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)
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