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QUÉBEC, QUEENSLAND, RACING,
RAILROAD CANCELS (RPO),
RAILROADS & RED CROSS
COVERS & POSTAL HISTORY
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QUÉBEC POSTAL HISTORY & QUEBEC COVERS
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See also Québec postcards
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Mostly clear AU 29 1928 CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION TORONTO machine cancel ties 3-c King coil & pair of 1-c King coil stamps franking #6 cover for the special airmail flight from Toronto to Montreal (Golden Jubilee Flight cachet in violet) then to Chicago Illinois, neatly typed address, 3 backstamps (Montreal F & 2 different Chicago), stiffener within, never opened. $2.75 qf NEW / NUEVO / NEU

Mostly clear SEP 29 1928 London Ontario machine cancel with 'ADVISE YOUR / CORRESPONDENTS / OF YOUR CORRECT / POST OFFICE ADDRESS' slogan ties 5-c airmail stamp franking #6 first flight cover from Montreal (bold OC 1 28 hand cancel on front) to Albany New York (clear OC 1 1928 backstamp there) on to addressee at Syracuse, never opened, quality paper with no envelope glue show-through. Shown upper left. Clear JUN 4 1929 KINGSTON Ontario machine cancel ('KINGSTON INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION' slogan) ties 5-c airmail stamp with selvedge franking #6 first flight cover for Kinston to Montreal (large blue cachet, clear machine cancel backstamp MONTREAL JUN 4 1929), envelope 'approved for airmail only' as we learn on the back, never opened, quality paper with no envelope glue show-through. Shown left center. Clear DEC 9 MONTREAL P. Q. machine cancel ties 5-c airmail stamp franking #6 first flight cover from Montreal to Moncton N.B. (almost complete hand backstamp, repeat of the Pont de Longueuil cachet on back well struck), never opened, envelope glue shows through backside. Shown lower left. All 3 for $8.00. qf NEW / NUEVO / NEU

Two DEC 24 29 OSKELANEO P.Q. hand cancels on 2-c & 3-c Confederation stamps franking first flight cover to Chibougamau, backstamped plus an additional example of the cachet both clearly stuck, never sealed. Two DEC 24 CHIBOUGAMAU hand cancels tie 2-c & 3-c Confederation stamps franking #6 cover for the return flight, OSKELANEO DEC 31 29 backstamp with an additional example of the cachet both clearly struck. Both sent on the the same preparer in Columbus Ohio. SALE IN PROGRESS qf

Two clear OC 28 30 SISCOE P.Q. hand cancels tie 5-c airmail stamp franking #6 cover for the first flight to Amos P.Q., appropriate cachet depicts a mine shaft at Siscoe, printed stationery of the Windsor Park Ev. Lutheran Church in Chicago to which it was addressed & ultimately sent on. AMOS P.Q. backstamp is clear. Insert within, never opened, effectively preventing envelope glue show-through. Shown. $4.25 qf. Cover for return flight, of similar quality by the same preparer, single AMOS P.Q. OC 28 30 cancel on 5-c airmail, logging scene cachet & clear SISCOE P.Q. OC 28 30 backstamp. Not shown. Both for $10.00 NEW / NUEVO / NEU

Clear OCT 28 30 SISCOE P.Q. hand cancel ties 5-c McGee stamp franking #6 cover for the first flight to Amos P.Q., appropriately cacheted, neatly backstamped at AMOS P.Q. the same day, never opened. Clear OC 28 30 AMOS P. Q. hand cancel ties 5-cc McGee stamp franking #6 cover for the return flight, backstamped clearly the same day. Both sent on to the same preparer in Brooklyn New York. Both envelopes have light toning from corner mounts & a bit of waviness to the paper. Both have envelope glue show-though on the back (non-acidic insert respectfully suggested to conserve). $8.00 qf NEW / NUEVO / NEU

Cover--Ship--1912SS Letitia-200_small.jpg genealogy post card available from LotsOfCovers.comSomewhat light SEP 1 1932 QUÉBEC QUE. cancel on pair of halfpenny British king stamps franking postcard to Mrs. C. F. Schroeder in Cleveland Ohio from her children, gorgeous double-ring red SHIP MAIL EX BRITISH S.S. "LETITIA" / POSTED ON THE HIGH SEAS" (whilst still in the Gulf of St. Lawrence), fully struck in the address area, unimportant small corner creases at the right edge. Owned by the Anchor-Donaldson Limited at the time, she later saw service as an armed merchant cruiser & troop ship & hospital ship during World War II. $18.00 s(a)g-pq

Clear & complete JAN 11 35 Sisco P.Q. hand cancel ties 6-c overprinted airmail stamp franking #6 envelope for the first Siscoe to Vald'Or flight, clear & appropriate cachet, then to New Jersey, neatly typed address, clear & complete VAL D'OR backstamp, stamp-size thin spot on back is not near the backstamp but detracts nonetheless. $2.25 qf NEW / NUEVO / NEU

NOV-3'49 clear red Montreal Quebec .04 meter cancel with Canadian Pacific advertising on windowed #9 cover sent by the treasurer at their Windsor Station there. slight reduction at top in opening removed backflap. $2.00 rq

"FRASER BROS. (CANADA) LTD. / Announce a Great Fall / CATALOGUE AUCTION / For a Prominent Local Estate / ... / And For Other Interests / including / Air Marshal Wm. Bishop, V. C., C. B., etc." on 2-c King postal card mailed at Montreal OCT 22 1952 (clear EAT RIGHT / FOR HEALTH / ALIMENTEZ-VOUS / SAINEMENT slogan cancel) to Charles H. Ireganza, Esq. in New York City (forwarded locally), a little cancel ink on front obscures nothing. Air Marshall Bishop was Canada's top World War I ace. $3.50 qm-q*


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QUEENSLAND COVERS, POSTAL HISTORY
& PHILATELIC LITERATURE

See Australia postal history (more recent material).
See also Queensland postcards & Australian post cards.

Cover_Papua_ToQueenslandRegistered.jpg (140810 bytes) 26 OC 37 Port Moresby cancel ties 1-s & 3-d airmail overprints on canoe stamps franking registered letter from Bank of New South Wales to Kingaroy Queensland (very small town), 4 clear backstamps including Brisbane, lightly toned front, neatly opened, neatly addressed. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 pq

4 DEC 1939 clear Brisbane ADDRESS MAIL TO /  PRIVATE BOX NO. / IT EXPEDITES / DELIVERY slogan cancel ties 2-d King stamp franking continental QSL postcard  to Lakewood Ohio from 4QC (Australian Broadcasting Commission at Brisbane Queensland), brownish paper along top edge, typed address, 2 long crease affect stamp, tiny creases at corners. exceptionally detailed; gives hours of broadcast & frequencies for 3 stations. $3,50 q-q

Cover_Cyprus_ShipMail_small.jpg (4095 bytes)1987 PAQUEBOT. THURSDAY ISLAND QUEENSLAND BLACK PAQUEBOT IN DIAL on #6 cover from Cyprus ship TMS Lissy Schulte to Wisconsin in 1989, fancy violet SCHIFFSPOST cachet & large ship's cachet & master's cachet, franked by 17-c ship stamp issued in 1987. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50


QUEENSLAND PHILATELIC LITERATURE





"AUSTRALASIA" 1977 Robson Lowe Ltd. Sale Nos. 4196 & 4197 auction catalogue with color illustrations on the cover, complete with prices realized. Fine sections of Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia & the Great Barrier Island collection formed by Eric Roe; also a few Pacific Islands. 480 lots in all. $10.00 awq


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RACING TOPICAL COVERS
JURENJE / DOSTIHY / CARRERA / COURSES / REIBEND /
VERSENYZÉS / KAPPREIDAR / DACORSA / HITER
See also Auto racing post cards, Racing postcards.
Many more can be offered--please inquire!

ITALY. 400 L & 200 L horse racing stamps frank a Monaco continental postcard sent to the USA. $1.00

ROMANIA. 40-Bani harness racing stamp franks postcard from Mangalia to Cluj-Napoca, continental size. $1.50

SWITZERLAND. "CONCOURS HIPPIQUE NATIONAL..." on postcard with 2 stamps to USA. $1.00

Cover_Kentucky_1993FDCRoundTable_small.jpg (6536 bytes)USA. MAY 1 1993 unique unaddressed FDC for US 29-c horse racing, bold Louisville cancel ties stamp & large clipping cachet showing Round Table ridden by Willie Shoemaker. Round Table was the world's leading money winner until passed by Kelso; Shoemaker was then in his prime. $5.00 khur

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USA.
MAY 1 1993 unique unaddressed FDC for US 29-c harness racing stamp, bold Louisville cancel ties stamp & large clipping cachet showing Meadow Rice racing. $5.00 khur

USA. Unique FDC for 29-cent horse racing stamp issued May 1, 1993, fashioned maximum card style to a linen postcard showing a race at Santa Anita, cancel well struck & ties stamp, very attractive & unique. $4.00

MAY 1 1993 unique unaddressed FDC for US 29-c harness racing stamp, bold Louisville cancel ties stamp & large clipping cachet showing B. F. Coaltown racing (with his best times). $5.00 khu

Colorado_Littleton_Summerracing-100.JPG (322658 bytes)USA. "SUMMER RACING AT / Centennial Park / SOUTH OF DENVER - HIGHWAYS 85-87" in Littleton, unused linen postcard cleverly fashioned into a unique first day cover for the 29-c horse racing stamp issued by the US May 1 1993 by adding that stamp TCV style. Nice! Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 rc-hu


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RAILROAD CANCELS ON COVERS
RPO COVERS & PHILATELIC LITERATURE
See also Railroad topical covers & Railroad postcards.

BRITISH ROYALTY VISIT THE USA

Cover_Royalty_1939RPO_small.jpg (5669 bytes)May 15 1939 clear Washington DC cancel on penalty Post Office Department postcard announcing the availability of the special cancels below, to which has been affixed a tiny photo of the Royal Family of Great Britain, brownish paper, one corner badly creased, additional ding at one edge. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50


ALPHABETICAL LISTINGS BY RAILROAD

ALGONA & CRAMB TR 22 JUN 7 1951 R. P. O. on Black Hills view postcard to Jackson Michigan. $7.50

Multiview_BelenNew-200_small.jpg NM cover available from Judnick.comAMARILLO & ALBUQUERQUE.  "BELEN, New Mexico" multiview post card with 3 scenes--including the depot & a hardware store; mailed 6 APR 1912 (eastbound AMARILLO & ALBUQ. R.P.O. cancel) to Miss Harriett Kremer in Grand Rapids Michigan from her nephew Louis, tiny bottom corner crease, other corner & edge wear, very light toning both sides. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 n(b)m-r

NewMexico_Belen_StreetScene-200_small.jpg NM postcard available from LotsOfCovers.comAMARILLO & ALBUQUERQUE. "Street Scene, Belen, New Mexico" color post card mailed APR 23 1912 (eastbound AMARILLO & ALBUQ. R.P.O. cancel) to Miss Hariett Kremer in Grand Rapids Michigan, typed message, 2 small corner creases, another corner with 2 creases (one long), both sides toned. $10.00 n(b)-r

Cover_RPO_1926AmarilloAnd-200_small.JPGAMARILLO & VAUGHN. "H-2063 A MEXICAN WOOD TRAIN." Fred Harvey postcard mailed JUN 16 1926 from Clovis New Mexico (Amarillo & Vaughn RPO cancel) to Goshen Ohio, corner wear & rounding, corner crease, lightly toned back. Sold but still available for philatelic study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 fm-r

ASHFORK & LOS ANGELES. "H-1913  CASA DEL DESIERTO, SANTA FE HOTEL, BARSTOW, CALIFORNIA" then new, including the nearby railroad tracks & bridge; Fred Harvey Phostint postcard mailed OCT 28 1921 (clear ASHFORD & LOS ANG. R.P.O. W.D. hand cancel), number penciled neatly in the upper front margin, minor corner wear, handwriting a little hard to read. $3.50 c(b)r(s)-rNEW / NUEVO / NEU

ASHLAND & MILW. T212 JULY 22 1947 R. P. O. on Eagle River Wisconsin real photo view card to Mount Healthy Ohio. $5.00

ATLANTA & NEW ORLEANS SHORT LINE RAILROAD / ATLANTA & WEST POINT RAIL ROAD. "1508  Chattahoochee River, West Point, Ga.  Pub by W. R. Houston" black & white postcard with undivided back, mailed JAN 31 1909 (ATLANTA & N. O. TR38R.P.O cancel ties stamp, FEB 1 1909 ATLA. & NEW ORLEANS TR37 RPO just under stamp, marking change of trains) to Miss Ethel Reid in Palmetto Georgia, upper corner crease not into the image or stamp, mild corner rounding, lightly toned front, heavily toned back from album contact. Rarely seen or offered in any condition. The Atlanta & New Orleans Short Line was an early nickname for the Atlanta and West Point Rail Road which connected Atlanta, Newman, La Grange & West Point. Through the Western Railway of Alabama & its connection to the L. & N. one could in fact travel to New Orleans. Its cancel is rare -- not illustrated or listed in the authoritative US Transit Markings Catalogue. To have both variations on the same piece is very special. $50.00 g(w)-r NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU

