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Sale 1016 — Confederate States, U.S. Postal History, General Foreign

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 15-17 November, 2011

Category — Independent Mails: Hale & Co.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1246
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1246, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.Hale & Co. Hartford, New Haven, Boston, Hale & Co. Hartford, New Haven, BostonHale & Co. Hartford, New Haven, Boston. Three folded letters, first light strike of red oval "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Hartford", second same handstamp from New Haven, last is black "Hale & Co's. Mail Paid at Boston" two line handstamp, file folds and one with light toned spots, Fine group, ex Schwartz

E. 300-400
325
1247
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1247, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.(BOSTON MASS.) Forwarded Through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office 13/Court St. Boston, (BOSTON MASS.) Forwarded Through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office 13/Court St. Boston(BOSTON MASS.) Forwarded Through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office 13/Court St. Boston. Remarkably detailed strike of four-line framed handstamp in red on Jan. 24, 1844 folded letter to New York City, file fold near bottom, fresh and Extremely Fine cover, a superb strike, this early Hale & Co. handstamp is rather scarce in itself, to find a strike this perfect is extraordinary, ex Schwartz

E. 500-750
800
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1248
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1248, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.(BOSTON MASS.) Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston, (BOSTON MASS.) Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston(BOSTON MASS.) Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston. Oval handstamp and matching Collect box on Aug. 26, 1844 folded letter from James Hale in New York City to his mother in Newburyport Mass., ms. "Per Hales & Co. Express', minor edge toning, Fine, ex Schwartz

E. 200-300
275
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1249
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1249, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.(HAVERHILL MASS.) Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Haverhill, (HAVERHILL MASS.) Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Haverhill(HAVERHILL MASS.) Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Haverhill. Bold clear strike of red oval handstamp with matching Collect box on Aug. 27, 1844 folded letter to New York, file fold thru markings and some edge splitting inside, otherwise Very Fine, , ex Schwartz

E. 200-300
275
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1250
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1250, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.(HAVERHILL MASS.) Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Haverhill, (HAVERHILL MASS.) Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Haverhill(HAVERHILL MASS.) Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Haverhill. Partly readable red oval handstamp with matching Collect box and Boston oval on Sep. 25, 1844 folded letter and bill of lading to Philadelphia, slightly toned file fold, Fine and rare, ex Golden

E. 150-200
110
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1251
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1251, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.(SALEM MASS.) Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Salem, (SALEM MASS.) Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Salem(SALEM MASS.) Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Salem. Two covers, first with partly clear strike of oval handstamp and Collect box on Oct. 25, 1844 folded letter to New York City, second without the oval and with red Collect box and ms. "Express" on Apr. 7, 1845 folded letter to New York City, Very Fine pair

E. 300-400
225
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1252
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1252, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.(WORCESTER MASS.) Hale & Co.'s Mail Worcester, (WORCESTER MASS.) Hale & Co.'s Mail Worcester(WORCESTER MASS.) Hale & Co.'s Mail Worcester. Red oval handstamp and ms. "Penny Post Paid" on Mar. 27, 1845 folded letter to New York City, file fold, Very Fine, ex Hall, notations regarding the penny post charges are scarce

E. 400-500
750
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1253
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1253, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.(PORTSMOUTH N.H.) Forwarded by Hale & Co.'s Great Eastern Mail, (PORTSMOUTH N.H.) Forwarded by Hale & Co.'s Great Eastern Mail(PORTSMOUTH N.H.) Forwarded by Hale & Co.'s Great Eastern Mail. Black oval handstamp and Collect box on Sep. 17, 1844 folded letter from Portsmouth N.H. to Boston, small piece out of flap just extends to top front, otherwise Very Fine, ex Golden

E. 400-500
170
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1254
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1254, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.(ALBANY N.Y.) Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Albany, (ALBANY N.Y.) Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Albany(ALBANY N.Y.) Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Albany. Red oval handstamp and matching light Collect box on Apr. 2, 1845 folded letter from Albany to New York City street address, central file fold, Very Fine, ex Schwartz

