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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.: Boston Mass.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
506
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 506, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 13 Court Street, Boston Mass, Hale & Co., 13 Court Street, Boston MassHale & Co., 13 Court Street, Boston Mass. Single sheet broadside advertising Hale's "Foreign Letter Office, 13 Court Street, in connection with Hale's Foreign Letter Office, New York. Letters will be forwarded for the London, Liverpool & Havre Packets; for South America, W. Indies & all other Foreign Ports, at 18 3-4cts.", continues with instructions on letters for New York at 6-1/4 cts. with office addresses and "Please tack this up", pencil notation at bottom, "The above was left at our counting room this day, Dec. 6.", couple small tape remnants at right, folds, overall very fresh, an outstanding collateral item of Hale and the Independent Mails, ex Stimmell, illustrated in Gutman's Hale and Independent Mails books (pp. 10 and 95 respectively)

E. 500-750
650
507
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 507, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from BostonForwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston. Oval handstamp (Ty. F3) and matching Collect box (Ty. C2) on Aug. 26, 1844 folded letter from James Hale in New York City to his mother in Newburyport Mass., manuscript "Per Hales & Co. Express" and "Paid", minor edge toning, Fine cover with interesting content from the Hale & Co. founder to his mother, detailing his travels along the express routes and commenting "I was great with pleasure with the new way", which may be interpreted as his endorsement of sending mail between Boston and New York along his route, ex Schwartz

E. 400-500
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508
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 508, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass., "'Hales' Express". Manuscript endorsement with "paid" and "2" (cents) notations on folded letter datelined "Boston, December 21, 1843" to Howland & Aspinwall in New York City, blue ink spot over "Hales", Very Fine, Gutman records this as the earliest Hale & Co. Independent Mail cover

E. 500-750
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509
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 509, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Forwarded Through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office 13/Court St. Boston, Forwarded Through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office 13/Court St. BostonForwarded Through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office 13/Court St. Boston. Well-struck four-line framed handstamp (Ty. F14) on Dec. 26, 1843 folded letter to New York City, manuscript "pr Hale & Co. Express" at top, light file fold thru handstamp, Very Fine, Gutman records this as the earliest handstamped letter from a Hale & Co. office, ex Schwartz, illustrated in Gutman Independent Mails book on p. 180

E. 300-400
550
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510
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 510, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Forwarded Through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office 13/Court St. Boston, Forwarded Through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office 13/Court St. BostonForwarded Through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office 13/Court St. Boston. Unusually clear strike of red four-line framed handstamp (Ty. F14) on Jan. 30, 1844 folded letter to New York City, manuscript "pr Hale", slightly toned file fold, Extremely Fine strike

E. 150-200
275
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511
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 511, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Collect/6 Cents/for/Boston Office, Collect/6 Cents/for/Boston OfficeCollect/6 Cents/for/Boston Office. Superb strike of wavy-line frame handstamp (Ty. C9) on Feb. 6, 1844 bill of lading with beautiful engraving of a three-masted ship, addressed to New York City street address, manuscript "single" notation, Extremely Fine strike

E. 150-200
450
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512
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 512, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Collect/6 Cents/for/Boston Office, Collect/6 Cents/for/Boston OfficeCollect/6 Cents/for/Boston Office. Clear strike of wavy-line frame handstamp (Ty. C9) which has been overwritten with manuscript "12-1/2" double rate on undated folded letter to New York City, second "12-1/2" at center, fresh and Very Fine

E. 150-200
250
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513
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 513, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from BostonForwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston. Red oval handstamp (Ty. F3) with Collect box handstamp (Ty. C9) on June 17, 1844 folded letter to New York City, manuscript "18-3/4" for triple rate and "$200" indicating contents, Very Fine

E. 200-300
350
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514
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 514, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from BostonForwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston. Clear strike of double-line oval handstamp in red (Ty. F16) with matching bold "PAID" straightline (Ty. P4) on Apr. 5, 1845 folded letter to New York City, light file folds thru both markings, Very Fine, this Hale oval is rare with only six recorded by Gutman

E. 300-400
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515
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 515, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., Boston Office, Stampless Covers, Hale & Co., Boston Office, Stampless CoversHale & Co., Boston Office, Stampless Covers. Eight covers, each with unusually clear strikes of different Hale & Co. forwarding or Collect box handstamps, a few markings are scarce including earliest known use of Ty. C9, Ty. F13 (May 19 date, two recorded) and Ty. F16 (six recorded), fresh and Very Fine group, see website PDF for complete scan

