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Lot 4067

[Alabama] M. & C. R. R./Wheeler, two strikes of a blue double circle datestamp, Jun 14, 1872; one partial, the other not quite complete, on a 3¢ green entire (U163) from Wheeler to Bethany, W.V.; reduced slightly at the right, F.-V.F.
Towle 502-S-10, RF V.
Suggested Bid $60
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Lot 4068

[New York] ROCHESTER, N.Y. East Side., R.P.O., Trip 10 (Towle RO-1-b, RF VI), Very Fine Streetcar double circle datestamp, Oct 28 (1896) ties a 2¢ carmine (267) on a clean small cover to Quincy, Mich., backstamped Quincy the next day; with original letter, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4069

[Alaska] (SEA)TTLE & SEATT(LE, R.P.O.) (Towle SE-1-a, RF V), partial Sep 13 "RMS" duplex ties a 1¢ green (331) on multicolor Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition picture postcard to Grand Forks, N.D., F.-V.F. A scarce Streetcar marking., Ex-Wyer.
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 4070

[Alaska] CORDOVA & KODIAK, R.P.O. EAST (Towle X-45-a, RF II), neat "RMS" duplex, Aug 23, 1940, ties one of two strikes one of two 3¢ Alaska Commemoratives on a cover to Seattle with a large green printed cachet of the Steamer S.S. Cordova; to Seattle; he second stamp apparently paid for a second passage (though uncanceled), this one with a magenta "Seattle & Seward R.P.O./ South S.S. Baranoff/ May 15 1941/ Bruce S. Noll" clerk's handstamp on the reverse, along the name of the original addressee at a slightly different address, Ex-Brenner.
Suggested Bid $60
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Lot 4071

[Alaska] JUNEAU & SITKA, R.P.O., NORTH (Towle X-26-c, RF IV), choice c.d.s., Jun 28, 1940, ties a 1¢ Famous American (869) on a postcard to New York City; the reverse bears a manuscript "missent" and a "SEATTLE & SEWARD R.P.O., SOUTH" dated Jul 4, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4072

[Alaska] SEWARD & UNALASKA, R.P.O., EAST (Towle X-49-b, RF III), bold "S.S. STARR" duplex, Apr 17, 1932, ties a 1¢ Army commemorative on a plain postcard to Clyde, Kans. with magenta Last Day of Post Office handstamps, Very Fine, Ex-Brenner.
Suggested Bid $40
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Lot 4073

[Alaska] VALDEZ & UNALASKA, R.P.O., EAST, Nov 1, 1904 c.d.s. ties a 2¢ Shield (319) on a Hotel Northern, Seattle corner card cover to Seattle; small faults including sealed opening tears through marking, otherwise Very Fine. A very scarce marking.
Towle X-50-a, RF VI.
Suggested Bid $300
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Lot 4074

[Alaska] YUKON RIVER, ALASKA, R.P.O., EAST (Towle X-46-a, RF VI), mostly clear purple "RMS" duplex, Aug 2, 1909, ties a 2¢ Shield (319) on a red & black illustrated "Northern Navigation Co., To Alaska Gold Fields" corner card cover to San Francisco and backstamped there on Aug 25; reduced a bit at the left with a slightly rounded upper left corn, otherwise Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 4075

[Alaska] SEATTLE & SEWARD, R.P.O., EAST (Towle X-14-b, RF IV), clear "RMS" duplex, Aug 14, 1916, ties a 1¢ green (424) on picture postcard to Vancouver, Wash.; card is a real photo picturing a snow-covered view of "1st Ave, Cordova. Alaska"; the message is datelined "Cook Inlet near Anchorage", Ex-Wyer.
Suggested Bid $30
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Lot 4076

[Alaska] YUKON RIVER, ALASKA, R.P.O., WEST (Towle X-46-c, RF VI), Very Fine "RMS" duplex, Aug 4, 1903, tied a 2¢ red (279B) on a cover to New Castle, Ind. and backstamped there on Sep 2; cover bears the corner card of the North American Transportation & Trading Co., Rampart, Alaska; opened roughly and partially reduced at the right; stamp with a nicked corner, otherwise Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $30
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Lot 4077

[Alaska] SEATTLE & SEWARD, R.P.O., SOUTH (Towle X-14-o, RF II), clear 4-bar duplex, Oct 22, 1941, ties 3¢ National Defense commemorative on a Minkus World War II patriotic cover to Seward., Extremely Fine, Ex-Brenner.
Suggested Bid $30
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Lot 4078

[Alaska] TANANA RIVER, R.P.O., EAST (Towle X-40-d, RF VI), mostly clear "RMS" duplex, Jul 20, 1934, cancels a 3¢ Byrd Expedition commemorative (733) on a cover to early Philadelphia stamp dealer, Willard Snyder, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 4079

