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Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions Sale: 98

The Hugh V. Feldman Collections of United States R
Routes in New England (P-W Routes)

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4412
Symbol:
Cat No: 4-I-1

image (Penobscot & Kennebeck Railroad) Penobscot & Ken. R.R., Sep 2. Route agent's cds ties 3¢ dull red (26) on yellow embossed "Grand Trunk Railway, Portland District" corner card cover to Bangor Me.; some cover faults on reverse, still Very Fine, Rarity VII.
Towle No. 4-I-1; Estimate $300 - 400.

Put onto Route 131 and carried west to Bangor on September 2nd circa 1858.

A rare railway corner card for this historic railroad which operated from 1852-1923 in the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario as well as several New England states, including Maine.
Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 425.00
Sold...US$ 425.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 19:44:22 EST
Sold For 425

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4413
Symbol:
Cat No: 70-B-1

image (Providence & Stonington Railroad) Prov. & Stonington R.R., Oct 10. Route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A) large corner margin single, slightly cut in, on orange buff cover to Peace Dale R.I., Very Fine.
Towle No. 70-B-1; Estimate $150 - 200. Est. $150-200 (Image)

Est. $150-200

Opening US$ 200.00
Sold...US$ 200.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 19:45:09 EST
Sold For 200

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4414
Symbol:
Cat No: 72-C-1

image (Providence & Worcester Railroad) Prov. & Wor. R.R., Apr 29. Beautiful strike of blue route agent cds on forwarded cover originating from Roxbury, Mass. with red cds of "Apr. 24" and matching "5" rating handstamp to Providence, forwarded to Chickopee, Mass. with 5¢ red brown (1) tied by blue grid cancel paying forwarding postage; adhesive torn away to reveal "5" rate marking, some cover defects and light tape staining, Fine and intriguing usage, with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Towle No. 72-C-1; Estimate $300 - 400.

The Route Agent on the car probably defaced the stamp to verify original postage. Carried via Worcester and Springfield to Chicopee.
Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 450.00
Sold...US$ 450.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 19:45:58 EST
Sold For 450

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4415
Symbol:
Cat No: 72-C-1

image (Providence & Worcester Railroad) Prov. & Wor. R.R., May 2. Blue route agent cds with matching circular grid cancel ties 5¢ red brown (1), four margins but small flaws, on 1850 folded letter from Providence R.I. to Chicopee Mass.; some edge wear, F.-V.F. and scarce 1847 issue use.
Towle No. 72-C-1; Estimate $200 - 300. Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 350.00
Sold...US$ 350.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 19:46:11 EST
Sold For 350

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4416
Symbol:
Cat No: 72-C-1

image (Providence & Worcester Railroad) Prov. & Wor. R.R., Mar 24. Perfect strike of blue route agent cds with matching "5" rating handstamp on buff cover to Slatersville, R.I., Extremely Fine and choice, Rarity IV.
Towle No. 72-C-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

Envelope put onto Route 610 and carried to Woonsocket for Slaterville located 3.3 miles westward.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 210.00
Sold...US$ 210.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 19:46:28 EST
Sold For 210

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4417
Symbol:
Cat No: 72-D-1

image (Providence & Worcester Railroad) Prov. & Wor. R.R., Aug 21. Perfect strike of blue route agent cds duplexed with geometric cancel tying 3¢ green (158) on cover to West Philadelphia Pa.; cover slightly reduced at left, Extremely Fine and choice.
Towle No. 72-D-1; Estimate $150 - 200.

