Lot 4343(Rensselaer & Saratoga Railroad) Troy & Whitehall R.R., Aug 16, five strikes of blue route agent cds on 1849 blue cover to Champlain, N.Y. bearing 5¢ red brown, three margins with manuscript cancel; cover with light wax seal tone spot, Very Fine.
Towle No. 100-A-2 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A STUNNING AND ATTRACTIVE 1847 ISSUE COVER.
Carried north to Whitehall on Route 935 for the steamboat to Champlain. The Route Agent had set the cds with "15" and corrected the slug using the stamp to obliterate the mistake and added fifth strike below to make the date readable.
Lot 4344(Rensselaer & Saratoga Railroad) Troy & Whitehall R.R., Dec 6, bold blue route agent cds with matching "5" rating handstamp on 1849 folded cover docketed from Whitehall N.Y. to Schaghticoke, N.Y.; light horizontal fold and number notation, Very Fine, ex-Lehman.
Towle No. 100-A-2 Estimate $200 - 300.
Carried south on routes 935 & 929 to Troy for transfer 14½ miles north to Schaghticoke.
Lot 4345(Rensselaer & Saratoga Railroad) Rens. & Sar. R.R., Round Lake, Apr 17, 1875, blue route agent handstamp with manuscript tied 3¢ green (158), corner replaced, on cover to Waterford, N.Y., Very Fine appearance.
Towle No. 100-S-1 Estimate $150 - 200.
Envelope put onto 1221 at Round Oak Station and carried 17 miles south to Troy for transfer to Waterford.
Lot 4346(Rochester & Niagara Falls Railroad) Rochester & Niagara Falls R.R., Nov 15, blue route agent cds and matching "10" rating handstamp on cover to St. Catherines Canada, Canada "United States / 6d" straight line exchange handstamp, F.-V.F. and rare, Rarity VIII.
Towle No. 115-B-1 Estimate $500 - 750.
Routed from Niagara Falls via Lewiston and Queenston to St Catherine's.
Lot 4347(Rochester & Niagara Falls Railroad) Rochester & Niagara Falls R.R., Oct 30, route agent's cds ties 3¢ Dull Red (11A), top sheet margin pos. 9L1L on turned cover to Watertown, Wisc., original use bearing 3¢ dull red #11A from Buffalo to Albion, Very Fine, Rarity VIII (Very Rare).
Towle No. 115-B-1 Estimate $400 - 600.
A VERY RARE RAILROAD ROUTE AGENT MARKING ON THIS UNUSUAL TURNED COVER.
Lot 4348(Rome & Cape Vincent Railroad) C. Vincent & Rome R.R., Oct 5, red cds on 3¢ red (U2) buff entire with Nesbitt seal on flap, addressed to New Haven CT, carried on the Cape Vincent, Watertown to Rome route, Very Fine and scarce, Rarity VII.
Towle No. 102-A-1 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 4349(Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburgh Railroad) R.W. & O. R.R. Camden, Nov 25, 1865, circular agent datestamp and "R.W. & C. R.R., Nov. 17, 1865, Willamstown" station datestamp alongside on blue embossed cameo "Wm. A. Pond & Co., Piano Fortes, New York" corner card cover to Williamstown, N.Y. bearing 2¢ black (73) tied by NYCM four-point geometric in circle cancel; small cover tears and small toned spots, F.-V.F., ex-Fosdyke; with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
A RARE RAILROAD USE WITH BOTH ROME, WATERTOWN & OGDENSBURGH RAILROAD STATION AGENT DATESTAMPS ARE UNRECORDED BY TOWLE.
Lot 4350(Sodus Point & Southern Railroad) S.P. & S.R., Wallington, Aug 17 18, blue fancy framed station postmark ties 3¢ green (158) on cover to Newcomb, Essex County, N.Y., Very Fine and rare fancy framed railroad station, Rarity VII; This is the discovery copy illustrated in Towle's "Route Agent Postmarks Supplement"..
Towle No. 129-S-2 Estimate $300 - 400.
The Sodus Point & Southern Rail Road Company was incorporated on March 19th 1852. The 34 mile line from the coal piers at Sodus Point was not completed until 1873 when it was contracted for Route 1285 at $1,700 a year for a daily service excluding Sundays.
Put into the post at Wallington Station located 4 miles south of Sodus Point. Put onto Route 1285 and transferred onto Route 1213 for Syracuse and eastward to Troy.
Lot 4351(Syracuse & Binghampton Railroad) Syra. & Binghampn. R.R., Nov 8, clear route agent cds with matching small dotted grid cancel ties 3¢ dull red (11A) on buff cover to Warren, Ohio, Very Fine and attractive, Rarity X.
Towle No. 127-A-1 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Carried on Route 1463 south to Binghampton for westward carriage to Warren, Ohio.
Lot 4352(Syracuse & Utica Railroad) RAIL ROAD. UTICA, petite red straightline handstamp with pencil "12½" rating on folded cover to Genesco N.Y.; file fold, small edge and internal tears, Very Fine appearance, Rarity X.
Towle No. 114-B-3 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS UTICA RAIL ROAD STRAIGHTLINE, THE OTHER USED IN MARCH 1842.
Carried on the Syracuse & Utica RR, forerunner to the New York Central, this marking is only known on this and one other cover and alignment indicates that that it may be from a single device.