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

Mid-Western States (K-S Routes) continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
4541     524-S-4 image(Louisville & Frankfort R.R.-Lexington & Frankfort R.R.) Lou. & Fran. & Lex. & Fran., R.R., O'Bannon, Oct 15. Bold strike of blue route agent cds ties 3¢ pink (64), vibrant color, on immaculate small cover to Mount Sterling Ky.; 3¢ trivial pulled perf, Very Fine and rare Kentucky Station, Rarity VII, with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Towle No. 524-S-4; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
4542     524-S-1, S-2, S-5 image(Louisville to Lexington Railroad) Station Agents: Croppers, Ducker and Spring Station. Group of three covers comprising "Lou. Fran. & Lex. & Fran. R.R., Ducker" blue station balloon-cds (524-S-2, VIII, ex-Atkins, Towle) on #26 cover, "Lou. Fran. & Lex. & Fran. R.R., Croppers" blue station balloon-cds (524-S-1, VII, ex-Bischel, Hannen) on 3¢ #65 civil war patriotic cover; and "Lou. Fran. & Lex. & Fran. R.R., Spring Station" blue station balloon-cds (524-S-5, VI, ex-Towle) on 3¢ Nesbit #U10 buff entire; mixed condition, Fine and rare group.
Towle No. 524-S-1, S-2, S-5; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
4543     524-S unlisted image(Louisville, Cincinnati & Lexington R.R.) Lou. Cin & Lex. R.R., Croppers, Ky. Oct 15, 1878. Postal card datelined "Croppers Depot, Oct 15, 1878" to Emminence, Ky.; corner crease, F.-V.F. and unlisted station oval.
Towle No. 524-S unlisted; Estimate $150 - 200.

Carried on Route 20003 westward 7 miles to Eminence. This oval form unrecorded by Towle.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4544     524-S-unlisted image(Louisville, Cincinnati & Lexington R.R.) Lou. Cin & Lex. R.R., Ducker, Ky., Jul 17, 1878. Blue double-circle cds cancels 1¢ postal card (UX5) datelined "Ducker June the 17 1878" to Eminence, Ky. carried west 31 miles west on Route 20003, F.-V.F. and unique Kentucky station marking.
Towle No. 524-S-unlisted; Estimate $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4545     524-A-1 image(Louisville, Frankfort & Lexington Railroad) Louisville & Frankfort R.R., Mar 13. Route agent cds cancels 3¢ red (U10) buff Nesbitt entire to Paris, Kentucky, Very Fine, ex-Wyer.
Towle No. 524-A-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

Put onto Route 8202 on March 13th circa 1855 and carried to Lexington for the 17 mile post road to Paris.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4546     524-B-1 image(Louisville, Frankfort & Lexington Railroad) Louisville & Lexington R.R., Jul 9. Bold strike of route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11), margins to in, deep shade, on buff cover to Lexington Ky., Very Fine, Rarity VI.
Towle No. 524-B-1; Estimate $150 - 200.

Put onto Route 8202 on July 9th circa 1855 and carried east to Lexington.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
4547     525-S-2 image(Louisville, Nashville, Lexington & Frankfort Railroad) Smith's Grove, L. & N. R.R., Jul 13 1870. Clear strike of cds on circa 1869 yellow cover bearing 3¢ ultramarine (114) tied by circular cancel to Greenville Ala.; reduced at left, F.-V.F. and scarce Kentucky station, Rarity V.
Towle No. 525-S-2; Estimate $150 - 200.

Put onto Route 9504 at Smith's Grove located 85 miles north of Nashville for forwarding via Chattanooga and Atlanta to Greenville, Alabama.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4548     565-A-1 image(Mad River & Lake Erie Railroad) Mad Riv & Lak. Erie R.R., Sep 27. Blue cds ties 3¢ orange brown (10) four margins, bright color, on circa 1851 blue folded cover to Cincinnati, Ohio; central file fold, Very Fine and scarce, Rarity VII.
Towle No. 565-A-1; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction
4549     565-A-2 image(Mad River & Lake Erie Railroad) Mad Riv & Lak. Erie R.R. Blue route agent cds without date and matching "FREE" cancel on 3¢ orange brown (10), bright shade, four margins, on blue folded letter datelined "Bellefontaine Oct 28 1851" to Sandusky, Ohio; edge tear at left, Very Fine and choice railroad use.
Towle No. 565-A-2; Estimate $400 - 600.

Carried 97 miles north on Route 10234 to Sandusky.
(Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
4550     565-A-2 image(Mad River & Lake Erie Railroad) Mad Riv & Lak. Erie R.R., Feb 25. Blue route agent cds and matching slanted "10" rating handstamp on 1850 folded letter to Nacogdoches, Texas; tape stain at top, Fine, Rarity VII.
Towle No. 565-A-2; Estimate $150 - 200.

Put onto Route 10234 and carried south to Springfield for transfer to Cincinnati. Sent onward by steamboat route to New Orleans for Nacogdoches, Texas.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4551     654-B-1 image(Madison & Indianapolis Railroad) Madison & Indnpls. R.R. Sep. 19. Red route agent cds with matching "Paid" straightline cancels 5¢ orange Brown (1b), radiant color, large margins to ample, orange buff cover to Cincinnati, Ohio, manuscript box charge no. at upper left, Very Fine and choice, ex-Ackerman, Picher, Grunin, Garrett, Ishikawa, Boker, Gross.
Towle No. 654-B-1; Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

A REMARKABLE 1847 ISSUE RAILROAD USE FROM THE ONLY OPERATING RAILROAD OPERATING IN INDIANA PRIOR TO 1850.

