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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
4561     559-C-1 image(Michigan Southern Railroad) Mich. Southern R.R., Jun 4. Bold blue route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A), additional pencil cancel on buff cover to Elkhart, Indiana; stamp oxidized, a Very Fine strike, Rarity VII.
Towle No. 559-C-1; Estimate $300 - 400.

Put onto Route 13018 on June 4th circa 1855 carried on the route to Elkhart located 101 miles east of Chicago and 143 miles west of Toledo.

The first contract with the Michigan Southern Rail Road was in July 1848 on the 68 miles of completed track between Monroe and Hillsdale. By 1854 the line had merged with the Northern Indiana & Chicago and renamed the Michigan Southern & Northern Indiana Rail Road. In July 1854, Route 13018 of 242 miles was contracted between Toledo and Chicago at $36,300 a year for a twice daily service excluding Sundays. The Route Agent's date stamps continued to be worded for the Michigan Southern.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
4562     805-A-2 image(Pacific Railroad) Pacific Railroad, Jun 30. Complete strike of cds on 3¢ red (U9) Nesbitt entire to St. Louis Mo.; flap missing and edge flaws, stain at lower right, Fine and rare, Rarity IX.
Towle No. 805-A-2; Estimate $500 - 750.

Envelope put onto Route 9030 on June 30th circa 1858 and carried east to St. Louis. Route Agents were not appointed until 30th June 1857 and served until 30th June 1859.
(Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
4563     567-M-1 image(Sandusky, Mansfield & Newark Railroad) "S M & N RR O, Oct 2". Manuscript route agent postmark with matching ms. cancel ties 3¢ orange brown (10A), full margins to just touched, on folded letter datelined "Mount Vernon Oct 2nd 1851" to Sandusky, Ohio; vertical file fold, F.-V.F. and rare.
Towle No. 567-M-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

Put onto Route 9142 to be carried 91 miles north to Sandusky.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
4564     572-A-1 image(Scioto & Hocking Valley Railroad) Scioto & Hock. Val. R.R., Mar 26. Fine strike cancels 3¢ red (U10) buff Nesbitt entire to Burlington, Ohio; minor restoration, rare and Very Fine appearance, Rarity VIII.
Towle No. 572-A-1; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
4565     456-A-1 image(St. Louis & Iron Mountain Railroad) Iron Mountain R.R., May 11. Route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (26) on orange cover to Cleveland, Ohio, insignificant flap defect, F.-V.F., Rarity X, ex-Wyer.
Towle No. 456-A-1; Estimate $500 - 750.

THIS IS THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE RAILROAD ROUTE AGENT HANDSTAMP. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
Western States
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
4566     932-A-4 image(Central Pacific - Union Pacific) Union Pacific R.R., Feb 17. Route agent cds on 3¢ pink (U58) entire with Wells Fargo printed frank canceled by blue "Wells Fargo & Co. Express, Knights Landg." oval to Dresden, Maine, Very Fine.
Towle No. 932-A-4; Estimate $200 - 300.

Wells Fargo envelope put into their Knight's Landing office. Carried on Route 14709 for the 18 miles south to Davisville for transfer to the Central Pacific R.R. for
carriage east.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
4567     976-B-1 image(Central Pacific Railroad) "Cent. Pacific R.R., Jul 18". Route agent cds on 3¢ pink (U59) buff entire with Wells Fargo printed frank cancelled by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co., Wheatland, Jul 18" oval to Kingston, Canada, ms. "25c" express fee notation, Canada "10/Cents" due handstamp, reverse with Loughboro U.C. (7.25) transit and Kingston (7.25) arrival cds, Fine and scarce use, Rarity V.
Towle No. 976-B-1; Estimate $150 - 200.

Wells Fargo envelope put into their Wheatland office on July 16th 1870. Carried on Route 14703 the 21 miles south to Roseville for transfer onto the CentralPacific Railroad 14834 for the east.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $240.00
Will close during Public Auction
4568     976-S-Unlisted image(Central Pacific Railroad) C.P.R.R., Florin, Oct 14, 1876. Partial strike of blue double-circle datestamp ties 5¢ blue (185) on cover to Newport-Pagnel, England, Nov. 3rd arrival backstamp; small flaws, Fine and rare California station cds.
Towle No. 976-S-Unlisted; Estimate $150 - 200.

