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

Mid-Western States (B-I Routes) continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
4521     115-F-1 image(Cleveland, Painesville & Ashtabula Railroad) Cleveland & Erie R.R., Jun 25. Black route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A) on orange buff cover with original letter datelined "Conneaut, June 25th 1857" to Buffalo N.Y.; pencil docketing, F.-V.F., Rarity VI.
Towle No. 115-F-1; Estimate $150 - 200.

The Cleveland to Erie route was contracted to the Cleveland, Painesville & Ashtabula Rail Road, in July 1856 it was Route 9097 of 96 miles at $21,600 a year for a twice daily service.

Put onto Route 9097 for Erie and transfer east to Buffalo.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
4522     573-B-1 image(Cleveland, Zanesville & Cincinnati Railroad) Clev. Zansv. & Cini, R.R. Mar 10. Route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A), margins to touched, on buff cover to Buffalo, N.Y.; no flap, F.-V.F. and unique, Rarity X, ex-Hicks, Wyer.
Towle No. 573-B-1; Estimate $750 - 1,000.

THE FINER OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS RARE ROUTE AGENT CDS.

Incorporated as the Akron Branch of the Cleveland & Pittsburgh Rail Road in March 1851 and opened in 1853 as the Cleveland, Zanesville & Cincinnati to serve the coal fields of the Millersburg region. The first contract was for Route 10424 in February 1855 at $1,830 a year for a daily service excluding Sundays on the 61¼-mile route.

Carried north on Route 10424 to Hudson on March 10th 1855 for transfer through Cleveland to Buffalo.
(Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $675.00
Will close during Public Auction
4523     692-B-1 image(Elgin & State Line R.R.) Elgin & State Line R.R, May 17. Route agent cds duplexed with unusual cogwheel fancy cancel on 3¢ ultramarine (114) on cover to Belvidere Ill., docketing at left from Nunda, Ill., Very Fine, Rarity IV.
Towle No. 692-B-1; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
4524     561-S-4 image(Great Central Railway Line) Wyley's, Aug 22, Gt. Central R.W. Line. Black fancy scroll postmark ties 3¢ green (147) on circa 1871 cover to Spartansburg, Ind.; opening tear, F.-V.F. and rare example of this attractive fancy railroad marking, Rarity V.
Towle No. 561-S-4; Estimate $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
4525       image(Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad) Hannibal & St. Joseph R.R., Engineer's Office, Hannibal Mo. Blue fancy corner handstamp on orange buff cover front only to Homer Me. bearing 3¢ dull red (11) hanging over edge, couple corner creases, tied by "Steam" straightline handstamp and matching "5" due handstamp, manuscript "3 cts Due" rating, Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
4526     759-C-1 image(Illinois Central Railroad) Dub. & Sioux City R.R., Aug 15. Clear route agent cds with matching fancy cross-roads cancel ties fresh 3¢ rose (65) on cover to Dubuque, Iowa, Very Fine and rare, Rarity V.
Towle No. 759-C-1; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
4527     759-G-1 image(Illinois Central Railroad) Dub. To Iowa Falls R.P.O. Aug 29. Route agent cds duplexed with cross-roads cancel ties 3¢ ultramarine (114) on cover to Sand Spring, Iowa, Very Fine and scarce.
Towle No. 759-G-1; Estimate $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4528     759-D-1 image(Illinois Central Railroad) Dubuque To Sioux City, East, Oct 7. Cds ties 3¢ rose (65), small tear, additional cds adjacent on orange cover to Onoville, N.Y., Very Fine and scarce route agent cds, Rarity IV, ex-Kramer.
Towle No. 759-D-1; Estimate $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4529     709-S-1 image(Illinois Central Railroad) Illinois Central R.R., Lostant, Apl 6, 1865. Sharp partial framed station postmark ties 3¢ rose (65) on orange cover to Granville, Illinois; no back flap, Very Fine, Rarity V.
Towle No. 709-S-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

Carried on the Lostant to Hinnepen 21 mile branch line from Lostant to Granville. Part of the main Dubuque to Cairo contract for Route 11512.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4530     708-S-4 image(Illinois Central Railroad) From Richview, Ill. C. R.R., Mar 23, 1863. Station agent cds ties 3¢ rose (65) on orange cover to Normal Ill., with additional strike at left; reduced slightly at left, Very Fine, Rarity V.
Towle No. 708-S-4; Estimate $200 - 300.

Richview was first formed in 1839. It gradually grew into a business center. It had five stores, two blacksmiths, one wagon shop, 3 physicians, and had a population around 600 people. It had also turned into a railroad town. It was one of 4 towns along the Illinois Central Railway.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4531     708-S-8 image(Illinois Central Railroad) From Tamaroa, Ill. C. R.R., Jul 27, 1857. Blue cds ties faulty 3¢ dull red (11A), additional strike adjacent on buff cover to Carrollton, Ill., original enclosure accompanies, F.-V.F. and rare Illinois Central station, Rarity VII.
Towle No. 708-S-8; Estimate $300 - 400.

