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Sale 98: The Transportation Sale

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Routes in New England (A-C Routes)

Lots 4359-4368 Lots 4369-4378 Lots 4379-4384

Lot 4359    

(Atlantic & St. Lawrence and Androscoggin & Kennebec Railroads) AC. & ST. L. & AN. & KK. R.R., route agent cds with manuscript "Paid" endorsement and matching "X" cancel tying defective 3¢ dull red (11A) on orange cover to Paris, Me., still Very Fine.
Towle No. 4-D-1    Estimate $150 - 200.

Cover put onto Route 97 and carried to Paris located 47 miles north of Portland.

Realized: $120

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Lot 4360    

(Atlantic & St. Lawrence and Androscoggin & Kennebec RailRoads) A & St. L. & A. & Kenbk. R.R., Jan 11, blue route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A), large to huge margins except just touching frameline at bottom right, on blue folded letter datelined "Lewiston Jany 11 1853" to Newburyport Mass.; couple of light cover stains, F.-V.F. and scarce, Rarity VI.
Towle No. 4-C-1    Estimate $100 - 150.

Put onto Route 91 south from Lewiston Me. via Danville Junction. The car then continued on Route 97 to Portland, then transferred to the Portland to Boston railroad.

Realized: $90

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Lot 4361    

(Atlantic & St. Lawrence and Androscoggin & Kennebec Railroads) A. & St L. & A. & Kenbk. R.R., Aug 17, red route agent cds with matching "5" rate handstamp on 1849 folded cover from Winthrop Mass. to Lewiston Me.
Towle No. 4-C-1    Estimate $100 - 150.

Pencil notation on flap "From Winthrop 1849" put onto Route 91 and carried 19 miles south to Lewiston.

Realized: $80

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Lot 4362    

(Atlantic & St. Lawrence Railroad) Atlantic & St. Lawrence R.R. Jul 28, clear route agent cds with manuscript day ties 3¢ dull red (11), margins to just in, on 1856 yellow cover with original enclosure from Portland Me. to Buckfield Me.; flap torn from opening, Very Fine and attractive, Rarity VII.
Towle No. 9-B-1    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $280

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Lot 4363    

(Boston & Albany Railroad) Boston & Albany R.R., Apr. 23, red route agent cds with matching "Paid" and fancy criss-cross circular grid cancels 10¢ black (2), large margins to just shaving left frameline, on blue folded cover to Detroit Michigan, F.-V.F.
Towle No. 53-B-1    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

Cover carried on Routes 605 and 476 to Albany for Detroit via Buffalo and Cleveland. Addressed to John W. Brook, Superintendent Engineer of the Michigan Central Railroad.

Realized: $725

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Lot 4364    

(Boston & Albany Railroad) Boston & Albany R.R., Sep 4, red route agent cds and matching criss-cross strikes of red "Paid" handstamps cancel 5¢ red brown (1), margins to just in at top, on blue 1848 folded letter datelined "Boston, Sept. 3. 1848" to future President Millard Fillmore at Albany N.Y.; vertical file folds do not affect stamp, stamp with tiny tear at bottom, Fine; with 2013 R.P.S.L. certificate.
Towle No. 53-B-1    Estimate $200 - 300.

Carried from Boston through to Albany on Routes 605 & 476. Addressed to Millard Fillmore when Comptroller for the State of New York. President of the United States 1850 to 1853.

Realized: $350

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Lot 4365    

(Boston & Albany Railroad) RAIL ROAD CAR, red route agent straightline handstamp with manuscript "12½" rating at top right on 1842 folded letter datelined "Springfield Sep 20, 1842" to Palmer, Mass., three vert file folds, Very Fine and a scarce railroad marking, Rarity V.
Towle No. 53-A-1 var    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Lot 4366    

(Boston & Albany Railroad) Rail Road Car, straightline route agent handstamp on 1856 folded cover to Salem Mass. bearing 3¢ dull red (11) tied by large "Paid" grid cancel and red "Boston Ms., Feb 16", 1856 inside docketing; file folds affect 3¢ F.-V.F., Rarity VII, ex-Wagshal.
Towle No. 53-A-1    Estimate $150 - 200.

Carried east to Boston on the Albany to Boston route with Route Agent applying the "RAIL ROAD CAR" handstamp. Stamp cancelled at Boston post office before routing to Salem.

Realized: $120

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Lot 4367    

(Boston & Fitchburg Railroad) Boston & Fitchburg R.R., Sep 15, route agent cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A) left sheet margin single, large margins to just touched, on buff cover to Hingham Mass., Very Fine and attractive, Rarity V.
Towle No. 41-B-1    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $150

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Lot 4368    

(Boston & Maine Railroad) Boston & Maine R.R., 4 May, blue route agent cds and matching unusual tiny fancy grid cancels 5¢ red brown (1), almost four full margins, small natural pre-printing paper fold at top right, on blue folded letter datelined "Great Falls May 4, 1849" to Franklin N.H., F.-V.F., Rarity V.
Towle No. 50-A-3    Estimate $300 - 400.

Cover put onto Route 402 and carried 20 miles south to Newmarket. Transferred to the Portsmouth & Concord R.R. for Franklin.

Realized: $400

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