Contact Siegel
6 West 48th Street
9th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Contact by phone:
New York: (212) 753-6421
Dallas: (214) 754-5991

149 Selected Lots, Page 1 of 15

Sort By 
FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2020/01/01, Catalogue = 75L5
Area/Sub/
General/Issue
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 762, Carriers and LocalsHale & Co., 5c Light Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Square margins including large sheet margin at right, tied by "Hale & Co.'s Mail, Boston, Office 23 State Street" oval handstamp, second strike at right on Oct. 11, 1844 docketed folded cover from Boston to New York City, stamp with corner margin crease at top right far from design and not mentioned on certificate, Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
375
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2016-05-04
The Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito Collection of U.S. Independent Mails
c
Sale Number 1124, Lot Number 67, E.F. Brown thru Grays New Bedford ExpressHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Position 17 "Wail" instead of "Wall" variety, Second State of plate (undamaged), slightly irregular right margin but clear to large on other sides, manuscript "C" initial probably applied as a cancel, brownish "Forwarded by Hale & Co.'s Great Eastern Mail" oval handstamp used in conjunction with bold red "H. T. Crofoot's Newburyport Letter Office" oval handstamp on Oct. 16, 1844 folded letter to Worcester, turned and re-used from Worcester to New York City with Hale's red Collect box -- the first letter is from John Balch to his brother, Benjamin, coldly informing Ben he will not lend him money; in response, Ben has forwarded the letter to Josiah Hale in New York City, with a letter explaining the situation and referring to his brother with an anti-Semitic slur -- file folds thru stamp, still Fine, a very scarce and unusual conjunctive usage, ex Hall, with 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
325
Back to Top
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2016-05-04
The Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito Collection of U.S. Independent Mails
ngbl
Sale Number 1124, Lot Number 109, Hale & Company: Street Address Omitted, Multiples (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Complete sheet of twenty from the Third State of the plate (see notes below), unused (no gum), large sheet margins all around, bright fresh color and paper, several creases but hardly noticeable on the face of the sheet, couple tiny edge tears

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. THE ONLY RECORDED COMPLETE SHEET AND LARGEST KNOWN MULTIPLE OF ANY HALE & COMPANY ISSUE. AN IMPORTANT AND SPECTACULAR ARTIFACT OF THE 1844-45 INDEPENDENT MAIL ISSUES.

There are three distinct states of the stereotype plate used to print Hale's stamps. In the First State, the "13 Court St." address is included in the design (Scott 75L1 in Blue and 75L2 in Red). The address line was removed from each position on the plate after Hale opened its Boston office at 23 State Street and left 13 Court Street, which gives us the Second State of the plate (Scott 75L5 in Blue only). The earliest recorded date of use of a stamp from the modified plate is May 20, 1844. The Third State of the plate resulted from damage to positions in the left and right vertical columns, especially Position 1, which shows a severe dent at upper left.

Unused blocks of Hale's stamps are extremely rare. We record four, all offered in this sale of Dr. Puliafito's collection: 1) 75L1, block of 12 with original gum, ms. "AB" initials (Amos Bates, New Bedford agent), offered in lot 75; 2) 75L5, the unique complete sheet, Third State, ex Lilly, Hall, Gordon N. John, offered here; 3) 75L5, block of fifteen with original gum, Second State Positions 1-3/6-9/11-14/16-19, ex Hall, offered in lot 110; and 4) 75L5, unused block of nine, Third State Positions 1-3/6-8/11-13, ex Schwartz, offered in lot 111.

In a letter from James W. Hale, dated Dec. 12, 1887, he stated (in part): "I gave all the unused sheets of stamps to my children for playthings and presumed they were destroyed. But within a few days my youngest son informed me that he believed he had a few 'stowed away somewhere' and would try to hunt them up." (Gutman Hale book, page 33). This sheet may originate from the Hale family.

Ex Lilly, Hall and Gordon N. John. With 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 10,000-15,000
9,000
Back to Top
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2016-05-04
The Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito Collection of U.S. Independent Mails
ogbl
Sale Number 1124, Lot Number 110, Hale & Company: Street Address Omitted, Multiples (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Positions 1-3/6-9/11-14/16-19, block of fifteen with original gum, Mint N.H. except two center stamps at bottom lightly hinged, Second State of the plate (see notes below), large sheet margins, just touched at upper right where stamp has been removed, four vertical creases and minor toned spots, Position 11 with a small hole

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE ONLY RECORDED BLOCK FROM THE SECOND STATE OF THE PLATE -- AFTER THE "13 COURT ST." ADDRESS WAS REMOVED BUT PRIOR TO THE STEREOTYPE PLATE BECOMING DEFECTIVE -- AND THE SECOND LARGEST MULTIPLE OF ANY HALE STAMP.

