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

Southern States - Confederate continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
4501     311-S-1 imageConfederacy (Virginia & Tennessee Railroad) Bristol V. & T. R.R. Clear strike of station agent dateless postmark ties Confederate States of America, 10¢ greenish blue (12), four huge margins, on neat blue cover addressed to Valley Town, N.C., manuscript notation at bottom left "Via Raleigh, N.C."; horizontal pre-use crease and small margin scissor-cut, Extremely Fine, CSA catalog $750.
Towle No. 311-S-1; Estimate $500 - 750.

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.
(Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction
4502     311-S-1 imageConfederacy (Virginia & Tennessee Railroad) Bristol V. & T. R.R. Nice strike of dateless station postmark ties Confederate States of America, 10¢ light blue (11), four large margins, on light buff cover addressed to Brushy Creek S.C.; some cover wear and couple small taped edge flaws, top and right flap missing, F.-V.F., CSA catalog $750.
Towle No. 311-S-1; Estimate $300 - 400.

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.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction
4503     311-S-1 imageConfederacy (Virginia & Tennessee Railroad) Bristol V. & T. R.R. Dateless station postmark ties C.S.A., 5¢ blue (7), two faulty singles on small cover to Americus, Ga.; some cover soiling and wrinkles, Fine, CSA catalog $750.
Towle No. 311-S-1; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
4504     311-S-1 imageConfederacy (Virginia & Tennessee Railroad) Bristol V. & T. R.R. Full strike of circular station agent postmark and partial "Due 10" rating handstamp on homemade brown cover to Jefferson, Ga., additional soldier's endorsement at lower left; some edge toning, F.-V.F. and scarce Virginia and Tennessee railroad postmark, CSA catalog $750.
Towle No. 311-S-1; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
Mid-Western States (B-I Routes)
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
4505     703-A-1 image(Bureau Valley Railroad) Bureau Valley R.R., Mar 17. Bold route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11) rich color, on orange cover to Chester N.H., manuscript "Missent" rating and blue "Nashua N.H. Mar 23, 1857" cds; missing small part of top flap and corner flaw, Very Fine and rare, Rarity X.
Towle No. 703-A-1; Estimate $400 - 600.

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS BUREAU VALLEY RAILROAD POSTMARK.

Put onto Route 13394 and carried either to La Salle or Peoria for transmission east via New York and Boston. After 6 days missent to Nashua for redirection to Chester, NH.
(Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
4506     751-S-1 image(Central Railroad of Iowa) Central Iowa Ry., Newburg. Green negative station oval ties 3¢ green (147), additionally cancelled by manuscript, matching manuscript postmark on yellow cover from the H.B. Shaw correspondence to Alfred Me., Very Fine and rare negative station oval.
Towle No. 751-S-1; Estimate $300 - 400.

Envelope put onto Route 11008 at Newburg located 62 miles north of Alba.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
4507     705-I-1 image(Chicago & Alton Railroad) C. & St. Louis R.P.O. Aug 9. Route agent cds ties 3¢ ultramarine (114) on cover addressed in blue ink to Hollidaysburg, Pa.; Very Fine, Very Fine.
Towle No. 705-I-1; Estimate $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4508     705-A-2 image(Chicago & Mississippi Railroad) Chicago & Miss. R.R., May "17". Red route agent cds with manuscript day ties 3¢ dull red (11A) on cover to St. Louis Mo.; small edge tear and lower right corner clipped, otherwise Very Fine and exceptionally rare, Rarity IX.
Towle No. 705-A-2; Estimate $500 - 750.

In July 1853, the first portion of the Chicago to St. Louis route was constructed by the Chicago & Mississippi Rail Road and contracted for 124 miles to Bloomington. By July 1st 1854 the full 256-mile road was operating to Alton and contracted as Route 13264 at $24,500 a year for twice daily service excluding Sundays. The final 25 miles of the route to St. Louis was undertaken by steamboat operated by the rail road company.
(Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $675.00
Will close during Public Auction
4509     839-C-1 image(Chicago & North Western Railroad) Chi. To Green Bay R.P.O., Jun 18. Two strikes of route agent cds with one tying 3¢ ultramarine (114), trivial corner crease, on orange cover to Belvidere, Ill., 1869 receipt docketing at top, Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Towle No. 839-C-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

Carried on Route 13001 for transfer at an intermediate station to Belvidere in Boon County. Received the Sorting Clerk's datestamp for June 18, 1869.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
4510       imageChicago Supplementary Mail, Feb 1. Blue cds ties 3¢ dull red (26) on buff H.C. Livingston & Co. Commission Merchant corner card cover to Williamstown Mass., Very Fine and superb strike, ex-Wagshal.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

In January 1860 the Chicago Post Office introduced a no fee service to take in letters going eastward up to half an hour after the close of the regular mail.

Put into the Supplementary mail box on February 1st 1861 and carried eastward 467 miles on Route 9050 for Pittsburgh. Transferred via Philadelphia and New York to Williamstown.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
4511     694-A-1 image(Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad) Aurora Extenn. R.R., Aug 13. Bold strike of 3¢ red (U2) buff Nesbitt entire to Mt. Blaski Ill.; partial flap and some slight edgewear, Very Fine strike, Rarity IX, This is the Towle listing copy., ex-Hannen.
Towle No. 694-A-1; Estimate $500 - 750.

