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Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions Sale: 98

The Hugh V. Feldman Collections of United States R
Western States

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4566
Symbol:
Cat No: 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.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 325.00
Sold...US$ 325.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 21:25:17 EST
Sold For 325

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4567
Symbol:
Cat No: 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.
Est. $150-200 (Image)

Est. $150-200

Opening US$ 240.00
Sold...US$ 240.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 21:25:33 EST
Sold For 240

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4568
Symbol:
Cat No: 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.
Est. $150-200 (Image)

Est. $150-200

Opening US$ 170.00
Sold...US$ 170.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 21:25:46 EST
Sold For 170

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4569
Symbol:
Cat No: 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.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 230.00
Sold...US$ 230.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 21:25:56 EST
Sold For 230

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4570
Symbol:
Cat No: 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.
Est. $150-200 (Image)

Est. $150-200

Opening US$ 170.00
Sold...US$ 170.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 21:26:06 EST
Sold For 170

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4571
Symbol:
Cat No: 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. Est. $400-600 (Image)

Est. $400-600

Opening US$ 450.00
Sold...US$ 450.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 21:27:03 EST
Sold For 450

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4572
Symbol:
Cat No: 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."
. Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 550.00
Sold...US$ 550.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 21:27:33 EST
Sold For 550

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4573
Symbol:
Cat No: 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.
Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 375.00
Sold...US$ 375.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 21:27:46 EST
Sold For 375

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4575
Symbol:
Cat No: 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.
Est. $150-200 (Image)

Est. $150-200

Opening US$ 270.00
Sold...US$ 270.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 21:28:40 EST
Sold For 270

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4576
Symbol:
Cat No: 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.
Est. $150-200 (Image)

Est. $150-200

Opening US$ 120.00
Sold...US$ 120.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 21:28:58 EST
Sold For 120

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4577
Symbol:
Cat No: 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.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 950.00
Sold...US$ 950.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 21:30:36 EST
Sold For 950

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4578
Symbol:
Cat No: 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.
Est. $500-750 (Image)

Est. $500-750

Opening US$ 400.00
Sold...US$ 400.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 21:31:01 EST
Sold For 400

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4579
Symbol:
Cat No: 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.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 160.00
Sold...US$ 160.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 21:31:21 EST
Sold For 160

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4580
Symbol:

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.
Est. $1,000-1,500 (Image)

Est. $1,000-1,500

Opening US$ 3,250.00
Sold...US$ 3,250.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 21:32:18 EST
Sold For 3250

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4581
Symbol:
Cat No: 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."
. Est. $2,000-3,000 (Image)

Est. $2,000-3,000

Opening US$ 1,500.00
Sold...US$ 1,500.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 21:33:17 EST
Sold For 1500

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4582
Symbol:

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.
Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 230.00
Sold...US$ 230.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 21:33:51 EST
Sold For 230

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4583
Symbol:
Cat No: 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.
Est. $150-200 (Image)

Est. $150-200

Opening US$ 90.00
Sold...US$ 90.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 21:34:10 EST
Sold For 90

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4584
Symbol:
Cat No: 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.
Est. $200-300 (Image)

Est. $200-300

Opening US$ 260.00
Sold...US$ 260.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 21:35:00 EST
Sold For 260

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4585
Symbol:
Cat No: 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.
Est. $300-400 (Image)

Est. $300-400

Opening US$ 220.00
Sold...US$ 220.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 21:35:39 EST
Sold For 220

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4586
Symbol:
Cat No: 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.
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: 4587
Symbol:
Cat No: 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.
Est. $150-200 (Image)

Est. $150-200

Opening US$ 150.00
Sold...US$ 150.00


Closed..Jul-31-2021, 21:36:21 EST
Sold For 150


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