAD USE.

Probably originating from Charleston circa 1848 and put onto Route 2817 carried by steamboat and railroad the 340 miles to Weldon. Transferred via Richmond and Washington to Philadelphia.
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Est. $1,500-2,000
SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
4488     305-H-2 image(Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad) Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad, Mar 25. Sharp blue route agent cds with matching large "10" rating handstamp on blue folded cover to New Haven, Conn.; small edge tear at bottom, Very Fine, Rarity V.
Towle No. 305-H-2; Estimate $150 - 200.

Put onto Route 2817 on March 25th circa 1847 and carried to Weldon for New Haven via Washington and New York.
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Est. $150-200
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
4489     273-S-3b image(Winchester & Potomac Railroad) W. & P. R.R., Stephenson, Dec 3, 1860. Station oval on orange buff cover with "Free, J.S. P.M." postmaster free frank to Berryville Va.; top edge repair, Fine appearance, Rarity VIII, ex-Towle, Hannen, The Towle Listing and Only Recorded Example.
Towle No. 273-S-3b; Estimate $300 - 400.

Put onto Route 4492 at Stephensons on December 3rd 1860 to Berryville, located two miles south of St. Johns Run on the Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road. Carried 27 miles east to Harpers Ferry for transfer west on Route 3207.
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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
4490     273-S-11 image(Winchester & Potomac Railroad) W. & P. R.R., Summit Point, Sep 20, 1860. Sharp strike of station oval ties 3¢ dull red (26) on buff cover to Calhoun, Tenn.; edge wear, F.-V.F. with a choice station oval, Rarity IX, ex-Towle.
Towle No. 273-S-11; Estimate $500 - 750. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
4491     273-S-11 image(Winchester & Potomac Railroad) W. & P. R.R., Summit Point, Nov 2, 1860. Clear sharp strike of station oval with manuscript "Paid 3" rating to Calhoun, Tenn., docketed "Received Nov 8th 1860" at top; some edge wear, Very Fine and rare, Rarity IX, ex-Towle, Hannen.
Towle No. 273-S-11; Estimate $400 - 600.

Put onto Route 4492 at Summit Point located 14 miles east of Winchester, Virginia. Carried to Harpers Ferry and then via Baltimore and Washington for Calhoun, Tennessee.
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Est. $400-600
SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
4492     273-S-2b image(Winchester & Potomac Railroad) W. & P. R.R., Wadesville, Jan 7, 1861. Well-struck station oval ties 3¢ dull red (26) on lady's embossed cover to Middletown Va.; few faults including stamp with tear at top, still Very Fine and rare station oval, Rarity IX, The Towle Listing Example and Illustrated., ex-Towle, Hannen.
Towle No. 273-S-2b; Estimate $500 - 750. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
Southern States - Confederate
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
4493     510-S-1 imageConfederacy (Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad) Estell Springs, N. & C. R.R., Jan 9, 1863. Bold oval route agent handstamp ties 5¢ blue (7), two singles with large margins except right stamp just touched at bottom right, on blue lined adversity envelope to Greenville, Alabama, Very Fine, Rarity IX.
Towle No. 510-S-1; Estimate $750 - 1,000.

A RARE CONFEDERATE RAILROAD USE WITH THE ESTELL SPRINGS, NASHVILLE & CHATTANOOGA RAILROAD STATION OVAL. (Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
4494     510-S-2 imageConfederacy (Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad) Smyrna, N. & C. R.R., Dec 29, 1861. Station oval ties C.S.A. 5¢ green (1), faulty with corner replaced, on cover to Nashville, Tennessee; repaired top edge faults and flap replaced, reduced a bit at left, F.-V.F. appearance, Rarity X, with 2000 C.S.A. certificate. C.S.A. Catalog $1,500.
Towle No. 510-S-2; Estimate $500 - 750.

A RARE NASHVILLE & CHATTANOOGA RAILROAD STATION OVAL USE DURING THE CONFEDERACY.