Envelope put onto Route 13392a on August 13th circa 1855. Probably carried to Mendosa for routing via Peoria to Mount Polaski.

Reference: Illustrated in Remele book on p. 11.
(Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
4512     840-C-1 image(Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail Road) Hor. & Port. R.R., Nov 1. Clear strike of route agent cds with matching four-ring targets tie 2¢ black (73) and 1¢ ultramarine (145) arrow guideline s.e. on yellow cover to Milwaukee Wisc., Very Fine, Rarity IV, ex-Rorke, Fosdyke.
Towle No. 840-C-1; Estimate $750 - 1,000.

A RARE RAILROAD 1863 AND 1870 ISSUE COMBINATION USE.

Put onto Route 13009 addressed to Milwaukee and carried east between Horicon and Portage 45¼ miles on the Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail Road. Contracted between Horicon and Portage at $3,394 a year for a daily service excluding Sundays.
(Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4513     702-K-1 image(Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad) Miss & Mo R.R., Sep 10. Route agent cds at center (pencil date updated to "11") and double-strike ties 3¢ rose (65), perf flaws, on orange cover with original letter datelined "Ainsworth, Iowa, Sep 4, 1866" to Fairview, West Virginia, F.-V.F.
Towle No. 702-K-1; Estimate $150 - 200.

Put onto Route 11008 at Ainsworth for transfer at Muscatine to the branch line of Route 11007 for Wilton and Davenport. Transferred to the Davenport, Iowa to Chicago Route 11404 thence east to Wheeling for Fairview.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
4514     554-B-1 image(Cleveland & Pittsburgh Railroad) Cleveland & Pittsbh. R.R., Nov 13. Bold strike of route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A) position 61L1L, large margins to clear including left part imprint sheet margin, on circa 1855 cover to Salem Ohio, Very Fine and choice, Rarity V, ex-Eubanks, with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Towle No. 554-B-1; Estimate $400 - 600.

Envelope put onto Route 9120 on November 13th circa 1855 and carried east to Baynard for transfer 18 miles to Salem.
(Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
4515     554-B-1 image(Cleveland & Pittsburgh Railroad) Cleveland & Pittsbh. R.R., Dec 4. Bold route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A), four margins, on circa 1855 cover to Salem, Ohio, Very Fine, Rarity V.
Towle No. 554-B-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

Put onto Route 10329 on December 4th circa 1855 and carried to Alliance. Transferred 13 miles to Salem on Route 10418 of the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railroad.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
4516     553-S-1 image(Cleveland & Pittsburgh Railroad) C. & P. R.R., Mineral Point, Nov 1856. Oval station marking ties 3¢ dull red (11), on buff cover to Wurtemburg, Pa., with original Nov. 22nd enclosure regarding coming to Mineral Point via the railroad "…from your place to Georgetown in Pa. from that to Wellsville, from that to Beaird (Bayard). Then you will change cars to Minrel Point. The cars come to that place every day at one O'clock…"; stamp with lightened pen cancel, otherwise Very Fine and extremely rare station marking, Rarity VIII.
Towle No. 553-S-1; Estimate $500 - 750.

Put onto Route 9120 carried 18 miles to Bayard for transfer onto Route 9108 for Wurtemberg.
(Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
4517     554-S-2 image(Cleveland & Pittsburgh Railroad) C. & P. R.R., Earlville Station, Feb 24 1879. Octagonal station agents handstamp on cover bearing manuscript cancelled 3¢ green (184) to Russell, Mass.; slightly reduced at right, Very Fine.
Towle No. 554-S-2; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4518     554-S-7 image(Cleveland & Pittsburgh Railroad) C. & P. R.R., E. Rochester Station, Jul 18, 1867. Blue framed station postmark on yellow cover bearing 3¢ rose (65), left s.e., canceled by manuscript "1867" to Sandy, Ohio; reduced slightly at right, small edge flaws, F.-V.F. and rare station, Rarity V.
Towle No. 554-S-7; Estimate $150 - 200.

Put onto Route 9102 at East Rochester to receive the Station Agent's date stamp Carried just 8 miles south to Sandy.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4519     559-A-1 image(Cleveland & Toledo Railroad) Cleveland & Sandusky R.R., Feb 4. Route agent cds with bold fancy cancel on 3¢ red, grill (94), bright and fresh, on clean cover to Townsend Mass.; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine, Rarity VIII.
Towle No. 559-A-1; Estimate $150 - 200.

The line between Cleveland and Sandusky was operated by the Cleveland & Toledo Railroad. In July 1860, the contract was for Route 9103 of 61 miles at $3,050 a year for a daily service excluding Sundays.

Put onto Route 9103 on February 4th circa 1862 for carriage to Cleveland. Transferred to Route 9095 for Erie and the westward.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4520     SP-2 image(Cleveland & Toledo Railroad) Cleveland & Toledo R.R. '20' Mar 27. Lovely strike of bold route agent cds on small cover to Cleveland with original enclosure datelined "March 27, 1856", Extremely Fine and rare.
Towle No. SP-2; Estimate $500 - 750.

Towle states, "About 3 examples of this unusual item have been recorded. It is most likely a railroad company business mail marking - in this case improperly used. The meaning of the distinctive "20" has not been determined."
. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction

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