Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Cancel for July 6: Missouri Pacific Railway

LOCAL TREASURERS OFFICE
JUL   6   1898
THE MO. PAC. RY.
ST. LOUIS, MO.



A great MOPAC cancel on an R155 paying the tax on a Boatman's Bank check.

One of the great US railroads, the MOPAC was one of the first railroads built west of the Mississippi.  It merged with many smaller railroads including the International and Great Northern to create a large and sprawling railroad. 


MOPAC and affiliated railroads route map, 1885




MOPAC printed cancels are relatively common on the one cent battleship documentary


Frank Sente sent in this MOPAC check.  Close up of stamp and cancel below.

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