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

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

Category — Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign Uses

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
846
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 846, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesForwarded 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 (Ty. F33) and matching Collect box (Ty. C3) on Dec. 26, 1844 folded letter to Webster Mass., red "Norwich Ct. Dec. 2?" circular datestamp and manuscript "10" rate, Very Fine, Webster was not served by Hale, only four incoming letters are recorded by Gutman, three were put into the U.S. mail at Norwich or Worcester, Hale probably lost money on these letters since there was no way to collect upon delivery

E. 400-500
225
847
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 847, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesCollect/Six Cents/For/Hale & Co, Collect/Six Cents/For/Hale & CoCollect/Six Cents/For/Hale & Co. Red collect handstamp (Ty. C3) on greenish folded printed invoice for barrels delivered to Gansevoort Distillery, dated Jan. 31, 1845, to Naugatuck Conn., Hale did not deliver this to Naugatuck, but instead placed it into the post office where red "Norwich Ct. Feb. 8" circular datestamp and second strike dated Feb. 10 were applied, manuscript "12-1/2" rate written over Hale markings, few faint stains spots and tiny tears along edges, still Very Fine, from the Lewis correspondence, a rare example of Hale and U.S. mail service combined in one cover

E. 300-400
325
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848
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 848, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesForwarded 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 (Ty. F29) and matching Collect box handstamp (Ty. C3) on greenish folded printed invoice for barrels delivered to Gansevoort Distillery, dated Feb. 21, 1845, to Naugatuck Conn., Hale did not deliver this to Naugatuck, but instead placed it into the post office where red "Waterbury Ct. Feb. 26" circular datestamp was applied, manuscript "6" rate, few faint stains spots and tiny tears along edges, still Very Fine, from the Lewis correspondence, a rare example of Hale and U.S. mail service combined in one cover

E. 300-400
275
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849
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 849, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesForwarded 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 (Ty. F29) and matching Collect box handstamp (Ty. C3) on Apr. 1, 1845 folded letter to New Milford Conn., Hale did not deliver this to New Milford, but instead placed it into the post office where red "New Haven Ct. Apr. 1" circular datestamp was applied, magenta manuscript "10" rate, Fine, a rare example of Hale and U.S. mail service combined in one cover, Gutman records this as the only Hale cover to or from New Milford

E. 300-400
225
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850
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 850, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesMobile Ala. to Preston City Conn. via Hartford Conn, Mobile Ala. to Preston City Conn. via Hartford ConnMobile Ala. to Preston City Conn. via Hartford Conn. Folded letter datelined at Mobile Ala. Apr. 12, 1845, carried by "politeness Mr. Ames" to New York or Boston, given to Hale and handstamped with red Collect box (Ty. C3), Hale was unable to carry it to Preston City, so put into post office where red "Hartford Ct. Apr. 2?" circular datestamp was struck, manuscript "10" rate, slight creasing and small tears at top and bottom, markings a bit faint, still Fine, very unusual use, Preston City is located on the coast closer to Norwich, where Hale had an office, but this was brought by Hale to Hartford for no apparent reason

E. 200-300
200
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851
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 851, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Die cut, magenta "H" (Hartford) control mark, affixed with waffle-iron embossing on greenish folded letter originally datelined and mailed from New Orleans July 15, 1844, to Hartford Conn. and re-mailed to New York City street address using Hale, inside with July 25, 1844 datelined forwarding postscript, stamp affixed over blue New Orleans circular datestamp, blue manuscript "25" rate, small mend at upper left not affecting stamp, otherwise Very Fine, scarce example of U.S. Post Office and Independent Mail combined in one cover, Gutman records this as the earliest Hale cover from Hartford

E. 200-300
400
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852
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 852, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesForwarded by Hale & Co. from Providence, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from ProvidenceForwarded by Hale & Co. from Providence. Partial strike of red oval handstamp (Ty. F36) and magenta manuscript "6" on Aug. 23, 1844 folded letter from Seekonk Mass. to Concord Mass., entered Hale system in Providence but they had no service to Concord so mailed from Boston with red Boston circular datestamp, manuscript "Hale's Express" and indistinct pencil marking "6 Way"?, file fold thru Boston datestamp, Very Fine, the only recorded Hale letter from Seekonk and the only letter to Concord

