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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: New Jersey and New York

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
749
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 749, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkForwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from BostonForwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston. Red oval handstamp (Ty. F4) with matching Collect box (Ty. C6) on June 8, 1845 folded letter from Raynham Mass. to Newark N.J., minor edge soiling, otherwise Very Fine, according to Gutman this is the only recorded Hale cover from Raynham, which did not have a company agent, and the only Hale cover addressed to Newark N.J.

E. 100-150
80
750
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 750, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkHale & Co., New Jersey, Hale & Co., New JerseyHale & Co., New Jersey. Three covers originating in New Jersey, including two from Newark to Albany N.Y. (only three Newark covers recorded) and one from North Paterson to Philadelphia (the only example recorded), each with red Collect box handstamp struck in New York and two with "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Courier & Enquirer Building, New York" red oval handstamp (Ty. F29), Very Fine and scarce trio, this group represents three of only four total Hale covers from New Jersey recorded by Gutman

E. 400-500
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751
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 751, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkForwarded Through/Hale's/Letter Office,/New York, Forwarded Through/Hale's/Letter Office,/New YorkForwarded Through/Hale's/Letter Office,/New York. Two 1844 folded letters addressed in blue from New York City to Silas Peirce & Co., Boston, each with red four-line handstamp (Ty. F30) and matching collect handstamp, Jan. 25 with "6" rate (Ty. C12), Feb. 5 with "12" double rate (Ty. C15, five recorded by Gutman), the former is one of the finest strikes extant, both Very Fine, a beautiful matching pair of covers with this scarce early Hale marking

E. 300-400
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752
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 752, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkForwarded Through/Hale's/Letter Office,/New York, Forwarded Through/Hale's/Letter Office,/New YorkForwarded Through/Hale's/Letter Office,/New York. Red four-line handstamp (Ty. F30) and "6" collect handstamp (Ty. C12) on greenish Jan. 25, 1844 folded letter from New York City to Boston, sender's notation at lower left "Hale's" and another notation in different hand "paid by LW 8/100" (8 cents) at upper left, Very Fine, scarce marking used during first month of operation

E. 200-300
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753
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 753, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkForwarded Through/Hale's/Letter Office/New York, Forwarded Through/Hale's/Letter Office/New YorkForwarded Through/Hale's/Letter Office/New York. Red four-line handstamp (Ty. F31) with first and third lines in bold italics, similar to Type NY-D except without the word "Foreign" in third line, clearly struck on greenish Jan. 10, 1844 folded letter from New York City to Boston, manuscript "12-1/2" double rate, minor oily bleed from red ink, Very Fine, the only example of this marking recorded by Gutman and the earliest Hale cover originating in New York City, ex Hall

E. 200-300
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754
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 754, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkForwarded Through/Hale's/Letter Office,/New York, Forwarded Through/Hale's/Letter Office,/New YorkForwarded Through/Hale's/Letter Office,/New York. Red four-line handstamp (Ty. F30) struck on eight folded letters from New York City to Boston, January-February 1844 datelines, includes collect handstamps "6" (Ty. C12, five) and "12" double rate (Ty. C15, one), also one with manuscript "2" for local delivery charge in Boston and another with "Too late for 8th" manuscript marking, strikes have usual missing letters and words, but overall condition is Very Fine, a large group of covers with this scarce early Hale marking, see website PDF for complete scan

E. 500-750
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755
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 755, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New York"6-1/4" and "12-1/2" Rate Handstamps (Ty. C14, C17), "6-1/4" and "12-1/2" Rate Handstamps (Ty. C14, C17)"6-1/4" and "12-1/2" Rate Handstamps (Ty. C14, C17). Bold strikes on separate folded letters addressed to Silas Peirce & Co. in Boston, Mar. 6 and Mar. 20, respectively, Extremely Fine, a beautiful matching pair of covers with Hale's single and double rate handstamps with fractions, these were based on the Spanish fractional silver dollars known as "pieces of eight"

E. 200-300
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756
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 756, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkRed "12-1/2" Collect Handstamp (Ty. C17), Red "12-1/2" Collect Handstamp (Ty. C17)Red "12-1/2" Collect Handstamp (Ty. C17). Struck twice on greenish Mar. 5, 1844 folded letter addressed in blue from New York City to Boston, noted "single" and "double" indicating letter was re-rated, Extremely Fine, Gutman records this as the earliest use of the C17 rate handstamp and the only cover with this marking struck twice, ex Hahn

E. 150-200
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757
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 757, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkForwarded 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) with "Six" crossed out and re-rated with red "12-1/2" handstamp (Ty. C17) on blue Jun. 4, 1845 folded letter from New York City to Philadelphia, large pencil "2" and smaller manuscript "2" indicating local delivery charge in Philadelphia, Very Fine, unusual use of the "12-1/2" handstamp to change the rate from single to double, Gutman also notes there are only two Hale letters known with the Philadelphia local delivery charge indicated

E. 150-200
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758
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Hale & Co. New York City Rate Handstamps. 21 folded letters or covers with red handstamps, includes "6" Ty. C12 (7), "6-1/4" Ty. C14 (8), "12" Ty. C16 (1), C15 (1) and "12-1/2" Ty. C17 (4), destination towns include Boston, Norwich Conn., Philadelphia (with "12-1/2" and Ty. C3 Collect box on same cover), Providence R.I., Springfield Mass., Whitehall N.Y. (redirected from Troy), very minor flaws, generally bold strikes and Very Fine, a fascinating study collection of the Hale rate markings, which were based on circulating Spanish silver dollars (pieces of eight), see website PDF for complete scan

