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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.: Connecticut

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
676
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 676, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutForwarded by Hale & Co. from Hartford, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from HartfordForwarded by Hale & Co. from Hartford. Red oval handstamp (Ty. F19) and matching Collect box (Ty. C4) on Sep. 1844 folded cover addressed in blue to Lowell Mass., red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. 95 Merrimac St. Lowell" oval handstamp (Ty. F21) applied on arrival, Very Fine, an attractive cover, Hale's Lowell office had a habit of handstamping arriving mail

E. 100-150
90
677
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 677, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutForwarded by Hale & Co. from Hartford, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from HartfordForwarded by Hale & Co. from Hartford. Clear strike of red oval handstamp (Ty. F19) with "Collect Six Cents for Hale & Co." framed handstamp (Ty. C7, used only in Hartford), on Mar. 12, 1845 folded letter to Lowell Mass., manuscript "single", Very Fine, the earliest of five Hale covers to Lowell recorded by Gutman

E. 100-150
90
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678
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 678, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutForwarded by Hale & Co. from Hartford, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from HartfordForwarded by Hale & Co. from Hartford. Red oval handstamp (Ty. F19) and manuscript "6" rate on Dec. 28, 1844 folded letter from New York City to Springfield Mass. via Hartford, horizontal file fold, Very Fine, unusual use of Hartford office marking on mail originating in New York City

E. 100-150
60
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679
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 679, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutHale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2), Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2)Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2). Full to large square margins showing part of adjoining stamp at left, manuscript "X" cancel, "tied" by some bleed-thru of address ink beneath, used on Sep. 3, 1844 folded letter from Hartford Conn. to New York City street address, sender's notation "Hale's mail paid" confirming use of stamp, faint toning and soiling along file folds, otherwise Very Fine, stamped Hale covers from Hartford are extremely rare, and Gutman records this as the only 5c Red from that office -- an important cover for the Hale or Hartford specialist

E. 500-750
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680
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 680, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutHale & 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 "H" (Hartford) control mark, used on Aug. 1, 1844 folded letter from Hartford Conn. to New York City, slight soiling along file fold, Very Fine, the Hartford "H" control mark is extremely scarce, despite the many Independent Mail lots we have sold over decades, we could not locate an example using Power Search, which is an indication of the great rarity of this cover

E. 200-300
180
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681
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 681, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutHale & 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, tied by by one of two strikes of red "PAID" handstamp (Ty. P8) on blue Mar. 8, 1845 folded letter from New York City to Hartford Conn. with manuscript "2" cents local delivery fee, Very Fine, Hale had street address delivery service in Hartford, covers showing the fee paid or collected are scarce

E. 150-200
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682
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 682, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutForwarded by Hale & Co. from Middletown, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from MiddletownForwarded by Hale & Co. from Middletown. Orange-red oval handstamp (Ty. F22) struck with much greater clarity and vibrancy than usual for the Middletown marking, black Collect box handstamp (Ty. C4) on green Aug. 23, 1844 folded letter to Boston, pencil street address added and the Collect box probably applied on arrival, Very Fine, scarce in any condition and especially desirable with such a clear strike

E. 100-150
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683
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 683, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutForwarded by Hale & Co. from Middletown, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from MiddletownForwarded by Hale & Co. from Middletown. Red oval handstamp (Ty. F22) with matching "PAID/M" in oval handstamp (Ty. P2) on folded cover to New York City street address with receipt docketing indicating Dec. 31, 1844 origin date, lightly inked as usual for the scarce Middletown office but very clear strikes, Gutman records only four covers with this Paid marking

E. 100-150
60
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684
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 684, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutForwarded by Hale & Co. from Middletown, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from MiddletownForwarded by Hale & Co. from Middletown. Much clearer strike than usual of red oval handstamp (Ty. F22) with matching "PAID/M" in oval handstamp (Ty. P2) struck twice on June 21, 1845 folded letter to New York City street address, some acid toning in interior letter, but the cover itself is Fine, Gutman records only four covers with this Paid marking, this is the only double strike, which probably indicates double rate, and it is the latest use, just five days before the end of Independent Mail period

E. 150-200
80
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685
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 685, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutForwarded by Hale & Co. from Middletown, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from MiddletownForwarded by Hale & Co. from Middletown. Red oval handstamp (Ty. F22) with matching "PAID/M" in oval handstamp (Ty. P2) on folded cover to Boston, docketing indicates Middletown Oct. 16, 1844 origin, conjunctive use with American Letter Mail Co., their red "American Letter Mail Company Office, No. 12 State Street, Boston" oval handstamp and matching "PAID", a few faint stained spots, still Very Fine, an extremely rare Hale and ALM Co. conjunctive use, for the simple reason that both companies operated between Middletown and Boston, so there was no apparent need for a hand-off -- Gutman records only four covers with this Paid marking

