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Sale 834 — U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — Railroad Cancellations on Revenue Stamps

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
772
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 772, Railroad Cancellations on Revenue StampsAtchison & St. Joseph & Western & Atchison R.R, Atchison & St. Joseph & Western & Atchison R.RAtchison & St. Joseph & Western & Atchison R.R. St. Joseph Mo., clear strike of Jan. 9, 1868 double-circle datestamp on $200.00 U.S.I.R. Perforated (R102c), rich colors, light vertical crease, otherwise Very Fine

650
280
773
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 773, Railroad Cancellations on Revenue StampsIndianapolis & St. Louis R.R, Indianapolis & St. Louis R.RIndianapolis & St. Louis R.R. Jul. 1, 1869 blue oval double-circle datestamp cancels $200.00 U.S.I.R. Perforated (R102c), bright colors, repaired at bottom edge, otherwise Fine

650
170
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774
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 774, Railroad Cancellations on Revenue StampsLake Shore Ry. Co, Lake Shore Ry. CoLake Shore Ry. Co. Ms. cancel dated Apl. 1, 1869 on $200.00 U.S.I.R. Perforated (R102c), bright colors, crease and few nibbed perfs, otherwise Very Fine

650
375
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775
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 775, Railroad Cancellations on Revenue StampsLittle Rock & Fort Smith R.R, Little Rock & Fort Smith R.RLittle Rock & Fort Smith R.R. Ms. cancel dated Dec. 22, 1869 on vertical strip of three of $200.00 U.S.I.R. Perforated (R102c), rich color, few faults, still appears Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as a pair and a single

2,050
500
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776
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 776, Railroad Cancellations on Revenue StampsLong Island R.R. Co, Long Island R.R. CoLong Island R.R. Co. Neat double-circle datestamp dated May 1866 on $200.00 U.S.I.R. Perforated (R102c), brilliant colors, light diagonal crease at top right, otherwise Very Fine

650
270
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777
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 777, Railroad Cancellations on Revenue StampsNew Jersey West Line R.R, New Jersey West Line R.RNew Jersey West Line R.R. Ms. cancel dated March 11, 1870 on $200.00 U.S.I.R. Perforated (R102c), rich colors, light crease at top right, otherwise Very Fine

650
290
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778
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 778, Railroad Cancellations on Revenue StampsPacific R.R, Pacific R.RPacific R.R. Two neat strikes of double-circle datestamp dated Dec. 15, 1865 cancel horizontal pair of 60c Inland Exchange, Imperforate (R64a), large margins to just touched, fresh and Very Fine pair

200
95
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779
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 779, Railroad Cancellations on Revenue StampsPanhandle & Little Miama R.R. Co, Panhandle & Little Miama R.R. CoPanhandle & Little Miama R.R. Co. Ms. cancel dated May 1, 1869 on $200.00 U.S.I.R. Perforated (R102c), rich colors, light crease and tiny thin spot, otherwise Fine

650
105
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780
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Sale Number 834, Lot Number 780, Railroad Cancellations on Revenue StampsPhiladelphia & Reading Railroad Company, Philadelphia & Reading Railroad CompanyPhiladelphia & Reading Railroad Company. Ms. cancel dated June 1, 1871 on block of four of $200.00 Internal Revenue, Perforated (R102c), rich colors, each stamp with neat 1871 manuscript railroad cancellation, single short perf at top of top left stamp, otherwise Very Fine, scarce block

3,100
0
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781
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 781, Railroad Cancellations on Revenue StampsSioux City & Pacific R.R. Co, Sioux City & Pacific R.R. CoSioux City & Pacific R.R. Co. Ms. cancel dated June 1, 1868 on $200.00 U.S.I.R. Perforated (R102c), rich colors, reperfed, Very Fine appearance

650
210
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782
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 782, Railroad Cancellations on Revenue StampsSpringfield & Illinois South-Eastern Railway, Springfield & Illinois South-Eastern RailwaySpringfield & Illinois South-Eastern Railway. Ms. cancel dated Sept. 1, 1871 on $200.00 U.S.I.R. Perforated (R102c), rich colors, light vertical crease and few small corner creases, otherwise Very Fine

650
270
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783
 
Steubenville & Indiana R.R. Co. Two items: both with neat ms. cancels dated August 31, 1864 and each on horizontal strip of three of $10.00 Conveyance, Perforated (R94c), slight variations on handwriting and expression of the date, rich color, both are fresh and Fine, Scott Retail as two pairs and two singles

400
200
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784
 
Railroad Cancellations on Revenue Stamps. Two albums of revenue stamps, each stamp with a railroad cancellation, including both manuscript and handstamped cancels, arranged alphabetically by railroad and with each stamp identified by railroad and cancellation type, incredible range of stamps and cancellations, starting with Atlantic & Great Western Railway and going thru to Western Maryland Railway, large selection of rarer and lesser-known railroads, among the better items are: No. R100c with Memphis & Ohio R.R. handstamp; R98c pair with Milwaukee & St. Paul R.R. handstamp; R101c with Philadelphia & Trenton R.R. handstamp; R98a with Western Pa. R.R. ms.; R34c block of four with Boston & Albany R.R. handstamp; R101a with ms. Central Ohio R.R., many other better incl. few printed, small group of unidentified railroads incl. one on R102c (faulty), some faults to be expected

FINE TO VERY FINE. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTIONS OF RAILROAD CANCELLATIONS ON REVENUE STAMPS THAT HAS EVER BEEN FORMED. A WONDERFUL COLLECTION IN TERMS OF ITS DEPTH AND OVERALL QUALITY.