E. 500-750
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759
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 759, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkForwarded by Hale & Co., Courier & Enquirer Building, New York, Forwarded by Hale & Co., Courier & Enquirer Building, New YorkForwarded by Hale & Co., Courier & Enquirer Building, New York. Red oval handstamp (Ty. F29) and Collect box handstamp (Ty. C3) on small Valentine envelope with green floral border, addressed in tiny letters to Stonington Conn., Extremely Fine, perfection, a very unusual and rare use of an envelope during the Independent Mail era, since the post office charged an extra rate for envelopes, they did not come into widespread use until after 1845 -- Gutman records this as one of four Hale covers to Stonington

E. 300-400
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760
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 760, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkForwarded 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. Unusually clear strike of red oval handstamp (Ty. F29) with matching Collect box handstamp (Ty. C3) and "MAILED LATE FOR THE" straightline handstamp (Ty. ML2) with pencil "20th" on back of June 18, 1845 folded illustrated Swiftsure Transportation Line receipt and letter to Philadelphia, manuscript "Paid 8 Cts." for 6c rate and 2c local delivery fee, minor split along file fold on backflap, folded to show all markings, Very Fine, desirable combination of Hale auxiliary marking, local delivery charge and illustrated enclosure, Gutman records only two covers with Philadelphia local delivery fee indicated, ex Hahn

E. 150-200
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761
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 761, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkForwarded 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. C3) and "Mailed LATE for the" straightline (ML3) with manuscript "19" date on greenish Dec. 19, 1844 folded letter from New York City to Boston, red "Collect 6-1/4 cts. New York Office" American Letter Mail Co. handstamp struck over Hale Collect box -- apparently this was given to ALM Co. after Hale's mail closed -- manuscript "12-1/2" total due, Very Fine and an extremely unusual combination of markings

E. 200-300
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762
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 762, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkCollect/Six Cents/For/Hale & Co, Collect/Six Cents/For/Hale & CoCollect/Six Cents/For/Hale & Co. Red collect handstamp (Ty. C3) and "Mailed LATE for the" straightline (Ty. ML3) with pencil "14" date on greenish folded printed invoice for barrels delivered to Gansevoort Distillery, dated Feb. 14, 1845, to Naugatuck Conn., in this case Hale carried the letter all the way to Naugatuck, some wear and splits along folds, Very Fine, from the Lewis correspondence, pencil note in Robson Lowe's handwriting at lower left

E. 200-300
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763
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 763, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkForwarded 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. C3) and "Mailed LATE for the" straightline (ML3) with manuscript "24" date on bluish Dec. 24, 1844 folded letter from New York City to Philadelphia, manuscript "Charged 12thM 27" Quaker-dated notation, Very Fine, choice strike of "Mailed Late" marking

E. 150-200
80
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764
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 764, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New York"Mailed LATE for the", "Mailed LATE for the""Mailed LATE for the". Red straightline handstamp (Ty. ML3) with manuscript "28" date and Collect box handstamp (Ty. C3) on greenish folded cover to Providence R.I., Mar. 1, 1845 receipt docketing, manuscript "8c" at upper left indicate additional 2c charged for local delivery, Very Fine

E. 150-200
80
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765
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 765, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkForwarded 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. C3) and "Mailed LATE for the" straightline (ML3) with manuscript "6" date on Dec. 6, 1844 folded letter from New York City to Philadelphia, Very Fine and scarce

E. 150-200
80
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766
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 766, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Large margins including right sheet margin, cancelled by one of two strikes of red "Mailed LATE for the" straightline handstamp (ML3) on Nov. 20, 1844 folded letter from New York City to Providence R.I., the date of the missed mail "20" in manuscript at the end of the strike on cover, vertical file fold through stamp, small bleached spot affects "20", otherwise Fine, very unusual use of "Mailed Late" marking to cancel stamp

E. 200-300
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767
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Hale & Co., New York City "Mailed Late" Handstamps. Ten folded letters or covers from New York City, each with "Mailed Late for the" red straightline handstamp with the day of the missed mail in manuscript, includes seven Ty. ML2 to Boston (2, including one with manuscript "8" for 6c plus 2c local delivery fee), Hartford Conn., Norwich Conn. (2), Providence R.I. (with 75L5), and Springfield Mass., three Ty. ML3 to Boston (with 75L5), Hartford Conn., and Philadelphia (stained), file folds, minor faults, generally clear strikes and Fine covers, these "Mailed Late" markings were applied to letters received after the mail had been closed, they are scarce, and a group as large as this is rarely available, see website PDF for complete scan

E. 750-1,000
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768
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 768, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkForwarded 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 two clear matching strikes of "P.P.P." (Penny Post Paid) handstamp (Ty. PP4) on May 23, 1845 folded letter from New York City to Boston, manuscript "Paid 8 cts" (6c plus 2c local delivery fee), Very Fine, very few examples of this New York City "P.P.P." marking are known, illustrated in his Hale book (p. 277), ex Schwartz and Dr. Puliafito

