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Sale 94: The Fall Sale

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Railroad Covers

Lots 910-919 Lots 920-925

Lot 910    

Alby. & Buffalo R.R., 20 Oct, blue cds ties 3¢ orange brown (10A), margins to in, scissor cut, second complete strike at lower left and matching "ADV 1 ct" advertising straightline on orange buff cover to Syracuse N.Y., original "Schnectady Oct. 20. 1851" datelined enclosure, Very Fine and attractive use.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $270

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Lot 911    

Chesp. & O. R.R., Feb 28, two strikes of route agent cds tie 3¢ rose (65) on yellow cover to Richmond Va., original letter datelined "Lynchburg Va., Feby 25th 1869", Very Fine and scarce Virginia railroad use, Rarity III.
Towle No. 303-E-1    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Lot 912    

Classic Virginia Railroad Postal History, group of 8 covers comprising "Alex. & Orange R.R." red route agent cds (302-A-1, rarity VIII) on #11A cover; "Louisa. R.Road Va." blue route agent cds (303-A-1, rarity VIII) and matching "Paid" "5 cts" handstamps on folded letter; two with "South Side R.R." cds (311-A-1, rarity IX) in black and blue on stampless and #11A covers; "Virga. & Tenn. R.R." blue cds (311-C-1) tie #11A on folded cover; partial "R.& D.R.R./ Ringgold. Va" double-circle (Towle unlisted) on #65 cover with original 1866 letter; "Virginia & Tennessee Railroad Company's Business, Lynchburg Va." framed corner card #26 cover; and "Virginia & Tennessee Rail Road, Lynchburg Va." green cameo oval corner card on #11A cover, F.-V.F. and rare Virginia Railroad group.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Complete Images.

Realized: $850

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Lot 913    

Detroit "Rail Road Way", oval handstamp on 1868 cover with matching "Detroit, Mich. Apr 29" cds duplexed with circle of wedges cancel on 3¢ red, grilled (94) to Buffalo N.Y.; 1868 enclosed letter, Very Fine and scarce, ex-Seigle.
Towle No. SP-15    Estimate $200 - 300.

This "Rail Road Way" oval handstamp of Detroit was applied on mail handled by the Grand Trunk Rail Road.

Realized: $240

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Lot 914    

Jarrett & Palmer's Special Fast Trans-Continental Train, Jun 1, 1876, perfectly struck machine cancel with barred "1" ellipse ties 3¢ green (158) on cover with preprinted address to Chicago Ill., reverse with nearly full machine offset and blue "Chicago, Carrier, Jun 2" arrival cds; vertical file fold not affecting markings, a Very Fine strike of this rare Palmer & Clark machine cancel, Rarity IX.
Towle No. SP-3    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

Realized: $1,150

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Lot 915    

Leftwich, Va., Campbell Co., R. & A.R.R., Aug 26, 1884, clear strike of railroad station cds and bold target cancel on 2¢ red entire with Va. Nail & Iron Works, Lynchburg Va. corner card to Walkers Ford Va.; reduced at right, F.-V.F. and rare railroad station county postmark, Rarity V.
Towle No. 304-S-1    Estimate $150 - 200.

Realized: $100

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Lot 916    

Mic. Southern R.R., Jun 7, blue route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A), margins to barely touched, on immaculate buff cover to Egypt, N.Y., Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Ackerman.
Towle No. 559-C-1    Estimate $400 - 600.

Realized: $325

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Lot 917    

O. A. & M. R.R., Rectortown, Sep 30, 1868, double-circle route agent cds on yellow cover bearing 3¢ red, F. grill (94) tied by five-ring cancel to Alexandria Va.; slightly reduced at bottom and without bottom flap, Very Fine and rare marking.
Towle No. 302-S-1 var.    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Lot 918    

Or. & Alex. R.R. Aug 17, clear bold strike of route agent cds on 3¢ pink (U59) buff entire with "Charlottsville Institute" corner card to Alexandria Va.; 1870 receipt docketing at left, Very Fine and scarce Orange, Alexandria & Manassas Railroad route agent cds, Rarity IV.
Towle No. 302-C-2    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Lot 919    

Penobscot & Ken. R.R., May 31, bold complete strike of route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (26) on American Telegraph Company embossed eagle corner card cover to Upper Gloucester Me.; reduced at left with small edge tear, Very Fine and choice railroad route agent cds.
Towle No. 4-I-1    Estimate $300 - 400.

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