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United States/Covers & Postmarks : New covers in my collection part 2

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vinman
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12 Feb 2016
09:56:42pm
I picked up some new covers at the Sarasota last week. They fit into some of my cf my collecting areas. The first four are from New Orleans with different geometric cancels. New Orleans had a variety of fancy cancels and I find a lot of them on foreign mail especially to France.

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vinman
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12 Feb 2016
10:03:39pm
re: New covers in my collection part 2

Here is the second group. The first cover is a stampless cover from Kingston, RI with a red 5 rate marking.

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This cover has a patent cancel from Buffalo, NY.

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Another area I collect is Railroad markings. This has an Wm Sons & Ash AGT CDS with a letter "E" indicating an eastbound train.

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musicman
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12 Feb 2016
10:07:25pm
re: New covers in my collection part 2

Vince,

Any historical background on Wm Sons & Ash AGT?

And what does the AGT stand for?



Thanks in advance for the info!






Randy

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vinman
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12 Feb 2016
10:09:28pm
re: New covers in my collection part 2

Here are the last three covers for tonight.
This is a third class marking from Washington, D.C.

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This is a Large Boston Negative 5 in square.

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Here is the last cover for tonight. It is a negative "X" from Hartford, CT.

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vinman
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12 Feb 2016
10:25:03pm
re: New covers in my collection part 2

Hi Randy, The AGT stands for agent.
Here is a quote from "U.S. Route and Station Agent Postmarks" by C.L.Towle, copyright 1986.

"Local Agent-A Post Office Dept. employee stationed at a junction point between railways, or a large city, to receive and deliver mail between different railroads, as well as the local post office. In Later years he cancelled mail posted at station boxes or received it in uncancelled condition. Typical points at which local agents were employed were Agusta, GA, Elmira, NY and Richmond IN."

Wm Sons & Ash is an abbreviation for Williamson's and Ashland which I believe is the name of the rail road.
I will check if I have any other information on Wm Sons & Ash AGT.

Vince

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