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Railroad Markings

Lots 752-761 Lots 762-771 Lots 772-780

Lot 752    

(Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail Road) Hor. & Port. R.R., Nov 1, clear strike of route agent cds with matching four-ring targets tie 2¢ black (73) and 1¢ ultramarine (145) arrow guideline s.e. on yellow cover to Milwaukee Wisc., Very Fine, Rarity IV, ex-Rorke, Fosdyke.
Towle Nos. 840-C-1    Estimate $400 - 600.

A RARE RAILROAD 1863 AND 1870 ISSUE COMBINATION USE.

Put onto Route 13009 addressed to Milwaukee and carried east between Horicon and Portage 45¼ miles on the Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail Road. Contracted between Horicon and Portage at $3,394 a year for a daily service excluding Sundays.

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Lot 753    

(Cleveland & Toledo Railroad) Cleveland & Toledo R.R. '20' Mar 27, lovely strike of bold route agent cds on small cover to Cleveland with original enclosure datelined "March 27, 1856", Extremely Fine and rare.
Towle Nos. SP-2    Estimate $200 - 300.

Towle states, "About 3 examples of this unusual item have been recorded. It is most likely a railroad company business mail marking - in this case improperly used. The meaning of the distinctive "20" has not been determined."
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Realized: $150

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Lot 754    

(Little Miami, Xenia & Columbus Railroad) Little M. X. & C. R.R., June 18, blue route agent cds cancels 3¢ red (U2) buff Nesbitt entire to St. Mary's, Ohio, Very Fine, Rarity IX, This is the Towle Listing Example, ex-Wyer, Towle.
Towle Nos. 561-V-1    Estimate $400 - 600.

AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE LITTLE MIAMI RAILROAD ROUTE AGENT CDS.

Envelope put onto Route 9177 on June 18th circa 1857 west to Xenia for transfer onto Route 9306 for Springfield. Transferred 77 miles northward to St. Mary's.

Realized: $260

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Lot 755    

L.I. Rail Road N.Y. '10' "Sept 26", red cds with integral-rate and pencil dating on legal-size folded cover to Sag Harbor, Long Island N.Y.; small edge tears and light stains, Fine and rare, One of only three recorded examples of this rare railroad postmark..
Towle Nos. 112-A-3    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

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Lot 756    

L.I. Rail Road N.Y., two covers with the two 5¢ route agent cds mounted on exhibit page, first with red "L.I. Rail Road, N.Y., 5 'Sept 11' " double-circle with pencil date on gray Sept. 11th 1846 folded letter from New York to Five Places, Long Island; second with red "L.I. Rail Road, 5 cts. 'Feb 16' " double-circle with pencil date on gray circa 1847 folded letter from Yuphank west to New York City; former with tear, F.-V.F. exhibit pair, Rarity VIII.
Towle Nos. 112-A-1, 112-A-2    Estimate $400 - 600.

Realized: $600

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Lot 757    

L.I. Rail Road '5 Cts.' N.Y., strikes in black and red on covers, black pencil dated "June 21" on folded cover to Sag Harbor N.Y. (ex-Hahn); red ms. dated "May 21" on 1849 folded letter from Islip to New York City (ex-Gibson), F.-V.F. and scarce pair.
Towle Nos. 112-A-2    Estimate $300 - 400.

Although strikes of this railroad postmark are scarce in red, black strikes are exceptionally rare.

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Lot 758    

(Louisville & Frankfort R.R.-Lexington & Frankfort R.R.) Lou. & Fran. & Lex. & Fran. R.R., Croppers, May 7, blue large balloon-style station cds ties 3¢ rose (65) on gray cover with letter datelined "Mulberry Manse May 2d, Wednesday" circa 1862 to University of Virginia, redirected to Warrenton with manuscript "Ford 3" rating; small stamp and cover faults, Fine and rare Kentucky station cds.
Towle Nos. 524-S-1    Estimate $200 - 300.

Letter from Mulberry Manse May 2d circa 1862 and put onto route 9704 at Croppers. Carried 47 miles east to Lexington for transfer to Charlottesville and the University of Virginia. Redirected to Warrenton with 3¢ due.

Realized: $400

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Lot 759    

(Louisville, Frankfort & Lexington Railroad) Louisville & Frankfort R.R., Mar 13, route agent cds cancels 3¢ red (U10) buff Nesbitt entire to Paris, Kentucky, Very Fine, ex-Wyer.
Towle Nos. 524-A-1    Estimate $200 - 300.

Put onto Route 8202 on March 13th circa 1855 and carried to Lexington for the 17 mile post road to Paris.

Realized: $140

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Lot 760    

(Louisville & Nashville Branch Railroad) "Olmstead, L & N & L Br R.R., Dec 7", choice bold route agent cds ties 3¢ rose (65) on orange cover to Clarksville, Tenn.; reduced slightly at left, Very Fine, Rarity VI.
Towle Nos. 526-S-1    Estimate $200 - 300.

Put onto Route 9611 at Olmstead and carried 26 miles south west to Clarksville, Tenn.

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Lot 761

Withdrawn.

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