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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: Pennsylvania, Rhode Island

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
816
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 816, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a), Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a)Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a). Square margins, light wrinkle, large manuscript "R" cancel with clear strike red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from 37 S. Third Street, Philadelphia" oval handstamp (Ty. F33) on Jun. 28, 1845 folded letter to Providence R.I., Very Fine and a very late use, mailed only two days before the end of the Independent Mails

E. 300-400
275
817
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 817, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a), Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a)Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a). Square margins touching on three sides, tied by large manuscript "P" cancel, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from 37 S. Third Street, Philadelphia" oval handstamp (Ty. F33) on Dec. 2, 1844 folded letter to Newport R.I., Very Fine, choice Hale & Co. usage from Philadelphia office to Newport (the earliest to this location recorded by Gutman), interesting contents regarding politics and art, with 2000 P.F. certificate as normal 75L1, but this is definitely Pelure paper

E. 300-400
180
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818
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 818, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & Co., 5c Dark Blue on Pelure (75L1a), Hale & Co., 5c Dark Blue on Pelure (75L1a)Hale & Co., 5c Dark Blue on Pelure (75L1a). Square margins, dark shade, cancelled by manuscript "P" with red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from 37 S. Third Street, Philadelphia" oval handstamp (Ty. F33) on Jan. 2, 1845 docketed folded cover to New Haven Conn., stamp with minor gum staining along edges, Very Fine

E. 100-150
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819
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 819, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a), Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a)Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a). Octagonal margins, couple small edge tears, tied by one of two large manuscript "R" cancels with red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from 37 S. Third Street, Philadelphia" oval handstamp (Ty. F33) on undated folded letter to Lexington Mass., slight soiling and edgewear, appears Fine, Gutman records ten Philadelphia covers with the "R" cancel, this is an unusual example tying the stamp, with 2000 P.F. certificate as 75L1

E. 150-200
120
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820
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 820, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & Co., 5c Deep Blue on Pelure (75L1a), Hale & Co., 5c Deep Blue on Pelure (75L1a)Hale & Co., 5c Deep Blue on Pelure (75L1a). Positions 5/10/15/20, complete vertical column of four with right sheet margin, light wrinkles, strong file crease and a few small edge flaws, cancelled by bold manuscript "P" initial, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from 37 S. Third Street, Philadelphia" oval handstamp (Ty. F33) on Dec. 7, 1844 folded letter from Richmond Va. to New York City, carried privately from Richmond to Philadelphia where it entered the Hale system, cut in lettersheet below strip

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE VERTICAL STRIP OF FOUR OF THE HALE & COMPANY 5-CENT BLUE WITH STREET ADDRESS, USED ON COVER. THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THIS STAMP ON COVER, AND ONLY ONE OTHER STRIP OF FOUR -- FROM THE PLATE WITHOUT THE ADDRESS (SCOTT 75L5) -- IS RECORDED ON COVER.

Illustrated in the Independent Mails book (p. 312)

E. 1,500-2,000
2,100
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821
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 821, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2), Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2)Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2). Octagonal margins slightly in, cancelled by one of two strikes of red "PAID" handstamp (Ty. P8) with matching "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from 37 S. Third Street, Philadelphia" oval handstamp (Ty. F33) on Mar. 28, 1845 folded letter to New York City, some slight cover soiling not affecting stamp, Very Fine, a scarce use of the 5c Red stamp from Philadelphia, Gutman records only two such covers

E. 400-500
225
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822
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 822, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & 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, large to full all around, cancelled by red Collect box (Ty. C3) with matching "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from 37 S. Third Street, Philadelphia" oval handstamp (Ty. F33) on Jun. 20, 1845 folded letter to Charles Calistus Burleigh at the "Anti-Slavery Office" in Providence R.I., missing portions of the letter but the cover is intact, interesting content relating to God and justice, Very Fine, Bureligh was the editor of the anti-slavery newspaper The Unionist, as well as the Pennsylvania Freeman paper of the Eastern Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, he was also active in the temperance, peace and women’s rights movements