E. 400-500
475
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516
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 516, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.PENNY POST/PAID, PENNY POST/PAIDPENNY POST/PAID. Red two-line handstamp in caps (Ty. PP2) on Apr. 3, 1845 blue folded letter to New York City, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" oval handstamp (Ty. F4), Very Fine strike and rare, this handstamp, which was used only in Boston, indicated that local delivery was prepaid, Gutman records only seven examples

E. 300-400
275
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517
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 517, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.PENNY POST/PAID, PENNY POST/PAIDPENNY POST/PAID. Red two-line handstamp in caps (Ty. PP2) on Apr. 12, 1845 docketed folded cover to Philadelphia, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" oval handstamp (Ty. F4) and "PAID" straightline (Ty. P4), manuscript "Hale's Express" at bottom, Very Fine strike of the rare "PENNY POST/PAID" handstamp, which was used only in Boston and indicated that local delivery was prepaid, Gutman records only seven examples, ex Steinmetz

E. 300-400
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518
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 518, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.PENNY POST/PAID, PENNY POST/PAIDPENNY POST/PAID. Red two-line handstamp in caps (Ty. PP2) on folded letter from Boston to Springfield Mass., May 2, 1845 docketing on flap, red "PAID" straightline (Ty. P4), trifle heavy file fold does not pass through any markings, small tear at top, Very Fine strike of the rare "PENNY POST/PAID" handstamp, which was used only in Boston and indicated that local delivery was prepaid, Gutman records only seven examples

E. 200-300
110
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519
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 519, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.PENNY POST/PAID, PENNY POST/PAIDPENNY POST/PAID. Red two-line handstamp in caps (Ty. PP2) on Mar. 10, 1845 folded letter from Boston to Springfield Mass., manuscript "Paid", Very Fine strike and rare, this handstamp, which was used only in Boston, indicated that local delivery was prepaid, Gutman records only seven examples

E. 200-300
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520
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 520, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.PENNY POST/PAID, PENNY POST/PAIDPENNY POST/PAID. Red two-line handstamp (Ty. PP2) struck twice on May 26, 1845 folded letter from Boston to Brunswick Me. with May 31 reply on other side, sender's notation "single & paid in full", Very Fine, a rare marking which was used only in Boston and indicated that local delivery was prepaid, Gutman records only seven examples, this is the only one with two strikes, ex Dr. Puliafito

E. 300-400
225
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521
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 521, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.PENNY POST/PAID, PENNY POST/PAIDPENNY POST/PAID. Red two-line handstamp in caps (Ty. PP2) clearly struck on May 22, 1845 folded letter from Boston to Albany N.Y., endorsed "Pr Hale & Co." and "Paid & P.P.P." (Penny Post Paid), the writer asks for a reply to be sent via Hale & Co., Very Fine strike of the rare "PENNY POST/PAID" handstamp, which was used only in Boston and indicated that local delivery was prepaid, Gutman records only seven examples, ex Knapp and Hall

E. 200-300
140
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522
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 522, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.PENNY POST PAID, PENNY POST PAIDPENNY POST PAID. Clear strike of small red straightline handstamp in all-caps (Ty. PP3), matching "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from New Bedford" oval handstamp (Ty. F24) on Mar. 1845 folded letter to Salem Mass., Very Fine strike of this rare straightline on a fresh cover, which was used at New Bedford to indicate local delivery was prepaid, Gutman records only two examples

E. 400-500
375
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523
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 523, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.PENNY POST PAID, PENNY POST PAIDPENNY POST PAID. Perfect strike of small red straightline handstamp in all-caps (Ty. PP3), matching "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from New Bedford" oval handstamp (Ty. F24) and "PAID" handstamp (Ty. P7) on Feb. 19, 1845 folded letter to Boston, sender's bold and frantic instructions "to be Delivered at once, Delivery Immediately tonight" across top, slight soiling including along file folds which pass thru two markings, Extremely Fine strike of this rare straightline, which was used at New Bedford to indicate local delivery was prepaid, Gutman records only two examples, the "immediate delivery" instructions are interesting -- one could never tell the post office to do that

E. 500-750
325
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524
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 524, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & 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 all around, uncancelled, clear strike of red "PENNY POSTAGE PAID" straightline handstamp (Ty. PP1) on bluish Feb. 7, 1845 folded letter from Boston to Newburyport Mass., manuscript "Paid delivered" at top, small sealed tear in the cover just affects the "D" of the straightline, Very Fine and extremely rare, one of only two examples of this Hale straightline recorded by Gutman

