Lot 4272(Baltimore & Susquehanna Railroad) Balt. & Susquehanna R.R., Jun 17, blue cds on blue folded letter bearing 5¢ Red Brown (1), four margins, manuscript cancelled and tied by Baltimore blue "5" in oval cancel to Wrightsville, Pa., Very Fine.
Towle No. 195-C-1 Estimate $400 - 600.
ONE OF ONLY FOUR RECORDED 5¢ 1847 ISSUE USES BEARING THIS BALTIMORE & SUSQUEHANNA RAILROAD MARKING IN THE 1847 ISSUE CENSUS.
Lot 4273(Belvidere & Delaware Railroad) Belvidere & Delae. R.R. N.J., Nov 12, cds on Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa. (1¢) Red on 3¢ Red (#U9) Entire (15LU5b) and put onto Route 2857 and carried south to Trenton for transfer to Philadelphia, addressed to "Elbert Kochersperger, Blood's Dispatch, Philadelphia", Very Fine, Rarity IX, ex-Chase, Hall and Hahn.
Towle No. 242-A-1 Estimate $500 - 750.
Blood's Despatch was founded by Daniel Otis Blood, who died in 1855. Charles Kochersperger (General Manager) purchased the business from the heirs on October 31, 1855. He formed Charles Kochersperger & Co. with his brother, Elbert, as partner.
Lot 4274(Belvidere & Delaware Railroad) Belvidere & Delae. R.R., Dec 17, partial cds ties 3¢ dull red (11) on cover to Blood's Despatch, Philadelphia; bit flap missing, F.-V.F. and exceptionally rare, Rarity IX.
Towle No. 242-A-1 Estimate $300 - 400.
Put onto Route 2857 circa 1854 and carried South to Trenton for transfer to Philadelphia.
Lot 4275(Belvidere & Delaware Railroad) B. D. R.R., 2d Line, Titusville, Jul 2, station cds on 3¢ pink (U35) buff entire to Philadelphia Pa.; couple top edge tears and reduced slightly at right, F.-V.F. and exceptionally rare, Rarity IX.
Towle No. 242-S-2 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 4276(Buffalo & State Line Railroad - Erie & Northeast Railroad) Buffalo & Erie R.R., Mar 21, blue route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A), bright shade, on cover with original "Freight Department B. & S.F. and C. & N.E. R. Roads, Erie, Pa." letterhead enclosure dated "March 21st 1856" to Geneva N.Y., Very Fine and rare, Rarity VIII, This appears to be the Towle listing example..
Towle No. 115-D-2 Estimate $200 - 300.
Carried on Routes 9601 and 1311, transferred at Buffalo for the routes east to Geneva via Lockport and Canandaigua.
Lot 4277(Camden & Burlington County Railroad) C. & B. Co. R.R., Masonville, Apl 26, 1873, bold station oval ties 3¢ green (147) on orange cover to Philadelphia, Pa.; tiny top edge tear and reduced at left, Very Fine.
Towle No. 243-S-1 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 4278(Cumberland Valley Railroad) Cumb. Valley R.R., Mar 14, cds with matching circular grid cancel ties 3¢ rose (65), couple blunted perfs, on cover to Carlisle, Pa., Very Fine, Rarity VIII.
Towle No. 209-A-1 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 4279(Morris & Essex Railroad) Morris & Essex R.R., Jan 21, nice strike of route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (26) on buff cover to Newark, N.J.; adhesive with clipped perfs at right and slight wrinkle, Very Fine and choice.
Towle No. 250-A-1 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 4280(New Jersey & Southern Railroad) N.J.S. R.R. "9/20", cds with blue crayon date on 3¢ Post Office Official entire with "Office of Supt. Railway Mail Service" corner card and addressed to same the Superintendent in New York City, put onto Route 2127 carried north to Sandy Hook for the ferry to New York, F.-V.F.
Towle No. 241-E-1 Estimate $150 - 200.
Usage of an official envelope, especial one of the Railway Mail Service on railroad carried mail is unusual.
Lot 4281(New Jersey Midland Railway) N.J. Midland R'y, Maywood. N.J., Oct 25, 1876, neat blue double-circle cds ties 3¢ green (158) on cover to Stamford, Ct., Extremely Fine.
Towle No. 121-S-3 Estimate $150 - 200.
Put onto Route 7037 at Maywood to receive the Station Agent's cds and carried 15 miles east to Jersey City for New York. Carried eastward for Stamford, Connecticut.