[Alaska] SEWARD & UNALASKA, R.P.O., EAST (Towle X-49-b, RF III), bold "S.S. STARR" duplex, Apr 17, 1932, on a 2¢ Washington Bicentennial entire (U525a) to Carnation, Ore.; Very Fine, Ex-Brenner.
Suggested Bid $30
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Lot 4080

[Arizona & New Mexico Territories] DEMING & SAN FRAN., R.P.O., mostly clear c.d.s., Aug 24, 1883, with a quartered cork cancel tying a 3¢ green (207) on a Benson A.T. smelting company corner card cover to East Oakland, Cal. and backstamped there on Aug 26; reduced somewhat at the right, otherwise Very Fine, Ex-Towle.
Towle 963-G-3, RF VI.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4081

[California] MISSION ST. SAN FRAN., R.P.O. (Towle SF-2-a, RF VI), Very Fine "RMS" duplex, Aug 2, 1904, ties a 2¢ Shield (319) on a cover to New York City; magenta addressee's docketing handstamp at the lower left, backstamped NYC, Aug 6, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4082

[California] ELKS' PARADE R.P.O., LOS ANGELES, CAL., TR. 99, mostly clear black "RMS" duplex, Jul 16, 1909, ties a 1¢ green (331) on a picture postcard to San Francisco with a Jul 17 receiver at the lower left; card is an embossed B.P.O.E. greeting picturing an elk's head; brownish stain at the left shows through on the picture side, minor corner bend, otherwise Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $180


As part of the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks' parade in Los Angeles on July 16, 1909, the Post Office supplied an R.P.O. car and staffed it with members of the local Railway Post Office Clerks' Association. The cancellation, therefore, was in use for only one day.

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Lot 4083

[California] S. F. & S. J. R. R./17 MILE HOUSE, Very Fine blue c.d.s., Jan 9, 1863, on a cover franked with a 1¢ blue (63) (and, presumably a 2¢ black (73), which has since been cut out and is no longer present) canceled by San Francisco "cogwheels" with a Jan 9 San Francisco c.d.s. alongside; to North Whitefield, Me.; reduced just a tad at the left, Very Fine except for the missing stamp. A previously unrecorded San Francisco & San Jose station agent's marking.
Towle 980-S-2? RF ??? .
Suggested Bid $180


17 Mile House was the first station north of San Mateo.

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Lot 4084

[California] "N. P. C R R 10/21, 75" (Towle 985-D-1, RF VI), manuscript postmark with pen-canceled 3¢ green (158) on a clean cover to New Bedford, Mass, and backstamped there on Oct 28; reduced just a bit at the left, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 4085

[Colorado] RIO GRANDE SOUTHERN R. R. CO./RECEIVED/RIDGWAY, COLO. (Towle unlisted), choice violet OFFICE OF GEN'L SUPT. datestamp, Dec 15, 1916, on a "Railway Service Mailgram" card sent as a receipt from the Treasurer's Office of "The Rio Grande So. R. R. Co." handstamped over the original "Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Company" imprint, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4086

[Colorado Territory] DEN. PACIFIC, R.P.O., clear Mar 6 c.d.s. duplexed with a two-ring target on a 1¢ postal card (UX3) to Longmont Colo., datelined Greeley (Colo.), Mar 5, 1875; exceptionally clean, Very Fine.
Towle 950-A-1, RF III.
Suggested Bid $180
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Lot 4087

[Colorado] D. & R.G. R.R., mostly clear circular handstamp (date not struck up), as a forwarding marking on a 1¢ postal card (UX5) from Denver to "Big Thompson", Colo., canceled with a Denver duplex, May 14 (1876), handstamped "MISSENT", Ex-Osment.
Towle 953-G-1, RF VI.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4088

[Colorado] D. & RIO G., partial undated circle with a second, even less complete strike cancelling a 3¢ green entire (U83) to Grand Rapids, Mich.; dcd "Atherton Farm Colo, Aug 31 - 1873"; backstamped with a Sep 8 Grand Rapids carrier c.d.s.; reduced at the left with a small stain at top, Fine. An exceedingly rare marking and likely the listing example.
Towle 953-H-1, RF X.
Suggested Bid $225
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Lot 4089

[Colorado] DEN. & DEER VALLEY, AGT., faint, mostly complete c.d.s. (Feb) 15, on a 3¢ green entire (U164), with a Denver Commission Merchants' corner card cover, to Fairplay, Colo.; redirected to Webster, Colo. with a purple Feb 20 Fairplay c.d.s., and finally to Denver with no additional markings, Fine. Possibly Towle's listing example.
Towle 954-C-1, RF VIII.
Suggested Bid $225
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Lot 4090