E. 300-400
400
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823
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 823, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & 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, just in at top, large manuscript "R" cancel with red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from 37 S. Third Street, Philadelphia" oval handstamp (Ty. F33) on Jun. 16, 1845 illustrated "Baltimore and Philad'a Steamboat Co." folded bill of lading to Baltimore Md., small stain at bottom of stamp, still Very Fine, Gutman records ten Philadelphia covers with the "R" cancel

E. 150-200
150
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824
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 824, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & 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 all around, tied by manuscript "2" cancel indicating local delivery paid, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from 37 S. Third Street, Philadelphia" oval handstamp (Ty. F33) on Mar. 20, 1845 folded printed notice from the Little Schuylkill Navigation Rail Road and Coal Co. to New Haven Conn., Very Fine, ex Gibson

E. 150-200
100
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825
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 825, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & Co., 5c Light Blue (75L1), Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue (75L1)Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue (75L1). Octagonal margins, manuscript "R" cancel, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from 17 S. Third Street, Philadelphia" oval handstamp (Ty. F33) on bluish May 22, 1845 folded letter from Philadelphia to Leicester Mass., few small bleached spots not affecting the stamp, Fine, the only Hale cover to Leicester recorded by Gutman

E. 100-150
130
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826
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 826, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & 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 just touching, large manuscript "R" cancel with red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from 37 S. Third Street, Philadelphia" oval handstamp (Ty. F33) on Jun. 3, 1845 folded letter to Baltimore Md., manuscript "Mailed late for the 3rd" indicating the letter missed the advertised mail closing for that date, file fold thru oval handstamp, Very Fine, Gutman records ten Philadelphia covers with the "R" cancel

E. 150-200
130
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827
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 827, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & 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 manuscript "NB" control marking applied by New Bedford office, manuscript "P" cancel written twice, clear strike of red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from 37 S. Third Street, Philadelphia" oval handstamp (Ty. F33) on Nov. 25, 1844 folded letter from Bellefield Pa. to New Bedford Mass., sender mentions a letter he recently received from his aunt in New Bedford (perhaps she sent him a Hale stamp for the return), Very Fine and rare, Gutman records this as the only Hale cover from Belleville, which was a part of Pittsburgh

E. 300-400
325
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828
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 828, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & Co., 5c Light Blue on Pelure (75L1a), Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue on Pelure (75L1a)Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue on Pelure (75L1a). Three singles, octagonal margins, affixed overlapping which together with the ultra-thin pelure paper creates an eye-catching see-thru effect, faint magenta manuscript cancels, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Schuylkill Haven" oval handstamp (Ty. F37A) on Aug. 22, 1844 folded letter from Wilkes-Barre Pa. to Philadelphia, right stamp with small margin wrinkle, totally inconsequential but mentioned for accuracy, Very Fine, the only recorded example of the Hale & Co. Schuylkill Haven office oval, also the only known Hale cover from Wilkes-Barre, Schuylkill Haven lies on the Schuylkill River approximately 86 miles from Philadelphia and 57 miles from Wilkes-Barre, an advertisement illustrated in the Independent Mails book (p. 307) lists Schuylkill Haven as a Hale office, but the agent's name is unknown, illustrated in the Independent Mails book (p. 316)

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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829
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 829, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Four stamps die cut and affixed overlapping, tied together by red Collect box handstamps (Ty. C3) on cover front only to Schuylkill Haven Pa., manuscript "p Hale" and "R 18?", likely indicating Philadelphia origin, similar paper affixed to back to appear as a complete cover, Very Fine appearance and a rare quadruple franking

