Lot 4385(Eastern Railroad) Eastern R.R., 10 Mar, blue route agent cds ties four margin 3¢ dull red (11A) on blue 1853 folded letter to Boston Mass.; central file fold, fresh and Very Fine.
Towle No. 4-A-2 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 4386(Eastern Railroad) Eastern R.R., 28 May, blue route agent's cds with matching "Paid" straightline adjacent and additional strike cancelling 10¢ Black (2), position 58R, four large margins, additional manuscript cross-hatch and tied by manuscript "10 Paid" beneath stamp that bleeds through on blue folded cover to Washington D.C., Very Fine and a rare usage; with 1994 P.F. certificate.
Towle No. 4-A-1 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 4387(Eastern Railroad) Eastern R.R., Nov 7, perfect strike of bold blue route agent cds with matching "Paid" straightline and circular grid cancel ties 5¢ red brown (1), four margins except just touching bottom left corner frameline, on cover addressed to Worcester, Mass.; some edge wear, tiny blue ink stain at bottom, Very Fine and a stunning cover.
Towle No. 4-A-1 Estimate $400 - 600.
Cover put onto Route 401 on November 7th and carried south to Boston for transfer west to Worcester.
Lot 4388(Fall River Railroad) Boston & Fall River R.R., May 28, nice strike of red route agent cds with matching two strikes of circular grid cancel tie 3¢ dull red (11) on buff cover to Grand Rapids, Michigan, Very Fine, Rarity VI.
Towle No. 55-A-2 Estimate $150 - 200.
Carried on Route 634 to Boston for transfer to Albany and west to Grand Rapids.
Lot 4389(Housatonic Railroad) Housatonic Railroad, 5, clear strike of red route agent cds with integral "5" rate on cover to Stapleton, Staten Island, N.Y., F.-V.F., Rarity VI.
Towle No. 88-B-1 Estimate $200 - 300.
Carried to Bridgeport on Route 702 and then by coach to New York.
Lot 4390(Housatonic Railroad) Housatonic Railroad, 5, wonderful strike of red double circle route agent handstamp with intergral "5" rating on cover to St. Albans, Vermont, Extremely Fine, rare in this gem condition.
Towle No. 88-B-2 Estimate $500 - 750.
Envelope put onto Route 705 circa 1850 carried south to Bridgeport for onward carriage via New York to St. Albans.
Lot 4391(Housatonic Railroad) Housatonic R.R., May 22, excellent strike of red route agent cds on 1851 folded letter datelined "Falls Village 22 May 1851" to South Lee, Mass., Extremely Fine and choice.
Towle No. 88-B-6 Estimate $100 - 150.
Put onto Route 705 at Falls Village Conn. to be carried 28 miles north to South Lee.
Lot 4392(Housatonic Railroad) Housatonic R.R. Feb 8, red route agent cds with matching partial red grid cancel tying 5¢ red brown (1), huge margins to just in including sheet margin at right, on blue 1851 folded cover to New York City, Very Fine, Rarity V.
Towle No. 88-B-7 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 4393(Housatonic Railroad) Merwinsville, Housatonic R.R., May 20, station oval ties 3¢ dull red (26), top left corner torn off prior to use, on red & blue Flag Patriotic cover to Albion, N.Y., some edge wrinkles, F.-V.F. and attractive, a scarce railroad marking, particularly on a Patriotic cover, Rarity VII.
Towle No. 88-S-8a Estimate $300 - 400.
Put onto Route 945 circa 1862 carried 42 miles south to Bridgeport for New York and then via Albany to Albion.
Lot 4394(Housatonic Railroad) Hawleyville, Housatonic R.R., Feb. 5, nice strike of station oval on buff cover to New Millford, Conn. bearing 3¢ ultramarine (114) canceled by segmented cork cancels; some light cover wear, Very Fine.
Towle No. 88-S-4b Estimate $200 - 300.