[Colorado] UNION PACIFIC RY./KIT CARSON, COL. (Towle 907-S-2, RF VII), partly weak, but complete rimless blue oval, Aug 7, 1886, on a 1¢ postal card (UX3) to New York City with a partial New York receiver at the upper left; small faults, but a very scarce Colorado station agent's marking, Fine.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4091

[Colorado] DEN. & GEORGETOWN, AGT. (Towle 952-A-1, RF V), light but complete c.d.s., Jan 8, on a grid-canceled 1¢ postal card (UX5) to El Paso, Ill.; datelined Idaho Springs (Colo.), 1878, F.-V.F. Towle notes the earliest date for this marking as 1883, Ex-David New.
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 4092

[Colorado] PUEB. & CAN. CITY (AGT.) (Towle 953-A-1, RF VII), light, partial Dec 9 c.d.s. with a clear "E" killer cancelling a slightly damaged 3¢ green (184) on a cover to Pierrepont Manor, N.Y.; reduced slightly at the left, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4093

[Colorado] DE(N. & CAN.) CITY, AGT. (Towle 953-B-1, RF VI), partial Aug 30 c.d.s. with a clear "E" killer tying a slightly damaged 3¢ green (158) on an exceptional illustrated advertising cover for McClure House, Canon City to Pierrepont Manor, N.Y.; reduced just a tad at the left with an ink stain at the lower right, otherwise Very Fine and attractive.
Suggested Bid $40
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Lot 4094

[Colorado] (SO. PUE)B & CONEJOS (AGT.) (Towle 955-D-1, RF VIII), incomplete Sep 29 c.d.s. with a quartered cork killer on a 3¢ green entire U163 with an Alamosa, Colo. BanK corner card to Putnam, O. and backstamped at Zanesville, O. on Oct 3; light stain in center, F.-V.F. A rare marking, listed by Towle with an "N" killer, .
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 4095

[Connecticut] KENT./HOUSATONIC .R.R (Towle 88-S-6a, RF VI), bold, mostly clear Dec 24 oval ties a 3¢ rose (65) on a neat cover to Dover, N.Y., Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 4096

[Georgia] GENERAL SUP'TS OFFICE/A. & G. R. R. (Towle Unlisted (350-?)), clear blue double oval datestamp, Oct 3, 1870, on a clean yellow cover franked with a straight-edged 3¢ green (147) tied by a blue Savannah, Ga. duplex of the same date, Very Fine. An unlisted Atlantic & Gulf Railroad marking, .
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4097

[Georgia] S. G. & N. A.,R. R. (Towle 358-B-1, RF VI), bold blue Dec 4 c.d.s. with a quartered cork killer cancelling a 3¢ green (158) on a clean cover to Derby, Vt.; reduced a bit at the left, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 4098

[Idaho] "Ter U N R R / Oct 14th 78" (Towle 890 var.), manuscript marking on a 1¢ postal card (UX5) to Bozeman, Mont.; card is a Bill of Lading/Shipment Notification from E.G. Maclay & Co. with printed dateline, "Terminus U. N. R. R.", shipping 10244 pounds of Merchandise by Amiott(?) Bull Train., Very Fine. An unlisted marking of the Utah Northern Railroad, the terminus being Franklin, Idaho., .
Suggested Bid $70


On April 30, 1878 the Utah Northern Railroad was reorganized as the Utah & Northern Railway Co. The E.G. Maclay Co. was apparently using up their supply of cards with old railroad name.

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Lot 4099

[Illinois] Chicago WENTWORTH/AVE. R.P.O. (Towle CH-7-a1, RF VI), nearly complete Aug 6 Streetcar machine cancel (year not struck up) ties a 1¢ green (279) on a picture postcard to Martin, O.; card pictures Chicago's Humboldt Park, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 4100

[Illinois] CHI. COTT. GRO. AVE., R.P.O., [Trip] 6, mostly clear c.d.s., Dec 2, 1896, with a cork killer on a 1¢ postal card (UX12) to Trenton, N.J.; faint vertical crease, otherwise Very Fine. This Chicago Streetcar marking, which predates the U.S.R.P.O. Catalog's listing by 19 years, differs in that it includes "AVE.", lacks "TR" in the trip number, and has a plain cork killer.
Towle CH-3-h var., RF VIII.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 4101

[Illinois] Chicago COTTAGE GROVE/AVENUE, R.P.O. 1 (Towle CH-3-f, RF VII), perfectly struck machine cancel, Aug 9, 1911, ties a 1¢ green (331) on a picture postcard to Oklahoma City, Okla.; card pictures "Hutchinson Commons, University of Chicago", Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4102

[Illinois] CHICAGO, ILL., WENTWORTH AVE., R.P.O., mostly clear Doremus machine cancel, Jun 28 (1904) on a 1¢ postal card (UX18), to Corwin. O. and backstamped there the next day, F.-V.F.
Towle CH-7-a2, RF VI.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4103

