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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — Railroad Markings

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 164, Railroad Markings"By First Through Train From San Francisco to New York", "By First Through Train From San Francisco to New York""By First Through Train From San Francisco to New York". 3c Red, F. Grill (94) tied by "San Francisco, Cal. May 6" pmk. on 1869 cover to New York, ms. "By 1st through train from San Francisco to N. York" and "May 6th, 1869", ms. "Rec'd May 15th, 1869", cover and stamp creased, Very Fine, a rare cover carried on the first transcontinental railroad trip from San Francisco to New York, ex Lester Downing, with 1997 P.F. certificate that inexplicably declines opinion on docketing

E. 750-1,000
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 165, Railroad MarkingsGreenville & Columbia R.R. Sept. 7, Greenville & Columbia R.R. Sept. 7Greenville & Columbia R.R. Sept. 7. Bold circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red (11) on ca. 1854-55 folded cover to Society Hill, S.C., stamp with margins to cutting at lower left, cover with dampstains along bottom, Very Fine strike

E. 200-300
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Sale Number 834, Lot Number 166, Railroad MarkingsSouth Carolina R.R. Apr. 6, South Carolina R.R. Apr. 6South Carolina R.R. Apr. 6. Clear blue circular datestamp ties 3c Brownish Carmine (11), left sheet margin with guideline and large margins, on buff cover to Fish Dam S.C., cover with small tear at top right, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
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Sale Number 834, Lot Number 167, Railroad MarkingsU.S. Express Mail, U.S. Express MailU.S. Express Mail. Route agent's circular datestamp on two folded letters, 1844 in red from Utica to New York City with pencil "18-3/4" rate, and 1846 in blue from Auburn to Albany with red "5" crayon rate (after July 1845 rate change), Very Fine pair

E. 200-300
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Railroad. 29 covers incl. sixteen with R.R. cancels and thirteen with R.P.O. cancels, wide variety of railroads, better incl. red "Railroad Car" straightline handstamp on 1843 folded letter, red "L.I. Rail Road N.Y. 5" double-circle datestamp, "Boston & Albany R.R." "P.H. & Fishkill R.R.", Fine-Very Fine group

E. 150-200
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