This collection would be difficult to duplicate.

E. 3,000-4,000
6,500
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785
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 785, Railroad Cancellations on Revenue StampsThe Cape May and Millville Rail Road Company, The Cape May and Millville Rail Road CompanyThe Cape May and Millville Rail Road Company. Beautifully illustrated stock certificate dated Dec. 8, 1864, bearing 25c Entry of Goods, Perforated (R45c), received certificate attached at left, usual folds and edge wear, a beautiful certificate

E. 100-150
115
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786
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 786, Railroad Cancellations on Revenue StampsThe Junction & Breakwater R.R. Co, The Junction & Breakwater R.R. CoThe Junction & Breakwater R.R. Co. Illustrated stock certificate dated July 12, 1864 bearing three different stamps, incl. 25c Protest, Imperforate (R49a), Pennsylvania 2c tax stamp and 2c Documentary, usual folds and minor edge wear, Very Fine and interesting item

E. 150-200
100
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787
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 787, Railroad Cancellations on Revenue StampsLehigh Valley Railroad Company, Lehigh Valley Railroad CompanyLehigh Valley Railroad Company. Bill of Lading detad Dec. 1, 1898, bearing 1c Trans-Mississippi (285) with ms. cancel, Very Fine and choice, scarce revenue usage of the 1c Trans-Mississippi

E. 200-300
475
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788
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 788, Railroad Cancellations on Revenue StampsNew York & Fort Lee Rail Road Company, New York & Fort Lee Rail Road CompanyNew York & Fort Lee Rail Road Company. Illustrated stock certificate dated March 6, 1872, bearing 25c Second Issue revenue stamp (R112) tied by green embossed corporate seal, few punches out of certificate at bottom and with violet "Cancelled Dec. 26, 1883" handstamp, fresh and Very Fine, very rare certificate

E. 400-500
325
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789
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 789, Railroad Cancellations on Revenue StampsSouthern Pacific Railroad Company, Southern Pacific Railroad CompanySouthern Pacific Railroad Company. Illustrated certificate bearing 10c Bill of Lading, Perforated, Bisect (R32c var), ms. cancel dated June 1, 1866, usual fold and edge wear, otherwise Fine, interesting usage

200
110
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790
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 790, Railroad Cancellations on Revenue StampsIllustrated Railroad Stock Certificates, Illustrated Railroad Stock CertificatesIllustrated Railroad Stock Certificates. 25 total, each is especially notable for the beauty and intricacy of its design, tremendous range of railroads represented incl. Burlington & Missouri, Boston & Providence, Bedford & Bridgeport, Columbus & Xenia, Herkimer & Mohawk Street, Lebanon Springs, Oil Creek, Wat-Chung and many others, each is differentrange of stamps, cancels incl. ms., handstamps, some faults, otherwise a Very Fine and fascinating collection of certificates

E. 2,000-3,000
1,700
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791
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 791, Railroad Cancellations on Revenue StampsRailroad Documents, Railroad DocumentsRailroad Documents. 128 different railroad documents in album, mostly stock certificates and each with revenue stamp attached, mostly ms. cancels though a few handstamps are included, tremendous range of railroads and designs, from Atlantic & Gulf Railroad Co. to Western Pennsylvania Railroad Co., virtually all have illustrations, range includes illustrations of railroads, patriotic themes, few faults to be expected, overall fresh and Fine-Very Fine, a fascinating group for either the railroad or revenue collector

E. 3,000-5,000
5,250
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792
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 792, Railroad Cancellations on Revenue StampsRailroad-Related Documents, Railroad-Related DocumentsRailroad-Related Documents. 43 different documents, wide range of railroads represented, most are stock certificates with beautiful illustrations, also two bonds with some coupons still attached, few oil-related as well, range of stamps and cancels, some faults to be expected, many appear Fine-Very Fine, an interesting group from the time period before consolidation of the railroads

E. 750-1,000
3,750
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793
 
Railroad-Related Literature. Three volumes: bound April, 1867 Appleton's Railway & Steam Navigation Guide; 1870-71 Poor's Manual of Railroads; last is 1884 Poor's Manual of Railroads containing color illustrations, all appear Very Fine

E. 200-300
350
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