[Illinois] PEORIA & WAR., R. R. (Towle 656-C-1, RF VI), mostly clear Mar 26 c.d.s. with a cork-canceled 3¢ green (158) on a small lady's envelope to Cleveland, O.; backstamped with a Cleveland Carrier handstamp on Mar 28; small stain in marking, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 4104

[Illinois] PEO. OQUAW. & BUR. R.R. (Towle 697-B-1, RF VI), mostly clear blue Nov 10 c.d.s. cancels a small 3¢ pink entire (U58) to Hinesbury, Vt.; reduced slightly at the left with a small stain at the bottom, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 4105

[Indian and Oklahoma Territories], Nine R.P.O. markings (eight different), five covers and four cards canceled between Sep 22, 1895 and Mar 9, 1907.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 4106

[Iowa] O.C. COLE,/SOUTH/CALMAR &/DAVENPORT AGT. (Towle 756-E-1, RF V), Very Fine magenta octagonal datestamp, May 24, 1881, with a matching target killer tying a 3¢ green (184) on a cover to Council Bluffs, Iowa and forwarded to Des Moines with a May 25 Council Bluffs c.d.s. at the upper left; backstamped Council Bluffs (May 25, Chicago (May 26) and Des Moines (May 27); small tape repair and resultant stain at the right, otherwise Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 4107

[Iowa] FT. DODGE & S.C., R.R. (Towle 759-B-1, RF IV), two light, but mostly clear strikes of a blue undated circle, one of which ties a 3¢ green (158) on a cover to Jordanville, N.Y.; reduced slightly at the left, couple small edge tears, Fine. Noted by the U.S.R.P.O. Catalog as FT. DODGE & "SO.", but, in our opinion, it is probably "S.C." for Sioux City, .
Suggested Bid $20
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Lot 4108

[Kansas] C. B. U. P. R. R. (Towle 908-A-1, RF VI), light Oct 15 (date not clear) with a target-canceled 3¢ green (147) on a La Belle House, Blue Rapids, Kans. corner card cover to Atchison, Kans.; redirected to Marlowe, Iowa with an Oct 17 Atchison backstamp; reduced a bit at the right, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $60
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Lot 4109

[Louisiana] N. L. & T. R.R. (Towle 441-A-1, RF V), nice Mar 3 c.d.s. on a small, neat 3¢ green entire (U82) from Trenton. La. to New Orleans, Very Fine, Ex-Towle and apparently the listing example.
Suggested Bid $30
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Lot 4110

[Maine] PORTLAND & B., AGT. (Towle Unlisted), mostly clear Nov 14 c.d.s. with a cork-canceled 3¢ green (207) on a small, clean cover to Bath, Me., Very Fine. An unlisted route agent's marking for the Portland & Bangor Railroad, .
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4111

[Maine] PENOBSCOT & KEN. R.R., Very Fine strike of a Jul 14 c.d.s. ties a 3¢ dull red (26) on a small clean cover to Hanover, N.H., Very Fine.
Towle 4-I-1, RF VII.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 4112

[Maryland] ARLINGTON & S. BALTO R.P.O.,1 (Towle BA-1-a, RF VI), perfectly struck c.d.s., Jul 15, 1898, with quartered cork cancel tying a 2¢ pink (267a) on a small, locally addressed cover; few small stains, top flap missing, otherwise Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $40
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Lot 4113

[Maryland] ARLINGTON &/SO. BALTIMORE/R.P.O. (Towle BA-1-b, RF IV), three 1898 examples of this Flag cancel, two on 1¢ postal cards (UX12) - one each Car "1" & "2"; the third on a cover franked with a 2¢ pink (267a); the cover with minor edge flaws, `, otherwise Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 4114

[Maryland, Delaware] DOR. & DEL. R.R. (Towle 264-A-1, RF V), choice Feb 24 c.d.s. on a Dorchester & Delaware Rail Road Co., Cambridge, Md. corner card cover franked with a cork-canceled 3¢ green (158); to Concord, Del., Very Fine, Ex-Towle.
Suggested Bid $30
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Lot 4115

[Maryland] W. & P., R. R. (Towle 270-A-1, RF VI), light but complete Mar 31 c.d.s. on a cover franked with a 3¢ green (158) tied by a target killer; to Milton, Del.; reduced just a bit at the left, stamp with slight perf faults, otherwise Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 4116

[Massachusetts] BOSTON & MALDEN (R.P.O.), TR4 (Towle BO-5-a, RF VIII), mostly complete Streetcar "RMS" duplex, Jun 18, 1914, ties a 1¢ green (405) on a real photo postcard to Provincetown, Mass.; card pictures the "Manamooskeagin Boat Club, Abington, Mass.", F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4117

