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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: Maine

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
709
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 709, Hale & Co: MaineForwarded by Hale & Co. from Salem, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from SalemForwarded by Hale & Co. from Salem. Bold strike of oval handstamp (Ty. F37) applied on arrival on legal-size Sep. 22, 1844 folded letter from Bangor Me. to Salem, sender's manuscript "Gilmans Express" indicating conjunctive service, small red Gilman's Express "PAID" handstamp, Very Fine, Gilman carried the letter from Bangor to Boston, and Hale from there to Salem, Gutman records this as the second earliest Hale cover from Bangor by one day -- more importantly, it is the only recorded Hale cover from Maine with a Gilman's Express marking

E. 150-200
180
710
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 710, Hale & Co: MaineForwarded 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. F29) and Collect box (Ty. C3) on Oct. 10, 1844 folded letter from New York City to Bucksport Me., clear strike of "Jerome & Co.'s/Express/No. 8 Court St./Boston" framed handstamp, Very Fine, Gutman notes no Hale covers are known from Bucksport, but four are recorded to Bucksport

E. 150-200
190
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711
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 711, Hale & Co: MaineForwarded 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. C3) on Aug. 29, 1844 folded letter from Boston to Belfast Me., clear strike of "Jerome & Co.'s/Express/No. 8 Court St./Boston" framed handstamp, Very Fine, Jerome carried the letter from Boston to Belfast

E. 150-200
160
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712
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 712, Hale & Co: MaineForwarded by Hale & Co. from Salem, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from SalemForwarded by Hale & Co. from Salem. Partly clear oval handstamp (Ty. F37) on Oct. 24, 1844 folded letter from Salem Mass. to Orono Me., conjunctive service with "Jerome & Co.'s/Express/No. 8 Court St./Boston" framed handstamp, manuscript "6-1/4" at upper left, small ink stains at upper right, Very Fine, Gutman records this as the later of two Hale covers associated with Orono, located on the Penobscot and Stillwater rivers

E. 150-200
110
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713
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 713, Hale & Co: MaineForwarded by Hale & Co. from New Bedford, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from New BedfordForwarded by Hale & Co. from New Bedford. Red oval handstamp (Ty. F24) with matching Collect box (Ty. C10) on Jan. 1, 1845 folded letter to Frankfort Me., conjunctive service with "Jerome & Co.'s Express, No. 8 Court St., Boston" framed handstamp, slight edge soiling, still Very Fine, Hale carried the letter to Boston, and Jerome carried it to Frankfort

E. 200-300
250
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714
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 714, Hale & Co: MaineForwarded 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) on Sep. 25, 1844 folded letter from Bangor Me. to Boston, orange-red "Jerome & Co.'s/Express/No. 8 Court St./Boston" framed handstamp and matching "Collect/6-1/4 Cents" handstamp, sender's directive "Jerome's Express", Extremely Fine, Jerome carried the letter from Bangor to Hale's office in Boston, where it was delivered to the addressee

E. 150-200
200
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715
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 715, Hale & Co: MaineForwarded by Hale & Co. from Salem, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from SalemForwarded by Hale & Co. from Salem. Bold strike of oval handstamp (Ty. F37) applied on arrival on Sep. 22, 1844 folded letter from Bangor Me. to Salem, clear strikes of vivid orange-red "Jerome & Co.'s/Express/No. 8 Court St./Boston" framed handstamp and matching "PAID" in wavy-line frame, Extremely Fine, Jerome carried the letter from Bangor to Boston, and Hale from there to Salem, it is interesting how Hale's office made sure to obliterate the Jerome marking with their own, Gutman records this as the second earliest Hale cover from Bangor by one day

E. 200-300
400
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716
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 716, Hale & Co: MaineForwarded 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. C3) applied on arrival on Sep. 11, 1844 folded letter from Belfast Me. to Boston, clear strike of "Jerome & Co.'s/Express/No. 8 Court St./Boston" framed handstamp, large manuscript "Jerome & Co's Exp" in different hand than address, one of two "or" addresses crossed out, toned spots along file fold, Very Fine, Jerome carried the letter from Belfast to Hale's Boston office, where they were careful to obliterate Jerome's handstamp with their own, Gutman records this as the earliest Hale cover originating in Belfast

E. 150-200
100
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717
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 717, Hale & Co: MaineHale & 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 which are huge to full, single-line precancel, also cancelled by light strike of "Forwarded Through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office 13/Court St. Boston" four-line framed handstamp (Ty. F14 or F15), with red "Forwarded by Hale & Co.'s Great Eastern Mail Co." oval handstamp (Ty. F41) on Sep. 21, 1844 folded letter to Bangor Maine, conjunctive service with Jerome & Company, clear strike of "Jerome & Co.'s, Express, No. 8 Court St. Boston" in wavy-line frame handstamp in black, Very Fine, Jerome carried Hale's mail between Maine and Boston, conjunctive-use covers with Hale adhesives are very rare, Gutman records only three examples of this type of Boston precancel