Put onto the Nashville & Chattanooga R.R. at Smyrna to be carried 20 miles north to Nashville.
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Est. $500-750
SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
4495     510-S-3 imageConfederacy (Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad) Wartrace N. & C. R. R. May 8, 1863. Station oval and manuscript "Due 10" rating on homemade brown cover endorsed "From J.W. Patton Capt, Co 60 Reg N.C. " to his wife at Ashville N.C., endorsed "by stage from Greenville Tenn" at lower left, Very Fine and scarce.
Towle No. 510-S-3; Estimate $500 - 750. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
4496       imageConfederacy (New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad) "Pr J. Rl. Rd." . Manuscript per Jackson Railroad endorsement at bottom left of yellow cover bearing C.S.A. New Orleans, 5¢ brown (62X4) tied by "Paid" handstamp and "New Orleans La., 30 Aug" cds to Copper's Wells, Mississippi; mended edge and flap flaws, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

Carried 183 miles north by the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad Jackson for Coppers Wells. Sender marking envelope for Jackson R.R.
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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
4497     303-S-2 imageConfederacy (Virginia Central Railroad) Va. C. R.R., Cobham, 25 May. Route agent cds ties United States, 3¢ dull red (US #26), additional strike adjacent on circa 1861 cover to Craney Island, Norfolk Va.; no flap and couple tiny top edge tears, Very Fine and rare U.S. used in the Confederacy Railroad use, Rarity VII.
Towle No. 303-S-2; Estimate $500 - 750.

Envelope put onto Route 4381 at Cobham on 25th May circa 1860 and carried 85 east to Richmond for transfer via Petersburg to Norfolk, Virginia. Addressed to Dr J.C. Gordon, Assistant Surgeon to the 38th Virginia Infantry.
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Est. $500-750
SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
4498     303-S-2 imageConfederacy (Virginia Central Railroad) Va. C. R.R., Cobham, 2 Aug. Sharp route agent cds on blue cover bearing C.S.A. 10¢ blue (11) four margins, pen "X" cancel to Col. Alfred Landon Rives, Engineer Bureau, War Department, Richmond Va.; flap tear, Very Fine and choice Confederate Railroad station use.
Towle No. 303-S-2; Estimate $400 - 600.

Envelope put onto the Virginia Central Railroad on May 2nd 1863 to be carried east to Richmond.

Col. A. L. Rives became the Chief of Bureau on August 13th 1863.
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Est. $400-600
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
4499     303-S-2 imageConfederacy (Virginia Central Railroad) Va. C. R.R., Cobham, 9 Aug. Railroad station agent cds on cover to Warren P.O., Va. bearing Confederate States of America, 5¢ blue (7) horizontal pair, four margins, canceled by manuscript; accompanied by excellent soldier's letter that does not belong from same correspondence of Samuel A. Johnson datelined "Camp of the 23d Va Regt, April 29th 1863"; some cover staining and flap torn, Fine, CSA catalog $750.
Towle No. 303-S-2; Estimate $300 - 400.

Samuel A. Johnson rose in the ranks of Company D of the 23rd Virginia Infantry (Louisa Grays) from Private to 2nd Lieut. He was captured at Spotsylvania and taken to Fort Delaware Prison. From there he was taken to Morris Island S.C. where he became one of the Immortal 600 kept under the fire of his own guns. He was transferred to Hilton Head, Fort Pulaskia and then back to Hilton Head and Fort Delaware where he took the Oath of Allegiance in June 1865.

War content includes "…I think the Army of Northern Virginia is as near perfection as a volunteer army will be…Heavy cannonading was heard yesterday in the direction of Kellys Fort…we daily expect Hooker (as the boys call him) to pay us a visit & all preparations are made to give him a warm reception…I think if we can whip them two or three times that by this time next year that an armistice will be in existence & after that I think we will have not more fighting…"
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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
4500     311-S-1 imageConfederacy (Virginia & Tennessee Railroad) Bristol V. & T. R.R. Clear bold strike of dateless station postmark ties Confederate States of America, 10¢ light blue (12), four nice margins, on pristine light buff cover to Lynchburg Va.; slightly reduced at right, Extremely Fine and choice.
Towle No. 311-S-1; Estimate $750 - 1,000.

A GORGEOUS CONFEDERATE RAILROAD USE.

There were 113 railroads in operation in the states comprising the Confederacy in 1861. These railroads were not only crucial in the movement of supplies and troops, they also played a critical role in the delivery of mail throughout the South. There are 23 known Confederate railroad postal markings which were applied by either local agents of the railroads or by railroad route agents. Local agents were employed by the railroads and route agents were representatives of the Confederate Post Office Department. Bristol was a railroad station in Virginia on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad.
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Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $1,150.00
Will close during Public Auction

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