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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: Maryland

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
728
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 728, Hale & Co: MarylandForwarded by Hale & Co. from Baltimore, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from BaltimoreForwarded by Hale & Co. from Baltimore. Red oval handstamp (Ty. F2) and matching "PAID." handstamp (Ty. P3) perfectly struck on fresh May 13, 1845 folded letter to New York City street address, Extremely Fine, perfection, which goes hand in hand with its provenance, ex Jarrett

E. 300-400
300
729
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 729, Hale & Co: MarylandForwarded by Hale & Co. from Baltimore, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from BaltimoreForwarded by Hale & Co. from Baltimore. Red oval handstamp (Ty. F2) struck on front and back and matching Collect box (Tt. C3) on bluish May 7, 1845 Quaker-dated folded letter to Philadelphia, perfect strikes, Extremely Fine, very scarce Hale Baltimore marking

E. 200-300
225
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730
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 730, Hale & Co: MarylandForwarded by Hale & Co. from Baltimore, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from BaltimoreForwarded by Hale & Co. from Baltimore. Red oval handstamp (Ty. F2) and matching Collect box (Ty. C3) on June 2, 1845 bluish folded letter to Boston, light fold at top, Very Fine, scarce Hale Baltimore marking

E. 150-200
150
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731
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 731, Hale & Co: MarylandForwarded by Hale & Co. from Baltimore, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from BaltimoreForwarded by Hale & Co. from Baltimore. Red oval handstamp (Ty. F2) and matching Collect box (Ty. C3) with bold manuscript "12" re-rating on June 7, 1845 bluish folded letter to Philadelphia, Very Fine, very unusual re-rated Baltimore use

E. 200-300
110
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732
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 732, Hale & Co: MarylandForwarded by Hale & Co. from 37 S. Third St. Philadelphia, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from 37 S. Third St. PhiladelphiaForwarded by Hale & Co. from 37 S. Third St. Philadelphia. Red oval handstamp (Ty. F33) and matching Collect box handstamp (Ty. C3) on June 11, 1845 folded letter re tea auction to Baltimore, two strikes of red "OFFICE/16 S. Calvert Street" two-line handstamp on front and a third strike on back, file fold and light wrinkles, Very Fine, Gutman records this as the only known example of the two-line marking with Hale's Baltimore office address (see Hale book, page 126, and Independent Mails book), ex Malcolm, Hahn and Dr. Puliafito

E. 750-1,000
750
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733
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 733, Hale & Co: MarylandHale & 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, tied by manuscript "Scott" cancel, clear strikes of red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Baltimore" oval handstamp (Ty. F2) on front and back of folded cover addressed in blue to New York City street address, neatly docketed with Apr. 19, 1845 origin date, lightly soiled file folds, Very Fine, a Baltimore newspaper ad lists Hale's office at "Scott's", 16 South Calvert St., the agent was William Edwards, this is the earliest use of the Baltimore handstamp recorded by Gutman and an extremely rare manuscript cancel

E. 500-750
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734
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 734, Hale & Co: MarylandHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Third State, octagonal margins, cancelled by bold red negative "WE" circular seal applied by Baltimore agent William Edwards, matching red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Baltimore" oval handstamp (Ty. F2) on June 9, 1845 blue folded letter from Baltimore to New York City street address, horizontal file fold with slight bleached spots, small sealed tear at top

VERY FINE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED COVERS WITH "WE" HANDSTAMP, THE INITIALS OF HALE'S BALTIMORE AGENT, WILLIAM EDWARDS -- THIS ONE WITH THE BALTIMORE OFFICE OVAL AND THE OTHER WITH THE PHILADELPHIA OFFICE OVAL.

Hale & Co. commenced service in Baltimore in April 1845, and the whole letter-express operation was closed down on June 30. The Independent Mails book records eleven covers from Baltimore with the Hale stamp (all 75L5). There is only one other cover with the "WE" seal; the June (ca. 17) 1845 cover offered in lot 735 (ex Boker, Schwartz and Dr. Puliafito), which has the Philadelphia office oval.

Illustrated in Gutman Hale book (color Figure 105 and page 124). Ex Kelly and illustrated in his CCP series. Ex Golden and Dr. Puliafito. With 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,400
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735
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 735, Hale & Co: MarylandHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Third State Position 5 showing damage to plate at right, mostly full to large square margins, slightly in at left, cancelled by bold red negative "WE" circular seal applied by Baltimore agent William Edwards, matching red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from 37 S. Third Street, Philadelphia" oval handstamp (Ty. F33) on half of blue part-printed sales and expenses report from Baltimore to New York City street address, from the Dr. Brandreth correspondence, no origin date but sales reported from June 8-15, 1845, thus probably mailed June 17 or shortly after based on other mailing dates from this correspondence, file folds clear of stamp

VERY FINE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED COVERS WITH "WE" HANDSTAMP, THE INITIALS OF HALE'S BALTIMORE AGENT, WILLIAM EDWARDS -- THIS ONE WITH THE PHILADELPHIA OFFICE OVAL AND THE OTHER WITH THE BALTIMORE OFFICE OVAL.

Hale & Co. commenced service in Baltimore on April 1845, and the whole letter-express operation was closed down on June 30. The Independent Mails book records eleven covers from Baltimore with the Hale stamp (all 75L5). There is only one other cover with the "WE" seal; the June 9, 1845 cover offered in lot 734 (ex Kelly, Golden and Dr. Puliafito), which has the Baltimore office oval.

Ex Boker, Schwartz and Dr. Puliafito

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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736
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 736, Hale & Co: MarylandHale & Co., 5c Light Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Mostly large octagonal margins, beautiful bright pastel shade, cancelled by red "Paid" straightline with matching strike and "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Courier & Enquirer Building, New York" oval handstamp (Ty. F29) on folded cover to Baltimore, docketed with May 21, 1845 origin date, during the brief period when Hale had a Baltimore office, horizontal file fold, small spindle hole at upper left, fresh and Very Fine, ex Schwartz and Dr. Puliafito

E. 200-300
325
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737
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 737, Hale & Co: MarylandHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Position 1 in Third State showing plate damage, square margins touching or slightly in, deep shade, blue manuscript "R" cancel, clear strikes of red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Baltimore" oval handstamp (Ty. F2) on front and back of Jun. 23, 1845 folded cover to Philadelphia, file fold thru stamp, otherwise Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
130
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738
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 738, Hale & Co: MarylandHale & Co., Baltimore Md, Hale & Co., Baltimore MdHale & Co., Baltimore Md. Ten folded letters or covers, one 1844, others 1845, includes two to Baltimore (Apr. 18, 1845 with Ty. C3 Collect box is the earliest Hale cover to Baltimore recorded by Gutman; other with New York Ty. F29 oval and P8 "Paid"), other eight from Baltimore including four with Ty. F2 oval handstamp (one with Ty. P3 "Paid", others with Ty. C3 Collect box, one re-rated "18-3/4", and June 25, 1845 latest recorded use), others with Philadelphia Ty. F33 oval or New York Ty. F29 oval, Collect box handstamps, mostly Very Fine strikes on attractive covers, the scarcity of Hale Baltimore covers is well-known and makes this group offering a great opportunity to acquire a significant holding at one time, see website PDF for complete scan

E. 1,000-1,500
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