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Sale 1101 — United States Carriers and Locals, Featuring the Gordon Stimmell Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 23 June, 2015

Category — Independent Mails: Hale & Co.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
581
 
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 581, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.Hale & Co., 13 Court Street, Boston Mass, Hale & Co., 13 Court Street, Boston MassHale & Co., 13 Court Street, Boston Mass. Single sheet broadside advertising Hales's "Foreign Letter Office, 13 Court Street, in connection with Hale's Foreign Letter Office, New York. Letters will be forwarded for the London, Liverpool & Havre Packets; for South America, W. Indies & all other Foreign Ports, at 18 3-4cts.", continues with instructions on letters for New York at 6-1/4 cts. with office addresses and "Please tack this up", pencil notation at bottom, "The above was left at our counting room this day, Dec. 6.", couple small tape remnants at right, folds, overall very fresh, an outstanding collateral item of Hale and the Independent Mails, illustrated in Gutman book

E. 500-750
1,300
582
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 582, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.Forwarded by Hale & Co. from New Bedford, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from New BedfordForwarded by Hale & Co. from New Bedford. Clear strike of red oval handstamp and "Collect/Six Cents/for/New Bedford Office" framed rate handstamp on April 1, 1845 letter to Boston, file fold does not touch either marking, Extremely Fine strikes on a fresh cover

E. 200-300
250
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583
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 583, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from NorthamptonForwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton. Clear strike of red oval handstamp and "Collect/Six Cents/for/Hale" framed rate handstamp, manuscript "Way 7", on Nov. 4, 1844 folded letter from Shelburn Falls N.Y. to New York City address, file folds including one thru oval handstamp, Very Fine and scarce, Michael Gutman records only seven "Way 7" Hale covers from Northampton and only this letter from Shelburn Falls (private correspondence)

E. 400-500
700
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584
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 584, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.Hale & Co. Conjunctive Use with Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Bluish Green (20L3), Hale & Co. Conjunctive Use with Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Bluish Green (20L3)Hale & Co. Conjunctive Use with Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Bluish Green (20L3). Octagonally cut with ample to full margins, cancelled by red "Free" handstamp, red "Collect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co." boxed handstamp on folded cover to Boston, missing bottom flap and mounting remnants on back, still Very Fine and scarce combination, carried by Boyd's to Hale's office, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
700
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585
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 585, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue (75L1), Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue (75L1)Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue (75L1). Large margins, cancelled by manuscript "Z" on May 13, 1844 folded letter from Boston to New York City, portion of address visible on stamp is underneath and shows thru due to the pelure stamp paper, overall wear and stamp with small edge tear, Fine and most unusual, this is the first "Z" we have come across on a Hale stamp and it is unlisted in the Gutman book

E. 200-300
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586
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 586, 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). Ample to clear square margins, tied by red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" oval handstamp with second strike to right on folded cover to Philadelphia, stamp lightly creased by file fold which has been reinforced from inside cover, Very Fine appearance and a rare square-cut example of the Red Hale stamp tied by a company handstamp, ex Malcolm (Siegel Sale 417 in 1972)

2,500
750
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587
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 587, 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, uncancelled, clear strike of "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from New Bedford" oval handstamp on Jan. 3, 1845 folded letter to New York City, central file fold, Fine use of the Red stamp

E. 500-750
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588
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 588, 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, light pen cancel on folded cover to Nathan Currier (the famed lithographer who co-headed Currier & Ives), at New York City street address, paid notation at lower left, Very Fine

E. 400-500
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589
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 589, 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). Square margins slightly in, uncancelled and affixed on folded cover to New York City street address, no other markings, Fine

E. 400-500
275
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590
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 590, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue, Address Deleted in Ms. (75L1 var), Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue, Address Deleted in Ms. (75L1 var)Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue, Address Deleted in Ms. (75L1 var). Bold manuscript lines thru 13 Court St. address (used after move to 23 State St.), square margins, small scissors-cut in margin at top left, uncancelled on July 19, 1844 folded letter from New York to Boston, central file fold, internal edge splits, otherwise Very Fine and scarce

