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Session Three (lots 360-563): Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 1:30pm continued...

On Cover: Railroad Route Agent Markings
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
454° c ImageAlbany & Buffalo Railroad route agent's datestamp

5¢ Red Brown (1), large margins, bright color, intermediate impression, tied by red "Alby. & Buffalo R.R. Nov. 11" route agent's circular datestamp, second strike at left on envelope to Utica, New York, fresh and Very Fine, ex Boker (Image)

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E. $ 500-750


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455° c ImageA railroad use to Millard Fillmore, sent approximately three weeks before he assumed the office of the Vice President

5¢ Red Brown (1), large even margins, bright shade and intermediate impression, tied by neat strike of blue "Alby. & Buffalo R.R. Feb. 15" route agent's circular datestamp on blue folded letter datelined "Attica Feby. 15, 1849" to Millard Fillmore in Washington, D.C., stamp also tied by manuscript "Due 5", stamp slightly affected by pressed-out vertical file fold, Very Fine, ex Garrett ("Elite") and Boker, with 1981 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 500-750


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456° c Image"BALTIMORE R.R." straightline and numeral rate handstamp on 5¢ 1847 cover to New York City

5¢ Red Brown (1), large margins to just touched at lower left, bright shade, intermediate impression, tied by red "5" numeral in circle handstamp, matching "BALTIMORE R.R." straightline handstamp on blue folded letter datelined "Baltimore Oct. 16, 1849" to a merchant in New York, recipient also had an office in Boston as noted in address, the "Boston" of address crossed out, sender's notation "paid by stamp", stamp with slight buckling and indentation from handstamp, Very Fine, ex Boker (Image)

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E. $ 500-750


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457° c Image"BALTIMORE R.R." straightline handstamp on 10¢ 1847 cover to Boston

10¢ Black (2), large margins, tied by red square grid cancel, matching "New-York Aug. 31" circular datestamp on buff envelope to Boston, red "BALTIMORE R. R." straightline handstamp applied at the New York post office, stamp with tiny corner crease at bottom left not mentioned on accompanying certificate, cover with small piece out at bottom right corner, Very Fine and scarce use, ex Stollnitz, Craveri and Hackmey, with 1989 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000


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458° c ImageA pristine 5¢ 1847 cover with Boston & Albany Railroad route agent's markings

5¢ Red Brown (1), two, large margins, light shade and intermediate impression, slightly overlapping and tied by red grid cancels, matching clear strike of "Boston & Albany R.R. Feb. 27" (1850) route agent's circular datestamp on blue folded letter to South Lee, Massachusetts, Very Fine and choice railroad use, ex Brown and Boker (Image)

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E. $ 400-500


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459° c ImageThe only recorded 1847 Issue cover with Cayuga & Susquehanna Railroad route agent's marking

5¢ Red Brown (1), large margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, rich color on blued paper, appears to be a late cleaned-plate impression and close to Orange Brown, tied by red circular grid of tiny diamonds cancel, matching "Cayuga & Susqu. R.R. 22 Jan." route agent's circular datestamp on lady's small envelope with scalloped dark edge flaps to Springport, New York, Very Fine, this is the only recorded example of this railroad postmark contained in the USPCS 1847 Issue census, ex Dr. Kapiloff and Boker, with 1977 P.F. certificate as Brown, Scott 1 (Image)

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E. $ 500-750


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460° c ImageOne of six recorded 1847 covers with the Concord & Montreal Railroad route agent's marking

5¢ Red Brown (1), large margins all around, worn-plate impression, tied by blue grid cancel, matching "Concord & Montreal R.R. Apr. 8" route agent's circular datestamp on blue folded letter datelined "Northfield N.H. April 8, 1850" to Franklin, New Hampshire, Very Fine, scarce railroad use, only six are recorded with this marking in the USPCS census (all with single 5¢ stamp), ex Dick (Siegel Sale 204) and Boker (Image)

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E. $ 500-750


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461° c Image5¢ 1847 on cover with bold strikes of Eastern Railroad route agent's markings

5¢ Red Brown (1), large margins to barely touched at bottom right corner, gorgeous deep shade, intermediate impression, cancelled by bold blue criss-cross grid in circle cancel with matching "Eastern R.R. 25 Jan." (1849) route agent's circular datestamp on blue folded letter from Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Gardiner, Maine, red pencil "5" at top left, we mentioned a light crease in the stamp when we last offered this in 1993 but it is all but invisible and not mentioned on accompanying certificate, some slight toning at bottom of cover (also not noted on certificate), still Very Fine railroad use with beautifully clear markings, ex Stollnitz and Saadi, with 1994 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 500-750


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462° c ImageA choice 5¢ 1847 cover with clear strikes of the Michigan Central Railroad datestamp and hand-carved grid cancellation

5¢ Red Brown (1), full margins to touching frameline at bottom, deep rich color and proof-like early impression, tied by greenish-blue 6-bar hand-carved grid cancel, matching "Mic. Central R.R. Mic. Jul. 6" Michigan Central Railroad route agent's circular datestamp on folded cover to Detroit, no yeardate (circa 1850), back panel with some tears and small portion missing, Very Fine, a choice quality 5¢ 1847 cover with the Michigan Central Railroad datestamp--the USPCS census records 14 covers (all with 5¢ stamps); the datestamp is sometimes used to cancel the stamp, but in this case it was used with the hand-carved 6-bar grid; ex Matthies and Saadi, signed Ashbrook who notes "Green Marking" (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000


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463° c Image5¢ 1847 tied by perfect strike of the Michigan Central Railroad route agent's datestamp

5¢ Red Brown (1), full margins to just into frameline at bottom, rich color on deeply blued paper (very close to Brown Orange), cleaned-plate impression, tied by bold strike of "Mic. Central R.R. Mic. May 17" (1851) Michigan Central Railroad route agent's circular datestamp on envelope to Jackson, Michigan, cover has been cleaned to remove staining, two sealed opening tears at top corners clear of stamp, Extremely Fine strike of this route agent's circular datestamp on an attractive cover, ex Hicks, Shierson, Dr. Kapiloff and Saadi, with 1992 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500


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464° c ImageGem 5¢ 1847 on New Haven & Springfield Railroad cover

5¢ Red Brown (1), large margins, light shade and intermediate impression, cancelled by criss-crossed strikes of red "PAID" handstamp with matching "N. Haven & Springfield R.R. Dec. 22" route agent's circular datestamp on blue folded letter datelined "New Haven Dec. 22nd 1849" to Hartford, Connecticut, Very Fine and attractive, ex Grunin and Boker, with 1981 P.F. certificate describing shade as Brown (Image)

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E. $ 500-750


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