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Posted 03/08/2022   4:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Dutch US Stamp Collector to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
hi everyone,

i am looking for a online database of early RR markings, tried stampsmarter but could not find. does anything like it exists?

thank you

ps this is the one I am trying to find:


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Posted 03/08/2022   5:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jarnick to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Charles Towle's U. S. Route and Station Agents Postmarks is the standard reference for these markings. It was published in 1986 and I know of no online equivalent.
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Posted 03/08/2022   5:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dutch US Stamp Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
thank you jarnick, let m see if I can find it
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Posted 03/08/2022   5:43 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think the MPOS has it on disk https://www.eskimo.com/~rkunz/
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Posted 03/09/2022   04:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
None of the very few postmark tracings in Towle's book cited above seem to have the proper letter spacing and "RR" facing upright for a "BOSTON & .... R.R.", but that may be an artifact of the tracing quality, which takes some liberties at times.

To help give some direction (literally), it is always a good practice to also show the entire cover when asking a postal history question in addition to the close-up relating to the detailed question.
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Posted 03/09/2022   09:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wtcrowe to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The best work for pre-Civil War railroad postmarks is:

United States Railroad Postmarks, 1837 to 1861 by C. W. Remele

You should be able to find a copy in the APS library
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Posted 03/09/2022   10:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dutch US Stamp Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

sorry john, you are absolutely right, my intention was just to ask for were to find them.
than decided to show, but was not concentrated.

here you go, and I agree..seems not to match any.

and everyone, love the book reference, thats one I need to get]
(i know, old fashioned, but I just love my books)

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