Lot 4300(Albany and Buffalo Railroad) Alby. & Buffalo R.R., Sep. 12, blue route agent's cds with matching blue "Paid" straightline on 10¢ black (2) large margins to clear at left, on light blue 1848 folded cover from Buffalo N.Y. to New York City, red "From Western Hotel, Buffalo, Ira Osborn" hotel forwarder's octagonal handstamp; light vertical file folds do not affect stamp, F.-V.F., ex-Craveri, Mirsky; with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Towle No. 114-D-3 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
ATTRACTIVE USE OF THE 10¢ 1847, DELIVERED TO THE MAILS BY THE HOTEL AND SENT BY RAIL OVER 300 MILES.
Lot 4301(Black River & Utica Railroad) Utica & Black River R.R., Castor Land, Oct 15, 1875, clear blue station double-oval on 1¢ postal card (UX3) to Potsdam N.Y., datelined "Castorland, Oct. 15/75", Very Fine and choice, ex-Bagby.
Towle No. 104-S-1 Estimate $200 - 300.
Carried 25 miles west from Castorland to Watertown for transfer to Potsdam.
Lot 4302(Buffalo & Erie Railroad) Buffalo & Erie R.R., Jun 6, route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A) on buff cover to Geneva, N.Y., Very Fine and scarce, Rarity VII.
Towle No. 115-D-1 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 4303(Buffalo & New York City Railroad) Buffalo & N.Y. City R.R., 10 Jun, blue rimless cds ties 3¢ dull red (11) on cover to Castile N.Y., Very Fine, Rarity VII.
Towle No. 125-G-2 Estimate $200 - 300.
Put onto Route 1314 and carried to Castile located 57 miles from Buffalo.
Lot 4304(Buffalo & New York City Railroad) Buffalo & N.Y. City R.R., 29 Sep, red route agent cds with matching circular grid cancel on 3¢ red (U1) Nesbitt entire with partial seal to New York City, flap mostly missing and top edge mend, a Very Fine strike, Rarity VI.
Towle No. 125-G-1 Estimate $150 - 200.
Put onto Route 1306 and carried east to New York circa 1853.
Lot 4305(Cayuga & Susquahanna Railroad) Cayuga & Susqh. R.R., 17 Jun, cds ties 1¢ blue, vertical strip of three, Types II-IIA-II (7-8A-7), positions 27-37-47R1E, four even margins, on neat cover to Albany N.Y., Very Fine, Rarity VII; with 2009 A.P.S. certificate.
Towle No. 131-A-1 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Envelope put onto Route 1246 to be carried to Cayuga for transfer to Auburn & Rochester rail road for Albany. Reverse annotated by Ashbrook.
Lot 4306(Cayuga & Susquahanna Railroad) Cayuga & Susqh. R.R., 13 Aug, red cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A), deep intense color, mostly large margins, on neat cover from Aurora, N.Y. to Cleveland, Ohio, original enclosure dated "Aurora, Cayuga Cy. N.Y. I Aug 13th 1852", Very Fine, Rarity VII; with 2009 A.P.S. certificate.
Towle No. 131-A-1 Estimate $200 - 300.
Put onto the steamboat at Aurora to be carried to Cayuga for transfer to Auburn & Rochester railroad for Cleveland via Buffalo.
Lot 4307(Cayuga & Susquahanna Railroad) Cayuga & Susqh. R.R., Mar 17, black route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A) on light buff cover to Syracuse, N.Y., accompanied by circa 1875 cover with "Cayuga Lake N.Y., Nov 5" cds on Union Springs N.Y. corner card cover bearing 3¢ green (158) to Ithaca N.Y.; latter with some wedge wear, a Very Fine pair.
Towle No. 131-A-2 Estimate $200 - 300.
Circa 1852 cover carried north to Cayuga for Syracuse on the combined railroad and steamboat service of Route 1368. Circa 1875 cover carried 32 miles south from Union
Springs to Ithaca on Route 1284. The Cayuga Lake cds is unrecorded but must have been used on the route, as no post office of this name existed in New York State.
Lot 4308(Express Mail Albany to Buffalo) U.S. Express Mail, Jul 4, choice strike of red route agent cds and matching "Free" rating on folded letter datelined "Buffalo July 3d 1844" to Bern, N.Y., Very Fine and choice.
Towle No. 114-O-1 Estimate $300 - 400.
The Express Mail service from Albany to Buffalo encompassed a total of 8 different railroad route contracts. This letter was carrier east over seven of the railroads. In July 1842 the Expressman, William F. Harnden was contracted to supervise the carriage of the mails on the full route. He employed two agents to accompany the car the full distance.
Lot 4309(Hudson River Railroad) S. Duyvil, H.R. R.R., Oct 21, station cds just ties 3¢ rose (65) with bold fancy rectangle cancel on buff cover to Louisville, Ky. addressed to Lieut. in the "25th Regt. Michigan Vol." with original enclosure which states, "The new pistol will carry a larger cartridge, have tremendous power, are the most perfect pistol ever produced. There will be two styles, Full Plate & Plated France.", signed "T.W. Moore"; 3¢ tiny perf tear, F.-V.F., Rarity V.
Towle No. 114-S-3a Estimate $150 - 200.
Put onto Route 1002 at Spuyten Duyvil and carried south to the Chambers Street Depot for transfer to the New York main post office.