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Sale 5135

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Stamps and Postal History
including Material from the Langs Stock


Railroad Covers




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Lot 5027

[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 $40
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Realized $40.
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Lot 5028

[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 $32
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Realized $32.
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Lot 5029

[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 $32
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Realized $32.
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Lot 5030

[Arizona Territory] TERMINUS, ARIZ., clear magenta Feb 4 (1880) c.d.s. duplexed with a target killer on a pristine 1¢ postal card (UX5) to Tucson, A.T.; message datelined Casa Grande, Extremely Fine. A great example of this rare station agent's marking.
Towle 963-S-1, RF IX.
Suggested Bid $200
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Realized $120.
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Lot 5031

[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 $80


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

Realized $80.
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Lot 5032

[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 $80
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Realized $80.
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Lot 5033

[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 $80
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Realized $80.
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Lot 5034

[Colorado] PUEB. & CAN. CITY, AGT., mostly clear c.d.s., Dec 1, along with cork cancels tie three 1¢ gray blue (206) on a Tabor House (hotel), Gunnison, Colo. corner card cover; to New Haven, Conn. and backstamped there on Dec 6, F.-V.F.
Towle 953-A-1, RF VII.
Suggested Bid $80
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Realized $80.
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Lot 5035

[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 $40
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Realized $40.
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Lot 5036

[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 $32
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Realized $32.
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Lot 5037

[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 $40
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Realized $40.
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Lot 5038

[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 $40
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Realized $40.
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Lot 5039

[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 $32


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.

Realized $32.
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Lot 5040

[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 $55
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Realized $55.
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Lot 5041

[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 $40
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Realized $40.
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Lot 5042

[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 $13
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Realized $13.
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Lot 5043

[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 $40
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Realized $40.
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Lot 5044

[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 $40
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Realized $40.
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Lot 5045

[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 $36
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Realized $30.
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Lot 5046

[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 $40
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Realized $40.
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Lot 5047

[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 $55
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Realized $55.
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Lot 5048

[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 $70
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Realized $60.
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Lot 5049

[Missouri] S. W. B. & ST. L., R. R. (Towle 807-D-1, RF VI), clear Mar 30 c.d.s. with a target killer tying a 3¢ green (158) on a small cover to Liberty, Pa.; reduced just a hair at the left, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $40
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Realized $40.
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Lot 5050

[Missouri] CENTENNIAL PARADE R.P.O., ST.LOUIS, MO. (Towle 831-E-4, RF VII), bold Oct 7 oval duplex ties a 1¢ green (331) on a locally addressed postcard picturing a black & white view of Clay School, 11th & Farrar Sts. St. Louis; lightly soiled, otherwise Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $60
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Realized $45.
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Lot 5051

[Missouri] CENTENNIAL PARADE R.P.O., ST.LOUIS, MO. (Towle 831-E-4, RF VII), Very Fine Oct 7 oval duplex in purple ties a 1¢ green (331) on a locally addressed postcard picturing the Statue of St. Louis with the inscription, "St. Louis Centennial Week, October 3 to 9, 1909"; lower left corner crease, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $60
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Realized $34.
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Lot 5052

[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 $13
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Realized $13.
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Lot 5053

[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 $40


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.

Realized $40.
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Lot 5054

[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 $40
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Realized $40.
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Lot 5055

[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 $32
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Realized $32.
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Lot 5056

[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 $70
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Realized $70.
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Lot 5057

[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 $55
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Realized $40.
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Lot 5058

[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 $26
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Realized $26.
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Lot 5059

[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 $40
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Realized $40.
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Lot 5060

[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 $32
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Realized $32.
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Lot 5061

[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 $70
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Realized $60.
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Lot 5062

[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 $55
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Realized $55.
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Lot 5063

[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 $40
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Realized $40.
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Lot 5064

[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 $40
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Realized $40.
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Lot 5065

[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 $40
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Realized $40.
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Lot 5066

[Pennsylvania] CENTENNIAL R.P.O., PHIL'A. PA., two strikes Sep 4 rimless c.d.s., one light, the other partial, on a 1¢ postal card (UX5) to Geneva, N.Y.; message reads "This is from the Fast Mail Train in the Centennial near the Government Building, Philadelphia." small tear at the top and multiple creases, otherwise Fine.
Towle 237-E-3, RF VIII.
Suggested Bid $180
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Realized $120.
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Lot 5067