E. 150-200
110
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853
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 853, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesForwarded by Hale & Co. from Cour. & Enq. Building, New York, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Cour. & Enq. Building, New YorkForwarded by Hale & Co. from Cour. & Enq. Building, New York. Red oval handstamp (Ty. F28) with matching Collect box (Ty. C4) on Sep. 8, 1844 folded letter from New Haven Conn. to Manchester Mass., routed through Hale's New York and Salem offices, where it entered the U.S. mails with red "Salem Mass. Sep. 10" circular datestamp and manuscript "6" rate, Very Fine, Hale did not have an agent in Manchester so this was put into the post office for final delivery, one of only two recorded Hale covers to Manchester

E. 200-300
110
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854
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 854, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesForwarded by Hale & Co. from Springfield, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from SpringfieldForwarded by Hale & Co. from Springfield. Red oval handstamp (Ty. F38) with matching Collect box (Ty. C1) on small Apr. 15, 1845 folded letter from Palmer Mass. to Springfield, entered U.S. mails with red "Palmer Depot Ms. Apr. 15" circular datestamp, manuscript "6" matches the under-30 miles U.S. rate but could also be an express charge, Very Fine and curious why this was handled by Hale, Gutman calls this a possible "from the mails" letter (which would be rare) and speculates that the recipient may have been away and left instructions for mail to be handed over to Hale

E. 200-300
110
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855
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 855, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Square margins cut in on two sides, with crossed-lines precancel, used as forwarding postage on Aug. 15, 1844 folded letter from Glenarvon Va. to Boston and forwarded by Hale to the Nahant Hotel, originated with red "Richmond Va. Aug. 17" circular datestamp and manuscript "25" rate, the Hale stamp was applied in Boston and they serviced Nahant (P. Drew was agent) so the use is logical

E. 400-500
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856
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 856, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesForwarded by Hale & Co.'s Great Eastern Mail, Forwarded by Hale & Co.'s Great Eastern MailForwarded by Hale & Co.'s Great Eastern Mail. Red oval handstamp (Ty. F41) and Collect box (Ty. C4) on Aug. 13, 1844 folded letter originating in Chicago and addressed to Boston, then remailed to Bangor Me., red "Chicago Ill. Aug. 13" circular datestamp, magenta manuscript "25" rate crossed out when received by Hale's office, which applied the two red markings and handed the letter over to Jerome & Co. for delivery to Bangor, Boston street address crossed out and new mailing address written with instructions to "Deliver immediately", two strikes of black "Jerome & Co.'s/Express/No. 8 Court St./Boston" framed handstamp on front and back, overall toning and small tear at bottom, Fine, a very rare cover showing combination of U.S. Post Office and Independent Mail handling, with the latter involving conjunctive service between Hale and Jerome, this was the subject of an article by Steven M. Roth in The Penny Post (Vol. 4, No. 3, copy accompanies)

E. 300-400
375
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857
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 857, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesForwarded Through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office 13/Court St. Boston, Forwarded Through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office 13/Court St. BostonForwarded Through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office 13/Court St. Boston. Partly clear strike of four-line framed handstamp in red (Ty. F14) on Dec. 28, 1843 folded letter to New York City and forwarded to Middltown Conn., entered mails with red "New-York Jan. 1" (1844) circular datestamp and manuscript "12-1/2" rate for 81-150 miles, Very Fine, Gutman records this as the second earliest letter from a Hale & Co. office

E. 300-400
350
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858
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 858, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesForwarded 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. Blurry strike of red oval handstamp (Ty. F29) and clear strike of Collect box handstamp (C3) on greenish folded cover to Grand Rapids Mich. Hale did not provide service to this destination so brought to post office, red "New-York" circular datestamp (date unclear), blue manuscript "25" rate, slight creasing, Fine, covers showing both Hale and U.S. Post Office markings are rare

E. 150-200
130
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859
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 859, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesForwarded 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 (Ty. F29) on Mar. 1844 folded cover to Elizabethport N.J., Hale had no office or agent at the destination so entered U.S. mail with red "New-York Mar. 25" circular datestamp and blue manuscript "6" rate for under-30 miles, some slight soiling and tears on back, otherwise Fine and scarce to-the-mails Hale cover and the only one to Elizabethport recorded by Gutman

E. 200-300
225
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860
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 860, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign Uses, "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 manuscript "1" drop rate, Very Fine, rare Independent Mail and Carrier combination, ex Golden and Dr. Puliafito

