Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Fullerton List: Railroads 70 and 85

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.


RR070:  The Kansas City, St. Joseph & Council Bluffs Railroad

From the historical information at the back of the Fullerton Catalog:  This road is a consolidation of the Platte County, the Atchison & St. Joseph, the Weston & Atchison, the Missouri Valley, the St. Joseph & Council Bluffs, and the Council Bluffs and St. Joseph railroad companies.  The Platte County was chartered February 24, 1853 and was consolidated with the first three above listed lines as the Missouri Valley RR on March 6, 1867.  This line and the remaining lines above were consolidated under the new name as above on July 11, 1870.  Consolidated into the CB&Q (RR020) in 1880.

Fullerton lists two types, on only the 1ct denomination:


Type 1:  One line of plain type caps and lower case letters 24.75mm long.  Caps 2mm high.  Undated.

1ct Pale Blue        a.  Normal          (1)  Roulette
                                                      (2)  HH
                           as.  Varieties       (1)  "B" broken at top, roulette
                                                     (4)  No period after second R of "R.R.", HH

Type 1, 1ct, a.(1)
roulette
Frank Sente scan


Type 1, 1ct, a(2)
hyphen hole

Type 2:  Same as type 1 except length is 23.25mm.

1ct  Pale Blue            a.  Normal            (1)  Roulette

No image for type 2

RR085:  The St. Louis, Keokuk & Northwestern Railroad

From the historical information at the back of the Fullerton Catalog:  A reorganization on July 1, 1875 of the Mississippi Valley and the Western RR opened under the new name as above on September 11, 1879.  The Keokuk & Northwestern was nominally leased but practically owned by this line which has itself been controlled by the CB&Q (RR020) since 1884.

Fullerton lists two types on cancel on only the 1ct denomination:

Type 1:  One line of plain type caps and lower case letters 24.5mm long.  Caps 2mm high.  Undated.

1ct  Pale Blue   a.  Normal         (1)  Roulette
                                                 (2)  HH
                      as.  Varieties       (1)  Two periods after "L"  roulette
                                                (3)  Without period after second R, roulette
                                                (4)  Wtihout period after second R, HH


Type 1, 1ct, a(1)
roulette

Type 2:  Same as above except 22mm long.

1ct  Pale Blue  a.  Normal         (1)  Roulette
                      as.  Varieties       (1)  Diamond shaped period after the 2nd R, roulette
                                                (3)  Period after comm after "St.", not after "L", roulette


Type 2, as. (1)
roulette, initials 22mm across, variety with diamond shaped period after second R
Lesher scan

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