[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 $40
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Realized $90.
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Lot 5068

[Pennsylvania] PA. CENTRAL, R.P.O. (Towle 203-L-2, RF VII), mostly clear Oct 15 c.d.s. on a 1¢ postal card (UX3) to Fox Lake, Wis., Very Fine. Apparently the listing example, .
Suggested Bid $40
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Realized $40.
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Lot 5069

[Pennsylvania] Pittsburgh FIFTH & PENN. AVE./CIRCUIT/R.P.O., TRIP 6, choice Streetcar flag cancel, Jun 8, 1898, ties a 2¢ carmine (267) on a small cover to Kansas City, Mo.; light soiling, F.-V.F. Said to be one of only 14 examples recorded, Ex-Willard.
Towle PI-1-a, RF IX.
Suggested Bid $275
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Realized $160.
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Lot 5070

[Pennsylvania] Pittsburgh FIFTH & PENN. AVE./CIRCUIT/R.P.O., TRIP 3, Very Fine Streetcar flag cancel, Jun 16, 1898, ties a 2¢ pink (267a) on a cover to New York City; reduced somewhat at the left with a small opening tear at the upper left, F.-V.F. Said to be one of only 14 examples recorded.
Towle PI-1-a, RF IX.
Suggested Bid $180
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Unsold
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Lot 5071

[Pennsylvania] W'MSPORT & GAZZAM., R.P.O. (Towle 136-G-1, RF IV), partly light but complete c.d.s., Dec 6, 1888, on a cover franked with a cork canceled 2¢ green (213) with a very scarce Beech Creek Railroad Co., Jersey Shore, Pa. corner card; to New York City and backstamped there the next day; small edge tear at the right, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $19
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Realized $19.
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Lot 5072

[Tennessee] NASH. & TUSCUMBIA, R.P.O., TR 21, partial "RMS" duplex, May 10 1909, ties a 1¢ green (331) on a multicolor picture postcard featuring the Annapolis Md. Capitol Building, to Muskogee, Okla.; minor corner bend, still Very Fine. An unlisted marking of the Nashville, Florence & Sheffield Railway, .
Suggested Bid $40
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Unsold
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Lot 5073

[Tennessee, Alabama] NASH. & TUSCUMBIA, R.P.O., TR 21 (Towle Unlisted), clear May 1908 "RMS" duplex (blank day slug), ties a 1¢ green (300) on postcard to Tuscumbia, Ala. A previously unrecorded R.P.O. marking, possibly a branch of the Nashville & Montgomery. The writer talks of being "as far as Columbia [Tenn.] and suppose I'll get home on morn.", .
Suggested Bid $40
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Realized $40.
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Lot 5074

[Texas] "C. C. and Laredo Agt./(E) 8/21/82" (Towle 467-?), manuscript postmark with a matching manuscript cancel on a 3¢ green entire U163 to Cuero, Tex. and backstamped there the same day; couple small opening tears at the top, one affecting the marking, F.-V.F. An unlisted Corpus Christie & Laredo marking on the Texas Mexican Railway, .
Suggested Bid $32
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Realized $17.
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Lot 5075

[Vermont] ADDISON, R.R. (Towle 43-A-1, RF VI), clear Sep 15 c.d.s. with a cork-canceled c184 on a clean cover to Hydeville, Vt.; reduced a bit at the right, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $32
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Realized $32.
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Lot 5076

[Virginia] FORT DEFIANCE VA./VALLEY RAILROAD (Towle 273-S-9a, RF VI), mostly clear 30mm c.d.s., Feb 16, 1883, with a pen canceled 3¢ green (207) on a cover to Philippi, W. Va. and backstamped there on Feb 19; minor edge tear at the right, F.-V.F., Ex-Towle and apparently the listing example.
Suggested Bid $32
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Realized $32.
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Lot 5077

[Wisconsin/Minnesota] ELROY & MARS(H. R.P.O.) (Towle Unlisted), incomplete Apr 3 c.d.s. on a 3¢ War Dept entire (UO55) with Signal Service, Railway Bulletins corner card, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $13
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Realized $22.
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