After the first few months of operation, Hale relocated from 13 Court Street to 23 State Street. Both addresses appear in advertisements running from March 11 to May 29, 1844. This fact, together with other evidence, indicates that both offices operated for a period of time, and 13 Court Street was closed sometime in May 1844. The stereotype plate used to print stamps was modified by deleting the old address, leaving the second line at center blank (75L5, address omitted). The earliest use of a 75L5 stamp with the 13 Court Street address deleted from the plate is May 20, 1844. After the initial printing from the plate in its Second State (address removed), the edges of the designs at left (Positions 1/6/11/16) and right (Positions 5/10/15/20) were damaged to varying degrees. The defective plate is considered the Third State. The sheet offered in lot 109 shows the bruised-plate impressions and dent in Position 1 very clearly. This block has none of the bruising or Position 1 defect, and, therefore, it must be an early printing from the modified plate -- or Second State -- and as such is extremely rare.

Unused blocks of Hale's stamps are extremely rare. We record four, all offered in this sale of Dr. Puliafito's collection: 1) 75L1, block of 12 with original gum, ms. "AB" initials (Amos Bates, New Bedford agent), offered in lot 75; 2) 75L5, the unique complete sheet, Third State, ex Lilly, Hall, Gordon N. John, offered in lot 109; 3) 75L5, block of fifteen with original gum, Second State Positions 1-3/6-9/11-14/16-19, ex Hall, offered here; and 4) 75L5, unused block of nine, Third State Positions 1-3/6-8/11-13, ex Schwartz, offered in lot 111.

In a letter from James W. Hale, dated Dec. 12, 1887, he stated (in part): "I gave all the unused sheets of stamps to my children for playthings and presumed they were destroyed. But within a few days my youngest son informed me that he believed he had a few 'stowed away somewhere' and would try to hunt them up." (Gutman Hale book, page 33).

Illustrated in Gutman Hale book (page 43). Ex Hall. With 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 5,000-7,500
4,250
Back to Top
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2016-05-04
The Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito Collection of U.S. Independent Mails
ogbl
Sale Number 1124, Lot Number 111, Hale & Company: Street Address Omitted, Multiples (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Positions 1-3/6-8/11-13, top left corner margin block of nine from the Third State of the plate (see notes below), original gum, large sheet margins, others ample to just in, creases (one somewhat heavy vertical crease reinforced with hinges), few stained spots, nicked at bottom

FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED BLOCKS OF THE HALE & COMPANY STAMPS, OF WHICH THIS AND THE COMPLETE SHEET COME FROM THE THIRD STATE OF THE PLATE. AN IMPRESSIVE AND HIGHLY EXHIBITABLE MULTIPLE.

There are three distinct states of the stereotype plate used to print Hale's stamps. In the First State, the "13 Court St." address is included in the design (Scott 75L1 in Blue and 75L2 in Red). The address line was removed from each position on the plate after Hale opened its Boston office at 23 State Street and left 13 Court Street, which gives us the Second State of the plate (Scott 75L5 in Blue only). The earliest recorded date of use of a stamp from the modified plate is May 20, 1844. The Third State of the plate resulted from damage to positions in the left and right vertical columns, especially Position 1, which shows a severe dent at upper left.

Unused blocks of Hale's stamps are extremely rare. We record four, all offered in this sale of Dr. Puliafito's collection: 1) 75L1, block of 12 with original gum, ms. "AB" initials (Amos Bates, New Bedford agent), offered in lot 75; 2) 75L5, the unique complete sheet, Third State, ex Lilly, Hall, Gordon N. John, offered in lot 109; 3) 75L5, block of fifteen with original gum, Second State Positions 1-3/6-9/11-14/16-19, ex Hall, offered in lot 110; and 4) 75L5, unused block of nine, Third State Positions 1-3/6-8/11-13, ex Schwartz, offered here.

Ex Schwartz

E. 1,500-2,000
0
Back to Top
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2016-05-04
The Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito Collection of U.S. Independent Mails
c
Sale Number 1124, Lot Number 112, Hale & Company: Street Address Omitted, Covers (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Positions 1/6/11, vertical strip of three with top left corner sheet margins, Second State of plate, two other sides mostly full margins but touching in places, each stamp has magenta manuscript "N" initial control marking applied at Norwich Conn., cancelled by three light strikes of red "Forwarded through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office -- Boston" framed handstamp with "13 Court St." deleted, partly clear "Forwarded by/Hale & Co./from/Norwich, Ct." four-line handstamp in black on undated folded cover to New Bedford Mass., slightly wrinkled and faintly toned, tiny negligible tears in extreme left sheet margin and bottom stamp

EXTREMELY FINE. AN INCALCULABLY RARE VERTICAL STRIP OF 75L5 USED ON A COVER FROM HALE & COMPANY'S NORWICH OFFICE -- A REMARKABLE AND ALMOST CERTAINLY UNIQUE COMBINATION OF PHILATELIC AND POSTAL HISTORY ELEMENTS.

