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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 525, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a), Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a)Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a). Octagonal margins slightly in, dark shade, tied by red box handstamp (Ty. F14) on docketed May 18, 1844 folded cover from Boston to Providence R.I., manuscript "ppp K" and pencil "Penny post free", file crease thru stamp, otherwise Very Fine, the "K" initial represents W. B. Kimball, who was Hale's partner in Boston, Gutman records this as the earliest Hale cover to Providence, ex Hall

E. 300-400
325
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 536, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Deep Blue on Pelure (75L1a), Hale & Co., 5c Deep Blue on Pelure (75L1a)Hale & Co., 5c Deep Blue on Pelure (75L1a). Full to large square margins, distinctive shade on Pelure paper, faults including tears and creases, manuscript "X" cancel on folded letter datelined "Boston March 14, 1844", to New York City, appears Fine, the earliest recorded use of a Hale & Co. adhesive stamp, despite condition this is an important artifact of the Independent Mails

E. 300-400
450
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 537, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a), Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a)Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a). Three, octagonal margins full to in, cancelled by faint strikes of "Forwarded Through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office 13/Court St. Boston" four-line framed handstamp (Ty. F14 or F15), center stamp tied by slight gum stain on undated folded cover to New York City, manuscript "Paid H & Co.", "15" and a check mark, Very Fine, a rare triple-rate use and especially desirable with the early printing on Pelure paper

E. 300-400
325
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 816, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a), Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a)Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a). Square margins, light wrinkle, large manuscript "R" cancel with clear strike red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from 37 S. Third Street, Philadelphia" oval handstamp (Ty. F33) on Jun. 28, 1845 folded letter to Providence R.I., Very Fine and a very late use, mailed only two days before the end of the Independent Mails

E. 300-400
275
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 817, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a), Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a)Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a). Square margins touching on three sides, tied by large manuscript "P" cancel, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from 37 S. Third Street, Philadelphia" oval handstamp (Ty. F33) on Dec. 2, 1844 folded letter to Newport R.I., Very Fine, choice Hale & Co. usage from Philadelphia office to Newport (the earliest to this location recorded by Gutman), interesting contents regarding politics and art, with 2000 P.F. certificate as normal 75L1, but this is definitely Pelure paper

E. 300-400
180
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 818, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & Co., 5c Dark Blue on Pelure (75L1a), Hale & Co., 5c Dark Blue on Pelure (75L1a)Hale & Co., 5c Dark Blue on Pelure (75L1a). Square margins, dark shade, cancelled by manuscript "P" with red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from 37 S. Third Street, Philadelphia" oval handstamp (Ty. F33) on Jan. 2, 1845 docketed folded cover to New Haven Conn., stamp with minor gum staining along edges, Very Fine

E. 100-150
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 819, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a), Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a)Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a). Octagonal margins, couple small edge tears, tied by one of two large manuscript "R" cancels with red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from 37 S. Third Street, Philadelphia" oval handstamp (Ty. F33) on undated folded letter to Lexington Mass., slight soiling and edgewear, appears Fine, Gutman records ten Philadelphia covers with the "R" cancel, this is an unusual example tying the stamp, with 2000 P.F. certificate as 75L1

E. 150-200
120
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 820, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & Co., 5c Deep Blue on Pelure (75L1a), Hale & Co., 5c Deep Blue on Pelure (75L1a)Hale & Co., 5c Deep Blue on Pelure (75L1a). Positions 5/10/15/20, complete vertical column of four with right sheet margin, light wrinkles, strong file crease and a few small edge flaws, cancelled by bold manuscript "P" initial, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from 37 S. Third Street, Philadelphia" oval handstamp (Ty. F33) on Dec. 7, 1844 folded letter from Richmond Va. to New York City, carried privately from Richmond to Philadelphia where it entered the Hale system, cut in lettersheet below strip

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE VERTICAL STRIP OF FOUR OF THE HALE & COMPANY 5-CENT BLUE WITH STREET ADDRESS, USED ON COVER. THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THIS STAMP ON COVER, AND ONLY ONE OTHER STRIP OF FOUR -- FROM THE PLATE WITHOUT THE ADDRESS (SCOTT 75L5) -- IS RECORDED ON COVER.

Illustrated in the Independent Mails book (p. 312)

E. 1,500-2,000
2,100
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 828, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & Co., 5c Light Blue on Pelure (75L1a), Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue on Pelure (75L1a)Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue on Pelure (75L1a). Three singles, octagonal margins, affixed overlapping which together with the ultra-thin pelure paper creates an eye-catching see-thru effect, faint magenta manuscript cancels, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Schuylkill Haven" oval handstamp (Ty. F37A) on Aug. 22, 1844 folded letter from Wilkes-Barre Pa. to Philadelphia, right stamp with small margin wrinkle, totally inconsequential but mentioned for accuracy, Very Fine, the only recorded example of the Hale & Co. Schuylkill Haven office oval, also the only known Hale cover from Wilkes-Barre, Schuylkill Haven lies on the Schuylkill River approximately 86 miles from Philadelphia and 57 miles from Wilkes-Barre, an advertisement illustrated in the Independent Mails book (p. 307) lists Schuylkill Haven as a Hale office, but the agent's name is unknown, illustrated in the Independent Mails book (p. 316)

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 834, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1), Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1)Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1). Octagonal margins slightly in, deep shade, manuscript "N" control marking, used with red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Providence" oval handstamp (Ty. F36) on Feb. 10, 1845 folded letter to Philadelphia, neatly docketed, stamp slightly toned and wrinkled as usual for Pelure paper, scare "N" control marking

E. 100-150
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