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

Western States continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
4581     932-A-3 image(Union Pacific Railroad) Union Pacific R.P.O., Sep 29. Bold strike of route agent cds and small cross cancel tie 12¢ green (117) on 1870 buff cover to Edinburgh, Scotland, Oct. 20th receiving backstamp; stamp has slight corner crease, Very Fine and choice railroad use, ex-Kuphal, Heimberger.
Towle No. 932-A-3; Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THIS ROUTE AGENT'S MARKING ON A 12¢ 1869 ISSUE TRANSATLANTIC COVER.

The Towle 932-A-3 listing is missing the "P.O." of "R.P.O." and he incorrectly guess it was "R.R."
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Est. $2,000-3,000
SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
4582       image(Union Pacific Railroad) Union Pacific R'y, Eastern Division, Mar 16, 1864. Oval postmark on cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by circular grid cancel duplexed with partial St. Louis Mo. cds to Leavenworth Kans., original "Union Pacific Railway Company, Eastern Division" letterhead enclosure from Samuel Hallett, President of Union Pacific with some interesting content "…I undertaken to build the Railroad from Leavenworth, and from Wyandotte to Fort Riley, and, I shall do both…", F.-V.F. and important historical railroad document.
Estimate; $300 - 400.

In July 1864, Hallett was shot dead in Wyandotte before the track to Lawrence was opened. The company failed in its aim to control the route to the west coast.
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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction
4583     932-unlisted image(Union Pacific Railroad) Green Riv. & Ogden R.P.O., Nov 1. Purple route agent cds duplex with cork cancel on 3¢ green entire with Wells Fargo & Co. paid frank to Elizabeth, N.J., Nov. 6th arrival backstamp, Very Fine and attractive use.
Towle No. 932-unlisted; Estimate $150 - 200.

Although the contract with the Union Pacific Rail Road was between Omaha and Ogden at $320,912 a year for the 1,032 mile Route 34001 of 1873, the route was split into sections for the purposes of the Railway Post Office cars operating on the route. One section was between Ogden and Green River, Wyoming and an R.P.O. datestamp with the wording for this section was used by clerks on the car.

Carried east on the portion of Route 34001 operated by the Ogden to Green River clerks.
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Est. $150-200
SOLD for $90.00
Will close during Public Auction
4584     932-D-1 image(Union Pacific Railroad) O. To C. U. Pacific R.R., May 11. Bold strike of route agent cds with matching "N" lined fancy cancel on 3¢ pink (U59) buff entire with Wells Fargo printed frank and blue "Wells, Fargo & Co., San Francisco, May 6" oval datestamp to Seabrook N.H.; light stain and wrinkling, Very Fine and choice strike of this rare route agent cds, Rarity IV, The Towle Listing Example.
Towle No. 932-D-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

Nesbitt Die 26 Wells Fargo envelope put onto Route 14834 for Cisco. Stage coach to Ogden and Cheyenne. Put onto Route 14451 at Cheyenne for Omaha and the east. Posted May 11th 1868 when mail car was operating from Cheyenne to Omaha.
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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction
4585     932-S-6 image(Union Pacific Railroad) Freight Office, Ogden, U.P.R.R., Apr 22 70. Blue station agent oval cds on buff cover to Iowa, franked with 3¢ ultramarine (114) tied by manuscript cancel; couple small cover edge flaws at right, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Jarrett.
Towle No. 932-S-6; Estimate $300 - 400.

This was used at the freight office at western terminus of railroad in Ogden, Utah and is the listing example in Towle.
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Est. $300-400
SOLD for $220.00
Will close during Public Auction
4586     890-S-1 image(Utah & Northern Railroad) Terminus, Montana. Two blue duplex strikes dated Jun 20th and Aug. 21st, 1880 on 1¢ postal cards (UX5) addressed to Helena, Montana, Very Fine Montana Territorial uses, Rarity VI.
Towle No. 890-S-1; Estimate $150 - 200.