E. 400-500
400
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525
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 525, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a), Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a)Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a). Octagonal margins slightly in, dark shade, tied by red box handstamp (Ty. F14) on docketed May 18, 1844 folded cover from Boston to Providence R.I., manuscript "ppp K" and pencil "Penny post free", file crease thru stamp, otherwise Very Fine, the "K" initial represents W. B. Kimball, who was Hale's partner in Boston, Gutman records this as the earliest Hale cover to Providence, ex Hall

E. 300-400
325
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526
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 526, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & 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 barely in, dark shade, with crossed-lines precancel, "Hale & Co.'s Mail, Boston, Office 23 State Street" oval handstamp (Ty. F42) on Oct. 4, 1844 folded letter to New York City, manuscript "Paid" and "PPPaid" (Penny Post Paid) notation for prepaid local delivery, slight wear along file fold clear of stamp, Very Fine, ex Hall

E. 150-200
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527
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 527, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & 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, square margins to touching design on two sides, clear strike of "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" oval handstamp (Ty. F3) on Aug. 24, 1844 folded letter to Springfield Mass., manuscript "Penny post paid" indicating that local delivery in Springfield was prepaid, stamp with diagonal crease and cover and stamp with slight overall toning, appears Very Fine, the earliest precancel in the world

E. 200-300
350
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528
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 528, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Cut to shape, rich color, cancelled by manuscript "B" and by pen, "Hale & Co.’s Mail/Paid at Boston" wavy-line frame handstamp (Ty. P1) on Nov. 8, 1844 docketed folded cover to New York City, manuscript "P.P.Paid" (Penny Post Paid) for prepaid local delivery and "L.B. Jr." (presumably the clerk's initials), minor soiling, Very Fine

E. 150-200
160
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529
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 529, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.MAILED LATE/FOR THE, MAILED LATE/FOR THEMAILED LATE/FOR THE. Clear strike of red two-line handstamp in caps (Ty. ML1) with pencil "15", matching red Collect box (Ty. C6) and "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" oval handstamp (Ty. F4) on Apr. 12, 1845 folded letter to Philadelphia, light pencil "Express", small cover tear barely affects the "R" of the handstamp, Very Fine and rare, Hale used four different handstamps to indicate a letter missed that day's advertised mail closing, two are unique to Boston and this "MAILED LATE/FOR THE" marking is one of only two recorded, the other is offered in lot 530

E. 300-400
300
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530
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 530, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.MAILED LATE/FOR THE, MAILED LATE/FOR THEMAILED LATE/FOR THE. Clear strike of red two-line handstamp in caps (Ty. ML1) struck on flap with pencil "25th", matching red Collect box (Ty. C6) on Apr. 25, 1845 folded letter from Boston to Hartford Conn., pencil "8" for 6c plus 2c local delivery fee, Very Fine and rare, Hale used four different handstamps to indicate a letter missed that day's advertised mail closing, two are unique to Boston and this "MAILED LATE/FOR THE" marking is one of only two recorded (see lot 529 for the other recorded example)

E. 300-400
160
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531
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 531, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.MAIL LATE/FOR THE, MAIL LATE/FOR THEMAIL LATE/FOR THE. Two strikes of red two-line handstamp in caps (Ty. ML4) with pencil "8th", matching red Collect box (Ty. C4) and "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" oval handstamp (Ty. F4) on Mar. 8, 1845 folded letter to Springfield Mass., Very Fine and extremely rare, Hale used four different handstamps to indicate a letter missed that day's advertised mail closing, two are unique to Boston and this "MAIL LATE/FOR THE" two-line marking is the only recorded example according to Gutman

E. 400-500
350
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532
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 532, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Forwarded 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 matching Collect box handstamp (Ty. C3) and "Mailed LATE for the" straightline handstamp (Ty. ML3) with pencil "25th" date on Feb. 25, 1845 docketed folded cover from New York City to Taunton Mass., pencil "8cts" for local delivery, Very Fine, scarce

E. 150-200
90
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533
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 533, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Forwarded 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 matching Collect box handstamp (Ty. C3) and "Mailed LATE for the" straightline (Ty. ML3) on Mar. 10, 1845 blue folded letter from New York City to Fall River Mass., file folds thru the markings, appears Very Fine, scarce