E. 200-300
350
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861
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 861, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesLower Sandusky O. Oct. 30 (1844), Lower Sandusky O. Oct. 30 (1844)Lower Sandusky O. Oct. 30 (1844). Circular datestamp and manuscript 25" rate on greenish folded letter written and addressed in blue to Albany N.Y., remailed from Albany to a different person at Philadelphia street address using Brainard and Hale service, faint red "Forwarded by Brainard & Co. Albany" oval (Ty. F1), red "6" due handstamp (Ty. C12) and Hale's red Collect box (Ty. C3), Very Fine, this is a most remarkable cover, combining U.S. mail service from Ohio to Albany and then Independent Mail service from there to Philadelphia

E. 300-400
350
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862
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 862, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesForwarded 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. Mostly clear strike of red oval handstamp (Ty. F29) and Collect box handstamp (Ty. C3) on Nov. 22, 1844 folded letter to Chepachet R.I. ("Providence" erased by sender), Hale was only able to carry the letter as far as Providence, where it was put into post office, red "Providence R.I. Nov. 23" circular datestamp and manuscript "6" rate, Very Fine, rare combination of Independent Mail and U.S. Post Office handling, Gutman records this as the only Hale letter associated with Chepachet

E. 150-200
190
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863
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 863, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesSt. John, New Brunswick, to New York City via Eastport Me. and Boston, St. John, New Brunswick, to New York City via Eastport Me. and BostonSt. John, New Brunswick, to New York City via Eastport Me. and Boston. Folded letter datelined "St. John 4th November 1844" to New York City street address, pencil "Gun Ex 12" Gunnison's Express 12c rate marking used in conjunction with red "Forwarded by Hale & Co.'s Great Eastern Mail" oval handstamp (Ty. F41) and Collect box (Ty. C4), carried by Gunnison on the Herald from St. John to Eastport and then by the Portland from Eastport to Boston, where it was given to Hale for the southbound trip to New York City, ink offset across the address panel, but no real condition issues, Fine and extremely rare -- Joseph G. Gunnison's express operated between Boston, Calais and Eastport Me., and St. John N.B., he linked with Hale to provide Independent Mail service along a wider area -- Hale announced service to Eastport Me., St. John and St. Andrews N.B. in an advertisement in the July 4, 1844, Morning Courier and New York Enquirer; another advertisement dated July 25, 1844, named Thomas Simes as the Hale agent in St. Andrews and J. D. Andrews as the agent in St. John (Gutman Hale book, p. 229); the rate to St. John was advertised as 12-1/2c -- only a few Hale covers to or from the British Maritime provinces are recorded by Gutman, and this is the earliest

E. 750-1,000
500
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864
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 864, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesSt. John, New Brunswick, to New York City via Eastport Me. and Boston, St. John, New Brunswick, to New York City via Eastport Me. and BostonSt. John, New Brunswick, to New York City via Eastport Me. and Boston. Folded letter datelined "St. John 27th May 1845" to New York City, red "Gunnison's Express, Office, 8 Court St., Boston" oval handstamp, pencil "Exp 6-1/4" representing Gunninson's share, used in conjunction with red Hale "Collect/Six Cents" box handstamp (Ty. C6) with pencil line thru "Six" and re-rated "12-1/2" total due, carried by Gunnison on the Herald from St. John to Eastport and then by the Portland from Eastport to Boston, where it was given to Hale for the southbound trip to New York City, slightly dampstained and fragile or split along folds, Very Fine appearance, the only recorded combination of Hale markings and the Gunnison's Express oval -- Joseph G. Gunnison's express operated between Boston, Calais and Eastport Me., and St. John N.B., he linked with Hale to provide Independent Mail service along a wider area -- Hale announced service to Eastport Me., St. John and St. Andrews N.B. in an advertisement in the July 4, 1844, Morning Courier and New York Enquirer; another advertisement dated July 25, 1844, named Thomas Simes as the Hale agent in St. Andrews and J. D. Andrews as the agent in St. John (Gutman Hale book, p. 229); the rate to St. John was advertised as 12-1/2c -- only a few Hale covers to or from the British Maritime provinces are recorded by Gutman, and this is the latest