Cover_RPO_AtlanatAndNO1906-200_small.jpg RPO cover available from LotsOfCovers.comATLANTA & NEW ORLEANS SHORT LINE RAILROAD / ATLANTA & WEST POINT RAIL ROAD. "1510  Montgomery St.,  West Point, Ga.  Pub. by W. R. Houston" black & white postcard with undivided back, mailed DEC 20 1906 (ATLANTA & N. O. R.P.O cancel) to Miss Grace Reid in Palmetto Georgia, 2 small tears in the left front border, small indent in the right front edge, light toning both sides. Rarely seen or offered in any condition. The Atlanta & New Orleans Short Line was an early nickname for the Atlanta and West Point Rail Road which connected Atlanta, Newman, La Grange & West Point. Through the Western Railway of Alabama & its connection to the L. & N. one could in fact travel to New Orleans. Its cancel is rare -- not illustrated or listed in the authoritative US Transit Markings Catalogue. $40.00 g(w)-r

Cover_RPO_AtlaAndNewOrls1911-200_small.jpg RPO cover available from Judnick.comATLANTA & NEW ORLEANS SHORT LINE RAILROAD / ATLANTA & WEST POINT RAIL ROAD. "Levee Scene / (New Orleans)" showing many bales of cotton, steamboats the background; mailed MAR 6 1911 (ATLA. & NEW ORLEANS RPO cancel fairly clear) by M. S. Smalley (who taped that typed name neatly to the front), minor wear at the upper corners. The Atlanta & New Orleans Short Line was an early nickname for the Atlanta and West Point Rail Road which connected Atlanta, Newman, La Grange & West Point. Through the Western Railway of Alabama & its connection to the L. & N. one could in fact travel to new Orleans.  Its cancel is rare -- not illustrated or listed in the authoritative US Transit Markings Catalogue. $50.00 l(n)-r

BAKER & PORTLAND. "334.  West Center Street from Viaduct, / Pocatello, Idaho" with numerous readable signs -- Chancellor Cigar, Harrison Jeweler, Books & Drugs, Orpheum, Carom & Pocket Billiards, etc.; post card mailed from Oregon FEB 28 1918 (clear BAKER & PORTLAND TR6 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel) to Fredericktown Ohio, faint bottom corner crease, mild corner & edge wear, light spotty toning on back. Seen offered as high as $15.95 elsewhere, but buy it here for only $9.00. i(p)-r

BANGOR & BOSTON R.P.O. OCT 6 1903 TR 84 clearly struck on 1-c Franklin franking postcard to Philadelphia. "PORTLAND HEAD LIGHT, PORTLAND, MAINE" postcard with lightly toned view side, published by Chisholm Brothers, corner & edge wear, back paper browning evenly with age, very light album marks at corners. $8.00 ml-r ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

BELLAIRE & ZANESVILLE. "MOONLIGHT ON OLIVE BRIDGE, CALDWELL, OHIO." postcard mailed JAN 17 1924 (BELLAIRE & ZANESVILLE R.P.O. hand cancel lightly struck) to Mr Rob M. Pringle in Mount Ephraim Ohio, two words of message highlighted (possibly by sender), minor corner & edge wear. Attractive treatment of a prosaic scene, it is hard to find. $4.75 o(c)bm-r NEW / NUEVO / NEU

Massachusetts_Malden_G299M-200_small.jpg Massachusetts cover available from Judnick PostcardsBOSTON CIRCUIT R.P.O. "G299  Malden Square, Malden Mass." including streetcars & horse-drawn wagons, Rotograph postcard with undivided back, mailed JAN 23 1908 (clear BOSTON CIRCUIT R.P.O. flag cancel) to Miss Frances Bell in Dorchester Massachusetts, very light toning near stamp, trivial wear at 3 corners. Seen offered elsewhere as high as $9.99. Save with us & pay just $7.00. m(m)-r

Massachusetts_Malden_G298b-200_small.jpg Massachusetts cover available from Judnick.comBOSTON CIRCUIT R.P.O. "G298b  Summit Street, Malden, Mass" including 2 parked buggies near some residences, Rotograph postcard with undivided back, mailed APR 1 1908 (clear BOSTON CIRCUIT R.P.O. flag cancel) to Miss Frances Bell in Dorchester Massachusetts, lightly toned back, good edges. Hard to find! $10.00 m(m)-r

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BOSTON & NEW LONDON.
"Motor Boat Race, East Greenwich Bay, R. I." color post card made in Germany, mailed 1912 (Boston & New London RPO cancel JAN 1 1912), much corner & edge wear. $4.75 r(e)rs(p)-r

NYC_114_small.jpg NYC postcard available from LotsOfCards.comBOSTON & NEW YORK. "Paddy's / Clam House // Oysters R in Season // 215 W. 34th Street / Bet. 7th & 8th Aves. / New York City" showing its exterior, linen postcard on yellowish paper mailed JAN 21 1945, noticeable corner & edge wear, clear BOS. & NEW YORK R. P. O. cancel ties 1-c Washington coil stamp.  Was in the Carnegie Hill neighborhood of Manhattan. The sign in the window is most appropriate, for this long-gone New England style fish shack served fried oysters, cole slaw & Nesselrode pie that is remembered to this day. $5.50 n(m)n(n)-r

BOSTON & SOUTH VERNON. "WEST ST, KEENE, N. H." looking down the tracks in the center of the street, going past residences on both sides; sepia-tone real photo post card mailed SEP 24 1915 (BOSTON & SO. VERNON TR 38 R. P. O. hand cancel clearly struck), small upper corner bend, oxidation consistent with age. Hard to find! The RPO was on a branch of the Lehigh & Hudson River Railway. $15.00 n(h)-r*

BRIDGEBURG & GODERICH.  Wanted to buy--examples of this postmark so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio.

Maine_BurntIsland_522-200_small.jpg RPO cover available from Judnick.comBRUNSWICK, BATH & LEWISTON RAILROAD.  "522  BURNT ISLAND LIGHT, MAINE.  / G. W. MORRIS, PUBL , PORTLAND, ME." pre-1908 postcard with undivided back mailed (MAY 23 TR50 / BATH. & LEWISTON R.P.O. cancel clearly struck without year, a cancel of the Brunswick, Bath & Lewiston Railroad), light toning near one back bottom corner, trivial edge wear, light album impressions at 2 corners. Getting a nice one this old is easier said than done! $7.50 lm(b)-r PRICE REDUCED RECENTLY

BUFFALO & CINCINNATI RPO. "Ursuline Convent   Cleveland, O." with 'Nottingham, O.' crossed out at the end of the caption by the printer, color post card mailed 1906 (clear BUF. & CIN. TR 25 16 SEP 1906 R.P.O. overlapped by a lighter indistinct cancel), light album marks at corners, back paper browning evenly with age, small but noticeable smudge of cancel ink in the sky. Hard to find! $9.00 oc(c)-r

Montana_Dillon_BeaverheadBeef-200_small.jpgBUTTE & SALT LAKE CITY. "BEAVERHEAD BEEF CATTLE. NEAR DILLON, MONTANA  B-704" showing a herd within a barbed wire fence, real photo postcard with high contrast, mailed MAR 7 1954 (BUTTE & S. LK. CY. RMS cancel in almost complete). 2 small corner creases with wear. $4.00 ma-r*

CALIENTE & BARSTOW. "H-1393 NEW SANTA FE HOTEL, BELEN, NEW MEXICO" corner view including the lunch room exterior, Fred Harvey postcard mailed NOV 1 1921 (CALIENTE & BARSTOW TR. 8  R.P.O. cancel on Pilgrim Tercentenary stamp) to Zanesville Ohio, toned back due to pencil writing, front lightly toned as well, soft corners. $4.00 n(b)fr(s)-r%

Wanted to buy. A May 3 1942 cover for the inauguration of the CHICAGO & CARBONDALE RPO. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c

CHICAGO & OMAHA. "LINCOLN WAY, MASSILLON, OHIO" with the Hotel Arlington on the left & Bender's Restaurant on the right; postcard mailed AUG 8 1945 (complete CHI. & OMAHA TR 6  R.P.O. cancel) from a passenger 'approaching Omaha' to H. B. Conrad in Massillon, light toning near the back edges, upper corner crease, minor edge wear. Hard to notice 'The leading hotel is and has been for 90 years' written in the sky neatly. $2.75 o(m)-r




CHICAGO & ROOD. "'Spooners Delight' / Don't' you dare to kiss me-- If you do, / Remember I'll get even with you. / Copyright 1908 by J. Thomas" postcard mailed SEP 29 1909 (clear CHIC. & ROOD TR 14 R.P.O. cancel) to Tiffin Ohio, long bottom corner crease not into the image, other edge wear is mild. The cancellation is definitely uncommon & not in out Transit Markings catalogue or its addenda. $6.00 l-r

CINCINNATI & CHATTANOOGA. Wanted to buy--examples of this postmark so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio.

CINCINNATI & KNOXVILLE. "Jessie Preston Draper Memorial, Berea College, Berea, Ky. / 2B456-N" postcard mailed JUL 11 1957 (CIN. & KNOX. TR17 R.P.O. hand cancel) to Mrs. M. S. Whitehead in Granville Ohio from her uncle, just a few small spots of light toning on back, good edges. $2.25 k(b)c(b)g(w)-r

CINCINNATI & SAINT LOUIS. "A PALM DRIVE IN CALIFORNIA." postcard with undivided back mailed at Los Angeles NOV 19 1904 (well-struck double-ring REC'D CIN. O. VIA CIN. & ST.L. R.P.O.TR.12 NOV 24 1904 auxiliary mark) to Mrs. M. C. Shoemaker in Cincinnati Ohio, a lot of wear at one upper corner, album toning both sides. $4.00 c(u)-r NEW / NUEVO / NEU

CINCINNATI & SAINT LOUIS. CIN. & ST. LOUIS DEC 23 1918 TR 3 R. P. O. on greeting postcard franked with 2-cent Washington to McGuffey Ohio. $2.00

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CLEVELAND & CINCINNATI. "Time ignored" sepia-tone art depicting disgruntled parents confronting lovers standing outside their house past 2 in the morning, postcard mailed APR 5 1911 (clear CLEVE. & CIN. RPO hand cancel) to Miss Grace Rodgers in Gillespieville Ohio, tiny tear closes well in the left border, 2 small corner creases, short internal crease from the bottom edge. $2.25 lc-r

    CLEVELAND & CINCINNATI.  "Pearl St., North, Crestline, O.  C-43" including a wagon, sepia-tone real photo with high contrast & oxidation consistent with age, post card mailed JAN 19 1916 (fairly clear CLEVE. & DIN. TR26 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel, & CIN. would make sense--evidently an error) to J. C. Bonin in Marion Ohio, very light toning both sides. $12.00 o(c)-r

Ohio_Sidney_PicturesqueLetter-200_small.jpg RPO cover available from LotsOfCovers.comCLEVELAND & COLUMBUS. "Picturesque Letter / Sidney Ohio" booklet with 8 black & white views mailed SEP 23 1911 (CLEVELAND & COLUMBUS R.P.O. / TR10 clear hand cancel on 2-c Washington stamp, the 11 o'clock train going towards Lima Ohio). Views as follows: courthouse, along the race, Monumental Building, Wagner Park Entrance, Wm. Haslup Residence, Presbyterian Church, Sidney High School, P. O. and Commercial Club Building. Cover lightly toned with small corner creases; images inside are fine. Hard to find! $45.00 o(s)g-r

Better_651small.jpg RPO covers available from Judnick.comCLEVELAND, FORT WAYNE & CHICAGO. "Cadets Building Pontoon Bridge, / Culver Military Academy, Culver, Ind." black & white postcard with green tint, mailed NOV 28 1909 (CLEVE. FT. W. & CHI. RPO cancel is clear), back toned fairly evenly from album contact, minor edge wear. Hard to find offered. The Culver Library has this view & says is early, but provides no date as we do here. $15.00 i(c)b-r

   
Clear MAR 31 1922 CLEVE. YOUNGS & PITTS TR. 1 RPO hand cancel on Post Office Department Official Business (returning the card to office of origin), registry dispatch receipt card from Edinburg Pa. (its cancel a bit light), brownish paper as usual. Both sides shown. $4.00 ru(o)

     
Clear APR 22 1922 CLEVE. YOUNGS. & PITTS. TR23 R.P.O. hand cancel on Post Office Department Official Business (returning the card to office of origin), registry dispatch receipt card from Edinburg Pa. (its cancel very light), brownish paper as usual. Both sides shown. $3.75 ru(o)

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CLIFTON FORGE & HUNTINGTON. Small postcard-size envelope MAILED JAN 30 1907, C. FORGE & HUNT. TR14 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel, to Mr. John Parker in Huntington West Virginia, opened neatly, a little toning both sides. $3.00 r NEW / NUEVO / NEU

COLORADO SPRINGS & GLEN SPRINGS. "Interior of Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah." postcard with unevenly divided back, mailed 30 SEP 1908 (fairly clear C. SPGS. & GLEN SPGS. TR4 R.P.O. hand cancel) to Burlington Iowa, one upper corner creased, a lot of corner & edge wear. $1.75 mu-r

COLUMBUS & GAULEY BRIDGE. "Wilson Beach, Chicago" on a busy day near the bathhouse, post card mailed at Athens Ohio AUG 11 1910 (clear COL. & G. BRIDGE TR.5 RPO RMS hand cancel) to Miss Minnie Kennard in Carbondale Ohio, both bottom corners creased, other edge wear is minor. $3.25 i(c)-r

COLUMBUS & POMEROY. "ROCK HOUSE, NEAR LOGAN, OHIO" postcard made in Germany for publisher F. S. Case in Logan, mailed JUL 21 1908 (a bit fuzzy COLUMBUS & POMEROY TR35 R.P.O. hand cancel) on the 12:50 train (per message) to Mr. J. M. Allen in Columbus Ohio, mild corner wear. $3.75 o(l)-r NEW / NUEVO / NEU