E. 100-150
80
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534
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 534, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Forwarded 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 matching Collect box handstamp (Ty. C3) and "MAILED LATE FOR THE" straightline handstamp (Ty. ML2) with "15" date on May 15, 1845 folded letter from New York City to Fall River Mass., slightly toned file fold, still Very Fine, scarce

E. 100-150
70
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535
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 535, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.MAILED LATE FOR THE, MAILED LATE FOR THEMAILED LATE FOR THE. Straightline handstamp (Ty. ML2) with "23d" date, matching Collect box handstamp (Ty. C3) on Apr.. 23, 1845 folded letter from New York City to Fall River Mass., file folds thru the markings, one is slightly toned, appears Very Fine, scarce

E. 100-150
60
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536
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 536, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Deep Blue on Pelure (75L1a), Hale & Co., 5c Deep Blue on Pelure (75L1a)Hale & Co., 5c Deep Blue on Pelure (75L1a). Full to large square margins, distinctive shade on Pelure paper, faults including tears and creases, manuscript "X" cancel on folded letter datelined "Boston March 14, 1844", to New York City, appears Fine, the earliest recorded use of a Hale & Co. adhesive stamp, despite condition this is an important artifact of the Independent Mails

E. 300-400
450
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537
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 537, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a), Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a)Hale & Co., 5c Blue on Pelure (75L1a). Three, octagonal margins full to in, cancelled by faint strikes of "Forwarded Through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office 13/Court St. Boston" four-line framed handstamp (Ty. F14 or F15), center stamp tied by slight gum stain on undated folded cover to New York City, manuscript "Paid H & Co.", "15" and a check mark, Very Fine, a rare triple-rate use and especially desirable with the early printing on Pelure paper

E. 300-400
325
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538
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 538, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Blue, with Street Address, 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L1, 75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, with Street Address, 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L1, 75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, with Street Address, 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L1, 75L5). Singles of each die cut and affixed overlapping, tied by multiple light strikes of "Hale & Co.’s Mail/Paid at Boston" wavy-line frame handstamp (Ty. P1) on Nov. 22, 1844 folded letter to New York City, left stamp creased by file fold, still Very Fine and a very rare combination franking, Gutman records only two covers with the 13 Court Street and Without Address stamps combined

E. 300-400
650
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539
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 539, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2), Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2)Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2). Large square margins, intense shade and impression, cancelled by black Collect box handstamp (Ty. C4), faint red "Hale & Co.'s Mail, Boston, Office 23 State Street" oval handstamp (Ty. F42) on Oct. 15, 1844 folded letter to Portland Me., lightly toned, still Very Fine, a choice 5c Red stamp and unusual with the Collect box cancel

E. 500-750
650
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540
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 540, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2), Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2)Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2). Position 17 with "Wail" for "Wall" variety, octagonal margins except squared at upper left corner, mostly clear to large, beautiful bright color, tied by lightly struck red boxed handstamp on greenish Dec. 31, 1844 folded letter from Portland Me. to Philadelphia, Very Fine, this plate variety is extremely rare on the 5c Red -- in fact, the only other example we could find in our past sales was not described as such (Sale 1101, lot 589)

E. 500-750
475
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541
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 541, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2), Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2)Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2). Die cut, deep shade and vibrant color, tied by "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" oval handstamp (Ty. F3) with second clear strike to right on bluish Nov. 12, 1844 folded letter to Newburyport Mass., manuscript "pppaid" (Penny Post Paid) for prepaid local delivery and "6=3" of unknown meaning, Very Fine

E. 400-500
600
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542
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 542, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2), Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2)Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2). Octagonal margins, bright color, tied by faint strike of frame handstamp with clear strike of red "Hale & Co.'s Mail, Boston, Office 23 State Street" oval handstamp (Ty. F42) on Jan. 23, 1845 docketed folded cover to New York City, manuscript "Delivery Paid" indicating prepaid local delivery, fine fold slightly affects oval handstamp, still Very Fine

E. 200-300
425
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543
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 543, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2), Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2)Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2). Octagonal margins, bright color, tied by partly clear strike of "Hale & Co.’s Mail/Paid at Boston" wavy-line frame handstamp (Ty. P1) on Jan. 27, 1845 docketed folded cover to New York City, tiny manuscript "P.P. Paid." (Penny Post Paid) indicating prepaid local delivery, part of address crossed out, fresh and Very Fine, ex Emerson

