Railroad, Route Agent and RPO

Sale #3019 - Session Two - British and Worldwide Stamps and Covers
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  • Lot# : 2612 Railroad, Route Agent and RPO

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    c.1840s Washington Railroad, three stampless with slightly different cds', two in blue, one red, all with "Free" endorsements and franked by different Members of Congress: A. Ward (Mass. 1813-17, illegal use of free frank), L.B. Peek (Vt. 1847-51) and P. Smith (USS Conn 1837-43), addressed to Gideon Wells, all Very Fine and attractive.
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2613 Railroad, Route Agent and RPO

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    Newtown, Conn. "Housatonic R.R." (Towle & Meyer 88-S-9) partial strike ties 3c (65) on cover to New York City, blue crayon docketing at left, Extremely Fine cover.
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2614 Railroad, Route Agent and RPO

    Railroad Cover Collection, 1851-1946, group of 24 covers in deluxe cover album, includes: 3c (11) with blue "Albany & Buffalo R.R." cds; 3c (11) with blue "Eastern R.R." cds; 3c (11) with "Boston & Albany R.R." cds; red 1845 straightline "Rail Road Car" on folded letter sheet; several 1870's-90's RPO's or Agent markings, 1896 New York "Collection & Distrubition Wagon" cds on 2c UPU postal; rimless "The Fast Mail, NY & Chic PO" on 5c entire to Belgium, etc., generally F-VF, nice mix of interests.
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 250 USD
    Hammer price : unsold
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