Put off at the rail head and carried by stage coach to Helena, Montana.
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Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4587     978-A-1 image(Virginia City & Truckee Railroad) Reno & V. City Agt., Nov 8. Sharp blue route agent cds with matching target cancel on 3¢ green (158), nat. s.e., on cover to Orono, Maine; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine and scarce Nevada railroad use, Rarity IV.
Towle No. 978-A-1; Estimate $150 - 200.

Put onto Route 16419 on November 8th circa 1873 and carried to Reno for transfer eastward via the Central Pacific R.R. Route 14701 for Ogden. The railroad was built to service the Comstock Load, the extensive gold and silver deposits found in northeast Nevada discovered in 1859.
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Est. $150-200
SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
Railroad Advertising and Collateral
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
4588   image1847 Phelp's Travellers Guide Through The United States. Black leather 14.5 x 8.9cm, front cover lettered and decorated in gilt showing Steam Locomotive Train and Steamboat, inside with schedules by state and a full-color 54.3 x 65.7cm fold-out map of the United States titled "Phelps's national map of the United States, a travellers guide. 1847" (Entered 1845), drawn and engraved by J. M. Atwood. The map is completely bordered with uncolored portraits and state seals engraved by William D. Smith; the map with separations and tape stains need restoration; some cover wear; Sabin 61379, Howes P291, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction
4589   image1851 Phelp's Travellers Guide Through The United States. Brown leather 14.5 x 8.9cm, front cover lettered and decorated in gilt showing Steam Locomotive Train and Steamboat, inside with schedules by state and a full-color 54.3 x 65.7cm fold-out map of the United States titled "Phelps's national map of the United States, a travellers guide. 1851", drawn and engraved by J. M. Atwood. The map is completely bordered with uncolored portraits and state seals engraved by William D. Smith; the map with some professional reinforcement; some normal cover wear, Very Fine.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
4590   image(Albany & Rutland Railroad) 1852 Railroad Accident. Three-page May 27, 1856 letter providing first-hand account of a railroad accident reading in part "…the other day I stood looking at the express train door and see it go through…it went dreadful fast and it just got below the depo it run off the track and went down the bank and smashed the engine all to atoms and it hurt the passengers very much so that some of them fainted away there is one old lady here to the village that they don't know whether she will recover or not she came from Philadelphia there was not but four but that got hurt to cars…it was on the account of the switch being turned wrong…", Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
4591   imageAppleton's Railway and Steam Navigation Guides. Group of 6 comprising edition: August 1860, October 1860, May 1862, September 1869, July 1872 and September 1874; wealth of route information and time tables, maps, etc; each with varying degree of faults, Fine and rare group.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction
4592   imageThe Central Pacific Railroad: A Trip Across the North American Continent From Ogden To san Francisco. Nelson and Sons, T.: Nelson's Pictorial Guide-Books. New York: 1870, Oblong 12mo. 32pp + 12 attractive full-page color plates including a Bird's-Eye View of San Francisco and a View of Salt Lake, and full-page map of the Union and Central Pacific Railroad Line and Connections. Bound in original cloth, stamped in blind, with decorated title on front cover. Prior owner's gilt seal. good condition overall (Cowan 452 note, Graff 2977), Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

A very early Central Pacific pictorial work with timetable, list of stations, fares, elevations, descriptions of the route. Illustrations include "Interior of snow sheds", "Birds eye view of San Francisco", "Lake Tahoe", etc.
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Est. $150-200
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
4593       imageGeorge Pullman's Early Palace Sleeping Cards. 11x17 exhibit page with legal-size Central Pacific Railroad illustrated ad envelope with "Central Pacific Railroad, Nov 1, 1873" ticket dater to San Francisco Cal.; and Chicago & Dalton Railroad all-over ad design showing the inside of the Pullman car on reverse of ad cover bearing 3¢ green (158) tied by "Chicago, Ill" duplex, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)
Est. $150-200
SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
4594       image(New York & Harlem Railroad) 1831 (Dec.) Law Authorizing the New York & Harlem Railroad. Two-page original document titled "A Law, To Authorise the New-York and Harlem Rail Road Company to Construct their Rail Way", pages taped together, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200.