E. 150-200
250
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544
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 544, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2), Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2)Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2). Octagonal margins, bright color, tied by faint strike of "Hale & Co.'s Mail, Boston, Office 23 State Street" oval handstamp (Ty. F42) with second clearer strike at center on Dec. 20, 1844 folded letter to New York City, Very Fine

E. 300-400
350
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545
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 545, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co, Hale & CoHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted, Red "23 State St." Manuscript Overprint (75L5 var). Neatly cut to shape, red manuscript "23 State St." written across center and tied by red "Forwarded Through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office 13/Court St. Boston" four-line framed handstamp (Ty. F14) on June 5, 1844 folded letter to New York City, light file fold thru stamp, fresh and Very Fine, Hale moved offices from 13 Court Street to 23 State Street in May 1844, this is an early use of the 75L5 adhesive and very rare with the new office address manuscript overprint, which can be considered a precursor to the unique handstamped overprint No. 75L6 (offered in lot 546), Gutman records only two examples of this manuscript overprint from Boston (this example illustrated on p. 113), for the history of the change-of-address overprints -- handstamped and handwritten -- including images of the various types, see http://siegelauctions.com/2016/1124/halecoa.pdf .

E. 1,000-1,500
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546
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 546, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted, Red "Office, 23 State St." Handstamped Overprint (75L6), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted, Red "Office, 23 State St." Handstamped Overprint (75L6)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted, Red "Office, 23 State St." Handstamped Overprint (75L6). Neatly cut to shape, cancelled by red "Forwarded Through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office/Boston" four-line framed handstamp (Ty. F15 with "13 Court Street" removed) on June 22, 1844 folded letter to New York City

VERY FINE. THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF HALE & COMPANY'S 5-CENT BLUE SECOND ISSUE WITH THE "OFFICE 23 STATE ST." CHANGE-OF-ADDRESS OVERPRINT. ONE OF THE FEW STAMPS IN ALL OF PHILATELY OF WHICH JUST ONE EXAMPLE IS KNOWN.

For the history of the change-of-address overprints -- handstamped and handwritten -- including images of the various types, see http://siegelauctions.com/2016/1124/halecoa.pdf .

The change-of-address overprints were implemented after Hale relocated from 13 Court Street to 23 State Street. Both addresses appear in advertisements running from March 11 to May 29, 1844. This fact, together with other evidence, indicates that both offices operated for a period of time, and 13 Court Street was closed sometime in May 1844. The attempts by different offices to delete or change the old address were sporadic and short-lived. There are at least seven major overprint varieties, listed in Gutman’s Independent Mails book as Types A to G. The overprint applied here is Type G and appears to be the same as the "City Despatch, Office, 23 State St." red oval handstamp, with all traces of "City Despatch" removed (see Siegel Hall Sale 830, lot 258 for a complete strike of the handstamp). The Type G overprint on the Second Issue stamp offered here, Scott 75L6, is unique.

Illustrated in Gutman Hale and Independent Mails books (pp. 32 and 112, respectively).

E. 7,500-10,000
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547
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 547, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & 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 to just in, tied by clear strike of "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" oval handstamp (Ty. F3) with second strike at left on blue Aug. 14, 1844 folded letter to New York City, stamp with small corner crease at bottom right, Very Fine

E. 150-200
190
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548
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 548, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & 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 full to touched, manuscript "X" cancel with matching tiny "2" on Mar. 29, 1845 folded letter from Boston to Portsmouth N.H., back of letter sealed with small Peace propaganda label reading "War is full of misery and suffering. It butchers men by the thousands and buries them like dogs.", label torn from opening but is fully intact, Very Fine, only a small handful of Hale letters are known to Portsmouth

E. 200-300
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549
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 549, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Position 17 "Wail" instead of "Wall" variety, Second State of plate (undamaged), large octagonal margins, cancelled by light strike of red "Forwarded Through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office 13/Court St. Boston" four-line framed handstamp (Ty. F14) on folded letter to Miss Emma Smallwood in New York City, letter is a story entitled "Auful Calamity", with a wonderful horse-and-rider illustration with banner reading "The Rover Extra", dated July 13 (1844), Very Fine, a fantastic artistic letter, three similar letters to Emma Smallwood are known (see lot 550 for an example with illustration of a family and a dog)