E. 400-500
275
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830
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 830, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & Co., 5c Blue With and Without Street Address (75L1, 75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue With and Without Street Address (75L1, 75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue With and Without Street Address (75L1, 75L5). Six covers from Philadelphia with manuscript "P" or "R" cancels, each with a single No. 75L1 or 75L5, four are cut to shape and two are cut square, red Philadelphia forwarding ovals (Ty. F33), a few minor flaws but overall Fine-Very Fine group, Gutman records only nine or ten of each type of cancel

E. 1,000-1,500
500
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831
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 831, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandForwarded 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) with matching "PAID" handstamp (Ty. P8) on Jul. 31, 1844 folded letter from Allegheny Pa. to Hartford Conn., interesting contents stating the letter will be hand-carried to Philadelphia and given to "Hale's Mail", requests that the recipient reply by U.S. mail to Allegheny, Fine and rare, Gutman records this as the only Hale cover from Allegheny, an area of North Pittsburgh

E. 100-150
60
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832
c
Hale & Co., Philadelphia Office. More than 50 covers with short write-ups, most are stampless, plus a couple 75L1 or 75L5 covers, each with red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from 17 S. Third Street, Philadelphia" oval handstamp (Ty. F33), range of other markings including Collect box, "PAID" and some handstamped and manuscript rates, typical small flaws and file folds, one of the stamps on cover is faulty, overall Fine and desirable Hale collection from Philadelphia, see website PDF for complete scan

E. 3,000-4,000
0
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833
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 833, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandForwarded by Hale & Co. from Providence, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from ProvidenceForwarded by Hale & Co. from Providence. Red oval handstamp (Ty. F36) with double-struck "12" handstamp and single strike of "25" rate handstamp (Ty. C16 and C19, respectively) on bluish Jan. 25, 1845 folded letter to Philadelphia, Very Fine, Gutman records only two examples of the 12c Ty. C16 handstamp and this sole example of the 25c Ty. C19, and he speculates that these were applied at the New York City office, not Providence

E. 400-500
375
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834
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 834, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1), Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1)Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1). Octagonal margins slightly in, deep shade, manuscript "N" control marking, used with red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Providence" oval handstamp (Ty. F36) on Feb. 10, 1845 folded letter to Philadelphia, neatly docketed, stamp slightly toned and wrinkled as usual for Pelure paper, scare "N" control marking

E. 100-150
70
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835
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 835, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1), Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1)Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1). Octagonal margins mostly clear, deep shade, manuscript "N" control marking, used with red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Providence" oval handstamp (Ty. F36) on docketed Jan. 13, 1845 Quaker-dated folded cover to Philadelphia, vertical fold thru stamp, otherwise Fine, very scarce "N" control marking

E. 100-150
70
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836
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 836, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & Co., 5c Light Blue (75L1), Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue (75L1)Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue (75L1). Octagonal margins slightly in, tied by red handstamped cancel, matching "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Providence" oval handstamp (Ty. F36) on docketed July 4, 1844 greenish folded cover to Philadelphia, red oval and stamp crossed out in pen, manuscript "12-1/2" rate, evidently carried and rated by another firm, stamp has small hole, otherwise Fine, an unusual use, Gutman records this as the earliest Hale cover from Providence

E. 100-150
80
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837
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 837, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2), Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2)Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2). Octagonal margins slightly in, manuscript cancel, used with red Collect box handstamp (Ty. C3) with "Six" re-rated to "12-1/2" on docketed Feb. 12, 1845 blue folded cover from Boston to Providence R.I., Very Fine, scarce use of 5c Red

E. 300-400
300
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838
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 838, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2), Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2)Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2). Square margins clear to full, uncancelled, used on docketed Feb. 15, 1845 folded cover from New England Glass Co. (based in Boston) to Providence R.I., sender's notation "Paid" confirms use of stamp, file crease thru stamp, otherwise Fine

E. 100-150
80
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839
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 839, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & 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 slightly in, manuscript "N" control marking, used with red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Providence" oval handstamp (Ty. F36) on docketed Sep. 3, 1844 folded cover to Philadelphia, slightly toned, otherwise Very Fine, the "N" control marking is very scarce