COUNCIL BLUFF & KANSAS CITY RPO. C. BLUFF & K. CITY R.P.O. TR23 / JUN 4 1916 clearly struck as transit marking on post card mailed from 2 days earlier in Wyoming to Palmyra Missouri. Image side shows "Make me an / invalid for life" a line drawing of an injured little boy being tended to by a little girl nurse (named for each child neatly penned beside). One corner bend which does not affect the philatelic markings or the drawing. $15.00 cm-r

DENISON & TAYLOR R.P.O. JAN 10 1910 TR.4 clearly struck on postcard from Hillsboro Texas to Gardner Kansas. View side shows "The Mc. Kinley Monument, Buffalo, N. Y." in color, mild corner wear & rounding. $7.00 n-r

Colorado_Pueblo_MineralPalace-200_small.jpg RPO cover available from Judnick.comDENVER & GRAND JUNCTION R.P.O. "MINERAL PALACE // HOME OF THE EIGHTEENTH NATIONAL IRRIGATION CONGRESS / PUEBLO, COLORADO, SEPTEMBER 26-30, 1910" mailed AUG 16 1910 (DENVER & GRAND JUNCT. R.P.O. hand cancel lightly struck) to Hutchison Kansas, minor corner & edge wear. The other postcard publicizing this event, showing just the adjacent park, is not as hard to find. $10.00 c-r

DENVER & LEADVILLE. "705  THE ARAPAHOE GLACIER / BOULDER, COLORADO  103605" near Boulder Canon & St. Vrain Canon; post card mailed AUG 18 1934 (light DENVER & LEADVILLE TR71 R.P.O. hand cancel) to Lawrence Kansas, faint bottom corner crease, light toning both sides. $1.00 c(a)-r

DENVER TERMINAL. APR 30 1937 clearly struck Denver Colo. Terminal R.P.O. machine cancel ties 6-c Garfield stamp franking windowed #10 cover with multiple violet air-mail handstamps, vertical crease through center misses everything important, backflap lost in opening, top edge a little rough from same. $2.00 cr

DES MOINES & KEOKUK. "Congratulations / May the present and the / future be full of joy / for you" post card from Series 967-6, mailed DEC 22 1916 to Mrs. Emma Meikle in New Lexington Ohio by her cousing Mrs. W. B. Strait in Keosauqua Iowa, clear DES MOINES & KEOKUK T477 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel, one upper corner faintly creased twice, a little toning on front, internal crease from the left front edge. $1.75 m-r

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DETROIT & CINCINNATI R.P.O.
"High School, Deshler, Ohio" color post card mailed 1910 (Det. & Cin. RPO cancel), minor corner & edge wear. $4.50 (o-r)+

ELMIRA & BALTIMORE. "Club House  Forest Lawn N. Y." a large 3-story structure on sandy soil; sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed there AUG 24 1905 (clear strike of the DPO hand cancel) to Sister Mary Clarissa at the Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore (next day arrival, 8 AM per Baltimore auxiliary mark), tiny upper corner crease, very light album toning. Also a fairly clear double-circle auxiliary mark: AUG 25 1905 (with August upside-down), REC'D BALTO. MD. VIA ELMIRA & BALTO. R.P.O. TR4 -- the subject of an OCT 11 2011 chat board inquiry we saw at Stampboards.com. Both sides rare. $37.50 n(f)-nr PRICE REDUCED RECENTLY

ELROY & PIERRE. "River Drive, / Rochester, Minn." published by City Post Card Company, mailed 1925 (partial ELROY & PIERRE R.P.O. E.D. hand cancel) to Mrs Ida Gibbs in Escanaba Michigan, small bottom corner crease, tiny upper corner bend. $4.00 m(r)-r

Cover_RPO_ElroyAndTracy-200_small.jpg RPO cover available from LotsOfCovers.comELROY & TRACY. "'BROOKINGS, S. D. / THE CITY OF CHURCHES" sepia-tone souvenir postcard with 5 views--First Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist, Norwegian Lutheran & St. Paul's Episcopal. Mailed OCT 7 1905 (clear ELROY & TRACY TR504 R.P.O. hand cancel) to Miss Helen Watkins in Newark Ohio, a little smearing of the address ink, mild rounding of the corners. $12.00 s(b)m-r

ELROY & TRACY. "Hayes Home Eden Vale, near San Jose, Cal." also referred to as the Hayes Mansion (which became the Dolce Hayes Mansion, a hotel), an exemplar of Mediterranean Revival architecture; postcard with descriptive text printed on back, mailed OCT 21 1908 (almost complete & uncommon ELROY & TRACY T508 R.P.O. hand cancel) from Claremont California to Miss Evelyn Steele in Spokane Washington, tear drops run ink a bit in message announcing the death of Henry, noticeable corner & edge wear, Seattle auxiliary receiving mark struck boldly in the front sky. $7.00 c(e)ga-r

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Cover_RPO_EnidAnd-200_small.jpg RPO covers available from LotsOfCovers.com19 MAY 1908 ENID & WAURIKA R.P.O. cancel ties 1-c Jefferson stamp franking postcard to Kansas City Missouri. Color view shows "DAM OF THE CHICKASHA ELECTRIC POWER PLANT, CHICKASHA, OKLA. All corners rounded, 2 corners creased but nothing affecting the stamp or cancel. $15.00 o(c)e-r






FORT WORTH & GALVESTON. "NIELS ESPERSON BUILDING, / HOUSTON, TEXAS--36" postcard mailed APR 26 1931 (complete FT. WORTH & GALVESTON TR18 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel, lower corner with 2 creases, lightly toned back, heavy toning near the front edges. $1.00 t(h)-r NEW / NUEVO / NEU

Cover_RPO_AUG5-1941-200_small.jpg RPO cover available from LotsOfCovers.comFORT WORTH & SAN ANGELO. "LAKE BROWNWOOD  BROWNWOOD, TEX." sepia-tone real photo post card, mailed AUG 5 1941, clear FT. WORTH & SAN ANG. TR78 R.P.O. cancel of the westbound 'Angelo' ) to Mrs. Helen Pea Tower in Washington D. C., good edges, slight oxidation consistent with age. $7.50 t(b)-r

FRANKFORT & TOLEDO. "Point Betsey Light House, near Frankfort, Mich." post card mailed APR 3 1914 (FRANK. & TOL. R.P.O. RMS hand cancel) to Mrs. R. E. Webb in Toledo Ohio by her son Donald, lightly toned back, minor corner & edge wear. The usual spelling is Point Betsie, which may explain why this card is very hard to find; quick withdrawals sometimes follow error discoveries. $10.00 m(p)m(f)l-r

NorthCarolina_GreatSmokyMountains_348A-100.jpg (322425 bytes)FRANKLIN & CAROLINA. "348:--A TYPICAL CABIN HOME IN THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK." white-border era, mailed circa 1925 (Frank. & ..L.. RPO cancel, presumably the Franklin & Carolina Railroad), 2 corner creases, edge wear. $2.50 n-r





GILMAN & SPRINGFIELD. "THE WORLD / IS SO FULL / OF A NUMBER / OF THINGS / I AM SURE / WE SHOULD / ALL BE AS / HAPPY AS / KINGS" postcard copyrighted 1909 by M. P. Adelsperger, mailed JUN 1910 (partial GILMAN & SPRING. T502 RPO hand cancel) to Miss H. Bradfield in Marengo Ohio by her niece Min(nie), soft corners, minor toning on back from pencil writing. $3.00 mg(b)-r

GRAFTON & CINCINNATI. Wanted to buy--examples of this postmark so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio.






GRAFTON & CINCINNATI. "May every Christmas / Blessing be yours / to-day." with art depicting the 3 wise men, Gibson Lines post card mailed DEC 24 1924 (good strike of GRAFTON & CIN. RPO TR. 3cancel) to Mr. Rendall Rhoads in Hillsboro Ohio, long bottom corner crease, light toning both sides, some raindrop effects on back ink. $1.50 cr(a)-r

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GRAFTON & WHEELING. "11600.  Center Market Place, Wheeling, W. Va." Acmegraph postcard mailed OCT 23 1913 (clear GRAF. & WHEELING TR871 R.P.O. cancel) to Miss Cathrine Jones in Huntington West Virginia from her brother Sam, all corners work, 3 corners creased (1 tiny, 1 twice). $3.50 w(w)g-r NEW / NUEVO / NEU

GRAND RAPIDS & CHICAGO. Well struck GR. RAP. & CHICAGO TR 9 FEB 24 1967 on postal card from Mrs. L. Ray Wood in Wyoming Michigan advising her fellow collector Miss Marjorie Rind in Grand Rapids that this would be the last run of the train, small bottom corner crease, paper clip indent on one edge. $3.75 m(w)-r ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY





GROVETON & BOSTON.
"South Court Street, Woodsville, N. H." post card published in Germany by G. W. Morris in Portland Maine, mailed MAR 1 1909 (slightly doubled GROVETON & BOSTON TR 33 RPO hand cancel) to Garrett Cushing in Franklin Hew Hampshire, faint tiny creases with wear at 3 corners, small light spot near below address. $6.00 n(w)-r

HAMDEN JUNCTION & PORTSMOUTH. Alumni Gateway, / Ohio University, / Athens, Ohio" post card published by the Athens Book and News Company, made in the USA, mailed AUG 23 1918 (incomplete HAM JCT. & P[ORTSMOUTH] R.P.O. RMS hand cancel) to J. H. Bouts in Athens Ohio, small bottom corner crease, minor upper corner wear, crimping in the bottom edge. Cancel is very hard to find in any condition. $10.00 o(a)c(o)-r NEW / NUEVO / NEU

HANNIBAL & NEW FRANKLIN RAILROAD. "REED STREET. / MOBERLY, MO." clothing store on the left corner & a drug store on the right corner, Commercialchrome post card mailed JUL 14 1916 (clear HAN. & NEW FRANKLIN TR22 R.P.O. cancel) to Miss Vera Lawton in Washington D.C., 2 corner creases at one upper corner, one bottom corner crease, album toning near the corners of both sides. Moberly is about midway between Hannibal and New Franklin; the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad was the name of the larger system that passed through all three at that time. $5.50 m(m)-r

HANNIBAL & ST. JOSEPH RAIL ROAD. "SEVENTY YEARS OF PROGRESS / IN THE RAILWAY POST OFFICE" picturing the circa 1862 Hannibal & St. Joseph Rail Road US Mail car No. 1 7 & the interior of a then-modern Burlington Route car, black & white multiview postcard furnished for mailing in the Postal Car on the Burlington World's Fair Exhibition Train, unused, back toned extensively, front toning along the bottom edge is light. $4.00 err-r

"Happy / New Year" art including 4 bells, postcard with unevenly divided back, mailed DEC 28 1907 (well-struck HARRISBURG & ERIE TR4 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel), toned front, small bottom corner crease, uneven & spotty light toning on back. $1.25 bn-r NEW / NUEVO / NEU

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HINTON & CINCINNATI / HINT. & CIN. "THE OFFICIAL STATE SEAL AND GOVERNOR POST CARD // STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA / MONTANI SEMPER LIBERI // Hon. WILLIAM M. O. DAWSON / Governor of the State of West Virginia // COPYRIGHTED 1905, U. S. POST CARD COMPANY." postcard mailed SEP 12 1905 (clear Hinton & Cincinnati RPO cancel ties the stamp) to Miss Kathryn Zane in Hillsboro Ohio. $7.00 pw(g)-r

Texas_SanAntonio_WCommerce-200_small.jpg RPO cover available from LotsOfCovers.comHOUSTON & EL PASO. "SAN ANTONIO, TEX. / TOM JONES, PUB., CIN., O. / W. COMMERCE ST." including horse-drawn vehicles, oval sepia-tone viewcard within a decorative border, mailed MAR 8 1907 (clear HOUS. & EL PASO TR.6 R.P.O. hand cancel) to Mrs. E. T. McCarthey in Brooklyn New York, tiny corner crease, other corners with minor rounding, small spots of light toning in the front borders & back. Rare: we found no other offers or even an exhibit of it when we searched the Internet. $15.00 t(s)-r

Cover_RPO_HousFlatSan-200_small.JPGHOUSTON FLATONIA & SAN ANTONIO RPO. Clear HOUS. FLAT. & SAN ANTO. / TR10 / DEC / 12 / 1912 R.P.O. hand cancel on 1-c Washington stamp franking postcard from San Antonio to Rochester New York. Noticeable ink smears on back mercifully miss the stamp & cancel area. Postcard shows "Mission San Francisco de Espada, / Fourth Mission, Built 1730 / San Antonio, Texas' in color with a little edge wear. $9.00 t(s)-r

INDIANAPOLIS & LOUISVILLE. "Franklin College Dormitory Franklin, Ind." a corner view with 4 people nearby, black & white postcard with sky tint, mailed SEP 19 1916 (IND & LOUIS R.P.O. cancel) to Mrs. Sarah Martin of Indianapolis from a grandchild, heavy & long vertical crease from the top edge, noticeable corner wear. The Indianapolis & Louisville Railroad later became a part of the Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville. $3.75 i(f)cg-r







JACKSONVILLE & FORT PIERCE. "COCOANUT TREE, FLORIDA." post card mailed DEC 22 1918 (JACK. & FORT PIERCE TR30 R.P.O. cancel) to Mrs. Lydia Sargent in Fredericktown Ohio, tiny bottom corner crease, light toning both sides. $1.25 tf(u)-r
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JAMESTOWN & MILES CITY. "Soo Hotel, Bismarck, N. D." also with part of the American Restaurant next door, color, mailed 1909 (somewhat light Jamestown & Miles City / TR 2 R.P.O. cancel), lightly toned back, 2 corner creases, minor edge wear, lightly toned front. $8.00 n-r

KANSAS CITY & CALDWELL. "Gals is queer / you bet, but / we must have 'em" Dutch boy in cowboy outfit, post card made in the USA, mailed JUL 11 1913 (clear KAN. CITY & CALDWELL TR12 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel) to Miss Harriet Kremer in Grand Rapids Michigan, minor corner rounding, very light toning near the front corners. $2.50 dc-r NEW / NUEVO / NEU

KANSAS CITY & DODGE. "H2654  SANTA FE DEPOT, TOPEKA, KANSAS" with a few passengers on the platform & baggage carts placed strategically between the tracks; white-border era postcard mailed OCT 13 1920 (bold KANS. CITY & DODGE TR.9 R.P.O. hand cancel) to Jamestown New York, minor wear at 3 corners, lightly toned back, some cancel ink in the front sky. $5.00 k(t)r-r

KANSAS CITY & LA JUNTA RAILWAY. Wanted to buy--examples of this postmark so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio.

