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Sale 1230 — U.S. and Hawaii Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 15-18 December, 2020

Category — Hale's Foreign Letter Office, 1838-1842

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
501
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 501, Hale's Foreign Letter Office, 1838-1842 Forwarded from/Hale's For. Let. Office,/Corner of Wall and Water Streets, New-York, Forwarded from/Hale's For. Let. Office,/Corner of Wall and Water Streets, New-YorkForwarded from/Hale's For. Let. Office,/Corner of Wall and Water Streets, New-York. Four-line red handstamp (Ty. NY-A) on back of bluish Oct. 2, 1838 folded letter from Boston to London, England, via New York City, "BRISTOL/SHIP-LETTER" framed handstamp, red London Oct. 18 receiving datestamp on back, manuscript "1/5" rate, Extremely Fine, the Hale marking is scarce and this could well be the finest strike extant, Gutman records nine examples

E. 300-400
375
502
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 502, Hale's Foreign Letter Office, 1838-1842 Forwarded from/Hale's For. Let. Office,/Corner of Wall and Water Streets, New-York, Forwarded from/Hale's For. Let. Office,/Corner of Wall and Water Streets, New-YorkForwarded from/Hale's For. Let. Office,/Corner of Wall and Water Streets, New-York. Partly clear strike of four-line red handstamp (Ty. NY-A) on back of greenish Aug. 14, 1838 folded letter from Boston to London, England, via New York City, backstamped with "Forwarding Office, Brigg's News Room, Boston" in oval of asterisks, sender's directive "p Great Western", "BRISTOL/SHIP-LETTER" framed handstamp, red London Aug. 31 receiving datestamp on back, manuscript "1/6" rate, Very Fine, one of nine examples of this Hale marking and the earliest Hale Foreign Letter Office cover recorded by Gutman,

E. 300-400
275
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503
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 503, Hale's Foreign Letter Office, 1838-1842 Forwarded from/Hale's News Room/And Foreign Letter Office/New-York, Forwarded from/Hale's News Room/And Foreign Letter Office/New-YorkForwarded from/Hale's News Room/And Foreign Letter Office/New-York. Four-line red handstamp with upper/lower case letters in third line (Ty. NY-B) clearly struck on bluish folded cover from Fesser Picard & Co. to Rothschild & Co. in London, England, via New York City, receipt docketing confirms sender and Apr. 22, 1841 origin date, red "Forwarded by Goodhue & Co. New-York" oval handstamp on back along with "LIVERPOOL/SHIP LETTER" two-line handstamp and red London receiving datestamp (Jun. 2), manuscript "8" due marking, Very Fine, this is the only recorded example of the Ty. NY-B marking recorded by Gutman, the sender was based in Havana and had an affiliated company in Matanzas, therefore this letter originated in Cuba or Mexico

E. 300-400
300
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504
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 504, Hale's Foreign Letter Office, 1838-1842 Forwarded Through/Hale’s/Foreign Letter Office/New-York, Forwarded Through/Hale’s/Foreign Letter Office/New-YorkForwarded Through/Hale’s/Foreign Letter Office/New-York. Four-line handstamp in red (Ty. NY-D) and two strikes of matching “Paid” in negative mirrored letters in oval “shield” on Feb. 28, 1842 folded letter to London, England, sender’s ship-name directive "'pr. 'Patr: Henry'", “1842 MR 27/Liverpool/Ship” framed ship-letter datestamp and red London receiving datestamp on back, manuscript “8” pence due, minor tear at top right barely into marking, Very Fine, scarce handstamp, the “Paid” handstamp is the only example recorded by Gutman, ex Hahn and Dr. Puliafito

E. 500-750
325
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505
c
Hale's Foreign Letter Office. Ten 1838-42 folded covers or letters to England (nine to London, one to Liverpool), each with red Hale's Foreign Letter Office handstamp (four on the front, six on back), includes Ty. NY-A (4), NY-C (2) and NY-D (4), all passed through New York City, origins include one from Middletown Conn. and five from New Orleans, all but one with British ship-letter handstamps applied on arrival, four with forwarder's notations, as usual the markings are lightly struck and in a few cases partly struck, overall Very Fine, these early Hale markings are very scarce with fewer than ten recorded by Gutman of these types, a desirable group, see website PDF for complete scan

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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