Lot 229Detroit "Rail Road, Way", clear strike of oval handstamp on yellow H.B. Shaw correspondence cover to Alfred Me. bearing 3¢ ultramarine (114) tied by "Detroit Mich. Dec 13" duplex with quartered cork cancel, Very Fine and rare marking.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
A REMARKABLE USE OF THE FANCY DETROIT "RAIL ROAD WAY" OVAL ON AN 1869 ISSUE COVER.
This "Rail Road Way" oval handstamp of Detroit was applied on mail handled by the Grand Trunk Rail Road.
Lot 230Housatonic R.R., Dec 30, brownish green cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A), extra large to slightly in margins, on 1853 folded letter datelined "Lee, Dec 30 1853" to So. Lee Mass., Very Fine, Rarity VII, ex-Duckworth.
Towle No. 88-B-7 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 231Naugatuck R.R., Oct 2, red-orange cds with matching "Paid" handstamp at center and criss-cross strikes cancel 5¢ red brown (1), beautiful shade, large margins to touched, on orange buff cover endorsed "North Amherst Post Office" to Sunderland Mass., Very Fine and rare.
Towle No. 87-A-1 Estimate $500 - 750.
ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED 1847 ISSUE COVERS WITH THIS NAUGATUCK R.R. ROUTE AGENT CDS.
Lot 232"Rail Road", red two-line postmark over pencil "Utica" and with manuscript "18¾" rating on folded letter datelined "Holland Patent Sept. 11th 1839" to Buffalo N.Y., some separation and light staining at bottom, F.-V.F. and rare, Rarity IX.
Towle No. 114-B-7 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 233Railroad Covers, group of 7 including "Alby. & Buffalo R.R." red 114-D-3 cds ties 5¢ red brown #1 on cover; "Baltimore Rail Road" blue 239-D-1 cds on cover with 5¢ red #1 to Rock Run Md.; "Richmond Rail Road" blue and red cds covers, "Madison & Indnpls R.R." red cds on cover with 3¢ #10; etc.; some mixed condition, F.-V.F.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 234Washington Railroad, four in different colors of blue, red, greenish-blue and olive green, 1849 folded letter with blue Aug. 11 cds with "10" rating handstamp to Webster Ma., 1844 folded letter with red Sep. 11 cds and ms. rating to Philadelphia Pa., 1841 folded cover with Nov. 18 cds and ms. rating to New York N.Y., and 1841 free franked folded letter to Providence R.I., F.-V.F. in four differing colors, ex-Turner. Towle No. 239-X-1.
Estimate $300 - 400.