[Massachusetts] BOSTON & SOMERVILLE (R.P.O.) (Towle BO-7-d, RF VIII), mostly complete Streetcar c.d.s., Dec 5, 1899, ties a 2¢ carmine (267) on a cover to Cambridge, Mass.; includes the original letter; flap separated, Fine.
Suggested Bid $80
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Lot 4118

[Massachusetts] WORCESTER & NASHUA R. R. (Towle 21-A-1, RF VII), two light Jul 3 c.d.s.s, one tying a 3¢ green (147) on a clean cover to East Pepperell, Mass; reduced slightly at the left, Very Fine. Used later than Towle's period of use (1851-65), .
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4119

[Massachusetts] BOSTON & BRIGHTON, R.P.O., bold Jun 26 Streetcar c.d.s. with a cork-canceled 2¢ rose carmine(279Bc) on a cover to Detroit, Mich.; on the reverse are two faint strikes of an unlisted blue "SYRACUSE & DETROIT R.P.O./Tr. 31." double circle datestamp, Jun 27, 1899; small, barely noticeable stain at the upper left, otherwise Very Fine.
Towle BO-1-a, RF VII.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 4120

[Massachusetts] BOSTON & CAMBRIDGE B, R.P.O., exceptional strike of "RMS" duplex, Mar 18, 1909, ties a 1¢ green (300) on a small postcard to Bridgewater, Mass., Extremely Fine, Ex-Towle.
Towle BO-2-d, RF VII.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4121

[Massachusetts] BOSTON & SOMERVILLE, R.P.O., clear Streetcar "BPO" duplex, Jun 18, 1905, ties a 2¢ Shield (319) on a Camp Katahdin & Rangeley Club corner card cover to Providence, R.I., F.-V.F., Ex-Willard.
Towle BO-7-d, RF VIII.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 4122

[Massachusetts] BOSTON/CIRCUIT/R.P.O. (Towle BO-10-f, g, RF I), choice flag cancel, Mar 5, 1915, ties an 1878 Hussey's Special Messenger local (87L62) on a clean cover to Charlestown, Mass., with an additional strike at the lower left and a strike of the much scarcer "BOSTON CIRCUIT/R.P.O./TR.2" "BPO" duplex of the same date at the upper left; on the back is a partial strike of the "BOST(ON)/M(ASS.)/CIRC." double circle, Extremely Fine. A most unusual cover, despite its likely philatelic origin, .
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 4123

[Massachusetts] WORCESTER & NASHUA R. R. (Towle 21-A-1, RF VI), clear Apr 15 c.d.s. ties a 3¢ green (147) on a cover with a State Industrial School for Girls, Lancaster, Mass. corner card; to North Chelsea, Mass. and forwarded to Revere; reduced a bit at the left with some minor soiling, F.-V.F. Used later than Towle's period of use (1857-65), .
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4124

[Minnesota] NORTHERN PACIFIC R.R./HOBART., two strikes of a double circle datestamp, Dec 5, 1872, one nearly complete, the other about half complete, with a clear purple manuscript "N. P. R. R. Dec 5" and a matching pen-canceled, slightly damaged 3¢ green (147) on a cover to Groton, N.Y.; reduced just a bit at the left, F.-V.F. An unrecorded Minnesota station agent's marking plus a marvelous example of the rare Northern Pacific route agent's marking.
Towle 985-C-var. + Unlisted.
Suggested Bid $475
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Lot 4125

[Minnesota] "N P R R / 6/2/73" (Towle 985-C-var. (RF VIII)), bold manuscript postmark with a pen-canceled 3¢ green (147) on a cover to Homer, Minn.; reduced just a bit at the left; reduced a bit at the right with slight edge faults, Fine.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4126

[Mississippi] WESTS/M. C. R. R., light but complete c.d.s., Nov 10, 1866, with a second, partial strike cancelling the indicia on a small 3¢ pink entire (U58) to New Orleans, F.-V.F. From the Carroll, Hoy & Co. correspondence, Ex-Towle and apparently the listing example.
Towle 421-S-3, RF VIII.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 4127

[Mississippi] JACKSON, MISS. TRANSFER (Towle 430-C-1), bold Transfer Agent's c.d.s., Jan 10 (1897) on a New Spengler House, Jackson corner card cover franked with a cork canceled 2¢ carmine (267), to Poindexter, Va. and backstamped there on Jan 12; stamp slightly damaged, otherwise Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $20
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Lot 4128

[Mississippi] VICKS. & SHREVEPT., R.P.O. (Towle 441-E-1, RF III), light c.d.s., Oct 29, 1889(?), on a 2¢ green entire (U313) with an illustrated corner card for Rail Road Mills Snuff featuring a small steaming Locomotive, Very Fine, Ex-Wyer.
Suggested Bid $40
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Lot 4129

[Missouri] East St. Louis RELAY DEPOT, four examples on a card and three covers, 1893, 1903, 1905 & 1949; one with slightly damaged stamp, otherwise Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 4130