Put onto Route 3904 carried south to Madison for transfer to the steamboat Route 3052 for Cincinnati. The 87-mile route was contracted from January 1848 at $3,792 a year for a daily service excluding Sundays.
(Image1)
Est. $2,000-3,000
SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
4552     654-B-1 image(Madison & Indianapolis Railroad) "Madison & Indnpls R.R., Jan 21". Red route agent cds on gray 1850 folded letter datelined "Madison Ind. January 18th 1850" to To Joseph Albert Wright, Governor of Indiana (1849-1857) at Indianapolis, Indiana bearing 5¢ red brown (1) rich color with full margins to just touched, manuscript "X" cancel; stamp with slight age spotting, a Very Fine 1847 Issue Railroad use.
Towle No. 654-B-1; Estimate $300 - 400.

Put onto Route 3904 for Indianpolis. The Madison & Indianapolis Railroad contract for Route 3904 of 87 miles once daily for $3,629 a year.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4553     360-M-1 image(Madison & Indianapolis Railroad) "Madison & Indiana R.R. Co. Decr. 1853". Manuscript route agent postmark on buff cover to New Milford Conn. bearing 3¢ dull red (11A), tiny corner crease, tied upon arrival by "New-York, 17 Dec" cds, Very Fine and scarce, Rarity V.
Towle No. 360-M-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

Envelope put onto Route 3903 on December 15th 1853 and carried to Indianapolis for transfer via Pittsburgh to New York.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
4554       image(Madison & Indianapolis Railroad) "Via M & I. R.R." . Straightline directional handstamp on blue folded letter datelined "Branch of the State Bank of Indianapolis - Madison 4 Oct. 1851" bearing 3¢ orange brown (10A) tied by "Madison, Ind. Oct 6" cds to Indianapolis, Ind.; file fold crease through 3¢ Fine and rare railroad directional handstamp.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

The directional stamp was applied by the bank before being put into the Madison post office. The instruction was unnecessary as the letter would have been bagged for the post office car anyway.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
4555     SP-15 image(Michigan Central) "Rail Road, Way". Oval postmark and matching "Detroit, Mich. Jan 22" duplex with four-rings cancel ties 3¢ rose (65) on cover to Utica N.Y.; reduced slightly at left, Very Fine and scarce.
Towle No. SP-15; Estimate $300 - 400.

Applied to inbound mail at Detroit Post Office on letters received from Michigan Central or Detroit & Milwaukee R.R.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4556     SP-15 image(Michigan Central) "Rail Road, Way". Clear strike of Detroit oval handstamp on cover with matching "Detroit, Mich. Jan 6" duplex with circular grid cancel ties 3¢ red, grilled (94) to Painesville Oh., 1869 docketing on reverse; minor cover faults, still a Very Fine strike of this scarce marking, ex-Graham.
Towle No. SP-15; Estimate $200 - 300.

Applied to inbound mail at Detroit Post Office on letters received from Michigan Central or Detroit & Milwaukee R.R.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4557     610-A-1 image(Michigan Central Railroad) Mic. Central R.R. Mic., May 5. Perfect strike of route agent's cds ties 5¢ red brown (1) bright shade, huge margins to clear including part of three adjoining stamps, on orange buff cover to Howell Mich., fresh and Very Fine, Rarity VII, ex Moody, Jack Dick, Rust, Boker and Gross.
Towle No. 610-A-1; Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

A STUNNING RAILROAD USE BEARING THE 5¢ 1847 ISSUE GRACING MANY OF THE GREAT 1847 ISSUE COLLECTIONS OF THE PAST.

Put onto Route 3702 on May 5th circa 1850 and carried to Ann Arbor for the 28 mile post road to Howell.
(Image1)
Est. $3,000-4,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4558     610-A-1 image(Michigan Central Railroad) Mic. Central R.R. Mic., Jun 9. Sharp strike of route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A) four margins, bright and fresh, on 1853 light blue folded cover to Detroit, Mich.; stamp additionally affixed with wax, Extremely Fine and choice railroad use.
Towle No. 610-A-1; Estimate $300 - 400.

Put onto Route 3703 on June 9th circa 1854 and carried east to Detroit.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4559     610-A-1 image(Michigan Central Railroad) Mic. Central R.R., Mic. Oct 24. Route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A) on buff cover to Lockport N.Y., Very Fine, Rarity VII.
Towle No. 610-A-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

The first contract with the Michigan Central Rail Road was in July 1841 for the first 30 miles of the route between Detroit and Ypsilanti. It was not until 1852 that the full 282½ miles was completed to Chicago and contracted as Route 3703 at $28,250 a year for a daily service excluding Sundays.

Put onto the Michigan Central on the course of Route 3703 for Detroit.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
4560     610-A-1 image(Michigan Central Railroad) Mic. Central R.R., Mic., Sep 17. Nice strike of route agent cds ties 3¢ orange brown (10A) on buff cover to Howell, Michigan, Very Fine and choice, Rarity VII.
Towle No. 610-A-1; Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction

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