The Florin, California post office reopened on August 14, 1876 and no postmarks have been recorded by Williams before 1883.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
4569     976-S-4 image(Central Pacific Railroad) Newcastle C.P.R.R., Mar 9, 1871. Blue double-circle cds on 3¢ green entire with Wells Fargo imprint to Sacramento, Cal., Very Fine and scarce railroad station, Rarity V, ex-Kramer, Tatham.
Towle No. 976-S-4; Estimate $200 - 300.

A total of five Station Agent date stamps are recorded in use between Sacramento City and Ogden by Towle in the 1870s, these being at Newcastle, Penryn, Pino, Tacoma & Verdi.

Wells Fargo envelope put onto Route 14701 at Newcastle to be carried 32 miles south west to Sacramento.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction
4570     976-S-2 image(Central Pacific Railroad) C.P.R.R. Penryn, Oct 28, 1876. Partial double-circle datestamp on 3¢ green entire cancelled by manuscript to Lebanon, N.Y.; light toning and staining, Fine and rare railroad station, Rarity VI.
Towle No. 976-S-2; Estimate $150 - 200.

Put onto Route 46001 at Penryn to be carried 715 miles east to Ogden and thence on the Union Pacific to Omaha for Lebanon, New York.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
4571     SP-4 image(Milwaukee & Mississippi Railroad) Mil. & Miss. R.R. Agency, Reed's Landing, M.T., May 22, 1859. Clear full strike of station cds on bill of lading cover to Eau Claire, Wisc.; cover slightly reduced at left, Extremely Fine and choice.
Towle No. SP-4; Estimate $400 - 600.

UNLISTED IN REMELE AND MOSTLY CERTAINLY A UNIQUE STATION MARKING FROM REED'S LANDING, MONTANA TERRITORY ON MILWAUKEE & MISSISSIPPI RAIL ROAD. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
4572     895-C-1 image(Northern Pacific Railroad) "N P RR, 5/6/73". Manuscript route agent postmark on 3¢ green (U84) with original letter datelined "Bush's Camp N.P.R.R. May 4th 73" to Roseburg, Oregon, Very Fine, Rarity VIII.
Towle No. 895-C-1; Estimate $300 - 400.

Bush's Camp N.P.R.R. carried 20 miles south to the rail head at Tenino to be put onto Route 43001 for the 105½ miles south to Kalama. Transferred by stage to Portland and then railroad on Route 44001 to Roseburg.

The letter written by M.S. Bush, a construction manager on the line reads: "I am here on the NP.R.R. in charge of thirteen miles of clearing and expect to remain here all summer. I
am located Twenty Miles from Tenino, the end of track and twelve miles from Steilacom which is the nearest point on the Sound that the RR will come until the final terminus is fixed which will not be sometime yet. But whatever place is selected will certainly be a very large City in a very few years."
. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
4573     894-D-2 image(Oregon & California Railroad) "O & C RR, Nov 30". Manuscript postmark (date error?) on 3¢ green (U83) entire with ms. "J.A. Millard, Albany, Or." return address to Roseburg, Oregon, original letter datelined "Albany Oregon, Dec 1st 1872" appears in same hand as address and postmark reading "I send you today by Express a package of fruit…", Very Fine, Rarity V.
Towle No. 894-D-2; Estimate $300 - 400.

THE RAILROAD WAS COMPLETED IN NOVEMBER 1872, THIS IS THE EARLIEST RECORDED LETTER CARRIED ON THE ROUTE.

Put onto Route 44001 at Albany, Oregon to be carried 119 miles south to Roseburg.
(Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
4574       image(Panama Railroad) "Pr P. R.R. Co." . Manuscript endorsement on cover with pencil "Feby 20. 1863" dating at left and "6" rating on cover to Hon. E. O. Crosby, Legation of the United States, Guatemala City, Guatemala, blue "6" reales due handstamp.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Cover was addressed to Elisha Oscar Crosby, the U.S. Minister to Guatemala. It was probably carried to Aspinwall by the contract ship from New York, and then the 47 miles to Panama City by rail. Then by ship to Guatemala.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
4575     Unlisted image(Sacramento Valley Railroad) S.R.R.R. Co., Sacramento, Oct 3, 1865. Station cds as corner corner handstamp, additional strike on reverse of yellow cover bearing 3¢ bright rose (65), cancelled by partial fancy shield cancel, matching "Sacramento, Cal., Oct 4, 1865" double-circle datestamp to Glenwood Seminary, West Brattleboro, Vt., endorsed "Per Overland Mail" at bottom left; reduced slightly at left, F.-V.F. and rare.
Towle No. Unlisted; Estimate $150 - 200.