KENT & DAYTON. "Union Station--Marion, Ohio" postcard mailed MAY 12 1910 (Kent & Dayton R.P.O. TR 15 cancel) to Carrie Rudolph in Janesville Ohio, minor corner wear, long upper corner crease in the sky, very light toning in the sky. $4.50 o(m)-r

KEOKUK & READOAK. "Farnam from 16th Str. looking East, Omaha, Neb." lit up at night, a special sale on watches going on in the store at the left, many pedestrians; undivided back postcard mailed APR 19 1907 (clear KEOKUK & REDOAK TR.2 R.P.O. hand cancel) to Mr. Gale L Bailey in Ridgeville Indiana (receiving mark next day overlaps), upper corner creased twice, small bottom corner crease, toning at bottom edge. $5.00 n(o)c-r

Cover_MachineDoan_Halcottsville1905-200_small.JPGClear KINGSTON & ONEON. / AUG / 9 / TR 9 / 1905 hand cancel ties 1-c Franklin franking postcard from Catskill Mountains to Halcottsville New York (clear Doane 3 receiving mark same day), corner crease misses the stamp & cancel. Postcard is a multiview with 10 labeled scenes: Otis Elevating R.R., Lees Bridge, Fawn's Leap, Mountain House, Rip Van Winkle Rock, etc. $10.00 m(d)r-n

Cover_RPO_LakelandAndFt-200_small.jpg RPO cover available from LotsOfCovers.comLAKELAND & FORT MYERS. "RUSSELL'S FRUIT FARM. / FORT OGDEN, FLA." showing an orange orchard, sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed FEB 6 1914 from nearby Arcadia (clear LAKELAND & FT. MYERS R.P.O. hand cancel) to Harry Heath in Washington Court House Ohio with entire message about the farm, tiny corner crease, light uneven toning on back. Interesting & rare. $40.00 f(f)fg-r

Leather_ToHaveAnd-200_small.jpg RPO cover available from LotsOfCovers.comLINCOLN & BILLINGS. "To .. / Have / and / To / Hold" depicting a well-dressed man holding a bag of money, hand-colored leather post card in vertical format, undivided back, mailed DEC 5 1906 in Quimby Iowa to Snyder Oklahoma, DEC 6 1906 LINC. & BILLINGS MISSENT railroad markings on back are clear but 15% off the edge. $14.00 l-r

LINCOLN & BILLINGS. Almost complete LINCOLN & BILL. E. D. RPO / TR 74 SEP 22 1943 cancel on 1-cent Jefferson postal card to Mascoutah Illinois, faint upper left corner bend, noticeable lower left corner crease. This is a division of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railway in Wyoming. $2.50 r-rw

Arkansas_LithiaSpring_MadeInGermany-200_small.jpg RPO cover available from LotsOfStamps.comLITTLE ROCK & HOT SPRINGS. "Ozark Lithia Spring. / Made in Germany. Located on the best road in the country - six miles North of Hot Springs" with several people hold glasses of the mineral water clustered about the source, postcard with undivided back mailed MAR 7 1908 (mostly clear L. ROCK & HOT SPRINGS TR46 R.P.O. hand cancel) to Miss Grade Reid in Palmetto Georgia, very light toning on back, noticeable corner wear & rounding. This is both early for the spring & rare in its own right. Their sales of mineral water appear reported in a Congressional publication for the first time in 1909. When we searched the Internet, no one was exhibiting this card, no one bragged of its sale, & no one was offering it. $11.00 a(h)-r PRICE REDUCED RECENTLY


LOCK HAVEN & TYRONE. "Danville Trolley Bridge, / Bloomsburg, Pa.  205,303J.V." with a rowboat in the foreground, souvenir post card printed in Great Britain, mailed APR 8 1909 (mostly clear LOCK HAVEN & TYRONE TR55 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel) to Mrs. S. C. Dobson in Columbus Ohio, corner knocked off just misses the stamp, toning along back bottom edge. The Tyrone & Lock Haven Railroad was 56 miles long, and became part of the Pennsylvania Railroad network. $4.00 p(b)-r
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MACKINAC & CALUMET. "©1939 / L. L. Cook Co. / MILWAUKEE, WIS. // TAHQUAMENON FALLS / NEWBERRY, MICH. C.467" sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed 15 JUL 1941 (clear MACK. & CALUMET TR.1 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel) to Mrs. F. P. Ives in Jefferson Ohio, slight oxidation with age, good edges. $4.00 m(t)w-r*

MACKINAC CITY & CALUMET.  "MICH. COLLEGE OF MINES  HOUGHTON, MICH.  H8" its buildings in winter, real photo post card published by L. L. Cook Co., mailed AUG 28 1954 (lightly doubled MACK CY. & CALUMET R.P.O. hand cancel) to Middlefield Ohio, low contrast (grayish), unimportant small spot of toning in the address area, good edges. Rare: no other offers or exhibits, past or present, when we searched the Internet. $8.00 m(h)mcw-r ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

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MACKINAC CITY & RICHMOND N. D. Clear strike of JUN 22 1944 MACK. CY. & RICH. N. D. TR506 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel ties 3-c telegraph centenary stamp franking #6 business cover from Kunze Leather Goods Store in Cadillac Michigan (bonded luggage logo at lower left) to The Ellsworth-Haffner Company in Orrville Ohio, neatly addressed, neatly opened, lower right front corner creased twice, a little envelope glue show-through on back. $4.75 rm

MACKINAC & DETROIT. "7538.  Cottages and Marquette Park, Mackinac Island, Mich." postcard from an undisclosed publisher, mailed there 26 AUG 1911 (clear MACK. & DETROIT T207 R.P.O. hand cancel) to Springfield Ohio, mild corner & edge wear. Card is  surprisingly hard to find. $7.00 m(m)-r

MALONE & UTICA (on the DELAWARE & HUDSON RAILWAY). "Saranac Inn from Upper Saranac Lake, 'Adirondacks' / No. 173  Moore & Gibson Co., New York.  Germany" monochromatic green postcard with undivided back, mailed DEC 19 1906 (partial MALONE & UTICA T651 R.P.O. hand cancel) to Miss Martinette Dunham in Lewisburg West Virginia, arrival auxiliary mark at bottom front fairly clear. Hard to find! $10.00 n(u)-r

MARION & COLUMBIA. "You Au-to come to SHELBY, N. C. / It's the nicest place I know. / 33989A" generic postcard mailed MAR 10 1941 from Shelby NC (clear & complete MARION & COLA. TR 35 R. P. O. RMS hand cancel of the Marion & Columbia SC railroad) to Mrs. F. L. Ramsey in Ostrander Ohio, bottom corner crease, a few small spots of light toning both sides. $5.00 n(s)-r Generic postcards explained.

Montana_Taft_DavidCSmith-200_small.jpg Montana postcards available from Judnick.comMILES CITY & SPOKANE. "DAVID C. SMITH / DRUGGIST // TAFT, MONT.  POWER PLANT" nearly to its eaves in snow, post card mailed SEP 25 1910 (MILES CITY & SPOK. R.P.O. cancel is clear) to Bertram Osborn in Conneaut Ohio, couple tiny indents in the lower edge, tiny upper corner crease. Taft, now a ghost town that burned down previous to this mailing, was instrumental in the Pacific Coast expansion of the financially troubled Chicago, Milwaukee & Pacific Railroad when a tunnel was bored nearby its site. Rare, front & back! $37.50 m(t)r(c)wg-r PRICE REDUCED RECENTLY



MILES CITY & SPOKANE. "Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park." post card made in the USA for the Scheuber Drug Company of Livingston Montana, mailed JUN 24 1916 (MILES CITY & SPOK. R.P.O. hand cancel almost complete) to Miss G. Diestelkamp in Bland Missouri, upper corner crease, all corners with noticeable wear, pencil line in upper right front corner, a few traces of cancel ink on front. As is. $0.75 y-r

MONETT & ELLSWORTH TR.12 24 OCT 1918 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel ties 3-cent Washington franking small envelope to Miss Maude Case in Joplin Missouri, opening removed most of backflap & a couple of small tears that close well at top center, cancel ink a little smeared in spots. $2.75 r NEW / NUEVO / NEU

Poetry_HeresToMy-200_small.jpg RPO cover available from Judnick.comNEBRASKA CITY & HOLDREGE. "Here's to my wife - wish her long life! / She's might good looking, unrivaled at cooking / Knows all about medicine, as inventive as Edison, ... The Faithful Husbands Toast" with the lame poetry continuing for 4 more lines, quality art in color depicts a man having a drink while his betrothed gives him a big hug, postcard mailed FEB 22 1910 (partial N ... TY & HOLDREGE R.P.O. cancel) to Roy Dwinle in Tecumseh Nebraska, upper corner crease not into the art, long internal crease into the poem, minor corner & edge wear otherwise. $6.00 pw(s)-r

Cover_RPO_NewBedAndN-200_small.jpg RPO cover available from Judnick.comNEW BEDFORD & NANTUCKET. "SANKATY HEAD LIGHTHOUSE, NANTUCKET, MASS." white-border era postcard with red caption at the bottom front, interesting printed information on the back; mailed (clear NEW BED. & NANTUCK. TR10 R.P.O. mail boat hand cancel without year) to Mr. James Morgan in Jamaica Plain Massachusetts, several very tiny speckles of cancel ink in the front sky, short internal crease near one bottom corner, other edge wear is minor. For more information on the interesting cancel, please see the May/Jun 2003 Transit Postmark Collector for an excellent article by Douglas N. Clark. $20.00 lm(n)-r

NEWELL & WHITEWOOD. "HANGMAN'S HILL, RAPID CITY, BLACK HILLS, S. DAK.  © 1910 by W. B. Perkins." L. B. Hollister postcard mailed AUG 10 1920 (clear NEWELL & WHITEWOOD R.P.O. cancel) to Mrs. Marie Hall in Zanesville Ohio, speckles of light yellowish toning over most of the back, bottom corner crease, upper corner crease, other edge wear is minor. $3.25 s(b)-r NEW / NUEVO / NEU

NEW HAVEN & WILLIMANTIC RAILROAD. "10268  The Center, East Hampton, Conn." a horse-drawn wagon in the foreground & a church steeple in the distance; black & white postcard in vertical format, undivided back, printed in Germany, mailed OCT 6 1905 (complete WILL. & NEW HAVEN R.P.O. hand cancel) to Miss Frieda Lumpe in New York City, a little cancel ink in the sky. The cancellation is from the New Haven & Willimantic Railroad; not illustrated in the US Transit Markings Catalogue. $20.00 c(e)-r

NEWPORT & SPRINGFIELD. "Post Office Corner, Norfolk, Conn." black & white post card mailed AUG 6 1915 (clear NEWP'T & SPRING. R.P.O. S.R. cancel to Livingstone New Jersey, tiny corner crease, bit of cancel ink in front sky. $5.00 cp-r

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NEW YORK & CHICAGO. [Balalaika player] depicted in colorful art on a Russian postcard mailed 1912 to Barton Wisconsin, 2 corners creased (1 is small), N. Y. & CHI. RPO transit cancel JUN 2 1912 well struck on front, message in Russian. $3.00 mr
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NEW YORK & GENEVA. "I Hope You're Happy Too / I feel so fine and Christmassy / And generally good, / I want to share the feeling / As a good friend rightly should. / 425A" postcard mailed NOV 1 1921 (sharp red-violet N.Y. & GENEVA TR30 R.P.O. RMS cancel) to Mrs. Emma Eggleston in Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania, small bottom corner crease, minor corner rounding, lightly toned both sides. $1.25 cp-r NEW / NUEVO / NEU

NEW YORK GENEVA & BUFFALO. "Hobart College, Geneva, N. Y.  Chapel and Library" undivided back Poly-chrome postcard made in Germany & published by the Buffalo News Company, mailed JUN 4 1907 (clear N. Y. GENEVA & BUF. TR57 R.P.O. hand cancel) to Mrs. A. J. Hall in Patchin New York, minor corner & edge wear, very light toning on front. $4.75 n(g)lc-r