[Missouri] CENTENNIAL PARADE R.P.O., ST. LOUIS, MO., mostly clear Oct 7 oval duplex ties a 1¢ green (331) on a locally addressed postcard picturing a black & white view of Hortense Place, St. Louis, Very Fine.
Towle 831-E-4, RF VII.
Suggested Bid $160
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Lot 4131

[Missouri] EXPOSITION R.P.O., ST. LOUIS, MO., clear but partly doubled "RMS" duplex, Jul 29, 1904, ties a 1¢ Louisiana Purchase (323) on a World's Fair postcard with an impression of the "Exposition Station" machine cancel of the same date at the lower left; to Chicago and backstamped there the next day; the card pictures the California State Building and is from a booth attendant who writes that he can be reached at the "Varied Industrial Arcade, Booth 31", F.-V.F. An exceptional Exhibition card, Ex-Towle.
Towle 831-E-1, RF VIII.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 4132

[Missouri] S. W. B. & ST. L., R. R. (Towle 807-D-1, RF VI), light but complete strike of a Feb 1 c.d.s. with a target killer on a 3¢ green entire (U82) to East Union, Minn.; minor edge flaws, Fine.
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 4133

[Missouri] CENTENNIAL PARADE R.P.O., ST.LOUIS, MO. (Towle 831-E-4, RF VII), light Oct 7 oval duplex ties a 1¢ green (331) on a locally addressed embossed postcard picturing deep purple flowers, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4134

[Montana/Utah Territories] D.(L. CITY) & OGD., R.P.O. (Towle 890-AC-1, RF IV), incomplete c.d.s., Jan 10, 1884, with segmented cork cancel on a 2¢ red on amber entire (U232) to Scottville, Mich.; reduced omewhat at the right, F.-V.F. "D.L. City" is Deer Lodge City., .
Suggested Bid $20
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Lot 4135

[Nebraska] AUBURN & LINCOLN, R.P.O., clear c.d.s., Aug 26, 1889, on an illustrated corner card cover featuring a Pacific Express Co. railroad mail car; franked with a lightly canceled 2¢ green (213), violet "Aug 31, 1888" docketing handstamp, to Tacoma, Washington Territory, backstamped Tacoma on Aug 30, Very Fine.
Towle 934-G-1, RF III.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 4136

[New Jersey] N.Y. & SEA PLAIN, AGT. (Towle Unlisted), somewhat blurry Sep 13 (1877) c.d.s. ties a 3¢ green (158) on a Spring Lake, N.J. corner card cover to Philadelphia. A rare, previously unrecorded station agent's marking, .
Suggested Bid $90


The history of Sea Plain is a bit unclear. It seems to have become part of Lake Como then Spring Lake. The train station there was apparently abandoned in favor of the one at Spring Lake Beach.

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Lot 4137

[New Jersey] N.Y. & SQUAN. AGT., duplex c.d.s., Jun 21, 1882 on a 1¢ postal card (UX5) canceled with a New York Station "18" duplex of the same date, handstamped straightline "MISSENT", to Trenton, N.J., Very Fine. The U.S.R.P.O. Catalog's listing example for this Central Railroad of New Jersey marking.
Towle 246-F-1, RF III.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4138

[New Jersey] CAM. & AM. R.R. (Towle 244-B-1, RF V), mostly clear undated circular handstamp ties a 3¢ green (158) on a cover to Keyport, N.J.; reduced slightly at the left, Very Fine, Ex-Towle.
Suggested Bid $30
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Lot 4139
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[New Mexico/Arizona Territories] ALBQ. & PRESCOTT, AGT., mostly clear c.d.s., Jul 11, 1883, and cork killer tie a 3¢ green (207) on a cover front only to Duluth, Minn.; "Atlantic & Pacific" Rail Road corner card with "R. Rd." at the upper right, under the stamp (corner of stamp folded under to partly show); edge faults, but an exceedingly rare unrecorded Atlantic & Pacific marking.
Towle Unlisted.
Suggested Bid $300
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Lot 4140

[New Mexico] RINC & SIL CY, TR 48 (Towle 965.4-?), clear "RMS" duplex, Oct 24, 1952, ties a 3¢ NATO commemorative on a Silver City Appliance Store corner card cover to Deming, N.M., F.-V.F. Unlisted by the U.S.R.P.O. Catalog, .
Suggested Bid $40
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Lot 4141

[New Mexico Territory, California] SANTA FE & TORRANCE, R.P.O., TR.1 (Towle 965.5-A-2, RF VI), Very Fine c.d.s., Mar 19, 1921, on a Post Office Department Official Business Registered Mail Receipt card to Estancia on a picture postcard to Ottumwa, Iowa; message datelined Estancia, N.M.the stamp was removed from the picture side and glued onto the address side prior to mailing. This handstamp uses a slightly different type face than 965.5-A-1, .
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 4142