E. 300-400
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686
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 686, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutForwarded by Hale & Co. from New Haven, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from New HavenForwarded by Hale & Co. from New Haven. Red oval handstamp (Ty. F25), mostly clear strike with red “PAID” straightline (Ty. P8) probably applied in New York City, manuscript “Paid Plant” endorsement of Hale’s agent on Apr. 21, 1845 folded letter from New Haven to New York City street address, pencil “Paid” and “87” street correction, faint toning, file fold, still Fine and very scarce New Haven marking, the manuscript marking is extremely rare, Henry B. Plant was an agent for Hale & Co., he went on to become a significant player in Adams Express and the railroad transportation industry, as well as a Florida real estate developer, Plant was put in charge of the Southern Express Co. during the Civil War, illustrated in Gutman Hale book (page 81), ex Hall and Dr. Puliafito

E. 300-400
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687
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 687, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutForwarded by Hale & Co. from New Haven, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from New HavenForwarded by Hale & Co. from New Haven. Red oval handstamp (Ty. F25), mostly clear strike with red “PAID” straightline (Ty. P8) probably applied at another office on Apr. 23, 1845 folded letter to Philadelphia, sender's note "Express paid" and pencil "Paid", Extremely Fine, unusually clear strike of the New Haven office handstamp, from the Charnley & Whelen correspondence -- as a historical aside, just seven months later this banking firm would start receiving letters from St. Louis with the new "Bears" provisional adhesives, and in 1847 the first Federal Issue stamps would begin appearing on mail

E. 150-200
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688
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 688, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutForwarded by Hale & Co. from New Haven, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from New HavenForwarded by Hale & Co. from New Haven. Red oval handstamp (Ty. F25) visible beneath two strikes of red American Letter Mail. Co. oval handstamp on June 3, 1845 folded letter from New Haven to Philadelphia, the presence of the red "Forwarded By American Mail Co. No. 101 Chestnut St. Philada." in circle handstamp indicates this was delivered to Philadelphia by that company, there is a large red blob over the faint Collect box (which appears to be an ALM Co. marking), slightly toned, Fine, an intriguing cover, since Hale carried mail to Philadelphia, it is unclear why this would have been handed off to American Letter Mail Co. -- Gutman records this as the latest Hale use from New Haven

E. 100-150
225
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689
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 689, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutForwarded 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" changed to "8" in magenta manuscript ink, matching "Coll 8 cts" (6c plus 2c local delivery fee) on bluish folded cover to New Haven Conn., docketed with Jun. 3, 1845 origin date, pencil notation "Webb & Co Express" referring to Webb and Plant's Express, Hale's agent in New Haven, Very Fine, scarce markings

E. 150-200
350
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690
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 690, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Large to clear square margins, magenta "NH" control mark, cancelled with blue manuscript "Free", used on greenish Sep. 26, 1844 folded letter to Norwich Conn, two light strikes of red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from New Haven" oval handstamp (Ty. F25), file fold thru stamp, otherwise Fine, the "NH" control mark and "Free" cancel are very unusual and rare, Gutman records this as the earliest use of the Ty. F25 handstamp

E. 150-200
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691
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 691, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Third State showing damaged plate, die cut, cancelled by red Collect box handstamp (Ty. C8), matching "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from New London" oval handstamp (Ty. F26) on Dec. 19, 1844 folded letter to Philadelphia, Very Fine, extremely rare New London handstamp and even more so with the adhesive stamp

E. 200-300
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692
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 692, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutForwarded by Hale & Co. from New London, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from New LondonForwarded by Hale & Co. from New London. Small red oval handstamp (Ty. F26), under-inked strike with matching Collect box handstamp (Ty. C8) on Nov. 4, 1844 folded letter to Frankfort Me., conjunctive service with "Jerome & Co.'s Express, No. 8 Court St., Boston" framed handstamp, Hale carried the letter to Boston and Jerome carried it to Frankfort, Very Fine, extremely rare example of the New London office handstamp and the only recorded conjunctive use from this office, Gutman records this as earliest Hale cover to Frankfort and earliest New London origin, illustrated in Gutman Hale book (page 84), ex Hall and Dr. Puliafito

E. 300-400
200
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693
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 693, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutForwarded by/Hale & Co./from/Norwich, Ct, Forwarded by/Hale & Co./from/Norwich, CtForwarded by/Hale & Co./from/Norwich, