Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5).
Position 17 "Wail" instead of "Wall" variety,
Second State of plate (undamaged), large octagonal margins, cancelled by light strike of red "Forwarded Through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office 13/Court St. Boston" four-line framed handstamp (Ty. F14) on folded letter to Miss Emma Smallwood in New York City, letter is a story entitled "Auful Calamity",
with a wonderful horse-and-rider illustration with banner reading "The Rover Extra",
dated July 13 (1844), Very Fine, a fantastic artistic letter, three similar letters to Emma Smallwood are known (see lot 550 for an example with illustration of a family and a dog)
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