E. 400-500
550
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769
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 769, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkP.P.P. (Penny Post Paid), P.P.P. (Penny Post Paid)P.P.P. (Penny Post Paid). Perfectly struck handstamp (Ty. PP4) in red with matching "PAID" handstamp (Ty. P8) on greenish Apr. 5, 1845 folded letter from New York City to Boston, sender's instructions at top "Paid through Hale, drop in his Box, at Brokers Room in Exchange," Very Fine, only a few examples of the "P.P.P." marking are recorded by Gutman, and this cover with the reference to Hale's drop box location is noteworthy

E. 200-300
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770
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 770, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkHale & Co., 5c Light Blue (75L1), Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue (75L1)Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue (75L1). Octagonal margins, manuscript cancel, used on June 4, 1845 folded letter from Portland Me. to New York City, sender's notation "Paid deld." indicating delivery to addressee was prepaid, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" oval handstamp (Ty. F4), slightly worn file fold, otherwise Very Fine, Robson Lowe's date notation in pencil at lower left, this is the latest Hale cover from Portland according to Gutman

E. 100-150
80
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771
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 771, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkForwarded 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 PAID" straightline (Ty. P8) on Nov. 20, 1844 folded letter from New York City to Philadelphia, pencil notations "2 Cts to be paid" indicating 2c local delivery charge in Philadelphia, pencil "10 N. Wharves" street address above addressee's name, Very Fine, Gutman notes this is the only example of a Hale cover with notation of local delivery charge in Philadelphia

E. 100-150
60
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772
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 772, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkForwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from BostonForwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston. Clear strike of red oval handstamp (Ty. F3) with matching Collect box handstamp (Ty. C4) on Sep. 16, 1844 folded letter to New York City, conjunctive use with red "Boyd's City/Express Post/Sep. 17 3 O'C" rectangular framed datestamp, manuscript "Single Hale & Co." at top, ink smear in address, Very Fine conjunctive use, turned over to Boyd's in New York for local delivery

E. 200-300
425
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773
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 773, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkCollect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co, Collect/Six Cents/for/Hale & CoCollect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co. Red framed handstamp (Ty. C3) on greenish Dec. 6, 1844 folded letter from New York City to Middletown Conn., red "Boyd's City Express Post, Dec. 6 4 O'C" oval datestamp, sharp file fold, choice strikes, Very Fine and scarce use of Boyd's local post to deliver letter to Hale & Co. for northbound trip to Middletown

E. 150-200
250
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774
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 774, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). With with crossed-lines precancel, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" oval handstamp (Ty. F4) with matching Collect box (Ty. C6) on Apr. 24, 1845 docketed folded cover to New York City street address, probably originated in Boston, conjunctive use with Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellow Green (20L2) affixed on top of Hale stamps and red "Boyd's City Express Post, Apr. 25 9 O'C" oval handstamp, manuscript "Collect 6-1/2", file fold creases the Hale stamp at left and Boyd's stamp also with crease, still Fine and desirable conjunctive use with stamps of both companies, carried by Hale from Boston and then handed over to Boyd's for local delivery in New York

E. 400-500
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775
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 775, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkForwarded 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) tying Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Bluish Green (20L3), cut to shape, red "Free" cancel, matching "Boyd's City Express Post Feb. 24 4 O'C" oval datestamp on Feb. 24, 1845 folded letter from New York City to Albany N.Y., Very Fine, scarce Hale and Boyd conjunctive use and very rare with the Hale handstamp tying the local adhesive

E. 300-400
425
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776
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 776, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkCollect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co, Collect/Six Cents/for/Hale & CoCollect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co. Red boxed handstamp (Ty. C3) on greenish folded cover from New York City to Philadelphia with Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Bluish Green (20L3), large square margins, few tiny scrapes in enamel, red "Free" cancel, Extremely Fine, an exceptionally choice Hale and Boyd's conjunctive use

E. 200-300
325
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777
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 777, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellow Green (20L2), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellow Green (20L2)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellow Green (20L2). Large margins, red "Free" cancel, used on Jan. 18, 1845 folded letter from New York City to Frankfort Me., sender's directive "By Express", carried by Boyd to Hale's New York City office, red "Collect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co." boxed handstamp (Ty. C3), brought by Hale to Boston and given to Jerome & Co for delivery to Frankfort -- no markings, but Jerome operated this route -- Very Fine, a rare triple conjunctive use, Gutman records four covers from this correspondence, all virtually identical

E. 200-300
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778
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 778, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellow Green (20L2), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellow Green (20L2)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellow Green (20L2). Full to large margins, red "Free" cancel, used on Dec. 12, 1844 folded letter from New York City to Frankfort Me., sender's directive "By express", carried by Boyd to Hale's New York City office, red "Collect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co." boxed handstamp (Ty. C3), brought by Hale to Boston and given to Jerome & Co for delivery to Frankfort -- Jerome operated this route and might have applied the manuscript "Coll 6 cts" marking -- Very Fine, a rare triple conjunctive use, Gutman records four covers from this correspondence, all virtually identical

E. 200-300
350
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779
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 779, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkBoyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellow Green (20L2), Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellow Green (20L2)Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellow Green (20L2). Large margins to touched, faint red "Free" cancel, used on Dec. 5, 1844 folded letter from New York City to Frankfort Me., sender's directive "By Express", carried by Boyd to Hale's New York City office, red "Collect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co." boxed handstamp (Ty. C3), brought by Hale to Boston and given to Jerome & Co for delivery to Frankfort -- no markings, but Jerome operated this route -- minor edge stain at left, otherwise Very Fine, a rare triple conjunctive use, Gutman records four covers from this correspondence, all virtually identical