When rail roads were first introduced into the the U.S.A. they were short in length and were regulated by State and in some circumstances by City Councils. The initial 4½ miles of the New York & Harlem Rail Road was authorized by an act approved by the Mayor of New York on December 22nd 1831.
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Est. $150-200
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4595       imagePathfinder Railway Guides. Double-page containing August 1856 pocket-size edition, May 1858 journal size edition (16.5x25cm), and all-over red illustrated ad design showing Steam Locomotive train bearing 3¢ green (158) tied by "Boston Mass." duplex, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4596   imagePost Office Act of 1845. Group of Senate and House bills and various amendments which included reformed and simplified rates of postage within the U.S., the previous rating by mileage and number of sheets was changed to per ½ ounce and over/under 300 miles, Very Fine group of official documents.
Estimate; $500 - 750. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4597       image(Propaganda) Cheap Inland and Ocean Postage. Illustrated Barnabas Bates Postage Reform Propaganda cover showing Steamship, Eagle with Shield & Steam Engine, manuscript "Flushing, Mich., July 9th" postmark with "Paid 3" rating crossed out and updated to unpaid "5" cents to Sherfall N.Y., ornate imprint of "D. Felt & Hosford, Stationers" on reverse; faulty and flaps mostly separated, Fine and scarce design.
Estimate; $400 - 600.

In the 1850s, Bates adopted the Elihu Blurritt practice of using illustrated envelopes to further his reform proposals for America. Paradoxically, this cover was sent to a member of House of Representatives under the Congressman's franking privilege to receive his mail free of postage.
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Est. $400-600
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4598       imageRailroad Advertising. Group of 24 including "Grand Trunk R.R. Co., Mobile, Ala." corner card on #147 cover; "Boston, Lowell & Nashua Rail-Road" embossed corner card on 2¢ #73 cover; "Old Colony & Newport Railway Co." 1863 Boston MA 2¢ #73 printed circular; "Erie Railway" fancy corner card on #114 cover; "Penn'a R.R. Service" corner card on Philadelphia Pa. #25 cover; "Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road Co." corner card on Baltimore Md. #65 cover; "Raleigh & Gaston Railroad Co." corner card on "R.&G.&S.&R. R.R." route agent cds #147 cover; U58 with all-over "Little Rock and its Railroad Connections" map design on reverse; illustrated locomotive ads for Truman & Co. Express frank and Railway Supply Store, etc.; some mixed condition, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
4599   imageRailroad Collateral and Ephemera. Large group of 32 including contract documents, three Magnus city lettersheets of Buffalo, Newark and Albany, a wide range of Senate and House printed documents including 1856 Illinois Central R.R. report on transmission of mail and munitions; 1873 Table of Service of th Mail by Railroads; 1870 Letter from Postmaster General on Mail Contracts by Railroads; Boston Hartford and Erie R.R. stock certificate; 1855 First Annual Report of the Northern Central Railway Co.; Old Colony Railroad Map; Railway Passengers Assurance Co. ticket; 1837 Illinois Central R.R. bill to authorize land purchases for railway; etc., F.-V.F., a wonderful assemblage.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000. (Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
4600       image(Railroad Illustrated) Pennsylvania Railroad Promotional Map Envelope. All-over illustrated design of PENNA RAIL ROAD route map on buff cover to Pottsville, Pa. bearing 3¢ dull red (11A) tied by blue Philadelphia cds, flap with brown shield cameo advertising (torn), Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Envelope posted at Philadelphia on April 14th circa 1853 with connecting routes to the west.
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Est. $200-300
SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction

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