The strip on this cover comes from the Second State of the plate, after the "13 Court St." address was removed, but before the plate was damaged. Although the strip comes from Positions 1/6/11, where the damage occurred, it shows none of the bruising or Position 1 defect, and, therefore, it must be an early printing from the Second State plate.

We can point to five significant components of rarity present in this cover: 1) it bears a strip of three, which is rare; 2) it is a vertical strip of three, which is an even rarer configuration for a Hale multiple, and it comes from the corner of the sheet; 3) it is a strip from the Second State plate, showing the undamaged subjects in Positions 1/6/11; 4) the stamps have the "N" initial (Norwich), which is a very rare form of overprint, presumably for control purposes (it is not a precancel, as it is sometimes called, because the initialed stamps are always cancelled); and 5) the cover has the scarce and distinctive Norwich office handstamp.

Illustrated in Gutman Hale book (color Figure 63 and page 86). Ex Hall. With 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
3,250
Back to Top
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2016-05-04
The Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito Collection of U.S. Independent Mails
c
Sale Number 1124, Lot Number 113, Hale & Company: Street Address Omitted, Covers (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Positions 17-19, horizontal strip of three, left stamp "Wail" instead of "Wall" variety, used with fourth stamp, Position 9, strip shows mechanical die-cutting but the stamps are unsevered, tied by multiple strikes of red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Courier & Enquirer Building, New York" oval handstamp on folded cover to Boston street address with sender's notation "4 Sheets" (proof that Hale rated letters per sheet at least some of the time), docketed with Jan. 18, 1845 origin date, vertical file fold thru one stamp, a few small sealed tears in strip at joining points, still Fine, a remarkable quadruple-rate cover, the characteristics of this strip and the manner in which it was created are suggestive of private vending machine coils that were created nearly 70 years later, illustrated in Gutman Hale book (page 281), ex Schwartz

E. 500-750
475
Back to Top
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2016-05-04
The Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito Collection of U.S. Independent Mails
c
Sale Number 1124, Lot Number 114, Hale & Company: Street Address Omitted, Covers (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Positions 1-2, horizontal pair from Third State of plate with plate damage on Position 1, beautiful bright shade, rectangular margins, large to just touched, tied by two strikes of vivid red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Courier & Enquirer Building, New York" oval handstamp on blue Apr. 18, 1845 folded letter to Philadelphia, Very Fine, a lovely double-rate cover, the 75L5 stamps were usually cut into singles, rare as a pair, ex Emerson (realized $59 in the 1939 sale!), Knapp and Kuphal, with 1974 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
750
Back to Top
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2016-05-04
The Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito Collection of U.S. Independent Mails
c
Sale Number 1124, Lot Number 115, Hale & Company: Street Address Omitted, Covers (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Four singles -- from left to right, Positions 4, 15, 14, 8 -- each with square margins, large to slightly in, manuscript cancels in a different shape on each stamp (we tried unsuccessfully to match them to shorthand), used on Oct. 17, 1844 legal-size folded letter to New Haven Conn., originally enclosed real estate documents, vertical file folds thru two stamps, small tear at bottom, still Very Fine, an extremely rare quadruple-rate franking to Connecticut, illustrated in Gutman Hale book (page 282), ex Schwartz

E. 500-750
550
Back to Top
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2016-05-04
The Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito Collection of U.S. Independent Mails
c
Sale Number 1124, Lot Number 116, Hale & Company: Street Address Omitted, Covers (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Second State of plate, full to large margins, brilliant color, tied by red "Forwarded through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office -- Boston" framed handstamp with "13 Court St." deleted on June 1, 1844 folded letter to New York City, clearly dated with "May" crossed out and corrected to "June", docketing confirms origin date, Extremely Fine, early use of Hale's second issue with the old 13 Court Street address deleted from the plate (a May 20 letter from the same correspondence knocked this cover from its EDU position), illustrated in Gutman Hale book (page 141), with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
450
Back to Top
FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2020/01/01, Catalogue = 75L5

149 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 15


Copyright 2020. All rights reserved by Siegel Auction Galleries Inc. Information and images may be used with credit to Siegel Auction Galleries or siegelauctions.com subject to guidelines and restrictions.
Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy