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)
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