Friday, October 15, 2010

The Fullerton List: Railroads 65, 75, 80, 90, 95 and 105

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.

I've grouped these six railroads as the final five in the Fullerton Catalog plus an unlisted railroad that were a part of the Gould railroad holdings.  The MOPAC was one of the most important railroads in the Gould's empire, along with the I&GNRR and the St. Louis and Southwestern.

Railroad experts and historians are needed to help clarify these associations.  If you are one of these experts and can shed light on these railroads and their connections, please contact us at 1898revenues@gmail.com.
 
RR065:  The Kansas City, North Western Railroad Company

From the historical information at the back of the Fullerton catalog:  Chartered December 30, 1895 to take over the property of the Kansas City, Wyandotte & Northwestern RR.  On January 1, 1897 the Kansas City & Beatrice RR owning the lines from Summerfield, KS to Virginia, Nebraska (20.6 miles) was merged into this company.  The property is controlled by the interests of the MOPAC (RR75). 
 
Fullerton lists a single type on a single denomination:

Type 1:  A 14.5mm diameter semi-circle of plain type all caps 2mm high.  Undated.

1ct   Pale Blue       a.   Normal   (2)   HH

     No image available

RR075:  The Missouri Pacific Railway Company

From the historical information at the back of the Fullerton catalog:  The original Missouri Pacific Railway Company was incorporated October 21, 1867 as the successor to the Pacific RR of Missori.  On August 11, 1880 this company consolidated with the St. Louis & Lexington RR, the Kansas City & Eastern RR, the Lexington & Southern RR, the St. Louis & Arkansas RR, the Missouri River RR, the St. Louis Cansas & Arizona RR, and the Leavenworth, Atchison & Northwestern RR.  Later consolidations included the Kansas & Colorado Pacific Railway, the Central Branch Railway, the Rocks County RR, the Nevada & Minden Railway, the Kansas & Southwestern Railway, the Le Roy & Caney Valley Air Line RR, and the Boonville, St. Louis & Southern Railway.  Absorbed the St. Louis, Iron Moutain, & Southern Ry in 1915.

Fullerton lists a single type on two denominations: 

Type 1:  A 16mm diameter semi-circle of plain type all caps 2mm high.  Undated.

1ct  Pale Blue               a.  Normal    (1)  Roulette
                                                        (2)  HH
                                    av. Invert       (2)  HH
                                    as. Varieties   (1)  Split period after "CO."

2ct  Carmine Rose        a.  Normal    (1)  Roulette
                                                         (2)  HH

1ct roulette


2ct hyphen hole
Frank Sente scan


RR080:  The St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway
 
From the historical information at the back of the Fullerton catalog:  This line was a result of the consolidation on May 6, 1874 of the Cairo & Fulton and St. Louis & Iron Mountain, and Cairo, Arkansas, & Texas RR.  The southern portion of this line was built by the I&GNRR (RR055).  Now (1951) it is completely owned by the MOPAC (RR075).

Fullerton lists one type on a single denomination: 

Type 1:  A 16mm diameter semi-circle of plain type all caps 2mm high.  Undated.  Overprint varies in color from orange red to carmine.

1ct  Pale Blue               a.  Normal      (1)  roulette
                                                          (2)  HH
                                   aw. Double      (2)  double  Not Verified


Type 1 1ct a.(1)
1ct roulette


RR090:  The St. Louis, Southwestern Railway Company
 
From the historical information at the back of the Fullerton catalog (combines RR090 & 095):  The Texas & St. Louis Railway organized November 12, 1881 in Missouri, was reorganized on April 15, 1886 in Arkansas and Missouri to become the St. Louis, Arkansas & Texas Railway.  Finally reorganized again on January 12, 1891 in to companies to conform to the corporation laws of Texas.  The latter road (RR095) is completely controlled by the former (RR090) and both total 1500 miles of rail.

Edwin Gould, a son of Jay Gould, was the Vice-President of the railroad in 1891 at the time of its reorganization to conform with Texas corporation law.

Fullerton lists one type on the 1 cent stamp:

Type 1:  A 16mm diameter semi-circle all caps 2mm high.  Undated.

1ct    Pale Blue            a.  Normal           (1)  Roulette
                                                               (2)  HH


Type 1, 1ct a.(1)
1ct roulette
 


RR095:  The St. Louis, Southwestern Railway Company of Texas

Fullerton lists on type only:

Type 1:  A 16mm diameter semi-circle all caps 2mm high.  Undated.  Printed in red ink.

1ct Pale Blue            a.  normal        (1)  roulette
                                                       (2)  HH

1 cent roulette
1ct a.(1)

1 cent hyphen hole
1ct a.(2)
Frank Sente scan


Unlisted RR105:  Tyler Southeastern Railway

Part of the "Cotton Belt" family of Gould railroads, the Poor's map above shows the TSE combined with the routes of the two St. Louis, Southwestern Railways. 

Fullerton does not list this cancel.  So, a new listing:

Type 1:  A semi-circle all caps.  [measurements later].  Undated.  Printed in red ink.

1ct Pale Blue:               a.  Normal       (1)  roulette


Type 1, 1ct a.(1)
Richard Friedberg scan

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