E. 200-300
140
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780
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 780, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkCollect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co, Collect/Six Cents/for/Hale & CoCollect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co. Red boxed handstamp (Ty. C3) on bluish Jun. 25, 1845 folded letter from New York City to New Bedford Mass. with Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (20L4), two large margins, other sides in, tiny corner crease, red "Free" cancel, pencil notation "at Packards", slightly toned, Fine, scarce Hale and Boyd's conjunctive use and late Hale cover (service ceased five days later)

E. 150-200
140
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781
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 781, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkForwarded 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), used with Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Green (20L4), die cut, red "Free" cancel, part of top scraped away, on bluish Jun. 8, 1845 folded letter from New York City to Hartford Conn., manuscript "8" (6c plus 2c for local delivery fee), despite stamp fault the cover is Very Fine, unusual Hale usage with local posts involved on both ends

E. 100-150
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782
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 782, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New York, "City Dispatch Aug. 10". Manuscript local delivery postmark probably applied by Kimball (Hale's agent in Boston) and manuscript "6-1/4" re-rating in the same hand over red Collect box handstamp (Ty. C4) on Aug. 10, 1844 folded letter from Boston to Lockport N.Y., slight wear along file fold, Very Fine, this manuscript marking has an odd non-contemporary look and the usage is perplexing, but it was considered genuine by Calvet M. Hahn (Sale 909, lot 4543) and by Mr. Gutman

E. 300-400
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783
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 783, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkHale & Co., New York City, Stampless Covers, Hale & Co., New York City, Stampless CoversHale & Co., New York City, Stampless Covers. Substantial collection of approximately 117 stampless covers in a thick binder, most with red forwarding ovals (Ty. F28, F29) and Collect box handstamps, some with "PAID" handstamp or manuscript rates, some markings double-struck, highlights include one from England with Newbould forwarder oval, one with red "Mailed LATE for the" straightline, another with red "P.P.P." handstamp (Penny Post Paid), others showing conjunctive use with Boyd's, including one with a Boyd's adhesive (cover front only), also conjunctive with Godfrey's Express (or Bates), many others, nice condition with the usual file folds, Fine-Very Fine and extensive New York office balance, see website PDF for complete scan

E. 3,000-4,000
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784
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 784, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkHale & Co., 5c Light Blue, With and Without Street Address (75L1, 75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue, With and Without Street Address (75L1, 75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue, With and Without Street Address (75L1, 75L5). Five double-rate covers from New York City, selected for unusual and different attributes, includes Apr. 30, 1845 to Philadelphia with two 75L1 die-cut stamps in light and dark shades and on what is clearly pelure paper, red "Paid" cancels and Ty. F29 oval handstamp; Sep. 10, 1844 to New Bedford Mass. with two 75L1 with manuscript brush strokes thru old address, stamps toned and faulty, but very rare; Feb. 22, 1845 to Boston with two 75L5 cut to shape, stained file fold; Jan. 28, 1845 to Providence R.I. with 75L5 vertical pair, cut to shape at each end, tied by red Ty. C3 Collect box handstamps, file fold thru pair; Jan. 31, 1845 to Boston with 75L5 horizontal pair, Third State of plate showing damaged stereotype, square margins, pen cancels, file fold thru one stamp; overall Fine group of attractive covers that would add much to an existing collection, see website PDF for complete scan

E. 500-750
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785
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 785, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkHale & Co., 5c Blue, Address Deleted in Manuscript (75L1 var -- Gutman Type C overprint), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Address Deleted in Manuscript (75L1 var -- Gutman Type C overprint)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Address Deleted in Manuscript (75L1 var -- Gutman Type C overprint). Octagonal margins slightly in, with address obliterated by pen lines, additional pen stroke cancel, used on May 24, 1844 folded letter from Boston to Providence R.I., sender's "Paid" notation confirms use of stamp, vertical folds clear of stamp, one ending in small tear, Very Fine, scarce use of Address Deleted stamp on an early letter to Providence

E. 150-200
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786
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 786, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkHale & Co., 5c Blue, Address Deleted in Manuscript (75L1 var -- Gutman Type C overprint), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Address Deleted in Manuscript (75L1 var -- Gutman Type C overprint)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Address Deleted in Manuscript (75L1 var -- Gutman Type C overprint). Pelure paper, square margins, one large with part of adjoining stamp, touching other sides, wrinkles, used on greenish July 31, 1844 folded letter addressed in blue to Philadelphia street address, manuscript "Paid", small rust mark at top, slightly toned, otherwise Fine, Gutman records this as the earliest Hale use from New Haven

E. 150-200
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787
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 787, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkHale & Co., 5c Blue, Address Deleted in Manuscript (75L1 var -- Gutman Type C overprint), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Address Deleted in Manuscript (75L1 var -- Gutman Type C overprint)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Address Deleted in Manuscript (75L1 var -- Gutman Type C overprint). Two stamps, manuscript lines thru 13 Court St. address (used after move to 23 State St.), cut to shape roughly with margins in on left stamp and small faults, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Cour. & Enq. Building New York" oval handstamp (Ty. F28) on Aug. 14, 1844 folded letter to Norwich Conn., edgewear, appears Fine, very rare with two stamps