E. 500-750
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550
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 550, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Forwarded by Hale & Co. Boston, May 5, Forwarded by Hale & Co. Boston, May 5Forwarded by Hale & Co. Boston, May 5. Clear strike of red oval datestamp (Ty. F10A) on folded letter to Miss Emma Smallwood in New York City, American Letter Mail Co., 5c Black (5L1) peeled off and red "PAID" (Ty. P4) struck in its place by Hale, letter is titled "Moving in Butler Street Brooklyn", with a wonderful illustration of a family, horse and dog performing said move, titled "The Rover", inside pages contain writing from different people and an illustration of a small boy titled "Ragged Robin", Very Fine, a fantastic artistic letter, three similar letters to Emma Smallwood are known (see lot 549 for an example with illustration of a horse and rider)

E. 500-750
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551
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 551, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Vertical pair, die cut with margins full to barely touching on a couple sides, fresh color, tied by two strikes of red "Forwarded Through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office/Boston" four-line framed handstamp (Ty. F15 with "13 Court Street" removed) on Jul. 26, 1844 folded letter to New York City, manuscript "Hale & Co." at bottom, Very Fine, multiples are scarce, especially vertical pairs

E. 150-200
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552
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 552, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Two, mostly clear octagonal margins, tied together and to cover by red "Forwarded Through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office/Boston" four-line framed handstamp (Ty. F15 with "13 Court Street" removed) on July 16, 1844 folded letter to New York City, fresh and Very Fine

E. 150-200
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553
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 553, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Three, octagonal margins, neatly arranged in corners of cover, each tied by red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" oval handstamp (Ty. F3), manuscript "Hale & Co. pd" on undated folded cover to New York City, small tear at top into manuscript, Very Fine and appealing triple-rate cover with all three stamps tied by the Hale oval

E. 300-400
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554
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 554, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Horizontal pair and single, the pair with square margins which are large to full, nicked corner a bottom left far from design, single with octagonal margins, all tied by multiple strikes of red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" oval handstamp (Ty. F4), additional strike at right on blue Mar. 28, 1845 folded letter to New York City, file fold creases the right stamp in the pair, still Very Fine and scarce triple-rate use, only about 15 triple-rate covers are recorded and one-third of those bear the 75L5 stamp

E. 300-400
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555
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 555, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Three, octagonal margins and affixed slightly overlapping, tied or cancelled by red "Forwarded Through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office/Boston" four-line frame handstamp (Ty. F15 with "13 Court Street" removed) on undated folded cover to New York City, manuscript "Hale & Co. paid", few minor soiling spots not affecting stamps, Very Fine triple-rate use

E. 300-400
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556
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 556, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.PAID BOSTON, PAID BOSTONPAID BOSTON. Clear strike of straightline handstamp (Ty. P9) with "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" oval handstamp (Ty. F3) on Oct. 31, 1844 folded letter from Roxbury Mass. to Boston, file fold thru oval handstamp, Very Fine, only three Hale covers from Roxbury are recorded by Gutman

E. 150-200
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557
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 557, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass., PAID BOSTON, Clear strike of red straightline handstamp (Ty. P9), "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" oval handstamp (Ty. F3) struck partly off top of Nov. 4, 1844 folded letter from Chelsea Mass. to New Haven Conn., light file fold passes thru straightline, Very Fine, a scarce example of the "PAID BOSTON" straightline, only seven are recorded by Gutman

E. 150-200
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558
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 558, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.PAID BOSTON, PAID BOSTONPAID BOSTON. Two covers, first bearing 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), square margins to just in, tied by red "PAID BOSTON" straightline handstamp (Ty. P9), also tied by pen stroke on Oct. 29, 1844 docketed folded cover to New York City, second cover with "Hale & Co.'s Mail, Boston, Office 23 State Street" oval handstamp (Ty. F42) and the same "PAID BOSTON" straightline in black, addressed to Newburyport Mass., Very Fine pair of covers with this rare Hale straightline, Gutman records only seven examples

E. 200-300
140
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559
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 559, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & 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, bright shade, tied by bold strike of red "PAID" handstamp (Ty. P4) with matching "Forwarded by Hale & Co. Boston, May 21" oval datestamp (Ty. F13A) on May 21, 1845 docketed folded cover to New York City, Extremely Fine, a beautiful cover with the rare dated oval, ex Kuphal, with 1992 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
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560
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 560, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Two, octagonal margins, large to slightly in, tied by two bold strikes of red "PAID" straightline handstamp (Ty. P4), with matching "Forwarded by Hale & Co. Boston, Apr. 26" oval datestamp (Ty. F5) on Apr. 25, 1845 folded letter to New York City, small nick at top of cover does not affect the stamps, Very Fine

