Lot 4534(Kansas & Pacific Railroad) K. & P. R.R., Silver Lake, Apr 6 1878, blue station double-circle ties 1¢ blue (156) on orange Western Union Telegraph printed cover to Silver Lake, Kansas, Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate $150 - 200.
The Telegraph Office was in Silver Lake Railway Depot where the Station Agent cancelled the adhesive with the railway station handstamp.
Lot 4535(Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway) L.S. & M.S. Ry., Hamburg, Jun 13, 1877, blue station oval with matching target cancel on 3¢ green (158) on cover to Decatur, Mich., F.-V.F. and rare unlisted Michigan station oval.
Towle No. 625-S-Unlisted Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 4536(Lexington & Covington Railroad) Kentucky Central R.R., Apr 20, route agent cds cancels 3¢ red (U9) Nesbitt entire to Keene, Ky., Very Fine and choice, Rarity VIII, ex-Wyer, Towle and Hannen.
Towle No. 522-B-2 Estimate $300 - 400.
Envelope put onto Route 9524 on April 20th circa 1859 carried south to Nicholasville for Keene.
Lot 4537(Little Miami, Xenia & Columbus Railroad) Little M. X. & C. R.R., June 18, blue route agent cds cancels 3¢ red (U2) buff Nesbitt entire to St. Mary's, Ohio, Very Fine, Rarity IX, This is the Towle Listing Example, ex-Wyer, Towle.
Towle No. 561-V-1 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE LITTLE MIAMI RAILROAD ROUTE AGENT CDS.
Envelope put onto Route 9177 on June 18th circa 1857 west to Xenia for transfer onto Route 9306 for Springfield. Transferred 77 miles northward to St. Mary's.
Lot 4538(Little Miami, Xenia & Columbus Railroad) Little Miami R.R., Jul 3, red cds and matching slanted "5" rating handstamp on folded letter from Cincinnati, Oh. to Columbus, Oh., Very Fine, Rarity VII.
Towle No. 561-D-1 Estimate $200 - 300.
Put onto Route 2234 for 84 miles north to Springfield. Transferred to the 42112 post road east for Columbus. The Columbia & Xenia railroad not being completed until December 1850.
Lot 4539(Logansport to Peoria) Peoria & Logansport R.R., Sep 28, route agent cds cancels 1¢ Postal Card (UX3) datelined "El Paso, Sept 27th/75" to Pekin, Ill.; closed spindle hole, otherwise Very Fine, Rarity V.
Towle No. 656-D-1 Estimate $150 - 200.
Put onto Route 23027 and carried 23 miles west to Peoria for transfer to Pekin.
The Route Agent service between Logansport, Indiana and Peoria, Illinois was performed over the course of two contracts in 1875. Route 22013 between Logansport and the Indiana State Line by the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati & St. Louis of 61 miles at $4,575 a year and State Line to Peoria on Route 23027. The latter was 228¾ miles State Line to Warsaw at $16,612 a year with the Toledo, Peoria & Warsaw Rail Road. The service was for a daily trip excluding Sundays.
Lot 4540(Louisville & Frankfort R.R.-Lexington & Frankfort R.R.) Lou. & Fran. & Lex. & Fran. R.R., Croppers, May 7, blue large balloon-style station cds ties 3¢ rose (65) on gray cover with letter datelined "Mulberry Manse May 2d, Wednesday" circa 1862 to University of Virginia, redirected to Warrenton with manuscript "Ford 3" rating; small stamp and cover faults, Fine and rare Kentucky station cds.
Towle No. 524-S-1 Estimate $300 - 400.
Letter from Mulberry Manse May 2d circa 1862 and put onto route 9704 at Croppers. Carried 47 miles east to Lexington for transfer to Charlottesville and the University of Virginia. Redirected to Warrenton with 3¢ due.
Lot 4541(Louisville & Frankfort R.R.-Lexington & Frankfort R.R.) Lou. & Fran. & Lex. & Fran., R.R., O'Bannon, Oct 15, bold strike of blue route agent cds ties 3¢ pink (64), vibrant color, on immaculate small cover to Mount Sterling Ky.; 3¢ trivial pulled perf, Very Fine and rare Kentucky Station, Rarity VII; with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Towle No. 524-S-4 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 4542(Louisville to Lexington Railroad) Station Agents: Croppers, Ducker and Spring Station, group of three covers comprising "Lou. Fran. & Lex. & Fran. R.R., Ducker" blue station balloon-cds (524-S-2, VIII, ex-Atkins, Towle) on #26 cover, "Lou. Fran. & Lex. & Fran. R.R., Croppers" blue station balloon-cds (524-S-1, VII, ex-Bischel, Hannen) on 3¢ #65 civil war patriotic cover; and "Lou. Fran. & Lex. & Fran. R.R., Spring Station" blue station balloon-cds (524-S-5, VI, ex-Towle) on 3¢ Nesbit #U10 buff entire; mixed condition, Fine and rare group.
Towle No. 524-S-1, S-2, S-5 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 4543(Louisville, Cincinnati & Lexington R.R.) Lou. Cin & Lex. R.R., Croppers, Ky. Oct 15, 1878, postal card datelined "Croppers Depot, Oct 15, 1878" to Emminence, Ky.; corner crease, F.-V.F. and unlisted station oval.
Towle No. 524-S unlisted Estimate $150 - 200.
Carried on Route 20003 westward 7 miles to Eminence. This oval form unrecorded by Towle.