E. 750-1,000
2,100
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865
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 865, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesSt. John, New Brunswick, to New York City via Eastport Me. and Boston, St. John, New Brunswick, to New York City via Eastport Me. and BostonSt. John, New Brunswick, to New York City via Eastport Me. and Boston. Folded letter datelined "St. John 25th November 1844" to New York City street address, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co.'s Great Eastern Mail" oval handstamp (Ty. F41) and Collect box (Ty. C4) struck twice -- re-rated with pencil thru "Six" and "2", then blue manuscript "12-1/2" for the Hale rate from St. John -- probably carried by Gunnison on the Herald from St. John to Eastport and then by the Portland from Eastport to Boston, where it was given to Hale for the southbound trip to New York City, Fine and extremely rare -- Joseph G. Gunnison's express operated between Boston, Calais and Eastport Me., and St. John N.B., he linked with Hale to provide Independent Mail service along a wider area -- Hale announced service to Eastport Me., St. John and St. Andrews N.B. in an advertisement in the July 4, 1844, Morning Courier and New York Enquirer; another advertisement dated July 25, 1844, named Thomas Simes as the Hale agent in St. Andrews and J. D. Andrews as the agent in St. John (Gutman Hale book, p. 229); the rate to St. John was advertised as 12-1/2c -- only a few Hale covers to or from the British Maritime provinces are recorded by Gutman

E. 750-1,000
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866
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 866, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesForwarded 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 (Ty. F29) with Collect box handstamp (Ty. C2) on folded letter from Canton, China, to Salem, Mass., datelined "Canton, 17th Jany 1845" with sender's ship directive "Avalanche", red "Wetmore & Cryder New-York" oval forwarder's handstamp on back, Very Fine, carried from Canton to New York outside the mails, given to Wetmore & Cryder, who in turn gave it to Hale & Co. for its northbound mail to Salem Mass., an extremely rare inbound cover from China carried by Hale & Co., Gutman records only two from Macau and two from Canton

E. 750-1,000
1,400
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867
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 867, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesForwarded 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 (Ty. F29) and Collect box handstamp (Ty. C3) on two separate items addressed to David Pingree in Salem Mass., one is Jan. 27, 1845 folded printed form with writing from Canton, China, red "Wetmore & Cryder New-York" oval forwarder's handstamp on back, sender's ship-name directive "Bazaar", -- this would be an individual lot worth $750-1,000 if it were not backed inside to reinforce some dampstaining and faults that are not evident on outside -- other is Jan. 25, 1845 folded cover without origin indicated but red "Wetmore & Cryder New-York" oval forwarder's backstamp and docketing (Wetmore & Co.) indicate probably China origin, sender's ship-name directive "Merchant", dampstains and some erosion on inside, Very Fine appearing pair of covers, mail from China carried by Hale is very rare

E. 200-300
425
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868
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 868, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesForwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from BostonForwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston. Clear strike of red oval handstamp (Ty. F3) on folded cover to Havana, Cuba, addressed to U.S. Consul via Storey Spalding Co., blue "Empresa N. America 2 Set. 1844" double-circle datestamp with matching "1" reale handstamp for postage due, small pencil "2" for local delivery, sender's ship-name directive "pr. Adelaide" and carried privately to Cuba, Very Fine

E. 200-300
425
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869
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 869, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesCollect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co, Collect/Six Cents/for/Hale & CoCollect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co. Red boxed handstamp (Ty. C3) on Feb. 25, 1845 folded letter from Havana, Cuba, to Providence R.I., sender's directive via New York, carried outside the mails and given to Hale's New York office, small blue manuscript "Hale", 6c rate changed to "18-3/4", Very Fine, very rare Cuban origin

E. 300-400
200
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870
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 870, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesCollect/Six Cents, Collect/Six CentsCollect/Six Cents. Clear strike of red framed handstamp (Ty. C6) on Apr. 10, 1845 folded printed notice from Havana, Cuba to Providence R.I., notice relates to commodities and has interesting content, slightly toned file fold, Very Fine, carried privately from Cuba to Boston and handed over to Hale for delivery to Providence

E. 150-200
140
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871
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 871, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesHale & Co.'s Mail/Paid at Boston, Hale & Co.'s Mail/Paid at BostonHale & Co.'s Mail/Paid at Boston. Red wavy-line frame handstamp (Ty. P1) on Feb. 3, 1845 folded letter from Boston to Paris, France, sender's directive "Pr Havre Packet, Duchess d'Orleans, Feb 8 from N York", red "Outre-Mer Le Havre 25 Fevr 45" arrival datestamp, black "6" decimes due handstamp, Paris receiving backstamp, receipt docketing, Fine, very unusual outbound transatlantic cover handled by Hale's Independent Mail, ex Dr. Puliafito