[New Mexico Territory, California] SANTA FE & TORRANCE, R.P.O., TR.2 (Towle 965.5-A-1, RF VI), Very Fine c.d.s., Jul 24, 1908, with a barely canceled 1¢ green (300) on a picture postcard to Ottumwa, Iowa; message datelined Estancia, N.M.the stamp was removed from the picture side and glued onto the address side prior to mailing. Towle's tracing is "missing", .
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 4143

[New York] "Dry Dock, East Broadway & Battery Railroad Company", a pristine, locally addressed all-over advertising cover in rose on white franked with a 2¢ vermilion (183) tied by a New York Station B duplex, Jun 10, 1882; reduced just a tad at the left, Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 4144

[New York] COLLECTION & DISTRIBUTION, WAGON 1, TRIP 13 (Towle NY-2-a, RF IV), mostly clear duplex handstamp, Jul 30, 1897, ties a 2¢ pink (267a) on a corner card cover for the Columbia Phonograph Co.", to White City, Kans. and backstamped there on Aug 1; reduced just a tad at the right, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $30
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Lot 4145

[New York] SKANEATELES LAKE, R.P.O. (Towle F-10-a, RF IV), two slightly different examples: Aug 14, 1907, with a "4PM" time slug, on a 1¢ postal card (UX18); and Jul 22, 1909, without time, on a picture postcard franked with a 2¢ Alaska-Yukon commemorative; the latter picturing a Lake Skaneateles Ferry coming into dock; both Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 4146

[New York] RUT, SALEM & TROY, AGT. (Towle 44-E-1(a), RF V), clear strike of a Jun 28 c.d.s. with a negative "S" killer tying a 3¢ green (158) on a pretty gray advertising cover from the Penrhyn Slate Co., Middle, Granville, N.Y. to Albany, Extremely Fine, Ex-Towle.
Suggested Bid $30
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Lot 4147

[New York] S.S.L.I., R. R. (Towle 113-A-1, RF VII), mostly clear undated circle with a cork-canceled 3¢ green (147) on an orange cover to New York City; reduced slightly at the right with a nicked upper right corner, otherwise Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4148

[New York] Ulster & Delaware R.R. (Towle 117-D-1, 117-Unlisted), two different: KINGSTON & BLOOM. R.P.O., May 10, 1898, on a cover to Cortland, N.Y., and RONDOUT & BLOOM. R.P.O., Sep 28, 1898, on a postal card from Stamford, N.Y. to Rondout; the latter with an unobtrusive spindle hole.
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 4149

[New York] RECEIVED CHELSEA TERM RPO/ From A.E.F. (Towle 150-X-9, RF IV), violet c.d.s., Aug 30, 1919, on a cover from Minneapolis, Minn. to a Pvt. H.A. Overholt in the A.E.F. in Europe; opened a little roughly at the bottom, otherwise Very Fine. A very scarce marking from this temporary terminal on New York's Hudson River Pier 86 that was only open for a few months, .
Suggested Bid $40
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Lot 4150

[New York] AUBURN OLD ROAD, choice May 16 (171) c.d.s. cancels a clean 3¢ green entire (U83) to Middletown, Ct.; Pittsford, N.Y. Powder Manufacturer's corner card, Very Fine. Auburn Old Road was the nickname for the Syracuse-Auburn-Rochester run of the New York Central.
Towle 115-G-1, RF VIII.
Suggested Bid $160
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Lot 4151

[New York] BROOKLYN & L.I. CITY, R.P.O., TR.5, mostly clear Street Car c.d.s., Jun 27, 1898, as a receiving backstamp on a 2¢ green entire (U311) canceled with a Chickamauga Natl. Park, Ga. duplex, Jun 25, 1898; reduced slightly at the left, F.-V.F.
Towle 577-A-1, RF VIII.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 4152

[New York] RAIL.ROAD, red rimless semi-circle with arc below on a lightly toned folded letter from Utica, N.Y. to South Kingston, R.I. with a manuscript "18½" rate and a red Feb 3 Albany, N.Y. c.d.s. applied in transit; datelined Feb 3, 1841, Very Fine.
Towle 114-B-4, VIII.
Suggested Bid $180
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Lot 4153

[New York] RAIL/ROAD, light but complete red rimless circle on a clean folded address leaf from Utica to Albany with a manuscript "12½" rate; docketed Jun 10, 1842; file fold through marking, F.-V.F. The manuscript rate, which is not clearly written, is inferred from the distance between Utica an Albany, approximately 96 miles, with the rate for 80-150 miles being 12½¢.
Towle 114-B-5, VIII.
Suggested Bid $225
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Lot 4154

[New York] RAILROAD, two clear boxed handstamps tie a 1¢ dull blue (219) on a 1¢ Columbian entire (U349) to Plymouth Union, Vt.
Towle 114-B-8, RF VIII.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 4155

[New York] RUT, SALEM & TROY, AGT., Very Fine strike of an Aug 15 c.d.s. with a mostly clear "MORRISON/ OK/ NORTH" killer on a 2¢ red entire (U236) to Castleton, Vt.; reduced at the right just into the indicia, otherwise Very Fine, Ex-Sampson, Towle.
Towle 44-e-1(c), RF VIII.
Suggested Bid $120


A.J. Morrison was a route agent and R.P.O. clerk from 1869 until 1893, over the years creating many fancy killers, despite the fact that the practice had been contrary to Post Office policy as of December 1881.