E. 150-200
0
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1255
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1255, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.(NEW YORK N.Y.) 6-1/4, (NEW YORK N.Y.) 6-1/4(NEW YORK N.Y.) 6-1/4. Bold red rate handstamp on Mar. 9, 1844 folded letter from New York City to Boston, file folds, Extremely Fine strike of this early rate handstamp, Gutman records only nine examples in his Hale book, ex Schwartz

E. 200-300
350
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1256
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1256, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.(NEW YORK N.Y.) 12-1/2, 6, (NEW YORK N.Y.) 12-1/2, 6(NEW YORK N.Y.) 12-1/2, 6. Bold red rate handstamps on Jul. 23, 1844 folded letter from New York City to Philadelphia, file folds do not affect markings, Very Fine strikes, an unusual triple-rate cover on which Hale used a combination of the Spanish and American-based coinage handstamps, ex Schwartz

E. 200-300
1,900
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1257
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1257, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.(NEW YORK N.Y, (NEW YORK N.Y(NEW YORK N.Y.) "MAILED LATE FOR THE". Red straightline handstamp with pencil "11th", matching red Collect box on Nov. 11, 1844 folded letter to Boston, file fold does not affect markings, Very Fine, this marking indicated the letter missed that day's northbound mail, ex Schwartz

E. 300-400
450
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1258
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Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1258, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.(NEW YORK N.Y, (NEW YORK N.Y(NEW YORK N.Y.) "MAILED LATE FOR THE". Red straightline handstamp with pencil "2nd", matching red Collect box and pencil "8" (for 6c rate plus 2c local delivery charge) on Feb. 1, 1845 folded letter from Brooklyn to New Haven, Feb. 5th receipt docketing, Very Fine, this marking indicated the letter missed that day's northbound mail, ex Schwartz

E. 300-400
850
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1259
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Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1259, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Courier & Enquirer Building, New York, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Courier & Enquirer Building, New YorkForwarded by Hale & Co. from Courier & Enquirer Building, New York. Red oval handstamp and matching Collect box on Dec. 3, 1844 folded letter from Birmingham, England, to Hartford Conn., "Forwarded by John A. Newbould New-York" black oval handstamp on flap, Very Fine, scarce transatlantic usage, ex Hall

E. 300-400
300
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1260
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1260, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Courier & Enquirer Bulding, New York, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Courier & Enquirer Bulding, New YorkForwarded by Hale & Co. from Courier & Enquirer Bulding, New York. Red oval handstamp with "P.P.P." Penny Post Paid straightline, red Collect box and "Paid" on Apr. 10, 1845 folded letter to Boston, toned and worn file folds, Fine strikes and very rare "P.P.P." marking, ex Golden

E. 400-500
600
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1261
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Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1261, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.Collect Six Cents for Hale & Co, Collect Six Cents for Hale & CoCollect Six Cents for Hale & Co. Red framed handstamp on Jun. 14, 1845 folded letter from New York City to Philadelphia, red "Boyd's City Express Post, Jun. 14 4 O'C" oval datestamp, file folds and some light toning, Very Fine and rare use of Boyd's local post to deliver letter to Hale & Co. for southbound trip to Philadelphia, ex Schwartz

E. 400-500
650
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1262
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Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1262, Independent Mails: Hale & Co."Per Hales Express", "Per Hales Express""Per Hales Express". Manuscript endorsement, red "U.S. City Despatch Post Jul. 10 , 1 O'Clock" Type II circular datestamp on 1844 folded letter from Boston to New York street address, blue "1" rate, Very Fine, rare Independent Mails and Carrier combination, ex Golden

E. 150-200
650
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1263
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1263, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.Forwarded by Hale & Co. from 37 S. Third Street, Philadelphia, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from 37 S. Third Street, PhiladelphiaForwarded by Hale & Co. from 37 S. Third Street, Philadelphia. Red oval handstamp and matching Collect box on Jan. 2, 1845 folded letter to Webster Mass., red "Worcester Ms. Jan. 9" government circular datestamp and ms. "6" rate, one week after mailing, slightly soiled file fold, otherwise Very Fine, very scarce example of Hale handing over mail to the U.S. Post Office, ex Hall