Carried on Route 13441 north for transfer at Sandoval west to St. Louis and north to Carrollton.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
4532     716-unlisted image(Illinois Midland Railroad) Paris & Dec. R.R., May 5. Three strikes of blue route agent cds tie 1¢ blue (145), pair and single, on 1875 orange cover to Atlanta, Ill.; 1¢ single pre-use faults, Very Fine.
Towle No. 716-unlisted; Estimate $150 - 200.

On November 4, 1874 the Paris and Decatur Railroad merged with the Paris and Terre Haute Railroad and the Peoria, Atlanta, and Decatur Railroad, thus forming the Illinois Midland Railroad. Trains would often be 24, 48, or even 72 hours in making a round trip from Terre Haute to Decatur. In 1886, The Illinois Midland was sold under foreclosure and in February of 1887 it was reorganized as the Terre Haute and Peoria Railroad.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
4533     653-A-1 image(Indianapolis & Cincinnati Railroad) Indianapolis & Cincinnati R.R., Dec 27. Blue route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A) on dark orange buff cover to New Albany, Indiana; partial flap and edge flaws with top left corner repaired, F.-V.F. and rare, Rarity VIII.
Towle No. 653-A-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

Put onto Route 14500 carried to the distribution office at Cincinnati for transfer to Route 5032 by steamboat to Louisville and route 5102 to New Albany.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
Mid-Western States (K-S Routes)
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
4534       image(Kansas & Pacific Railroad) K. & P. R.R., Silver Lake, Apr 6 1878. Blue station double-circle ties 1¢ blue (156) on orange Western Union Telegraph printed cover to Silver Lake, Kansas, Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

The Telegraph Office was in Silver Lake Railway Depot where the Station Agent cancelled the adhesive with the railway station handstamp.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4535     625-S-Unlisted image(Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway) L.S. & M.S. Ry., Hamburg, Jun 13, 1877. Blue station oval with matching target cancel on 3¢ green (158) on cover to Decatur, Mich., F.-V.F. and rare unlisted Michigan station oval.
Towle No. 625-S-Unlisted; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
4536     522-B-2 image(Lexington & Covington Railroad) Kentucky Central R.R., Apr 20. Route agent cds cancels 3¢ red (U9) Nesbitt entire to Keene, Ky., Very Fine and choice, Rarity VIII, ex-Wyer, Towle and Hannen.
Towle No. 522-B-2; Estimate $300 - 400.

Envelope put onto Route 9524 on April 20th circa 1859 carried south to Nicholasville for Keene.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $220.00
Will close during Public Auction
4537     561-V-1 image(Little Miami, Xenia & Columbus Railroad) Little M. X. & C. R.R., June 18. Blue route agent cds cancels 3¢ red (U2) buff Nesbitt entire to St. Mary's, Ohio, Very Fine, Rarity IX, This is the Towle Listing Example, ex-Wyer, Towle.
Towle No. 561-V-1; Estimate $750 - 1,000.

AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE LITTLE MIAMI RAILROAD ROUTE AGENT CDS.

Envelope put onto Route 9177 on June 18th circa 1857 west to Xenia for transfer onto Route 9306 for Springfield. Transferred 77 miles northward to St. Mary's.
(Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4538     561-D-1 image(Little Miami, Xenia & Columbus Railroad) Little Miami R.R., Jul 3. Red cds and matching slanted "5" rating handstamp on folded letter from Cincinnati, Oh. to Columbus, Oh., Very Fine, Rarity VII.
Towle No. 561-D-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

Put onto Route 2234 for 84 miles north to Springfield. Transferred to the 42112 post road east for Columbus. The Columbia & Xenia railroad not being completed until December 1850.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
4539     656-D-1 image(Logansport to Peoria) Peoria & Logansport R.R., Sep 28. Route agent cds cancels 1¢ Postal Card (UX3) datelined "El Paso, Sept 27th/75" to Pekin, Ill.; closed spindle hole, otherwise Very Fine, Rarity V.
Towle No. 656-D-1; Estimate $150 - 200.

Put onto Route 23027 and carried 23 miles west to Peoria for transfer to Pekin.

The Route Agent service between Logansport, Indiana and Peoria, Illinois was performed over the course of two contracts in 1875. Route 22013 between Logansport and the Indiana State Line by the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati & St. Louis of 61 miles at $4,575 a year and State Line to Peoria on Route 23027. The latter was 228¾ miles State Line to Warsaw at $16,612 a year with the Toledo, Peoria & Warsaw Rail Road. The service was for a daily trip excluding Sundays.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4540     524-S-1 image(Louisville & Frankfort R.R.-Lexington & Frankfort R.R.) Lou. & Fran. & Lex. & Fran. R.R., Croppers, May 7. Blue large balloon-style station cds ties 3¢ rose (65) on gray cover with letter datelined "Mulberry Manse May 2d, Wednesday" circa 1862 to University of Virginia, redirected to Warrenton with manuscript "Ford 3" rating; small stamp and cover faults, Fine and rare Kentucky station cds.
Towle No. 524-S-1; Estimate $300 - 400.

Letter from Mulberry Manse May 2d circa 1862 and put onto route 9704 at Croppers. Carried 47 miles east to Lexington for transfer to Charlottesville and the University of Virginia. Redirected to Warrenton with 3¢ due.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction

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