E. 400-500
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591
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 591, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue, Address Deleted in Ms. (75L1 var), Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue, Address Deleted in Ms. (75L1 var)Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue, Address Deleted in Ms. (75L1 var). Bold manuscript lines thru 13 Court St. address (used after move to 23 State St.), cut to shape, uncancelled on July 9, 1844 folded letter from New York to Boston, file folds including one that slightly creases stamp, still Very Fine and scarce

E. 200-300
325
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592
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 592, Independent Mails: Hale & Co.Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue, Address Deleted in Ms. (75L1 var), Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue, Address Deleted in Ms. (75L1 var)Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue, Address Deleted in Ms. (75L1 var). Two stamps, manuscript lines thru 13 Court St. address (used after move to 23 State St.), cut to shape roughly with margins in on left stamp and small faults, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Cour. & Enq. Building New York" oval handstamp on Aug. 14, 1844 folded letter to Norwich Conn., edgewear, appears Fine, rare with two stamps

E. 300-400
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593
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 593, 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). Two matching covers, one stamp with square margins and the other cut to shape, just tied by faint strikes of red boxed "Forwarded by Hale & Co's. Letter Office" Boston handstamps on folded letters to New York City, each is an issue of "The Rover", which appears to be a combination of poetry, other literary content and news, various parts written in different hands, each with a wonderfully elaborate pen drawing, one of a dog and the other of a horse and rider, Very Fine, fascinating matched pair of covers

E. 400-500
850
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594
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 594, 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). Full to huge square margins, fresh color, manuscript "N.Y." control mark on Dec. 3, 1844 folded letter from Boston to New York City, file fold and couple small stains, Very Fine

E. 200-300
300
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595
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 595, 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). Position 13 noted on back, cut to shape, bright color, tied by red Collect box and matching "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Courier & Enquirer Building, New York" oval handstamp on June 3, 1845 docketed folded letter to Boston, small manuscript "Paid" next to stamp, letter missing one leaf, Very Fine, a beautiful cover with a twice-tied stamp

E. 200-300
110
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596
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 596, 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). Position 6, Third State showing defective plate, cut to shape, bright color, tied by red Collect box on Dec. 4, 1844 folded letter from New York City to Providence R.I., Extremely Fine, ex Mason, Ackerman and Hall

E. 200-300
100
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597
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 597, 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). Two, cut to shape, cancelled by red boxed "Forwarded by Hale & Co's. Letter Office" Boston handstamps on folded cover to New York City, manuscript "Hale & Co. paid", small tear in address, Very Fine

E. 300-400
225
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598
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 598, 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). Two, cut to shape and artfully arranged to appear as a pair, cancelled or tied by red boxed "Forwarded by Hale & Co's. Letter Office" Boston handstamps on Jul. 11, 1844 folded letter to New York City, top stamp with slight margin crease from application over edge of cover, still Very Fine and attractive double-rate use

E. 300-400
150
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599
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 599, 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). Four covers selected for initial cancellations, single frankings with three cut to shape, one square margins, manuscript "H" (in magenta), "R" (Philadelphia) and "C" (Northampton, with company handstamp) cancels, fourth with pen cancel and red Providence R.I. company handstamp, each on a folded letter, couple flaws including the square cut stamp with a small tear, "H" cancelled cover missing part of letter, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as four on-cover not tied

1,200
225
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600
c
Hale & Co., New York. Group of more than 50 covers, approximately 25 each stamped and stampless, the stamped covers all 5c Blue including eight of No. 75L1, one with address deleted by manuscript, 18 of No. 75L5, mix of square margins and cut to shape, stampless covers with a range of Hale handstamps in red, towns, Collect box, numerals, etc., some flaws to be found but many are Fine or Very Fine, an attractive group

E. 2,000-3,000
1,500
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