Lot 4241(Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad) Wilmington R.R. Del., Oct 17, blue cds on 1849 folded cover docketed from Ekton Md. to Baltimore Md. bearing 5¢ red brown (1), ample to large margins, manuscript canceled, matching ms. notation "Elkton" at right of adhesive indicating where letter was put on rail car, 18 miles west of Wilmington; vertical file folds do not affect stamp, Very Fine and scarce, Rarity VIII, ex-Emerson, Hahn.
Towle No. 239-R-1 Estimate $400 - 600.
ONE OF ONLY TWO 5¢ 1847 ISSUE COVERS BEARING THE WILMINGTON ROUTE AGENT MARKING.