E. 300-400
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561
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 561, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., Boston Dated Oval Handstamps, Hale & Co., Boston Dated Oval HandstampsHale & Co., Boston Dated Oval Handstamps. 11 covers, three bearing 5c Blue stamps (75L1 and 75L5) and the rest stampless, each with red oval "Forwarded by Hale & Co. Boston" datestamp, including Apr. 28 (Ty. F6, two covers), Apr. 29 (Ty. F7), Apr. 30 (Ty. F8), May 1 (Ty. F9*), May 3 (Ty. F10, two covers), May 8 (Ty. F11*), May 9 (Ty. F11A*), May 10 (Ty. F11B*) and May 12 (Ty. F12*), nice condition with just the normal file folds, including two thru stamps, Very Fine, the Hale dated ovals used at Boston are scarce, specific dates above include five of which only one example is recorded by Gutman (marked *)

E. 500-750
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562
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 562, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & 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 just in, with crossed-lines precancel, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co.'s Great Eastern Mail" oval handstamp (Ty. F41) on Aug. 14, 1844 folded letter from Newburyport Mass. to New York City, docketed at left with date and "Hales mail", Very Fine

E. 200-300
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563
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 563, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & 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 on two sides with portions of adjoining stamps, touched on other two sides, with crossed-lines precancel, "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" oval handstamp (Ty. F3) on Sep. 16, 1844 folded letter from Cambridge Mass. to Albany N.Y., Very Fine Gutman records only six covers from Cambridge

E. 150-200
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564
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 564, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Two with crossed-lines precancels, bottom stamp also with additional manuscript flourish around margins, both with square margins which are large to touching, top stamp tied by red "Forwarded by Hale & Co.'s Great Eastern Mail Co." oval handstamp (Ty. F41) on Sep. 10, 1844 folded letter from Boston to Providence R.I., Very Fine, the earliest precancel in the world, this oval handstamp was used almost exclusively for mail sent north of Boston, this is an unusual example on mail sent south

E. 200-300
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565
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 565, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Two with crossed-lines precancel, square margins to touching design on one or two sides, clear strike of "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" oval handstamp (Ty. F3) on Aug. 16, 1844 docketed folded cover to New York City, right stamp with tiny tear at bottom, still fresh and Very Fine, a scarce franking with two precancelled stamps, the earliest precancel in the world, ex Boker

E. 200-300
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566
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 566, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Two, both with full margins to in, with crossed-lines precancel and left stamp affixed over manuscript "Paid" on July 1, 1844 docketed folded cover from Boston to Philadelphia Pa., both stamps with a tiny internal flaw, minor cover edgewear, still Fine, Gutman records fewer than 30 Boston precancels, which is the earliest precancel in the world, the use of two on one cover is rare

E. 200-300
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567
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 567, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Three with crossed-lines precancel, each with square margins touching design on one or two sides, on July 20, 1844 folded letter from Boston to New York City, faint strike of red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" oval handstamp (Ty. F3), neatly repaired small faults along top edge, stamps have been lifted and reaffixed in their original positions, Very Fine appearance, a rare multiple franking with precancelled stamps, the earliest precancel in the world, ex "D.K." Collection

E. 500-750
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568
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 568, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., Boston Precancel Study Collection, Hale & Co., Boston Precancel Study CollectionHale & Co., Boston Precancel Study Collection. 31 covers, 28 from Boston and three from New York, each bearing a 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted stamp (75L5, one cover with two stamps), all with square margins and showing the range of precancel types, identified according to the Gutman Types 1-5 described in the Independent Mails book, two are in magenta including the Ty. 5 which is the only recorded use, range of destinations, typical flaws including file folds which crease stamps on some, overall a Very Fine and fascinating group which would be very difficult to duplicate, these are the earliest precancels in the world, see website PDF for complete scan

E. 1,500-2,000
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569
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 569, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & 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 barely in at top, just tied by "Forwarded Through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office/Boston" four-line framed handstamp (Ty. F15 with "13 Court Street" removed) with manuscript "NY" control mark, "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" oval handstamp (Ty. F3) on Aug. 20, 1844 folded letter to New York City, Very Fine

E. 150-200
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570
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 570, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Two, square margins with manuscript "NY" control marks, stamps are affixed overlapping with the right stamp covering up part of the control mark on the left stamp -- proving that the control marks were applied prior to use (like a precancel), "Hale & Co.'s Mail, Boston, Office 23 State Street" oval handstamp (Ty. F42) on Oct. 10, 1844 docketed folded cover to New York City, stamp creased by file fold, appears Very Fine