E. 200-300
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788
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 788, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkHale & Co., 5c Blue, Address Deleted in Manuscript (75L1 var -- Gutman Type C overprint), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Address Deleted in Manuscript (75L1 var -- Gutman Type C overprint)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Address Deleted in Manuscript (75L1 var -- Gutman Type C overprint). Eight 1844 year-dated folded letters (one envelope) from New York City with 75L1 stamps showing lines or brush stroke thru old address (four with square margins, including two in Dark Blue, and four die cut or cut to shape), destination cities/towns include Boston, Haverhill, Philadelphia, Providence R.I. and Troy N.Y., one of the square-cut stamps is tied by red Collect box handstamp (Ty. C3), envelope has red Ty. F28 oval, others without markings, two have stamps with file creases thru them, others generally Fine and attractive despite minor toning or flaws, the Blue first issue stamps were changed by striking out the 13 Court St. address after Hale's office moved to 23 State St., the modified plate with address removed was used to print 75L5 stamps -- this is a large group of these very scarce Address Deleted stamps, all used on covers, see website PDF for complete scan

E. 750-1,000
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789
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 789, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Square-cut margins just barely in, light pastel shade, magenta manuscript crossed-lines precancel, used on July 25, 1844 folded letter from Boston to Schenectady N.Y., stamp has minor corner crease, Very Fine, the date of use and absence of any other markings indicates Hale carried this alone to Schenectady during the period he tried to compete with Pomeroy

E. 150-200
225
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790
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 790, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Two on separate folded letters, both stamps with square margins, mostly ample to barely in, Aug. 29, 1844 to Boston with manuscript "A&D" control marking, other Sep. 17, 1844 with manuscript "NY" control marking (stamp toned and creased from file fold), Gutman notes that the "NY" is the only recorded cover originating in New York City with these control initials (or cancel), both covers have red Ty. F28 oval handstamps, Fine, scarce

E. 150-200
120
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791
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 791, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkHale & 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). Positions 17-19, horizontal strip of three, left stamp "Wail" instead of "Wall" variety, used with fourth stamp, Position 9, strip shows mechanical die-cutting but the stamps are unsevered, tied by multiple strikes of red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Courier & Enquirer Building, New York" oval handstamp (Ty. F29) on folded cover to Boston street address with sender's notation "4 Sheets" (proof that Hale rated letters per sheet at least some of the time), docketed with Jul. 18, 1844 origin date, vertical file fold thru one stamp, a few small sealed tears in strip at joining points, still Fine, a remarkable quadruple-rate cover, the characteristics of this strip and the manner in which it was created are suggestive of private vending machine coils that were created nearly 70 years later, illustrated in Gutman Hale book (page 281), ex Schwartz and Dr. Puliafito

E. 400-500
475
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792
c
Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue, With and Without Street Address (75L1, 75L5). 26 folded letters or covers from New York City to various destination cities/towns, includes 9 with 75L1 (3 square-cut, 6 cut to shape or die cut), and 17 with 75L5 (6 square-cut, 11 cut to shape or die cut), all single frankings, 75L1 covers include manuscript "6" to Boston with "2c" local delivery fee, two with red "6" ty. C14 handstamp, one with manuscript "N", two are tied; 75L5 covers include 15 cancelled or tied by red handstamps, one on a printed folded sheet with "Paid" and "One Sheet Only" printed on address panel, minor faults and file folds thru a few stamps, but this is a select group of Hale stamped covers from New York City, our estimate is quite conservative considering the value of a typical 75L1 or 75L5 cover, see website PDF for complete scan

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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793
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 793, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkBrainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Black (24L1), Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Black (24L1)Brainard & Co., New York-Albany-Troy, 5c Black (24L1). Cut to shape clear of circle, uncancelled, red "Forwarded by Brainard & Co. Albany" oval (Ty. F1), red "6" due handstamp (Ty. C12) and "Collect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co." box handstamp (Ty. C2) on Sep. 3, 1844 folded cover (portion of letter with dateline intact) from Albany to Philadelphia street address

VERY FINE. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED COVERS SHOWING CONJUNCTIVE USE OF BRAINARD & COMPANY'S BLACK ADHESIVE AND HALE'S SERVICE TO PHILADELPHIA.

We record four Brainard & Co. 5c Black 24L1 covers from Albany to Cornelius & Co. in Philadelphia, each of which involved conjunctive service between Brainard (Albany to New York City) and Hale (New York City to Philadelphia). The dates are July (docketed "Jul/44"), Sep. 3 (the cover offered here), Sep. 9 and Nov. 26 (with two Brainard stamps). In three cases, the Brainard stamp paid half of the postage, and the other half (Hale's share) was represented by a "6" due marking and Hale's Collect box. The Nov. 26 cover (ex Peltz) bears two Black 24L1 stamps for both rates involved and no due marking, which corroborates the genuine double-rate franking and the three single frankings (half prepaid, half unpaid).

Illustrated in the Independent Mails book (p. 275) and Gutman's Hale & Co. book (p. 252).