NEW YORK & PITTSBURG. "Pennsylvania Industrial School and World War Monument, Huntingdon, Pa. / 1A1196-N" as it appeared circa 1931, early linen postcard mailed MAY 16 1946 (NEW YORK & PITTS / TR 13 / RMS / R.P.O. postmark is clear), small but noticeable corner crease. $2.00 p

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NEW YORK & PITTSBURG. "Greater New York. / Broad Street and Stock Exchange" from Tuck Series No. 1038, undivided back post card mailed OCT 1 1905 (fairly clear N. Y. & PITTSBURG R.P.O. hand cancel), small corner crease, wear at the top front corners, faint toning in the front message area. $4.00 n(n)t-r

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NEW YORK & PITTSBURG. "RED STAR / LINE. // Triple-Screw 'PENNLAND' / (EX-PITTSBURGH) / 16,332 Tons" art in vertical format showing her underway near a tugboat, written by a passenger who expected to arrive in New York OCT 3 1927, cancelled OCT 2 1927 NEW YORK & PITTS. R. P.O., two small spots of toning in the message area. She was to serve as an Allied troopship in the 1942 Battle of Dakar. $6.00 s(r)s(o)s-r

NEW YORK & SALAMANCA. " Broad Street East. Waverly, N. Y." with a dry goods store on the left, Litho-chrome post card made in Germany for the Buffalo News Company, mailed DEC 16 1910 (sharp N. Y. & SALAMANCA TR.1 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel) to Miss Evelyn Haskell in Hornell New York, trivial corner wear. $4.75 n(w)-r

NILES & LISBON. "Golden / Hours be / Yours" floral art on a postcard with unevenly divided back, mailed SEP 4 1914 (clear & complete NILES & LISBON R.P.O. RMS hand cancel) to Bertha May Calvin (c/o Ray Calvin), in Greenford Ohio, a little cancel-ink toning both sides. $2.00 f-r NEW / NUEVO / NEU

NORTH CAROLINA & SAINT LOUIS RAILWAY. "South Western Baptist University, / Jackson, Tenn." postcard made in Germany, mailed AUG 1 1909 (gorgeous & complete N. C. & ST. L. RY. / JACKSON TENN. double-ring cancel) to Miss Della Reynolds in McKenzie Tennessee (another different partial TR 61 RPO 3 days later accounts for its journey), small spot of toning at right front edge, good edges. $6.00 t(j)c-r

Cover_RPO_OgdenAndSanFran-200_small.JPGOGDEN & SAN FRANCISCO RPO. Clear OGDEN & SAN FRAN. / TR 4 / APR / 15 / 1906 / R.P.O hand cancel with partial FAST MAIL killer (FA and MAI show) tie 1-c Franklin stamp franking postcard from Denver Colorado to Chicago Illinois, embossed view shows state capitol (captioned "124--Colorado State Capitol"), minor corner rounding & 2 small spots of light toning well away from the stamp, light toning at back corners due to album contact. The fast mail killer is uncommon and our reference only shows a partial strike of it. $8.50 c-r

OIL CITY & MAHONINGHOWN. "Andrews Point, Rocky River, Cleveland, Ohio" Americhrome post card printed in the US for The Cleveland News Company (No. M912), mailed OCT 10 1910 at Raymillon Pennsylvania (partial OIL CITY & MAHONINGTOWN T809 RPO hand cancel) to Mrs. Clara Shroyer in Youngstown Ohio by her husband Al, minor corner wear. $5.00 o(c)o(r)g-r NEW / NUEVO / NEU

OLD FORGE & INLET. . "H. & F. CARD 3? / 4th LAKE FROM TWIN ISLE / 4th Lake , NY" with the caption numeral following the 3 being hard to read, sepia-tone postcard, mailed (INLET & OLD FORGE TR.1 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel, meaning trip 1 going from Old Forge to Inlet on the mailboat) to Mr. S. C. Dobson in Columbus Ohio, minor corner wear, at little toning near the bottom right front corner. Hard to find--both sides! $20.00 n(f)-r

OLEAN & FALLS CREEK. "A Friendly / Greeting" embossed art on a post card mailed SEP 21 1912 (partial OLEAN & FALLS CREEK NORTH R.P.O. RMS hand cancel) to Mrs. J. C. Martin in Mariondale Pennsylvania, light album toning both sides. A Pennsylvania Railroad history document stated that this RPO was discontinued APR 23, 1909; but it was restored again in June of 1910 & then continued until JUN 2 1920. $5.00 m-r NEW / NUEVO / NEU

PHILADELPHIA & MILLVILLE. "Walk Leading to Lost Lake, Pitman, N. J." showing a tree-lined path, post card mailed AUG 10 1909 (gorgeous strike of PHILA. & MILLVILLE R.P.O. RMS hand cancel) to Mr. Charles Devlin in Point Marion Pennsylvania, minor corner & edge wear, very light toning on back. $3.25 n(p)t-r








PHILADELPHIA & MILLVILLE. "A Scene in the Park" post card mailed AUG 10 1909 (gorgeous PHILA. & MILLVILLE R.P.O. RMS hand cancel), toning in front message area from pencil writing, back lightly toned. $1.50 r-m
NEW / NUEVO / NEU

PITTSBURGH & CINCINNATI. "A Happy Easter" an angel regards 3 lilies, embossed Winsch postcard mailed MAR 24 1910 (bold PITTS. & CIN. TR25 R.P.O. cancel) to Miss Hazel Mills in Indianapolis Indiana, a few tiny speckles of cancel ink on front, good edges. $3.50 aef-r

PITTSBURGH & KENOVA. "DOUBLE SERVICE / Copyright 1910 by the Colonial Art Pub. Co., B'klyn, N.Y.  Published by F. G. Henry & Co. Inc. N.Y." showing a young man hugging a young lady with racquet on either side of him near the net; sepia-tone postcard mailed OCT 6 1910 (PITTS. & KENOVA T719 R.P.O. cancel & straight-line violet New Haven, W. Va. auxiliary mark both well-struck) to Mr. Robert Richard in Maggie West Virginia, long bottom corner crease, minor corner rounding, light toning both sides. This RPO was a leg of the Norfolk & Western that went on to Cincinnati. $7.00 s(t)-rw& NEW / NUEVO / NEU

PITTSBURGH & SAINT LOUIS. "A 4497  Main Street , Coshocton, O." including horse-drawn traffic & a pocket watch sign, black & white postcard with undivided back, MAILED JU 6 1906 (bold PITTS. & ST. L. TR20 R.P.O. hand cancel) to Philadelphia, album toning near the back edges & lower front corners, long upper corner crease & a much smaller one within. A large sign on a storefront reads in part 'To Quit Business / ENTIRE STOCK / To Be Sold". $5.00 o(c)m-r

PITTSBURG STREET CAR RPO. "WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA BLIND ASYLUM, PITTSBURG, PA." with a corner view, post card, mailed there SEP 15 1908 (clear TRIP 7 PITTSBURG STREET CAR R.P.O. flag cancel) to Mr. Earl Fitzsimmons in North Wheeling West Virginia, album toning both sides, minor wear at 3 corners. $4.00 p(p)s-r

POCATELLO & PORTLAND. "Best Wishes" embossed floral post card mailed AUG 26 1909 (bold & complete POCATELLO & PORT. TR.2 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel) to Mrs. Stedman in Glouster Ohio from Pendleton Oregon, bottom corner crease, noticeable corner & edge wear. $2.00 f-r NEW / NUEVO / NEU

PORTLAND & SAN FRANCISCO R.P.O. "You can't raise crops with a Cropper, /  You can't shave your chops with a Chopper, / Break Nags with a Nagger / ..." & 2 more lines of comic verse; color postcard depicts a dandy frog dressed in tophat, vest, cane & spats; clear transit 1908 cancel just over frog's shoulder, light toning near front edges; fairly clear PORT. & SAN FRAN. RPO OCT 6 1908 cancel ties 1-c Franklin stamp on back, paper browning evenly with age. $4.50 f-r

Oregon_DepoeBay_DPOOCoast-200_small.jpg RPO cover available from Judnick PostcardsPORTLAND & SAN FRANCISCO R.P.O. "Depoe Bay, Ore.  Oregon Coast H'wy 75 / MELS" showing several cards parked near a complex of businesses--an aquarium, a tavern, Depoe Bay Store (General Merchandise), Crabs Standard Oil Products, Jiffy Lunch; real photo postcard that will make you get out your magnifying glass; mailed JUL 12 1941 (PORTLAND & S. F. N. D. R.P.O. cancel clearly struck) to Dr. Maud Bell in Lincoln Nebraska. The Portland & San Francisco Railroad connected Marshfield Oregon to Trinidad California, with connection available on another line to San Francisco or Portland. $12.00 o(d)r-r





RED BLUFF & SACRAMENTO. "My wish to you / this Christmas time / Is happiness with every chime." with a winter scene within an embossed frame, postcard mailed DEC 17 1910 (RED BLUFF & SACRA. TR23 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel) to Miss Lillian Hunt in Springfield Ohio, long vertical crease through stamp & cancel irons out pretty well. $2.00 cw-r

SAINT ALBANS & SPRINGFIELD. "Windsor, Vt." a panoramic view in its setting on the Connecticut River; post card published by Valentine & Sons, mailed SEP 4 1910 (bold ST. ALBS. & SPRING. TR21 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel) to Miss Lois E. Taylor in Los Angeles California, several tiny speckles of cancel ink show in the front sky, minor corner & edge wear. $5.00 v(w)-r NEW / NUEVO / NEU

TEXARKANA & WHITE CITY. "Rock Island Depot, Topeka, Kansas" post card published by Arthur Tapper in Topeka, mailed NOV 3 1914 at Clarksville Texas (light TEXARKANA & WHITE CITY TR82 RPO RMS hand cancel) to Toboso Ohio, 2 corners creased, all corners worn & rounded, approximately 1" internal crease rises from the bottom edge, minor edge wear. We believe the cancel to be scarce & from the St. Louis Southwestern Railway of Texas, whose beginning & end were those towns in the cancel: we cannot find the cancel in our references, nor can we find examples of it offered or shown elsewhere. $20.00 k(t)r(r)-r NEW / NUEVO / NEU

SAINT MARYS & RAMSEY TOWN. "COPYRIGHT G N.Y. 1908  72" the G mark within a small diamond, unsigned art good enough to convey the feeling of a sailboat race in progress; a postcard mailed 5 NOV 1908 to Mrs. Charles Brennan in Ridgway (no E) Pennsylvania (scarce ST. MARYS & RAMSEY TOWN TR.1 R.P.O. cancel), light toning on middle & lower back possibly from the printing process itself, a few tiny speckles of cancel ink on front, trivial corner wear. Ridgway is a small town due west of St. Marys Pennsylvania. The cancel is then from a short segment of the St. Marys & Erie, which in turn was part of the Philadelphia & Erie Railroad. Ramsey Town is now simply Ramsey Pennsylvania. $12.50 rs(p)-r

SAINT PAUL & ABERDEEN. "'YOU'LL LIKE MILBANK' - MILBANK, SO. DAK.   72507" generic linen postcard with moonlit scene, clear ST. P. & ABERDEEN / TR 18 JUN 23 1953 / RMS cancel ties 2-c Adams stamp, small corner bend, corner crease. $2.00 s-r

SALAMANCA & CHICAGO. "691" uncaptioned sepia-tone real photo postcard (so we used the house number), mailed AUG 19 1913 (clear SALA. & CHIC. TR.8 R.P.O. hand cancel ties stamp) to Mrs. A. W. Lour in West Salem Ohio. This postal marking was from the New York, Salamanca & Chicago line of the Erie Railroad Company. $3.50 r-m

   
SANDUSKY & NEWARK. Art on an uncaptioned postcard mailed AUG 13 1907 (almost complete SANDUSKY & NEWARK TR4 R.P.O. hand cancel) to Miss Edna Bechtel in Fredericktown Ohio (auxiliary mark shows same day arrival), message in Morse Code, album marks at the back corners. $5.00 r

SANDUSKY & NEWARK. "HURON RIVER, Chicago, Ohio" with men & boys fishing, postcard mailed NOV 1 1911 (almost complete & well struck SANDUSKY & NEWARK TR4 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel) in Sandusky to Miss Mary Deardurff in Newark Ohio, 2 tiny corner creases. $4.75 o(c)o(h)o(w)-r NEW / NUEVO / NEU

Cover_RPO_SandAndPeo1910-200.jpg railway postcard available from LotsOfCovers.comSANDUSKY & PEORIA. "What are the wild waves saying" showing a small beach scene, hand-captioned sepia-tone real photo postcard, mailed APR 1910 (very rare SAND & PEO. RPO cancel) to Muncie Indiana, writer comments 'I took this picture off the Cedar Point Beach. Can you see our trains from where you work? If so, tell me the spot and I'll be looking..." Obviously unique, from an employee of the railway. The Sandusky & Peoria constituted the main line of the Lake Erie & Western Railroad Company, but no marking whatever from that line is either mentioned or shown in the authoritative US Transit Markings Catalogue Volume I or its addendum. $50.00 o(c)ar(s)-r

SANDUSKY & PEORIA. "West Market showing Interurban Station, / Lima, Ohio." with people boarding (center) a car of the Lake Erie & Western Railroad near Piper's Grocery & Meat Market store (right); post card with unevenly divided back mailed APR 1 1908 ( clear SAND. & PEO. TR4 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel) to Mrs. Dora Roberts in Gloversville New York (next day arrival per auxiliary marking on front) by someone waiting at the depot for the train to Freemont. Made in Germany for publisher M. Weixelbaum in Lima. A little wear at one bottom corner, tiny crease at the other bottom corner. Seen offered but once elsewhere valued just as a postcard at $15.95, but we have an unlisted cancel & need only $12.50. o(l)r(l)-r

