Hale & Co., 5c Deep Blue on Pelure, 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L1a, 75L5).
Each with octagonal margins and used on separate covers from Portland Me.: 75L1a with manuscript "N" control marking
, manuscript "X" cancel, "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" oval handstamp (Ty. F3) and manuscript "P.P.Paid 2c" (Penny Post Paid)
marking on Sep. 18, 1844 folded letter to New York City, pencil street address noted, horizontal fold passes under stamp but does not affect it, which might mean it is a stationery fold present before stamp was affixed or the stamp did not originate (in our opinion, it did); 75L5 with manuscript "X" cancel, used on Sep. 5, 1844 folded letter to Boston, manuscript "2c"
local delivery fee, red "PAID"
straightline handstamp that Gutman notes is not a Jerome marking and could possibly be a "new Hale handstamp", lightly toned file fold, Fine, ex Schwartz and Dr. Puliafito; a very scarce and desirable pair of Hale covers from Portland with 2c local delivery markings
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