E. 1,500-2,000
800
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794
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 794, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkBrainard & Co., 5c Blue (24L2), Brainard & Co., 5c Blue (24L2)Brainard & Co., 5c Blue (24L2). Large margins with upper left cut to circular shape, manuscript cancel, used with red "Forwarded by Brainard & Co. from Troy" oval handstamp and "Collect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co." box handstamp (Ty. C3) on folded cover from Troy to New York City street address, docketed with Mar. 7, 1845 origin date, toned file folds, otherwise Fine, a rare Brainard & Co. adhesive franking (Lyons records about 14 genuine 24L2 covers), the use of the Hale Collect box suggests an additional rate was charged for the Albany to NYC part of the route

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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795
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 795, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkForwarded by Brainard & Co. from Troy, Forwarded by Brainard & Co. from TroyForwarded by Brainard & Co. from Troy. Red oval handstamp applied in conjunctive use with "Collect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co." box handstamp (Ty. C3) and red "Boyd's City Express Post, Apr. 24 9 O'C" oval datestamp on blue Apr. 22, 1845 folded letter from Troy to New York City street address, manuscript "Collect 6-1/4" and street address notations applied in New York City, slightly soiled, still Very Fine, Boyd's service is seen on Pomeroy covers, but rarely with Hale and American Letter Mail Co., this is an extremely rare Brainard and Hale conjunctive use with Boyd's local post, ex Jarrett

E. 400-500
550
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796
c
Brainard & Co. and Hale & Co., Troy N.Y. 12 folded letters or covers, 1844-45, includes Aug. 7, 1844 from NYC to Troy with Hale red oval and Collect box handstamps (Ty. F28 and C2, earliest Hale cover recorded by Gutman to Troy), other 11 from Troy including 9 with "Forwarded by Brainard & Co. from Troy" oval handstamp (8 with Hale Ty. C3 Collect box, one with "6" Ty. C12 handstamp), other two with Hale oval (one with two strikes of Ty. C3 Collect box, other with "Paid" that is not a Hale marking), destinations include Boston (2), Hartford, New Haven (2), New York City, Philadelphia (2) and Springfield Mass. (3, one with double Collect box), as usual for Brainard some of the markings a bit lightly struck, but a few are Very Fine, the group overall is of high quality, scarce and seldom offered in this quantity, see website PDF for complete scan

E. 750-1,000
400
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797
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 797, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkForwarded by Hale & Co. from Albany, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from AlbanyForwarded by Hale & Co. from Albany. Clear strike of red oval handstamp (Ty. F1) on Jun. 19, 1844 bill of lading with illustration of a ship, addressed to Andover Mass., perfect strike of “Collect/6 Cents/for/Boston Office” wavy-line frame handstamp (Ty. C9), pencil "6 paid out by Foster", Very Fine cover which originated in Troy, entered the Hale & Co. system at Albany, was directed through Boston and then handed off to Foster, who ran an express between Boston and Andover

E. 300-400
180
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798
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 798, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkForwarded by Hale & Co. from Albany, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from AlbanyForwarded by Hale & Co. from Albany. Red oval handstamp (Ty. F1) and black Collect box handstamp (Ty. C9) on June 29, 1844 folded letter with attached printed bill of lading (nice woodcut design with ship in port and cargo), to Andover Mass., pencil "Foster Ex-" marking to the left of Collect box refers to a Foster's Express, who ran an express between Boston and Andover, light toning, otherwise Fine, rare

E. 150-200
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799
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 799, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkForwarded 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. C3) lightly struck on greenish Jan. 27, 1845 folded letter from New York City to Albany N.Y., red "Overton & Co's City Mail, Office, 3 Broad Street" oval handstamp and matching "PAID" straightline handstamp (formerly used by Pomeroy), the Overton markings are thoroughly crossed out and the letter marked "Not Paid" and "Collect", pencil "Ingraham" referring to the sender's name, Fine, very unusual combination of Hale and Overton markings

E. 150-200
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800
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 800, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkPomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Black on Yellow Surface-Colored Paper (117L1), Pomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Black on Yellow Surface-Colored Paper (117L1)Pomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Black on Yellow Surface-Colored Paper (117L1). Horizontal pair, ample to large margins, deep impression on brilliant colored paper, each stamp cancelled by lightly inked but strongly impressed Pomeroy "Cd." cancel, impressions tie thru paper, on July 30, 1844 folded letter from Geneva N.Y. to Belleville near Newburyport Mass., written by a student at Geneva College, Benjamin Hale, to his mother, Mrs. Thomas Hale, clear strikes of red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Albany" oval and black "H. T. Crofoot's Letter Office Newburyport" oval handstamps

EXTREMELY FINE. A COLORFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE TRIPLE CONJUNCTIVE USAGE, INVOLVING POMEROY'S LETTER EXPRESS (WITH ADHESIVE FRANKING), HALE & COMPANY, AND H. T. CROFOOT.

This beautiful cover demonstrates one of the most interesting aspects of the Independent Mail system in 1844-45: the cooperation among different firms to provide service between two distant locations. It was carried by Pomeroy's Letter Express from Geneva to Albany, where it was handed over to Hale & Co. for the eastbound trip to Boston and from there to Newburyport. Hosea T. Crofoot, a bookbinder and expressman, had an agreement with Hale to carry mail between Boston and Newburyport. The pair of Pomeroy's Letter Express stamps included their fee (one stamp) and the fee charged by Hale. Presumably Crofoot was compensated for his services out of the postage Hale received.