Envelope carried on Route 801 south to Providence on August 21st circa 1872 for transfer south to New York for West Philadelphia.
Est. $150-200 (Image)

Est. $150-200

Opening US$ 120.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 23:59:00 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4418
Symbol:
Cat No: 72-D-1

image (Providence & Worcester Railroad) Prov. & Wor. R.R. Mar 26. Perfect sharp strike of cds duplexed with circular grid cancel ties 3¢ ultramarine (114) on circa 1870 cover to North Brookfield Mass.; reduced slightly at right, fresh and Very Fine.
Towle No. 72-D-1; Estimate $150 - 200. Est. $150-200 (Image)

Est. $150-200

Opening US$ 110.00
Sold...US$ 110.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 19:47:15 EST
Sold For 110

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4419
Symbol:
Cat No: 41-B-1

image (Rutland & Burlington Railroad) Boston & Fitchburg R.R., Jul 27. Blue route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A), trivial corner crease, on embossed Early Steam Locomotive Train corner card buff cover with original enclosed letter datelined "Burlington July 27-1852" to Arlington, Vt., Very Fine, Rarity V.
Towle No. 41-B-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

Put onto Route 377 and carried to Bellows Falls for the post road west to Arlington.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 210.00
Sold...US$ 210.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 19:47:59 EST
Sold For 210

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4420
Symbol:
Cat No: 40-S-5

image (Rutland & Burlington Railroad) R. & B.R.R., Clarendon., Oct 4 1869. Neat station oval on cover to New York City bearing 3¢ ultramarine (114) tied by manuscript cancel, Very Fine and rare Vermont Station oval, Rarity V, ex-Kramer.
Towle No. 40-S-5; Estimate $200 - 300. Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 120.00
Sold...US$ 120.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 19:48:16 EST
Sold For 120

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4421
Symbol:
Cat No: 41-S-8

image (Rutland & Burlington Railroad) Cuttingsville, R. & B. R.R., Jan 12 1870. Blue station oval on cover to Schoolcraft, Mich. bearing 3¢ ultramarine (114),small corner defect, tied by cork cancel, F.-V.F., Rarity VI.
Towle No. 41-S-8; Estimate $200 - 300. Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 150.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 23:59:00 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4422
Symbol:
Cat No: 41-S-9

image (Rutland & Burlington Railroad) Gassetts, R. & 8. R.R., Sep 1 1869. Oval route agent handstamp with matching four-ring target cancels on 1¢ buff (112) vertical strip of three on cover to Harvard Mass.; strip with minor staining, F.-V.F.
Towle No. 41-S-9; Estimate $200 - 300.

Envelope put onto Route 2 at Gassetts to be carried 18 miles south to Bellows Falls for transfer east via Fitchburg to Boston.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 190.00
Sold...US$ 190.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 19:49:31 EST
Sold For 190

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4423
Symbol:
Cat No: 41-S-1

image (Rutland & Burlington Railroad) Middlebury, R. & B. R. R., 1857 Dec 12. Perfect strike of blue oval route agent handstamp on buff cover to Pittsford Vt., matching blue advertising corner card of "Henry L. Sheldon, Dealer in Musical Instruments, Middlebury" at top left, manuscript Free Frank of H.L. Sheldon, Otac City at top right, slightly reduced at top right, Very Fine, Rarity IX.
Towle No. 41-S-1; Estimate $300 - 400.

Envelope put onto Route 131 and carried 23 miles south from Middlebury to Pittsford. Sheldon was an absent postmaster of Otac City, MI. in business in Middlebury.
Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 220.00
Sold...US$ 220.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 19:50:28 EST
Sold For 220

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4424
Symbol:
Cat No: 41-S-12

image (Rutland & Burlington Railroad) Sutherland Falls R. & B. R.R., Nov 18, 1865. Two strikes of station oval on cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by four-rings target to Montpellier Vt., 1866 docketing at left, F.-V.F., Rarity VII.
Towle No. 41-S-12; Estimate $150 - 200.

The station at Sutherland Falls was situated 61 miles south of Burlington and 58 miles north of Bellows Falls on Route 454. The Rutland & Burlington was contracted in July
1865 at $19,400 a year for a daily service excluding Sundays on the 199½-mile route.