E. 100-150
70
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840
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 840, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). With crossed-lines precancel, large margins to just in on two sides, partly clear strike of red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" oval handstamp (Ty. F3) on Oct. 25, 1844 docketed folded cover to Providence R.I., manuscript "This letter was del'd to Hale & Co. Friday PM 25 Oct. Not del'd in Providence until Monday morning 28 Oct" probably written by Hale office, also separate manuscript receipt docketing, Very Fine

E. 150-200
350
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841
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 841, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & Co., 5c Dark Blue on Pelure (75L1a), Hale & Co., 5c Dark Blue on Pelure (75L1a)Hale & Co., 5c Dark Blue on Pelure (75L1a). Remarkable deep shade and heavy impression, octagonal margins just touching, manuscript "N" control marking applied at Providence R.I., perfect pitch-black strike of "WARREN R.I." straightline in diminutive italic type on Sep. 18, 1844 folded letter from Warren to Providence, file folds clear of stamp, stamp has very faint gum toning and slight wrinkle as usual for Pelure paper

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED GENUINE COVER WITH THE HALE & COMPANY WARREN OFFICE STRAIGHTLINE.

Warren lies between Providence R.I. and New Bedford Mass., approximately ten miles southeast of Providence. The "N" initial is a control marking applied by one of Hale's agents in Providence. The unusual straightline handstamp used on this cover is possibly an independent agent's own creation, as it is unlike the standard markings used by Hale's offices. Only one other example is recorded, the stamp offered in lot 842.

Illustrated and described in Gutman's Hale book (page 325) and in the Independent Mails book. Ex Hall and Dr. Puliafito. With 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
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842
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 842, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & Co., 5c Light Blue (75L1), Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue (75L1)Hale & Co., 5c Light Blue (75L1). Cut square, manuscript "N" control marking, and two strikes of "WARREN R.I." straightline handstamp, affixed to piece of brown paper, faults, but a significant "second example" of the Warren straightline

E. 100-150
0
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843
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 843, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandFORWARDED/BY/HALE & CO/STONINGTON CT, FORWARDED/BY/HALE & CO/STONINGTON CTFORWARDED/BY/HALE & CO/STONINGTON CT. Framed four-line handstamp (Ty. F39) struck with exceptional clarity, manuscript "6" rate on bluish Feb. 28, 1845 folded letter from Westerly R.I. to New York City, Very Fine, carried by Hale from Westerly to Stonington and handstamped at that office, this is the earlier of two Hale covers from Westerly recorded by Gutman

E. 300-400
275
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844
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 844, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandFORWARDED/BY/HALE & CO/STONINGTON CT, FORWARDED/BY/HALE & CO/STONINGTON CTFORWARDED/BY/HALE & CO/STONINGTON CT. Framed four-line handstamp (Ty. F39) more clearly struck than usual, clear strike of "PAID" handstamp which Gutman thinks was applied in New York City but we think is a Stonington marking, blue manuscript "6" rate next to sender's "Paid" notation on bluish Apr. 23, 1845 folded letter from Westerly R.I. to Hartford Conn. street address, Very Fine, carried by Hale from Westerly to Stonington and handstamped at that office, two Hale covers from Westerly recorded by Gutman -- if we are correct that the "PAID" was struck in Stonington, then this is the only recorded example

E. 300-400
225
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845
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 845, Hale & Co: Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandHale & Co., Rhode Island Offices, Hale & Co., Rhode Island OfficesHale & Co., Rhode Island Offices. 34 covers in a binder, all but a few are stampless, range of markings with the majority showing the Providence office red oval (Ty. F36), some handstamped rates, typical file folds and other minor condition issues, overall Fine group, see website PDF for complete scan

E. 1,000-1,500
500
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