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SAND. & SPRING TR 26 FEB 1908 13 on "vinegar Valentine" postcard mailed to Kenton Ohio. $3.75

Cover_Massachusetts_1915Winchester-200_small.jpg RPO cover available from LotsOfCovers.comSAN FRANCISCO & PACIFIC GROVE. "THE SAND DUNES, MONTEREY  P. P. NO. 663" sepia-tone real photo post card published by the Pillsbury Picture Company, mailed MAY 1 1915 (clear SAN FRAN. & PAC. GROVE TR 27 R.P.O. cancel  - on the Del Monte of the Southern Pacific Coast Line) to Cambridge Massachusetts ('Missent to Winchester Mass.' auxiliary mark struck clearly 4 days later) from a writer at Pacific Grove, minor wear to the bottom corners, oxidation consistent with age. Seldom seen; even less seldom offered. $15.00 c(m)-rm

Cover_RPO_SeattleAndHoquiam-200_small.JPGSEATTLE & HOQUIAM. Clear SEATTLE & HOQUIAM / T 310 / 8 / SEP / 1910 / R.P.O. hand cancel on 1-c Franklin franking postcard from Porter Washington to Moultrie Ohio (DPO), forwarded to New Franklin Ohio (light SEP 13 1910 DPO hand cancel), thence forwarded to Homeworth Ohio! Tiny bottom corner crease & minor corner rounding affect nothing of philatelic significance. Postcard shows the Pierce County Court House in Tacoma, but who's looking at the front? $17.00 ro

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SOO & MINNEAPOLIS. "Notice to Consignee of Goods on Hand . Railway Express Agency / INCORPORATED / COOKS, MICH." postal card form notifying consigner of unclaimed goods & charges, dated May 16 1932, postmarked SOO & MPLS R. P. O. TR 87 MAY 16 1932, to Ray S. Ball in Huron Ohio. The unincorporated community was on the Minneapolis, Saint Paul & Sault Sainte Marie Railroad line. $5.00 m(c)r(m)-r

SPOKANE, PASCO & SEATTLE. "1041 - ENTRANCE TO DRIVEWAY, CITY PARK." in Portland Oregon. How do we know it is in Portland? The same view was printed with number 1030 and the location added! Postcard mailed 22 JUL 1909 (clear SPOK. PASCO & SEAT. TR4 R.P.O. cancel) from Ellensburg Washington to Jefferson Ohio, minor corner & edge wear. $4.00 o(p)-r

     
SPRINGFIELD & NORTH-EASTERN RAIL ROAD. Mostly complete MAR 7 83 NEW YORK (12 in killer) cancel on Scott UX4 postal card with small watermark, neatly addressed to "Mr. Wm. K. Baker, Treas., Springfield Massachusetts", neatly written message on the back clarifying the quantity of an order, slight photo corner mount toning at all corners of the front (but not the back). More completely, Mr. Baker's title was Treasurer and Clerk of Corporation for the Springfield & North-Eastern Rail Road. Postal card no longer available but our scans of both sides are offered at $4.00 total. au(p)r-gr

TOLEDO & THURSTON. "Luf is some / nodings dot / ickles two hearts / mit de same / somedings" Dutch children on a post card mailed to Mrs. Oren McMichael in Johnstown Ohio from Bucyrus Ohio, good MAR 16 1914  TOL. & THURSTON RPO cancel, upper corner crease, minor wear to 1 bottom corner. $2.50 d-r NEW / NUEVO / NEU





TOLEDO & THURSTON. "A Birthday Greeting ... / May thy Life be / a long and / A merry one" embossed post card with art, mailed AUG 15 1915 (TOL. & THURSTON R.P.O. cancel) to Marian McMichael in Johnstown Ohio, upper corner crease, internal crease from the bottom edge, album marks at the corners, long thin line from the top front center that does not belong. $1.00 b-r

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TOWNSEND & CATONSVILLE. "THE FAT MAN / Some men keep on getting fatter / And say to themselves 'it don't matter;' / But if you'd say to such / 'Stop eating so much!' / He'd get as mad as a hatter. / COPYRIGHT, 1905, BY R. HILL" postcard mailed MAR 22 1907 (TOW. & CATONS. R. P. O. BALTO. MD. streetcar cancel ties the stamp) to Cleveland then forwarded to Cincinnati Ohio; album impressions at the corners, upper corner crease, minor corner & edge wear, toned both sides from album contact. $4.75 cp-r

TRACY & P____E T516 28 OCT 1909 R. P. O. on art postcard to Battle Creek Iowa, 2 corner creases, much corner wear & rounding, lightly toned back. $2.50

TRINWAY & CINCINNATI (CINCINNATI & MUSKINGUM VALLEY RAILROAD). "Bend of the road, State Farm Pumping Station. Lancaster, Ohio." postcard published by Lancaster Cigar Store & William Bletzaker Art Company in Lancaster, printed in Germany, mailed 2 JUL 1909 (clear TRIN. & CIN. TR20 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel), long vertical crease, internal crease from the bottom edge. $3.75 o(l)-r

VAN BUREN & BANGOR. "COME TO MAINE FOR SCENERY, FISHING, HUNTING, RECREATION / MT. KATAHDIN AND LOWER TONGUE POND / PRINTED ESPECIALLY FOR / GONYA'S DRUG STORE / MILLINOCKET, MAINE" sepia-tone real photo post card mailed AUG 11 1948 (clear VAN BUREN & BANG. TR.2 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel of the Maine Northern Railway short line) to Mr. & Mrs. W. R. Hibbard in Ogunquit Maine, good edges. $5.00 m(m)-r NEW / NUEVO / NEU

Cover_RPO_VILLISCA-200_small.jpg railroad covers available from LotsOfCovers.comVILLISCA & BIGELOW. "BRIDGE AND SPRING, ELMWOOD / PARK, OMAHA, NEB." with a few people for scale, color postcard with unevenly divided back, mailed OCT 2 1915 (complete & exemplary strike of VILLISCA & BIGELOW TR50 R.P.O. hand cancel), light toning at the top left back corner, 2 faint upper corner creases (1 tiny, 1 small), mild wear to the bottom corners. $50.00 n(o)b-r

Cowboy_412Shooting-200_small.jpg RPO postcards available from LotsOfCovers.comWACO & ROTAN. "412. Shooting Up the Towns" with art depicting 3 horse-mounted cowboys firing their guns indiscriminately, post card mailed AUG 29 1909 (clear Waco & Rotan RPO cancel) from someone suggesting an exchange, noticeable corner wear including a small bottom corner creases not into the image, faint but long internal crease, very light toning both sides. $3.25 cg-r

WASHINGTON & BLUEMONT. "A 15062  Tennis Court, Hotel Alcazar, St. Augustine, Fla." with a refereed doubles game in progress, using a non-rectangular crescent-shape net; undivided back postcard used as a divided back when mailed MAY 8 1910 (clear WASH. & BLUEMONT TR134 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel) from Bluemont Virginia to Miss Florence Nelson In Atlantic City New Jersey (where it was forwarded locally), faint small upper corner crease, tiny speckles of cancel ink in the front sky, practice pen strokes at the bottom front. Rare. $12.50 f(s)s(t)-r

Cover_RPO_WashAndHinton1917-200_small.JPG from Judnick.comWASH. & HINTON  TR.5 APR 20 1917 R.P.O. clear on 1-c Washington franking post card from Clifton Forge Virginia to Columbus Ohio. "The New Post Office Building, Clifton Forge, Virginia" corner view in color is the image side, minor corner wear, faint corner crease into stamp. $7.00 vp-r

WATERS & MONICO TR 12 JUL 9 1943 R. P. O. on Eagle River Wisconsin view card to Mount Healthy Ohio. $5.00

WHEELING & CHICAGO. "To Wish You Every Happiness" art within an embossed border, post card with unevenly divided back, mailed SEP 19 1910 (clear WHEEL. & CHI. TR.8 R.P.O. hand cancel) to Mrs. Bessie Betts in Bryant Indiana, 2 corners creased, other edge wear noticeable, back paper browning with age. $1.25 m-r NEW / NUEVO / NEU

WICHITA & ALTUS. "FROM THE GREAT LAKES TO THE PACIFIC COAST / AND THE GULF OF MEXICO ALONG THE SANTA FE // 86647" an exceptionally detailed map of the western United States, with the railroad routes & red-circle callouts of the Santa Fe hotels managed by Fred Harvey; postcard mailed DEC 9 1931 (Clear WICHITA & ALTUS TR46 R.P.O. hand cancel) to Lakewood Ohio, message in German, small upper corner crease, mild corner rounding & edge wear, light toning near the edges of both sides. $5.50 mrf-r%

Cover_RPO_WillAndNewHaven1905-200_small.jpg RPO cover available from Judnick.comWILLIMANTIC & NEW HAVEN."10268  The Center, East Hampton, Conn." a horse-drawn wagon in the foreground & a church steeple in the distance; black & white postcard in vertical format, undivided back, printed in Germany, mailed OCT 6 1905 (complete WILL. & NEW HAVEN R.P.O. hand cancel) to Miss Frieda Lumpe in New York City, a little cancel ink in the sky. The cancellation is from the New Haven & Willimantic Railroad; not illustrated in the US Transit Markings Catalogue. $20.00 c(e)-r

WILL & SEATTLE. "Beach at Boundary Bay, / Wash, U.S.A." including bathers, cars parked close by, and a pier; black & white postcard mailed JUL 1 1955 (clear WILL & SEATTLE TR 28 R.P.O. cancel). $2.00 w-r

Michigan_CrookedLake_CLDelton-200_small.jpg RPO cover available from LotsOfCovers.comWOODBURY & KALAMAZOO.  "Crooked Lake / Delton, Mich." shoreline view with a dirt path by a couple of cottages, sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed AUG 8 1917 (good strike of WOODBURY & KAL. R.P.O. hand cancel) to Marguerite Kurz in Zanesville Ohio) by the writer Fran pictured in the background with her sister & cousin Helen, toned back, paper adherence in lower left front corner obscures nothing important & might be removable with patience. The cancel was used on the Chicago, Kalamazoo & Saginaw. LOST IN STOCK m(d)m(c)-r

ZANESVILLE & PARKERSBURG. "I don't belong to the / regulars, I'm just a / volunteer // A25  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED" undivided back postcard mailed NOV 27 1906 (ZANES. & PARKERS. T204 R.P.O. cancel with year inverted in the dial) to Miss Ada Earley in Constitution Ohio, tiny upper corner crease, other corner wear is minor, traces of cancel on upper front, old price on back may not erase well. Check your albums! There are two versions of this postcard: one does not have ALL RIGHTS RESERVED printed at the bottom, as ours does. $5.00 m(u)-r

ZANESVILLE & PARKERSBURG. "Great is she / who beholds / Opportunity / where others / see only / obstacles // 650" where the caption letter highlighted in yellow was added by the sender as an expression of feminist thought; postcard mailed OCT 1 1912 (mostly complete ZANES. & PARKERS. T203 R.P.O. cancel) to Alice Gonell in Coal Run Ohio (which is between Zanesville & Parkersburg), long corner crease not too conspicuous, soft corners, back paper browning evenly with age. The cancellation is decidedly uncommon; we could only find 1 record of a sale & no current offers. $7.50 w(s)-r

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RAILROAD CANCELS--PHILATELIC LITERATURE

"29 YEARS TO OBLIVION / THE LAST YEARS OF RAILWAY MAIL SERVICE IN THE UNITED STATES" softbound book with 1980 copyright by Edwin B. Bergman, 79 pages, illustrated, alphabetical arrangement by line. Hard to find. $24.00 r

"A HISTORY OF THE RAILWAY MAIL SERVICE, Together with a Brief account fo the Origin and Growth of the Postoffice Service and a Sketch showing the Daily Life of a Railway Mail Clerk" softbound book reprinting a 1903 publication of the Columbian Correspondence College, published in 1977 for the National Postage Stamp Show, 34 pages plus covers. $9.50 r

"B&O CABOOSE DIAGRAM BOOK" by Robert Hobbler (autographed to thank a contributor), softbound book with 1982 copyright, 32 pages plus covers, with many quality photos. Nice & very hard to find! $34.00 r

"Cross-Reference Guide to United States Railway Post Office Postmarks (Second Edition)" by Jim Mehrer, in a soft-cover three-ring binder whose outer wear testifies to its usefulness. Identifies RPO cancels where the first town name is obscured or not fully struck. More than 7,500 listings by second & third town names; also includes other words (such as 'fast mail' or clerk names). Helps collectors of single towns or states. Most RPO catalogue listings are arranged by the starting city such as 'Boston'; in contrast this book tells you which ones end with 'Boston'. 101 pages plus a supplement on abbreviations and misspellings that can be found in the cancels. $18.50 r

"DIRECTORY OF ROUTE AGENT ROUTES 1837 - 1882" 3-hole punched in a loose-leaf notebook (as intended), by John L. Kay, 1990 copyright, 170 pages. $11.50 r

"MAIL TRAVEL GUIDE / UPDATED AGENT AND RPO ROUTES LISTED BY STATE AND RAILROAD / WITH ROUTE NUMBERS, DIRECTIONS AND MAPS" by John L. Kay & Fred MacDonald, with data compiled by Charles L. Towle. 50 pages, 3-hole punched with covers. Thorough coverage of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas & Connecticut: routes, name changes, types of cancels... Magnificent & useful. Condition is very fresh. $25.00 rc