Put into the Sutherland Falls station on November 18th 1865 and addressed to Montpelier and struck with the Station Agents date stamp. Carried on Route 454 north to Burlington for transfer to Route 463 on the Vermont Central Rail Road for Montpelier.
Est. $150-200 (Image)

Est. $150-200

Opening US$ 120.00
Sold...US$ 120.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 19:51:24 EST
Sold For 120

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4425
Symbol:
Cat No: 43-S-1

image (Rutland & Burlington Railroad) Whiting., R.& B.R.R., Sep 21 1869. Blue station agent double-circle cds on orange cover to Pittsford, VT bearing 3¢ ultramarine (114) cancelled by black cork cancel, original 1869 enclosure accompanies; 3¢ small flaws, reduced slightly at left, Very Fine and rare, Rarity VIII, This is the Towle listing Example.
Towle No. 43-S-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

Whiting, VT is four miles west of Leicester Junction on the Addison Branch.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 150.00
Sold...US$ 150.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 19:51:39 EST
Sold For 150

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4426
Symbol:
Cat No: 44-A-1

image (Rutland & Washington Railroad) Rutland & Washtn. R. R., June 13. Clear blue circle ties 3¢ dull red (11A), margins to slightly in, on buff 1853 cover with original letter from Clapp Mills, Burlington, Mass. to Beverly, Mass., Very Fine, Rarity IX, ex-Hicks, Wyer (This cover realized $110 in 1967).
Towle No. 44-A-1; Estimate $500 - 750.

THE FINER OF ONLY TWO RECORDED STRIKES OF THIS ROUTE AGENT CDS. Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 450.00
Sold...US$ 450.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 19:52:16 EST
Sold For 450

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4427
Symbol:
Cat No: 44-A-1

image (Rutland & Washington Railroad) Rutland & Washtn. R.R. Well-struck dateless circular postmark on cover with original Feb. 8th 1859 Rutland Vt. letter on General Ticket Department letterhead to Shushaw N.Y., endorsed "R.R.S." (Rail Road Service) at bottom left; minor edgewear, Very Fine railroad use carried outside of the mails, Rarity IX, This Towle Tracing is Partial unlike this Example, ex-Towle, Hannen.
Towle No. 44-A-1; Estimate $300 - 400. Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 240.00
Sold...US$ 240.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 19:52:36 EST
Sold For 240

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4428
Symbol:
Cat No: 4-A-1

image (Somerset & Kennebeck Railroad) Eastern R.R. Ms., Jul 29. Blue route agent cds tying 1852 3¢ dull red (11) and 1857 3¢ dull red, type I (25) on cover to Manchester Vt., 3¢ '51 with four margins and 3¢ '57 with light corner creases, cover barely reduced at right, Extremely Fine, Rarity IV, ex-Wagshal.
Towle No. 4-A-1; Estimate $500 - 750.

A LOVELY AND RARE USAGE OF THE MIXED ISSUE FRANKING (PARTICULARLY WITH AN 1857 3¢ TYPE I) USED ON COVER WITH RAILROAD CANCEL. A WONDERFUL COVER FOR THE SPECIALIST. Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 850.00
Sold...US$ 850.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 19:53:47 EST
Sold For 850

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4429
Symbol:
Cat No: 4-H-1

image (Somerset & Kennebeck Railroad) Somerset & Kens. R.R., Jul 7. Route agent cds ties 3¢ rose (65) on orange cover to Winthrop, Me., cover reduced at left, Very Fine and rare railroad marking, Rarity VIII.
Towle No. 4-H-1; Estimate $300 - 400.

Envelope put onto Route 2 and carried south to Augusta for transfer 10½ miles west to Winthrop.
Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 200.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 23:59:00 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4430
Symbol:
Cat No: 73-C-1

image (Stonington & Providence Railroad - Steamboat) N.Y. & Boston Stmb. & R.R.R., Jan 29. Route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (26) on lemon cover with "Gibbs $15 Sewing Machine" blue cameo advertising corner card to Boston Mass.
Towle No. 73-C-1; Estimate $500 - 750.