E. 300-400
400
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872
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 872, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesForwarded 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 (Ty. F33) on Feb. 20, 1845 folded letter to Dusseldorf, Germany, manuscript "via Havre" with red Le Havre transit datestamp, magenta manuscript "14" due, fresh and Very Fine to-the-mails Hale letter to Germany

E. 400-500
500
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873
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 873, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesForwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from BostonForwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston. Red oval handstamp (Ty. F4) with matching "Collect/Six Cents" box handstamp (Ty. C6) on folded letter from London, England to New Bedford Mass., datelined at London on May 19, 1845, back corners of cover reduced slightly affecting the contents of the letter, Very Fine, carried by private ship to Boston and handed over to Hale for delivery to New Bedford

E. 200-300
0
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874
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 874, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesForwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from BostonForwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston. Red oval handstamp (Ty. F3) and matching Collect box handstamp (Ty. C2) with 6c rate changed in pencil to 12-1/2c for double rate on Nov. 4, 1844 blue folded letter from Manchester, England, to New York City, sender's ship directive "p Steamer 'Britannia'", letter mentions samples of buttons enclosed (thus double rate), Very Fine, scarce transatlantic letter carried outside the mails to Boston and given to Hale & Co. for transport to New York City, the Cunarder Britannia left Liverpool Nov. 5, 1844, and arrived at Boston Nov. 22

E. 200-300
425
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875
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 875, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesCollect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co, Collect/Six Cents/for/Hale & CoCollect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co. Red framed handstamp with manuscript rate change to “18-3/4” on Nov. 5, 1844 bluish folded letter from Liverpool, England, to Hartford Conn. via New York City, manuscript “6”, sender’s directive “Queen of the West” on inside letter and "QWest" on address panel, file fold, faint toning, Very Fine, extremely rare use of Hale & Co. service to forward transatlantic mail, the 6c and 18-3/4c rates and absence of postal markings indicate that this was enclosed in another cover or carried into the U.S. outside the regular mails, illustrated in Gutman Hale book (p. 330), ex Hall and Dr. Puliafito

E. 200-300
100
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876
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 876, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesForwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from BostonForwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston. Red oval handstamp (Ty. F4) with matching "Collect/Six Cents" framed handstamp (Ty. C6) on letter from Manchester, England to New York City, datelined at Manchester on Apr. 3, 1845, the "Six" in the Collect box has been crossed out and pencil "18-3/4" written in for triple rate, Very Fine cover carried by private ship to Boston and then by Hale to New York

E. 200-300
130
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877
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 877, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesCollect/Six Cents, Collect/Six CentsCollect/Six Cents. Red framed handstamp (Ty. C6) on folded letter from Corfu, Greece to Providence R.I., datelined at Corfu on Apr. 15, 1845, carried privately to Boston with bold strike of red "Forwarded From The Baptist Miss. Rooms Boston." oval handstamp on flap, handed over to Hale who delivered to Providence, pencil receipt docketing, Very Fine

E. 300-400
500
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878
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 878, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesForwarded 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 (Ty. F29) and Collect box (Ty. C3) on Feb. 28, 1845 greenish folded letter from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, to Bangor Me., sender's directive "Per Brig Tarquenna, Capt. Scott", carried by that ship from Puerto Rico to Boston and given to Hale's office, which applied their handstamps and gave the letter to Jerome & Co. for delivery to Bangor, partly clear orange-red "Jerome & Co.'s/Express/No. 8 Court St./Boston" framed handstamp, manuscript payment notation "Chgd.", Very Fine, a remarkable cover from Puerto Rico to Bangor, carried outside the regular mails and handled by two different Independent Mail companies, ex Gallagher

E. 400-500
550
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879
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 879, Hale & Co: Combined Handling, Foreign UsesForwarded by Hale & Co. Boston, May 19, Forwarded by Hale & Co. Boston, May 19Forwarded by Hale & Co. Boston, May 19. Clear strike of red oval datestamp (Ty. F13) with matching "Collect/Six Cents" framed handstamp (Ty. C6) on greenish Apr. 22, 1845 folded letter from Trinidad to New York, sender's ship-name directive at bottom "for Cordelia via Boston", red "FORWARDED/BY/B. BURGESS & SONS/BOSTON" in circle forwarder's handstamp on back, "Six" in Collect box is crossed out and re-rated "8" in pen for 6c plus 2c ship captain's fee, manuscript "Ship" at top, Very Fine use from the island of Trinidad, carried privately to Boston on the brig Cordelia and handed over to Hale for delivery to New York

E. 300-400
500
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