"Mobile Post Office SELECTIONS / VOLUME NO. 1 / (MAY 1980)" Softbound book with 38 pages. Six articles include: 'Rules and Regulations for the Guidance of Clerks-in-Charge of the Railway Mail Service, 1935', 'Regional Organization of the Railway Mail Service' & 'You Just Can't Get There from Here (Early Austrian Transit Markings)'. $9.50 ra

"Mobile Post Office SELECTIONS / VOLUME NO. 2 / (DECEMBER 1981)" Softbound book with 38 pages. Seven articles include: 'Instructions to Railway Postal Clerks 1883', 'The Grand Junction & Durango R.P.O.' & 'Trip Report Instructions for Railway Postal Clerks, 1916'. $9.50 rc

"Mobile Post Office SELECTIONS / VOLUME NO. 3 / (DECEMBER 1984)" Softbound book with 48 pages. Six articles include: 'The Last Trip of the Toms River and Philadelphia Railway Post Office', 'Railroad Transportation of the Mails in Virginia - 1841' & 'Early St. Louis Street Car RPO Service'. $9.50 rv

"Mobile Post Office SELECTIONS / VOLUME NO. 4 / (DECEMBER 1985)" Softbound book with 52 pages. Five articles include: 'A Chronological History of the Highway Post Office', 'Foreign Mail Service at New York' & 'Mail Service on the Suncook Valley Railroad'. $9.50 rn

Monthly newsletters, data sheets, reports, membership correspondence & occasional publications of the Baltimore & Ohio Historical Society, 1981 - 1990. Measures 1-1/4 inch thick when all pressed together. Loose-leaf organization suggested for the specialist. $12.50 r(b)-r

"RAILROAD POSTAL ROUTES from 1867 to 1961" by Herbert H. Harrington Sr., third printing staple-bound, a predecessor to the more familiar & extensive later publications of the Mobile Post Office Society. Seldom seen these days. $14.50 r







"STREET CAR R.P.O. SERVICE IN BROOKLYN and NEW YORK CITY" by John M. Price, softbound book with 1979 copyright, 48 pages plus transparent overlays. Includes a useful bibliography. Gently used. $15.00 rns







"STREET CAR R.P.O. SERVICE IN CHICAGO" by John R. Mason & Raymond A. Fleming, softbound book with 1983 copyright, well illustrated with photos, maps, schedules & scarcity ratings, 74 pages. Gently used. $15.00 ris





"STREET CAR R.P.O. SERVICE IN CINCINNATI AND CLEVELAND" by Kenneth T. Stewart, and "STREET CAR R.P.O. SERVICE IN ROCHESTER" by Douglas N. Clark", together in a softbound book with 1986 copyright, well illustrated with photos & maps, scarcity & valuation information included, 52 pages. $18.00 rsno







"STREET CAR R.P.O. SERVICE IN PHILADELPHIA" by Robert J. Stets, softbound book with 1978 copyright, well illustrated with photos & maps, scarcity ratings included, 41 pages plus a transparent overlay. SALE IN PROGRESS rps-p







"THE CATALOG OF NEW MEXICO RAILWAY POSTAL MARKINGS" by Charles L. Towle, 1981 copyright, 1988 reprint,. 80 pages, well indexed, with route chronologies & valuations, profusely illustrated. $10.00 rn





"THE DEVELOPMENT OF OHIO'S RAILWAY MAIL ROUTE MARKINGS 1845 - 1900" photostats of a formal exhibit, with value annotations on all covers shown. Magnificent, with much scarce material & very hard to find in its own right. Loose-leaf & 3-hole punch. Will include suitably sized sturdy binder. $45.00 ro







"The Railway Post Offices of Denmark" by Anthony M. Goodbody, softbound book with 1979 copyright (not the reprint), 27 pages. Shows cancels & routes, explains abbreviations in English. $13.50 rd







"The Railway Post Offices of Switzerland" by Anthony M. Goodbody, softbound book with 1982 copyright, 26 pages well illustrated plus a gorgeous fold-out map of the Swiss private railways. Gently used. $13.00 rss







"THE STREET RAILWAY POST OFFICES OF BOSTON" by Roger J. Heinen, softbound book with 1981 copyright, 46 pages well illustrated (cancels, photos, routes, timetables & a useful bibliography). Gently used. $12.00 rms-ms







"THE STREET RAILWAY POST OFFICES OF PITTSBURGH" by Lloyd Booth, softbound book with 1983 copyright. 58 pages include bibliography, timeline, cancels, routes, covers, maps & bibliography. Gently used. $17.50 rps-p






"THE STREET RAILWAY POST OFFICES OF SAINT LOUIS" by Robert G. Schultz, softbound book with 1984 copyright, 58 pages including numerous illustrations, large maps, scarcity indications & a useful bibliography. Gently used. $10.00 rms




"THE TRAVELLING POST OFFICES OF EGYPT" by Peter A. S. Smith, paperbound with 1983 copyright, 65 pages. Topics: state railways & light railways of Upper & Lower Egypt; steamer routes; Kharga Oasis Line; maritime post office; military TPO's. Route maps, scarcity indexes, glossary of Arabic spellings of names & a useful bibliography. $16.00 re 

"THE UNITED STATES RAILWAY POST OFFICE POSTMARK CATALOG 1864 - 1977 / VOLUME 1" by Charles L. Towle, 3-hole punched & loose-leaf bound. Please inquire.

"THE UNITED STATES / TRANSIT MARKINGS CATALOG / VOLUME 2" 1978 copyright. Loose-leaf, 3-hole punched, lightly used. Covers Casselton-Marion, N. D. through Jackson, Tenn. - Grenada, Miss., with valuations, plus an addenda to Volume I. $19.00 r

"THE UNITED STATES / TRANSIT MARKINGS CATALOG / VOLUME 4" by Charles L. Towle. Coverage of local mail agent, transfer clerk & transfer office markings, with valuations. Well illustrated & alphabetically organized. Loose-leaf, 3-hole punched, lightly used. $19.50 r

"Transfer Offices" by William F. Rapp, article in Volume 1, Number 3 (September 1972) Postal History USA, hard to find. $5.00 the complete issue. p2

"TRANSIT POSTMARK COLLECTOR" of the Mobile Post Office Society. 81 gently used issues of the whole numbers 222 - 308 (January-February 1978  to May-June 1992) offered as an instant & authoritative library. Includes numerous tables, maps & illustrations you will have a hard time finding elsewhere, indexed, with a membership directory. Even most covers are interesting. Shown left: West End Route to Coney Island of the Atlantic Avenue Railroad Company (Brooklyn streetcar RPO's). Shown right: Boston & Wellfleet RPO cover with directional killer. $150.00 postpaid to any US location. tr INFORMATION & ILLUSTRATIONS ADDED RECENTLY

"U. S. Rail News" first 7 issues, April 1983 - October 1983. $6.50 r

"WATERWAY RAILWAY POST OFFICES OF THE UNITED STATES" by Charles L. Towle, with RPO route information by John L. Kay; 32 pages, with a selected bibliography & valuations, well illustrated, 1987 copyright. Gently used. $9.00 r


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Cover_MachineAmerican_1898TrainLate.JPG (268935 bytes)JUN 10 1898 Buffalo New York TRAIN LATE/1/MAIL DELAYED very scarce service marking on backflap of small cover from Lockport NY (2-c Washington neatly tied) to Buffalo, opened carefully, another receiving backstamp with S.A.B. at bottom (incomplete). Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 mnr

Cover_Maine_PresqueIsleTheRailroadCenter.jpg (337051 bytes)Very light 1914 Presque Isle cancel on 2-c Washington franking illustrated-both-sides #6 cover from R. W. Wight Furniture to Parkersburg West Virginia. Front scenes: High School, Training School, Hose House & Free Library. All-over back maps 'PRESQUE ISLE--THE RAILROAD CENTER OF AROOSTOOK' including nearby towns such as Mapleton, Fairmount, Perham, Woodland, Caribou, Goodrich & Maple Grove. Railroad lines on back: B.&A.R.R., A.V.R. & C.P.R.R. Opened neatly, brownish paper, tiny 1 / 3" tear at side affects nothing & closes well. $20.00 mr%

Cover_Patriotic_Jan6'45Transportation.jpg (292708 bytes)JAN 6 1945 Seattle Wash. machine cancel ties 3-c Transcontinental Railroad stamp franking #10 cover to Baltimore, large Porto-Server multicolor cachet has GI in jeep getting excited over the address. Nice. $7.50 ptr

Group of 46 Belgian parcel receipts & fragments, showing a good variety of cancels, each bearing the 4-franc red violet stamp with locomotive issued in 1934. $5.50 br

MAY 13 1946 somewhat light SHARON PA machine cancel ties 3-c Washington to #6 cover (R. R. B. Form 648) from an Erie Railroad Company freight agent there to Maury Ohio, where it was opened by mistake & resealed neatly at the top with clear tape (which has since browned), a similar name handwritten next to the typed address with 'Is this yours? Carrier' underneath it. It was, as we know from the source of this item. Envelope is brown with a vertical crease & wrinkling. Interesting. $4.00 ro

JUL 8'49 clear dark blue Pitney Bowes .03 meter with 'Ride the Mountaineer' advertising slogan over a train (for Boston & Maine Railroad), brown #10 cover to Boston Massachusetts, noticeable wrinkling & a long crease. $1.25 r

JUL 22'49 clear red Pitney-Bowes .03 meter with advertising slogan 'DEPENDABLE / IN ALL KINDS OF WEATHER" over a train, corner card of the Maine Central Railroad Company, windowed #10 cover, pencil writing on front to direct it within recipient company. $2.00 mr. Similar, but dated AUG-3'49 & pencil writing is on back. $2.25 mr

JUL 29'49 - NOV 17'49 group of 3 windowed covers from Maine Central Railroad Company each with a clear Pitney-Bowes .03 meter with advertising slogan 'DEPENDABLE / IN ALL KINDS OF WEATHER' over a train, in three distinctive ink colors--blue, violet & red violet. Small smudges of postal cancellation machine ink on two of them, one of which affects the meter. $5.00 for all 3. rm

NOV-3'49 clear red Montreal Quebec .04 meter cancel with Canadian Pacific advertising on windowed #9 cover sent by the treasurer at their Windsor Station there. slight reduction at top in opening removed backflap. $2.00 rq






19.6.59 FDC for Austria's S2.40 stamp showing a radio communications tower for railroads, unaddressed, Linz cancel. Another with different cachet & Bregenz fancy cancel, addressed to Washington State, with contents. $3.75 total for both.
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TR 1 / JUL 28 / 1962 clear Burl. & St. L. R. P. O. cancel ties 4-c Homestead Act stamp to #6 cover with all-over cachet for the Railway mail service centennial (depicting Lincoln & first train to sort mail while in motion), neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.50 rcl

26.JUNI 1972 Denmark FDC for 70 Danish State Railways stamp (complete issue), unaddressed & uncacheted, interesting explanatory insert in 4 languages. $1.25 rd

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-4 AUG 1973 official FDC for 4-stamp Isle of Man Steam Railway issue complete, unaddressed, multicolor cachet, with interesting explanatory insert. $5.50 ri

26 March 1977 FDC for railway anniversary stamps (1-, 2-, 4- & 5-baht), unaddressed, multicolor cachet, explanatory stiffener with much information. $6.50 tr

APR 30 1979 clear Vaugman MS 39179 hand cancel ties "A" rate & 3-c railroad engineers stamps to #6 cover with gold & black cachet commemorating the death of Casey Jones in 1900, unaddressed, explanatory insert. $1.25 rm

MAY 10 1979 clear Corinne UT 84307 hand cancel ties "A" rate & 3-c transcontinental railroad stamp to #6 cover with gold & black cachet commemorating the 110th anniversary of the transcontinental completion there, unaddressed, explanatory insert. $1.25 ru


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-5.-5.1980 clear fancy HEIDELBERG 1 LEISTUNGSSCHAU (trade show) cancel ties 5-pfg  West Germany satellite stamp to 140 Jahre / Eisenbahn in Baden / 25 Jahre Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof event cover with multicolor cachet showing an antique railroad engine, unaddressed, fresh appearance. Shown above.

31.-5.1980 clear fancy SIEGEN 1 cancel ties 5-pfg  West Germany satellite stamp to elektrifizierung / eisenbahn-motiv / der siegstrecke / briefmarkenschau unaddressed event cover with multicolor cachet showing a postal railway car. fresh appearance.

-1.-6.1980 clear fancy KAUFBEUREN 1 cancel ties 5-pfg  West Germany satellite stamp to tag der ??? mit Fahrzeugschau unaddressed event cover with multicolor cachet showing an electrified train. fresh appearance.