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Lot 4156

[North Carolina] A. & N. C. R.R. (Towle 323-C-2, RF V), nice May 7 c.d.s. with a target killer tying a 3¢ green (147) on a cover to Cambridgeport, Mass.; reduced slightly at the left, Very Fine, Ex-Towle.
Suggested Bid $30
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Lot 4157

[North Carolina] WILLIAMS & ROCKY MT., R.P.O. (Towle 327.7-G-1, RF IV), mostly clear c.d.s., May 1888, on a 2¢ green on blue entire (U314) to Helmetta, N.J., F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $30
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Lot 4158

[Ohio] BRIGHTON CAR, CINCINNATI, O., TR 4, choice "RMS" duplex, Jan 20, 1913, ties a 1¢ carmine(406) on locally addressed postcard, Very Fine. An exceptional example of this very scarce Cincinnati Streetcar marking.
Towle CI-1-a, RF VIII.
Suggested Bid $160
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Lot 4159

[Ohio] BRIGHTO(N CAR) CINCINNATI(, O.), TR 6, bold but incomplete "RMS" duplex (killer not struck up), Aug 18, 1915, ties a 2¢ carmine (463) on a cover to Lockland, O.; large piece on left front of cover neatly repaired and stamp damaged, but a rare marking, Ex-Towle.
Towle CI-1-a, RF VIII.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4160

[Ohio] BRIGH(TON CAR), CINCINNATI, O., TR. 5, mostly complete Streetcar "RMS" duplex, Apr 1, 1913 ties a 1¢ green (405) on a locally addressed "Appointment Calendar" postcard; couple minor bends, F.-V.F., Ex-Willard.
Towle CI-1-a, RF VIII.
Suggested Bid $160
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Lot 4161

[Ohio] CIN. WALNUT HILLS (& BRIGHTON) R.P.O., TR.1, mostly complete c.d.s., Jan 24, 1900, on a 1¢ postal card (UX14) to Sherman, Tex.; upper right corner creased, tiny edge tear, F.-V.F.
Towle CI-3-a, RF VIII.
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 4162

[Ohio] "D U R R/May 17-", penciled manuscript postmark with a damaged pencil-canceled 3¢ rose (147) on a small lady's envelope to Augusta, Ky., F.-V.F. The listing example of this Dayton Union Railroad marking.
Towle 578-C-1, RF V (tentative).
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4163

[Oklahoma Territory] BILLINGS & O'KEENE (R.P.O.), NORTH, mostly complete c.d.s., Dec 2, 1902 plus barred-oval cancels a 2¢ red (279B) on a Lawton, Okla. Hotel Keegan corner card cover to Muskogee, I.T., "Missent" to Munger Okla. with a Dec 3 Munger backstamp along with a final Dec 13 Muskogee "Rec'd" c.d.s.; Dec 12 Munger forwarding c.d.s. on the front; includes the original letter on Hotel Keegan letterhead; cover repaired at right edge, otherwise Very Fine. A rare discontinued post office (1899-1903), the railroad marking unlisted by The U.S.R.P.O. Catalog, .
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4164

[Oklahoma Territory] FT. SMITH & GARNER, TR.2, bold "R.M.S." duplex, May 5, 1904, cancels a 1¢ postal card (UX18) to Lancaster, Mass.; card is a partly-printed American Express parcel notification datelined Waleeta, I.T.; small corner bend at lower right, otherwise Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4165

[Oklahoma] MUSKOGEE & LAMER, R.P.O., TR.1, mostly clear "RMS" duplex, Mar 9, 1909, ties a 1¢ green (331) on a picture postcard featuring a black-and-white photo of an Abandoned Barracks Building at Fort Gibson, Indian Territory, to Washburn, Ill., Very Fine. Unlisted by the U.S.R.P.O. Catalog, .
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 4166

[Pennsylvania] P. V. & C. R. R. (Towle Unlisted), Very Fine Oct 13 c.d.s. with a fancy grid killer on a clean 3¢ green entire (U163) to Pittsburgh, Very Fine. Probably the Pittsburgh, Virginia & Charleston Railroad, which existed from February 1870 until November 1872, .
Suggested Bid $90
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