E. 400-500
475
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718
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 718, Hale & Co: MaineHale & 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 slightly in, manuscript "X" cancel, tied by red framed handstamp (Ty. F14) on docketed Oct. 3, 1844 folded cover from Hallowell & Harlow in Maine to New York City via Boston, conjunctive service with orange-red "Jerome & Co.'s/Express/No. 8 Court St./Boston" framed handstamp, red "Hale & Co.'s Mail, Boston, Office 23 State Street" oval handstamp (Ty. F42), slight wear along file fold, cover slightly toned and tiny tear at top, still Fine, a very scarce conjunctive use with Hale adhesive stamp, Gutman records this as one of two Hale covers from Hallowell Me., based on docketing, but the docketing refers to the firm of Hallowell & Harlow, so it is possible this originated in Bangor

E. 200-300
140
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719
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 719, Hale & Co: MaineHale & 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, manuscript crossed-lines precancel, used on docketed Oct. 2, 1844 folded cover from Bangor Me. to New York City via Boston, conjunctive service with "Jerome & Co.'s/Express/No. 8 Court St./Boston" framed handstamp, manuscript "Paid 6", black "Forwarded by Hale & Co.'s Great Eastern Mail" oval handstamp (Ty. F41) and red "Hale & Co.'s Mail, Boston, Office 23 State Street" oval handstamp (Ty. F42), file fold thru stamp, which is also a bit toned and has a slight erosion line from precancel, cover slightly toned, still Fine, a very scarce use, the precanceled Hale stamp was probably applied by an agent for Jerome or Hale, the Bangor origin is based on sender's name in docketing

E. 150-200
300
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720
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 720, Hale & Co: MaineHale & 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 clear to touching, tied by red framed handstamp, matching "Forwarded by Hale & Co.'s Great Eastern Mail" oval handstamp (Ty. F41) on folded printed bill of lading with ship vignette and Boston Oct. 11, 1844 dateline, addressed to Augusta Me., file fold thru stamp, barely noticeable, Very Fine appearance, Gutman records two Hale covers to Augusta and speculates that this was carried there from Boston by the Kennebec Express

E. 100-150
90
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721
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 721, Hale & Co: MaineHale & 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, manuscript cancel, used on Dec. 7, 1844 folded letter from Boston to Belfast Me., manuscript "PPPd 1025" (Penny Post Paid) marking, the meaning of the "1025" is not known but could refer to a Hale box number, split along a toned file fold in need of a restorer's tender care, otherwise Fine, this is a very rare cover that would be estimated 2-3 times higher without the split file fold

E. 100-150
80
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722
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 722, Hale & Co: MaineP.O. PAID, P.O. PAIDP.O. PAID. Red straightline handstamp (Ty. P6) and red "Forwarded by Hale & Co.'s Great Eastern Mail" oval handstamp (Ty. F41) on Oct. 4, 1844 folded letter from Portland Me. to Providence R.I., splits along fragile folds, stained cellophane tape on back and just a bit on front, otherwise Fine, Gutman records this as the only example of the "P.O. PAID" handstamp, which he speculates stands for "Portland Office Paid"

E. 100-150
325
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723
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 723, Hale & Co: MaineHale & 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, cancelled in manuscript with "CR" initials, three tiny Xs and a larger X -- the initials could belong to Hale's Portland agent, C. Racklyft (or Radcliffe) -- used on greenish Aug. 5, 1844 folded letter from Portland Me. to Boston, toned file folds, one passes thru stamp, otherwise Fine, Gutman records this as the earliest Hale cover from Portland

E. 100-150
60
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724
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 724, Hale & Co: MaineHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Large square margins, magenta manuscript "P" (Portland) control marking, cancelled by small manuscript "X" and lightly struck red framed handstamp, matching light strike of red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" oval handstamp (Ty. F3) on Sep. 5, 1844 folded letter to New York City, faint stain to right of stamp, otherwise Very Fine, very scarce example of the Portland control mark

E. 150-200
80
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725
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 725, Hale & Co: MaineHale & Co., 5c Deep Blue on Pelure, 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L1a, 75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Deep Blue on Pelure, 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L1a, 75L5)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

E. 300-400
550
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726
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 726, Hale & Co: MaineHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Octagonal margins clear to slightly in, tied by red Collect box handstamp (Ty. C4) on Oct. 31, 1844 folded letter from Boston to Waterville Me., sender's note "Hale & Co. Paid", neat receipt docketing at right, Very Fine, this is the only Hale cover to or from Waterville recorded by Gutman

E. 100-150
90
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727
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 727, Hale & Co: MaineHale & Co., Maine Offices, Hale & Co., Maine OfficesHale & Co., Maine Offices. Approximately 57 covers in a binder, the vast majority are stampless but there are a few stamped covers as well, range of Maine offices and some Boston and New York office markings, 20 or more conjunctive uses with Jerome & Cos. Express handstamps, including to or from Bangor, Belfast, Camden, Frankfort and other towns, conjunctive use to Frankfort with Boyd's adhesive (cover faulty), others, mixed condition with faults to be found and a few fronts, overall a Fine-Very Fine appearing balance, see website PDF for complete scan

E. 2,000-3,000
1,200
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