Carried on the combined steamboat and railroad route between New York and Boston. Part of the route used the Stonington & Providence Railroad.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 1,050.00
Sold...US$ 1,050.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 19:54:43 EST
Sold For 1050

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4431
Symbol:
Cat No: 73-C-3

image (Stonington & Providence Railroad - Steamboat) N.Y. & Boston Stmb. & R.R.R., Aug 25. Route agent cds and matching "10" cent rating handstamp on 1858 buff cover to Wolfville, Nova Scotia, oval "United States" exchange handstamp and large Canadian "6" pence due handstamp, reverse with St. Johns N.B., Annapolis (8.30) transits and Wolfville (9.1) arrival cds; some cover staining and wrinkles, F.-V.F.
Towle No. 73-C-3; Estimate $200 - 300.

Postmarks used by through New York-Boston route agents. They succeeded the U.S. Express Mail 'N.York' and 'Boston' postmarks.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 160.00
Sold...US$ 160.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 19:55:13 EST
Sold For 160

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4432
Symbol:
Cat No: 81-A-1

image (Stonington & Providence Railroad) Norwich & Worcester R.R., Jul 5. Bold red route agent's cds on 1848 folded letter to Worcester, Mass. bearing manuscript canceled 5¢ red brown (1), four full to large margins with rich color and nice impression; horizontal file fold affecting stamp, light tape stain at top edge, Extremely Fine appearance, Rarity V, with 2010 Weiss certificate.
Towle No. 81-A-1; Estimate $400 - 600. Est. $400-600 (Image)

Est. $400-600

Opening US$ 400.00
Sold...US$ 400.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 19:55:43 EST
Sold For 400

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4433
Symbol:
Cat No: 35-F-1

image (Sullivan Railroad) Sullivan & Passumpsic R.R., Aug 20. Superb strike of route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A), four margins on 1853 orange cover to Troy, N.Y., 1853 docketing; flap tear, Extremely Fine and choice.
Towle No. 35-F-1; Estimate $300 - 400.

Carried on Route 460 for transfer at Springfield westward via Albany for Troy.
Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 220.00
Sold...US$ 220.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 19:56:26 EST
Sold For 220

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4434
Symbol:
Cat No: 40-S-1

image (Troy & Boston Railroad) Danby, T. & B. R.R., Mar 1866. Station oval cancels 3¢ rose (65) on blind-embossed American Telegraph Co. eagle corner card cover to Waterbury Center Vt.; reduced slightly at left with nick, F.-V.F., Rarity VI.
Towle No. 40-S-1; Estimate $150 - 200.

Of the 15 stations on the route only Danby located 18 miles south of Rutland is recorded as using a Station Agents date stamp associated with the Troy & Boston Railroad.

Put onto Route 477 north to Rutland for transfer to Route 454 for Burlington and then a transfer to Route 463 on the Vermont Central R.R. to Waterbury.
Est. $150-200 (Image)

Est. $150-200

Opening US$ 130.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 23:59:00 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4435
Symbol:
Cat No: 40-A-1

image (Troy & Rutland Railroad) Troy & Rutland R.R., Feb 7. Bold route agent cds on gray 1853 folded Printed Prices Current postmarked red "Boston 'Paid.' 5 Feb" rimless cds to Darby, Vt., Very Fine and rare, Rarity VIII.
Towle No. 40-A-1; Estimate $400 - 600.

From Boston sorted at Troy and put onto Route 348 for the 66 miles north to Darby.
Est. $400-600 (Image)

Est. $400-600

Opening US$ 325.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 23:59:00 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4436
Symbol:
Cat No: 51-A-1

image (Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad) Vermt. & Massts. R.R., Jun 26. Nice strike of orange-red route agent cds with matching grid cancel tying 5¢ red brown (1), four ample to large margins, on cover to Boston Mass.; cover with part of back torn away, sealed tears, still Very Fine and attractive, Rarity VIII.
Towle No. 51-A-1; Estimate $400 - 600.