Very few covers exist that show three Independent Mail companies' service -- so-called triple conjunctive usage -- and this cover with the Pomeroy's Letter Express pair is regarded as one of the most beautiful. A similar Pomeroy/Hale/Crofoot cover, except stamped with both Pomeroy and Hale adhesives, was sold for $23,000 hammer in our sale of the Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito collection (Sale 1214, lot 270).

Ex Stephen A. Brown, Frank A. Hollowbush, Pitt Petri ("Buffalo" collection) and David L. Jarrett. Illustrated in Independent Mails book (pp. 88 and 230).

E. 4,000-5,000
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801
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 801, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkPomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Black on Yellow Surface-Colored Paper (117L1), Pomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Black on Yellow Surface-Colored Paper (117L1)Pomeroy's Letter Express, 5c Black on Yellow Surface-Colored Paper (117L1). Horizontal pair, large margins, deep impression on intensely colored paper, tiny wrinkle at bottom right, each stamp cancelled by manuscript "X", used on folded letter dated Aug. 15, 1844, but without town origin indicated -- based on reference to a Harriett Peckham and New Hartford in letter, we have determined it originated in Oneida County, near Utica N.Y. -- carried by Pomeroy to Albany where given to Hale & Co. for delivery to Salem Mass., "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Albany" oval handstamp (Ty. F1), manuscript "Single" indicating single-rate letter, Extremely Fine, a rare Pomeroy's Letter Express and Hale conjunctive use, one of the stamps paid the Pomeroy fee and the other paid for Hale's service to Salem

E. 750-1,000
700
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802
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 802, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Position 20 with huge bottom right corner sheet margins, others large to just touched, manuscript "CR" control marking, orientation to the stamp, not the sideways position, manuscript "X" cancel, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Springfield" oval handstamp (Ty. F38) on 1844 folded letter from Springfield Mass. to Saratoga Springs N.Y., red "POMEROY'S MAIL" straightline handstamp (Ty. PLE-HS2) indicating conjunctive use, Hale carried the letter from Springfield to Albany, and Pomeroy from Albany north to Saratoga, stamp has tiny tear in margin and slight crease in sheet margin, otherwise Extremely Fine, a very rare conjunctive usage, especially with the Hale adhesive and Pomeroy handstamp, Gutman notes this is the only Hale cover to Saratoga Springs

E. 500-750
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803
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 803, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkForwarded by Hale & Co. from Albany, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from AlbanyForwarded by Hale & Co. from Albany. Red oval (Ty. F1) and "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" red oval (Ty. F3) on bluish gray folded letter datelined "Albany August 5, 1844" and addressed to Boston street address, red "POMEROY'S MAIL" straightline (Ty. PLE-HS2) and "P A I D ." handstamps applied at origin, handed to Hale's Albany office for transport to Boston, the Hale handstamps struck over the Pomeroy "Paid" marking, which suggests Hale collected something for their effort, Extremely Fine, an unusual cover that proves the two types of Pomeroy markings were applied at the Albany office, ex Dr. Puliafito

E. 150-200
170
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804
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 804, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkForwarded by Hale & Co. from Providence, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from ProvidenceForwarded by Hale & Co. from Providence. Red oval handstamp (Ty. F36) clearly struck on undated folded cover to Albany N.Y., delivered by Pomeroy's Letter Express with its Albany office red "POMEROY'S MAIL" straightline handstamp (Ty. PLE-HS2) clearly struck, no rates indicated, faint pencil street address added for delivery, Very Fine, an interesting conjunctive usage, Pomeroy evidently delivered mail in Albany for the other Independent Mail companies, illustrated in Gutman Hale book (p. 322), ex Schwartz and Dr. Puliafito

E. 300-400
425
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805
c
Hale & Co., Buffalo N.Y. Four folded letters to and one from Buffalo, includes July 27, 1844 from Boston with Ty. F3 oval and black Ty. C9 collect handstamp, no conjunctive markings so presumably carried by Hale all the way; July 24, 1844 from NYC with red "6" Ty. C12 handstamp and red Collect box that is not a Hale marking; similar letter dated July 29, 1844 with "6" handstamp and double-struck Collect box that may have been applied by Pomeroy; Aug. 23, 1844 from NYC with Ty. C2 Collect box handstamp and a different box handstamp possibly applied by another company (this is latest of five Hale covers to Buffalo recorded by Gutman); last is Sep. 26, 1844 from Buffalo to Springfield Mass. with Ty. C1 Collect box, which is the only Hale cover from Buffalo recorded by Gutman; overall Fine, a scarce group representing almost all of the Hale covers to or from Buffalo, see website PDF for complete scan

E. 500-750
250
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806
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 806, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Mostly clear square margins, magenta manuscript precancel, used on Jan. 15, 1845 folded cover with dateline intact from Albany to Philadelphia, red Collect box handstamp (Ty. C3), file fold thru stamp, otherwise Fine, it is uncertain why both the collect handstamp and Hale adhesive were necessary, but several Hale covers from Albany to Philadelphia show 12c total paid, Gutman records this cover as the only example of this precancel variety

E. 100-150
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807
c
Hale & Co., Albany N.Y. Nine folded letters/covers and one front, all originating in Albany and addressed to various destinations towns/cities, nine have Ty. F1 red oval handstamp, the front has a Brainard oval, various Collect box or rate handstamps including five with a framed type that Gutman attributes to Brainard or American Letter Mail Co., light or faint strikes as usual for Albany office, still a Fine group of scarce Hale covers, see website PDF for complete scan

