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Sale 88: The Sescal Sale

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Railroad Covers

Lots 541-548

Lot 541    

Ac. & St. L & An. Kk. R.R., Apr 12, gray-blue cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A), large to huge margins, on small lady's cover to Stevens Plains Me.; wax seal removed from back, Extremely Fine and choice, Rarity VIII.
Towle No. 4-D-1    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Lot 542    

Balt. & Ohio R.R. Jan 18, route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A) four clear to huge margins, on buff cover with blue Kefauver & Campbell Flour and Produce Commission Merchants Baltimore illustrated cameo corner showing barrel, wheat and Masonic compass and square, to Frederick Md.; tiny edge nick, Very Fine and attractive.
Towle No. 274-B-1    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $130

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Lot 543    

Eastern R.R., Sep 26, blue route agent cds and matching "Paid" straightline just ties 5¢ orange brown (1b), margins to touched, trivial corner crease, additionally cancelled by manuscript, on blue folded letter datelined "Portland Sept 26th 1849" to Keene N.H., a Very Fine 1847 Issue railroad use, Rarity IV.
Towle No. 4-A-1    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $120

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Lot 544    

N. Haven & Greenfield R.R., Feb 6, sharp strike of route agent cds and matching "Paid" straightline cancels 3¢ orange brown (10A), pos. 49LO, margins to touched, on blue folded cover to Springfield Mass., Very Fine and choice, Rarity VI.
Towle No. 35-E-1    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $450

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Lot 545    

Troy & Whitehall R.R., Jan 3, bold cds strike ties 3¢ dull red (11A), four margins, on buff cover to Troy N.Y., Very Fine, Rarity VI.
Towle No. 100-A-2    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $130

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Lot 546    

Virginia Central R.R., Mar 24, strong strike of route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A), margins to in, on 1853 folded letter datelined from Charlottesville Va. to New York N.Y., Very Fine and rare, Rarity IX.
Towle No. 303-B-2    Estimate $400 - 600.

Realized: $400

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Lot 547    

"Wilmington Del. R.R. Aug 30", manuscript postmark and matching "6" cent rating on 1840 folded letter to Philadelphia Pa.; minor fold stain, F.-V.F. and unlisted railroad postmark.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $260

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Lot 548    

1851-57 Issue Postal History - Railroads, collection of 42 covers with many better early railroad route agent datestamps including Boston & Maine R.R., Madison & Indiana. R.R., Boston & Fall River R.R., Boston & Fitchburg R.R., Boston & Stonington R.R., Eastern R.R., Baltimore R.R. straightlines, N. York & Harlem R.R., South Carolina R.R., Housatonic R.R., Kent Housatonic R.R. station ovals, etc. three steamboat route agents comprising two N.Y. & Boston Stmb. & R.R.R. uses and a "Louisville & St. Louis S.B." cds use; some mixed condition.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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Realized: $1,250

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Lots 541-548

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