E. 500-750
900
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1264
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1264, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.Hale & Co, Hale & CoHale & Co. Three covers, each with red Hale & Co. handstamp, two with red oval Boston handstamps, last from New Haven to Philadelphia with two strikes of oval handstamp and red "Paid" straightline, Fine group

E. 100-150
140
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1265
c
Hale & Co. Cover Balance. 42 covers, five with stamps (75L5) and the rest stampless, nice range of markings with several handstamped numerals incl. "6" and "6-1/4", cities incl. New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Providence, Northampton, variety of Collect box handstamps, some flaws to be found but overall Fine and useful large group of these covers

E. 750-1,000
1,400
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1266
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1266, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.Hale & Co., (5c) Red on Bluish (75L2), Hale & Co., (5c) Red on Bluish (75L2)Hale & Co., (5c) Red on Bluish (75L2). Cut to shape and tied by red "PAID" straightline of Hale Boston office on folded letter datelined "Salem, May 27, 1845" to Philadelphia, bold ms. "R" applied to stamp on arrival or on route, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from 37 S. Third Street, Philadelphia" oval handstamp applied on arrival, light file folds, Very Fine, a rare example of the Hale Red on Bluish stamp tied by a handstamp, the "R" cancel is usually found on Hale's Blue stamps (always in connection with Philadelphia)

E. 750-1,000
2,100
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1267
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1267, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.Hale & Co., (5c) Red on Bluish (75L2), Hale & Co., (5c) Red on Bluish (75L2)Hale & Co., (5c) Red on Bluish (75L2). Neatly cut to shape, vivid color, ms. "W" cancel, used on folded cover to Providence R.I., red "Hale & Co's Mail/Paid at Boston" framed handstamp, pencil "Del Pd" (Delivery Paid), docketed "Jany 3" (1845) from William Coffin, Extremely Fine, choice example of the scarce Red stamp used on cover, ex Hall, with 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
1,100
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1268
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1268, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.Hale & Co., (5c) Red on Bluish (75L2), Hale & Co., (5c) Red on Bluish (75L2)Hale & Co., (5c) Red on Bluish (75L2). Cut to shape, small crease at top, ms. "S" cancel (not tied), brownish-black "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" oval handstamp and ms. "Paid" on Sep. 19, 1844 folded cover to New York City, file fold at top, Fine and scarce, ex Golden, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
1,000
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1269
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1269, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.(NORTHAMPTON MASS.) Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton, (NORTHAMPTON MASS.) Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton(NORTHAMPTON MASS.) Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton. Red oval handstamp, blurry strike, (5c) Red on Bluish (75L2), cut to shape, tiny tear at bottom, ms. "T" initial and "X" cancel on Feb. 8, 1845 folded letter to Boston, toned file folds (one thru stamp), otherwise Fine, very scarce, ex Golden, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
325
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1270
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1270, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.Hale & Co., (5c) Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., (5c) Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., (5c) Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Cut to shape, uncancelled, light pre-use crease, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Baltimore" oval handstamp struck on front and back of April 28, 1845 folded letter to New York City, this is the earliest of the series of transaction reports from the Brandreth correspondence, the sender writes "I now send by the express mail, because I get ten stamps for 50 cts. which is worth saving, if they are delivered promptly." -- Hale & Co. commenced service in Baltimore on April 24, 1845, four days before this letter was sent (the whole Hale letter-express operation was closed down on June 30th), the additional handstamp on back and absence of a cancel on the adhesive indicate that Hale's Baltimore agent was unfamiliar with procedures for canceling mail, Very Fine, ex Kelly and Golden, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
550
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1271
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1271, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.Hale & Co., (5c) Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., (5c) Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., (5c) Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Cut to shape, tied by red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Courier & Enquirer Building, New York" oval handstamp on Nov. 18, 1844 folded letter to Boston, second strike to right, file folds, Very Fine, ex Golden

E. 200-300
475
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