E. 150-200
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571
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 571, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Group of four covers from Boston to New York City with single stamps, each with manuscript "NY" control mark, three with square margins and one cut to shape, three with red or black Hale & Co. forwarding oval, Very Fine and scarce group, these represent nearly half the known examples, see website PDF for complete scan

E. 200-300
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572
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 572, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & 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 full to touched, manuscript "a" control mark, tied by red "Forwarded Through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office 13/Court St. Boston" four-line framed handstamp (Ty. F14) with matching "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" oval handstamp (Ty. F3) on Aug. 7, 1844 folded letter from Andover Mass. to New Haven Conn., manuscript notations including "Paid", "2" and "1-4", the latter of unknown meaning (perhaps indicating first letter in a four-letter stack), fresh and Very Fine, one of only three Hale covers from Andover recorded by Gutman

E. 200-300
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573
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 573, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Two, octagonal margins and used on separate folded letters from Portland Me., each stamp with manuscript "B" control marking, orientation is to the stamp, not the stamp's position on cover, Nov. 18, 1844 to Boston, stamp tied by manuscript "X" cancel, toned spot, Nov. 25, 1844 to New York City, stamp cancelled by manuscript "X" and creased from slightly toned file fold, "Hale & Co.'s Mail/Paid at Boston" framed handstamp (Ty. P1), Fine pair of covers with the scarce "B" control mark

E. 150-200
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574
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 574, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & 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 slightly in, manuscript "B" control marking, used on Dec. 7, 1844 folded letter from Portland Me. to Boston, file fold thru stamp, otherwise Very Fine, scarce "B" control mark

E. 100-150
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575
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 575, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., Boston to New York City, Hale & Co., Boston to New York CityHale & Co., Boston to New York City. Four covers from the Howland & Aspinwall correspondence, Boston to NYC, displaying single and double rates, stamped and stampless, one with single 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), one with two 75L5 stamps and two stampless, all stamps cut to shape and tied or cancelled by Hale handstamps (Ty. F3 and Ty. F14-15), the two stampless covers with beautifully clear strikes of red forwarding framed handstamp (Ty. F14) and Collect box (Ty. C9) respectively, Very Fine group

E. 300-400
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576
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 576, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & 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). Group of six covers with double frankings, including 75L1 pair with square margins, 75L1 two singles cut octagonally (and a very deep Blue), two No. 75L5 pairs with ends cut to shape, each on a cover from Boston to New York City, range of tying or canceling handstamp including "PAID" (Ty. P4), forwarding ovals, a couple very tiny stamp flaws, overall Very Fine group, see website PDF for complete scan

E. 400-500
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577
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 577, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Blue, 5c Red on Bluish (75L1, 75L2), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, 5c Red on Bluish (75L1, 75L2)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, 5c Red on Bluish (75L1, 75L2). 16 covers from Boston, 14 bearing 75L1 and two with 75L2 (one is a front only), most stamps cut to shape and the 5c Blues showing a nice range of shades with a couple extremely deep, range of Hale & Co. handstamps with a number of stamps tied to the cover, typical file folds thru some stamps and small faults, overall Fine-Very Fine group, see website PDF for complete scan

E. 1,500-2,000
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578
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 578, Hale & Co.: Boston Mass.Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). 22 covers from Boston, two bearing two stamps and the rest with single stamps, mix of square and octagonal margins, nice range of Hale & Co. framed, oval and "PAID" handstamps including some tying the stamps to the covers, typical file folds thru some stamps and other small flaws, overall Fine-Very Fine group

E. 1,500-2,000
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579
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Hale & Co., Boston to New York City and Philadelphia. Choice group of 38 stampless covers, each sent via the southern route to New York City or Philadelphia, nice range of Hale & Co. forwarding and Collect box handstamps, mostly clear strikes in red and black, typical file folds thru some markings as usual, overall Fine-Very Fine group, see website PDF for complete scan

E. 1,000-1,500
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580
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Hale & Co., Boston to New England and Western N.Y. Locations. Comprehensive group of 35 stampless covers, each sent via the western route to New England destinations or western New York, range of Hale & Co. forwarding, Collect box and "Paid" handstamps, mostly clear strikes in red and black, typical file folds thru some markings as usual and other small faults, overall Fine-Very Fine group, see website PDF for complete scan

E. 1,000-1,500
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