Incorporated in August 1852, the Sacramento Valley Railroad was the first operational steam railroad west of the Rocky Mountains and the first to carry mails under contract starting on July 1st 1858. The railroads first President was William Tecumseh Sherman, then employed to manage a branch of a St. Louis bank in Sacramento.

Endorsed "Pr Overland Mail" put onto Route 14793 for Indianapolis and carried to Sacramento to receive the Station Agent's CDS. Transferred to the overland mail coach via Salt Lake City to St. Louis and then eastward by railroad for West Brattleboro, VT.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
4576     759-K-2 image(Sioux City & Pembina Rail Road - Illinois Central Railroad) Ft. Dodge & S. City Agt., Oct 26. Route agent cds duplexed with cork cancel on 3¢ green (158) on "Dakota Southern and Sioux City & Pembina Railroads" corner card cover to Mansfield Pa., Very Fine.
Towle No. 759-K-2; Estimate $150 - 200.

The Sioux City & Pembina Rail Road was first contracted from July 1st 1876 for 30 miles between Sioux City and Portlandville at $1,350 a year for a daily service excluding Sundays. The road was absorbed into the Illinois Central Rail Road by 1878 who extended it eastward to Fort Dodge giving a total route distance of 134 miles.

Probably carried eastward from Sioux City on Route 27034 to receiving the Route Agent cds.
(Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
4577     963-S-Unlisted image(Southern Pacific Railroad) "Terminus 4/26". Manuscript railroad postmark on 1¢ postal card (UX5) datelined "Gila Bend 4/25.79" to Tucson, Ariz. Terr., Extremely Fine and choice, Unlisted by Towle.
Towle No. 963-S-Unlisted; Estimate $500 - 750.

Construction of the line commenced in 1878 at Yuma and the 248 mile track opened to Tucson in March 1880. No mail contracts were operated until 1883.

Gila Bend, Arizona Territory April 26th 1879 carried from the rail head 128 miles to Tucson, Arizona by stage coach.
(Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction
4578     963-S-1 image(Southern Pacific Railroad) Terminus, Ariz. May 8, 5 P.M. Purple duplex with four-rings cancel on 1¢ postal card (UX5) datelined "Maricopa A.T. 5/8. 79" to Tucson, Arizona Territory, Extremely Fine and choice, Rarity IX.
Towle No. 963-S-1; Estimate $500 - 750.

AN ABSOLUTE GEM USE OF THE TERMINUS, ARIZ. RAILROAD MARKING FROM MARICOPA, ARIZONA TERRITORY.

Carried from the rail head at Maricopa 81 miles south to Tucson, Arizona Territory by stage coach.

Sent by David Neahr of Yuma, the freight contractor employed by the railroad constructor to bring materials from the port of Yuma to the rail head. Addressed to Lionel M. Jacob, President of the Pima County Bank instructing payment for materials.
(Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
4579     963-S-1 image(Southern Pacific Railroad) Terminus, Ariz. Jul 4, 7 A.M. Purple duplex with four-rings cancel on 1¢ postal card (UX5) datelined "Casa Grande 7/4. 79" to Tucson, Ariz. Terr.; some light staining, Fine and rare, Rarity IX.
Towle No. 963-S-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

Carried from the rail head at Casa Grande 65 miles south to Tucson, Arizona by stage coach.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
4580       image(Train) Per Overland Mail, via Los Angeles. Illustrated propaganda design with imprint of McNeil & Dudley of Napa City Locomotive and two passenger cars, on cover bearing 3¢ dull red (26) tied by partial "Napa City, Cal., Feb 1" cds and manuscript "Due 7" rating to Denny, Ill., docketed "Recd March 6/60" at bottom left, original letter accompanies; flap mostly missing but showing Lipman's embossed seal, some soiling and small flaws, F.-V.F. and rare.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

ONE OF ONLY THREE EXAMPLES OF THIS BUTTERFIELD ROUTE PROPAGANDA DESIGN FROM THIS NAPA CITY PRINTER.

Comer card envelope instructing carriage via Butterfield's contract. A number of printers produced these with a steam train image promoting a speedier service by railroad. Total transit between Napa and Denary, IL was 34 days.
(Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction

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