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1982 REGISTERED #6 airmail cover from Monrovia IV Liberia to Illinois, franked by a pair of 35-c diesel locomotive stamps, 3 different backstamps that are readable, opened neatly. $3.75 lr

8 OCT 1983 clear Hartford CT 061 cancel with OCTOBER IS / STAMP COLLECTING / MONTH slogan ties 20-c Civil Service stamp to #10 cover from Orange Valley & Susquehanna RR to Ohio, corner card area has small illustration of the 'Ghost Train', a little ragged at the top due to opening (could be trimmed). $1.00 r

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Cover_Jugoslavia_9-4-1984-200_small.JPG railroad topical cover available from Judnick.com


9.4.1984 cacheted FDC for 5-d railroad stamp for the centennial, airmailed to the United States, franked by 7 stamps including a block of six, neatly addressed, stiffener inside. $2.25 jr

  Cover_Tuvalu_20JA87.jpg (194963 bytes)  Light 1984 Funafuti Tuvalu cancel ties se-tenant pair of 25-c railroad stamps franking #10 cover to Ohio, neatly addressed & neatly opened. $1.50 rt%

Cover_Railroad_LotOf11.jpg (241085 bytes)1985 - 1989. Lot of eleven #10 airmail covers franked with various denominations of Grenadines of Saint Vincent (including Bequia & Union Islands) railroad stamps, including some se-tenant pairs, all neatly addressed & neatly opened, number writing on front. Good variety of stamps & denominations, a few with other stamps added to make the rate. Just a few with minor faults--corner wrinkling, number writing on front. $15.00 rs%

28.12.86 light but complete 12500 Praha cancel ties 1-Kcs electric locomotive stamp to greeting-card size cover to Kostelec. neatly opened, small corner crease. $1.50 rc

20 JA 87 clear Funafuti Tuvalu cancel ties se-tenant pair of 5-c railroad stamps & 60-c fisherman's boxes & 30-c basket and tray stamps franking #10 airmail cover to Ohio. $1.50 rt

OCT 1 1987 bold Baltimore MD cancels on a complete set of 5 US FDC. Each FDC is a continental postcard (example shown) bearing an appropriate color illustrations to match up with the stamps. Officially issued by the US Postal Service, with interesting explanatory text on the stamp side, fresh appearance. $4.25 for all. ru

Cover_Railroad_24SP90-200_small.jpg railroad topical covers available from Judnick.comClear 24 SP 90 Hull North Humberside hand cancel ties 20-p & 2-p Isle of Man railroad stamps franking #6 cover to California. Well struck PAQUEBOT in black box at front left, neatly addressed, small neat violet YB US postal routing mark on front, 2 other such marks on back. $3.50 rpgi

1 AOU 1991 clear BZV Makelekele Congo hand cancel ties 240-f Trans-Siberian railroad stamp franking greeting-card size airmail cover to Chicago Illinois, tiny staple holes at bottom center, upper corners creased but affects nothing important. $2.50 rc

13 II 1992 clear Brazzaville-Ouenze Congo hand cancel ties 200-f Turkish diesel & 75-f art stamps to greeting-card size cover to Illinois, small US S7 routing mark on back, neatly addressed & neatly opened. Left perfs of 200-f stamp bent over edge with corner perf creased. Commercial mail. $1.75 rc

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Partial 27 VII a94 double-ring ..KANA Bophuthatswana hand cancel ties 45-c Mafikeng locomotive shed stamp franking #6 envelope to Bona-Lesedi Nursing College in Luipaardvlei, neatly opened. Small towns. $2.00 rb

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Cover_RedCross_ChristmasSeal_small.jpg (5160 bytes)"AMERICAN RED CROSS / 1910 /  1909 / MERRY XMAS /  HAPPY NEW YEAR" with 1909 Red Cross seal appropriately pasted on front, artwork shows Santa & Father Time, mailed 1909, writing on front where there was room. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 r-u(c)r

  Better_383small.jpg Christmas seal covers available from LotsOfCovers.com  "At Christmas time, so runs the rhyme, / Neath mistletoe and holly, / A man may kiss a pretty Miss, / When otherwise t'were folly" embossed postcard with signed HBG art, mailed DEC 21 1911 at Columbus Ohio, clear cancel ties both a wide margin-edge type-2 Red Cross seal for that year (with extra selvedge above & below it) and the stamp, a little album toning both sides. $30.00 c-u(c) NEW / NUEVO / NEU

  Better_384small.jpg Christmas seals on cover available from Judnick.com    "Good / Luck, / and a / Merry Christmas" with an embossed holly & a horseshoe framing a winter scene, postcard mailed DEC 21 1911 at Columbus Ohio, clear cancel ties both a wide margin-edge type-2 Red Cross seal for that year (one pulled perf on top) and the stamp. $25.00 c-u(c)r NEW / NUEVO / NEU

Clear SEP 12 1931 USS BRAZOS hand cancel ties 2-c Red Cross stamp franking #6 cover to Indiana, 2 hinge remnants on back, small spot of toning in the left front center, wavy paper, neatly addressed, stamp centered low, paper browning somewhat with age. $3.00 nr

Cover_China-TutuilaAtNanking-100.jpg (304833 bytes)Partial USS TUTUILA / 1936 / MAY 6 /  A.M. with CHINA / NANKING in killer bars ties 2-c Red Cross stamp franking #6 cover to Massachusetts, large light violet cachet of the John Paul Jones Chapter of the USCS, toned lower right front corner. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 cnr

MAR 5 1944 Kingman Army Airfield Red Cross #10 cover to Michigan with 3-c win the war stamp tied by clear Kingman Arizona cancel, backflap missing. $1.00

APR 12 1944 Merced Army Air Field Red Cross #10 cover to Michigan with 3-c win the war stamp tied by clear Merced California cancel, small tear at one edge (closes well). $1.75 Same but date is APR 25 1944. $1.75

April 28, 1944 BRADLEY FIELD DPO cancel on #10 cover from American Red Cross there to Michigan, neatly opened. $2.50

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MAY 15 1944 Laughlin Army Air Field Red Cross #10 cover to Michigan with 3-c win the war stamp tied by clear Del Rio Texas cancel, small tear in right side of cover. $1.50

MAY 18 1944 Truax Army Air Field Red Cross #10 cover to Michigan with 3-c win the war stamp tied by clear Madison 1 Wisconsin cancel. $2.00

Clear JUN 6 1944 HARRISON MISS. machine cancel ties 3-c win the war stamp franking #10 cover from the Gulfport Field Station Hospital to Michigan, nearly addressed, vertical crease, internal crease. $1.00 rm

JUNE 10 1944 Alexandria Army Air Field Red Cross #10 cover airmailed to Michigan with 8-c stamp tied by clear Alexandria Louisiana cancel, wrinkling along one edge affects stamp. $1.00 Similar, except 3-c win the war stamp is tied by September 24 1944 cancel, stamp damaged. $1.00

JUN 10 1944 clear & complete CAMP HOWZE (DPO) machine cancel on #10 cover from American Red Cross Office at the Station Hospital there to Michigan, 8-cent airmail stamp, paper toned and wrinkled at left edge. $1.50 tr*

JUNE 11 1944 Ardmore Army Air Field Red Cross #10 cover to Michigan franked with 3-c win the war stamp tied by clear Ardmore Oklahoma cancel, wrinkling along one edge affects the stamp. $1.00

JUNE 19 1944 Merced Army Air Field Red Cross #10 cover to Michigan franked with 3-c win the war stamp tied by clear Merced California cancel, wrinkling along one edge, corner crease. $1.00 Same but October 16 1944 cancel & no significant wrinkling. $2.00

JUN 21 1944 Camp Carson (DPO not listed in La Posta Volume I) machine cancel ties 3-c win the war stamp franking #10 envelope from the Red Cross office at the station hospital to Michigan, recipient's annotations on front. SALE IN PROGRESS cr%

JUN 24 1944 Billy Mitchell Field Red Cross #10 cover to Michigan with 3-c win the war stamp tied by clear Milwaukee 4 Wisconsin cancel. $2.00

Clear JUL 20 1944 CAMP VAN DORN MISS. machine cancel ties 3-c win the war stamp franking #10 envelope from the American Red Cross Office of the Field Director there to Michigan, top a little rough from opening, neatly addressed, a lot of wrinkling just below the stamp suggests ironing. Our La Posta does not list the cancel, so we take it to be a DPO. $2.00 rm NEW / NUEVO / NEU

JULY 26 1944 Lockbourne Army Air Base Red Cross #10 cover to Michigan with 3-c win the war stamp tied by clear Columbus 2 Ohio cancel. $2.00

Three mostly clear AUG 1 1944 KEY FIELD hand cancels tie pair of 3-c win the war & pair of 1-c Washington prexies franking #10 envelope sent airmail from the American Red Cross there to Michigan, considerable wrinkling at right front edge suggests ironing, paper bends at left front could also benefit, neatly addressed. Our La Posta does not list this cancel, which we take to be from a DPO. $5.00 mr

Cover_RedCross_KeyFieldAug1944-200_small.JPGClear & complete AUG 2 1944 KEY FIELD 1 hand cancel ties 8-c prexy franking #10 envelope sent 'VIA - AIR MAIL' from the American Red Cross there to Michigan, considerable wrinkling at lower right front corner suggests ironing, paper bend at lower left front corner would also benefit, neatly addressed. Our La Posta does not list this cancel, so we take it to be a DPO. $5.00 mr

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August 4, 1944 BRADLEY FIELD CT (DPO) cancel on #10 cover from American Red Cross there to Michigan, neatly opened. $2.50 (cr)

NOV 10 1944 Army Air Forces Pilot School Red Cross #10 cover to Michigan franked with 3-c win the war stamp tied by clear Dodge City Kansas cancel, minor wrinkling of cover. $1.75

NOV 27 1944 Rome Army Air Field Red Cross #10 cover to Michigan franked with 3-c win the war stamp tied by clear Rome New York cancel. $2.00

DEC 27 1944 Ardmore Army Air Field Red Cross #10 cover to Michigan franked with 3-c win the war stamp tied by clear Ardmore Oklahoma cancel. $2.00

JAN 6 1945 Portland Army Air Base Red Cross $10 cover to Michigan with 3-c win the war tied by clear Portland 3 Oregon cancel. $2.00

MAR 3 1945 Childress Army Air Field Red Cross #10 cover to Michigan franked by 3 Washington prexies tied by clear Childress Texas cancel, light wrinkling along the right front edge. $1.75 r

MAR 23 1945 Yuma Army Air Field Red Cross #10 cover to Michigan with 3-c win the war stamp tied by clear Yuma Arizona cancel. $2.00

MAY 14 1945 Salinas Army Air Base Red Cross #10 cover to Michigan franked with 3-c win the war stamp with clear Salinas California cancel. $2.00 Similar, but dated June 5, 1945. $2.00

JUN 7 1945 Enid Army Air Field Red Cross #10 cover to Michigan with 3-c win the war stamp tied by clear Enid Oklahoma cancel. $2.00

JUL 19 1945 Bluethenthal Field Army Air Base Red Cross #10 cover to Michigan with 3-c Jefferson stamp tied by clear Wilmington North Carolina cancel, 2 corner creases. $1.50

AUG 1 1945 San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center Red Cross #10 cover to Michigan with damaged 3-c win the war stamp tied by clear San Antonio Texas cancel. $1.50

OCT 12 1945 Kearney Army Air Field Red Cross #10 envelop to Michigan with 3-c win the war stamp tied by overinked Kearney Nebraska cancel. $1.75

OCT 19 1945 clear Camp Cambell Kentucky cancel (DPO) on 3-c Jefferson franking #10 cover from American Red Cross field director there to Red Cross executive secretary at Mount Clemens Michigan, neatly addressed & neatly opened. $3.75 kr+

OCT 31 1945 Mountain Home Army Air Field Red Cross #10 airmail cover to Michigan with 8-c airmail stamp tied by light but complete Mountain Home Idaho cancel. $2.00

DEC 28 1945 Victorville Army Flying School Red Cross #10 cover to Michigan with 3-c Jefferson tied by clear Victorville California cancel, corner crease through stamp. $1.75

JAN 21 1946 clear Ft. Douglas Station of Salt Lake City (DPO) cancel ties 8-c airmail stamp franking #10 cover from Field Director of the American Red Cross at Fort Douglas to Michigan, typed address, neatly opened. The stamp has selvedge at the bottom and a light brown spot of discoloration on that selvedge & a bit into the stamp. The upper right corner is a bit rough with a small crease near the stamp. $1.75 ur* ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

"W0EJP" QSL card with bold graphics, mailed at Duluth Minnesota FEB 10 1948 by operator Charles C. 'Charlie' Orme, Clear & complete 'SAVE THE EASY WAY / BUY U.S. BONDS ON / PAYROLL SAVINGS' slogan cancel. $1.50 m-r

Bold FEB 6 1950 USS PRAIRIE (AD 15) hand cancel ties 30c Red Cross stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.50 nr

  Cover_Naval_Union1952RedCross.jpg (165276 bytes)  USS UNION clear 2 / 12 / 52 hand cancel on 3-c Red Cross stamp, generic ships cachet, slight browning of the paper with age, paper bend along one short edge. $4.25 (nr)

circa 1962 Poland greeting-card size 60-gr postal stationery honoring the Red Cross, unused, light wrinkling that suggests an iron. $1.00 cpr

  Cover_Rwanda_RedCross_small.jpg (3743 bytes)  circa 1988 faint black KIGALI hand cancel on pair of Rwanda 5-fr OUA anniversary stamps franking greeting-card size cover from Croix-Rouge Rwandaise to another Kigali address. Red Cross prominent in corner card; attractive. $5.00 rr

13-490 clear Luxembourg cancel with slogan cancel appealing for blood donations to the Red Cross on 15-f Fort Thungen stamp franking airmail printed matter rate cover to Ohio, with enclosure on shortwave QSL matters. Nice blue cachet of Réseau Luxembourgeois de Amateurs D'Ondes Courtes. $1.50 lr

"V44KAI" continental shortwave (28.010 MHZ) Basseterre Saint Kitts QSL card mailed there 1991 (50-c Red Cross stamp) by operator Joel Liburd to Warminster Pennsylvania, mild corner wear, US postal markings on front. $3.00 s-sr NEW / NUEVO / NEU

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