Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Fullerton List; Railroad 45, The Fremont, Elkhorn, & Missouri Valley Railroad

This post is part of a continuing series on Richard Fullerton's 1952 Catalog of Railroad Company, Street Railway & Express Company Printed Cancellations on the 1898 U. S. Revenues.

Examples of the cancels, when available, are posted.
 
RR045:  The Fremont, Elkhorn, & Missouri Valley Railroad

The Chicago & Northwestern Railway controlled the FE&MVRR at the time these printed cancels were produced, and was part of a coherent system along with RR040, the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway.
 
Fullerton includes at the beginning of his RR045 listings illustrations of three types of ampersands used on these printed cancels:

These ampersand types are important for distinguishing between types of these cancels.  The heavy ampersands are designated with an "H", medium with and "M," and thin with a "T."

Type 1:  Two lines of plain type all caps 3mm high.  RR initials are 20.5mm long.  Line of 16 dashes is 22mm long and 6.5mm below.  Date is 6mm long, 2mm high, and 8 1/4 mm below.  Figure "1" of date is serifed.  Ampersand is style H.

1ct Pale Blue          a.  Dated 1898    (1) Roulette


Type 2:  Two lines of plain type all caps 3mm high.  RR initials are 20mm long.  Line of 16 dashes is 22mm long and 6.5mm below.  No date.  Ampersand is style M.

1ct Pale Blue          a.  Normal           (1)  Roulette


Type 2 a. (1)
No date, M style ampersand, roulette
scan courtesy of Frank Sente


Type 3:  Same as above except with date 2mm high.  1899 is 6mm long and 8 1/4mm below.  Figure "1" of date is serifed.  Amersand is style H.

1ct Pale Blue           a.  Dated 1899       (1)  Roulette

Type 3, 1ct a.(1)
Roulette, 1899, Heavy Ampersand
Ron Lesher scan



Type 4:  Two lines of plain type all caps 3mm high.  RR initials on the 1900 issue are 21mm long; on the 1901 and 1902 issues are 22.5mm long.  Line of 16 dashes is 22mm long and 6.5mm below.  Dates are 2mm high;  1900 is 6.75mm long, 1901 is 5.75mm long and 1902 is 6.75mm long.  Date is 8 1/4mm below.  Figure "1" of date is not serifed.  Ampersand is style M.

1ct Pale Blue             a.  Dated 1900        (2)  HH
                                 b.  Dated 1901        (2)  HH
                                bs.  Varieties:            (2)  Split cancel, 1901 above, HH
                                 c.  Dated 1902         (2)  HH

Type 4 a. (2)
1900 hyphen hole
scan courtesy of Frank Sente

Type 4 b.  (2)
1901 hyphen hole

Type 5:  Two lines of plain type all caps 3mm high.  RR initials 20.5mm long.  Line of 16 dashes is 22mm long and 6.5mm below.  No date.  Ampersand is style T.

1ct Pale Blue             a.  Normal              (1)  Roulette


Type 6:  Same as above except with date 2mm high.  1899 is 6mm long and 8.5mm below RR initials.  Figure "1" of date is serifed.  Ampersand is style T.

1ct Pale Blue              a.  Dated 1899       (1)  Roulette

Type 6
Thin Ampersand
Ron Lesher scan


Unlisted:  Type ?:  Same as above, 1899 year date, with medium ampersand:


unlisted by Fullerton
1899 with medium ampersand
Ron Lesher scan

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