E. 750-1,000
0
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808
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 808, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkFORWARDED BY/HALE BROOKLYN. N.Y, FORWARDED BY/HALE BROOKLYN. N.YFORWARDED BY/HALE BROOKLYN. N.Y. Two lines in Eagle with branches and stars oval handstamp in black (Ty. F17) and red Collect box handstamp (Ty. C3) on Dec. 6, 1844 folded letter to Boston street address, the Eagle handstamp is a much clearer strike than usual and there is a blue manuscript notation "Mailed late for the 7th" inside the oval

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING STRIKE OF THE HALE & COMPANY BROOKLYN EAGLE OVAL MARKING AND THE ONLY ONE KNOWN WITH THE "MAILED LATE" MARKING.

Illustrated in the Independent Mails book (p. 281)

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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809
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 809, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkHale & 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 two strikes of black Collect box handstamp (Ty. C3), partly clear strike of "FORWARDED BY/HALE BROOKLYN. N.Y." Eagle with branches and stars oval handstamp in black (Ty. F17) on greenish folded cover to Boston street address (no date indicated), small faint toned spot at right, Very Fine, this is the only cover recorded by Gutman originating in Brooklyn with a Hale adhesive stamp, an outstanding Independent Mail cover, illustrated in Gutman's Hale & Co. book (p. 261)

E. 1,000-1,500
650
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810
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 810, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkFORWARDED BY/HALE BROOKLYN. N.Y, FORWARDED BY/HALE BROOKLYN. N.YFORWARDED BY/HALE BROOKLYN. N.Y. Two lines in Eagle with branches and stars oval handstamp in black (Ty. F17) and red Collect box handstamp (Ty. C3) on Dec. 5, 1844 folded letter to Boston street address, dampstained at lower left, otherwise Fine, Gutman records fewer than twelve examples of this handstamp and notes that most are "poorly struck", the marking was made by inserting type into a stock device used for various purposes

E. 300-400
180
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811
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 811, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkHale & Co., Brooklyn N.Y, Hale & Co., Brooklyn N.YHale & Co., Brooklyn N.Y. Four folded letters originating in Brooklyn: Aug. 24, 1844 with Boston Ty. F3 oval and evidence of missing Hale stamp, but significant as earliest recorded from Brooklyn; Jan. 7, 1845 to New London Conn. with Eagle oval handstamp (Ty. F17) and "PAID" (Ty. P5, two recorded); Mar. 26, 1845 to Providence R.I. with Ty. F29 oval and two C3 collect handstamps, possibly indicating double rate (long tear in address panel); May 29, 1845 to Boston with Ty. F29 oval and Ty. C3 Collect box (uncertain where applied); a very desirable group of Hale covers from Brooklyn, all of which are scarce, see website PDF for complete scan

E. 500-750
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812
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 812, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkFORWARDED BY/HALE BROOKLYN. N.Y, FORWARDED BY/HALE BROOKLYN. N.YFORWARDED BY/HALE BROOKLYN. N.Y. Two lines in Eagle with branches and stars oval handstamp in black (Ty. F17) and small "PAID" handstamp (Ty. P5, two recorded) on May 23, 1845 folded letter to Boston street address, Very Fine, ex Jarrett, whose fastidious condition requirements were satisfied by this cover, which has one of the clearest strikes of this rare marking, Gutman records fewer than twelve examples of this handstamp and notes that most are "poorly struck", the marking was made by inserting type into a stock device used for various purposes

E. 750-1,000
375
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813
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 813, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkH. T. Crofoot's Letter Office, Newburyport, H. T. Crofoot's Letter Office, NewburyportH. T. Crofoot's Letter Office, Newburyport. Red oval handstamp and matching "Collect/6-1/4 cents" box handstamp clearly struck, conjunctive "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" oval handstamp (Ty. F3) on Feb. 4, 1845 folded letter from Newburyport Mass. to Brooklyn N.Y. street address, Extremely Fine, the Independent Mail route operated by Hosea T. Crofoot linked with Hale and American Letter Mail Co. at Boston, this is one of two Hale covers recorded by Gutman with a Brooklyn destination

E. 300-400
275
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814
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 814, Hale & Co: New Jersey and New YorkForwarded 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 matching "PAID" handstamp (Ty. P8) on Jun. 24, 1845 folded letter from Flushing, Long Island, to Albany N.Y., manuscript notations "paid" and "Cash", the latter referring to $10 enclosed according to letter, slightly toned along file fold, otherwise Fine, Gutman records this as the only Hale cover from Flushing, latest to Albany and latest use of the Ty. P8 handstamp

E. 150-200
110
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815
c
Hale & Co., New York Towns. Seven folded letters or covers, 1844-45, all scarce or rare uses to and/or from New York towns (as indicated in parentheses), includes Rochester (to), Schaghticoke (one to, two from, including one with Brainard oval), Schenectady (to), Utica (earliest to, and one from, which has Hale Albany oval and a Collect box from Brainard or ALM Co.), generally clean covers with Fine strikes of Hale markings, although Hale served upstate and western New York, covers are very uncommon, see website PDF for complete scan

E. 300-400
150
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