Put onto Route 472 on June 26th circa 1850. Carried east to Fitchburg for transfer to Boston.
Est. $400-600 (Image)

Est. $400-600

Opening US$ 550.00
Sold...US$ 550.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 19:57:24 EST
Sold For 550

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4437
Symbol:
Cat No: 51-A-1

image (Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad) Vermt. & Massts. R.R., 23 May. Route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A), four nice margins, on cover addressed to Chester Village, Mass., Very Fine and choice.
Towle No. 51-A-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

Cover put onto Route 472 and carried south to Vernon for transfer via Springfield for post road to Chester.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 400.00
Sold...US$ 400.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 19:58:24 EST
Sold For 400

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4438
Symbol:
Cat No: 51-A-1

image (Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad) VERMt. & MASSct. R.R., Sep 3. Cds cancels 3¢ red (U1) Nesbitt entire circa 1853 to Hardwick Mass.; reduced slightly at left, Very Fine, Rarity VI.
Towle No. 51-A-1; Estimate $200 - 300.

Put onto Route 661 and carried probably to Athol, then 18 miles south on the post road to Hardwick.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 230.00
Sold...US$ 230.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 19:58:54 EST
Sold For 230

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4439
Symbol:
Cat No: 53-A-2

image (Western Railroad) RAIL ROAD CAR. Red straightline with matching "Worcester Ms., Jul 30" cds and red manuscript "6" cent rating on 1841 folded letter datelined "Springfield July 19. 1841" to Leicester, Mass, Very Fine and rare used with town cds, Rarity V.
Towle No. 53-A-2; Estimate $400 - 600.

Carried 55 miles east on Route 443 to Worcester for Leicester. Rated in error 6¢ instead of 10¢ for 30 - 80 miles. An early use of this marking.
Est. $400-600 (Image)

Est. $400-600

Opening US$ 350.00
Sold...US$ 350.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 19:59:18 EST
Sold For 350

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4440
Symbol:
Cat No: 53-A-1

image (Western Railroad) RAIL ROAD CAR. Red straightline with pencil "Albany, May 4" and matching "5" rating with red "PAID" handstamp on 1846 folded letter from Albany N.Y. to Boston, Mass.; couple file folds, cover defect from wax seal removal, F.-V.F., Rarity V.
Towle No. 53-A-1; Estimate $300 - 400.

Carried over three contracts including Route 476.
Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 240.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 23:59:00 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4441
Symbol:

image (Western Railroad) W.R.R. Service, Dec. 19 1846. Clear strike of red two lines in double rectangle handstamp on blue folded letter datelined Dec. 18th 1848 Springfield Mass. to Boston Mass., no rate marks; file fold through postmark, otherwise Very Fine and unique unlisted item.
Estimate; $300 - 400. Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 190.00
Sold...US$ 190.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 19:59:57 EST
Sold For 190
Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4442
Symbol:
Cat No: 21-A-1

image (Worcester & Nashua Railroad) Worcester & Nashua. R.R. Ms., Dec 15. Bold strike of route agent's cds ties 10¢ green (68), couple perfs torn away at bottom right, on small 1868 cover to "United States Ship Dacotah, South Pacific Squadron, Care of United States Consul, Panama", docketed at left "Callao, Peru, Jan 1st 1869", additionally tied by black "New York Dec 16" exchange postmark, Very Fine and attractive.
Towle No. 21-A-1; Estimate $500 - 750.

A RARE USAGE OF A RAILROAD COVER FRANKED WITH 10¢ 1861 ISSUE, THE FEW KNOWN 10¢ COVERS ARE TYPICALLY USED TO CANADA OR THE WEST COAST.

USS "Dacotah" was commissioned in 1859 was a large 1,012 tons steam sloop that served the United States Navy in the Atlantic Ocean as well as in Pacific Ocean. When the American Civil War occurred, "Dacotah" assumed the role of a gunboat in the Union blockade of the Confederate States of America. When the war was over, "Dacotah", who was named for the American Dakota tribe, resumed her role protecting American interests worldwide by showing her presence in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 350.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 23:59:00 EST
Sold For 0


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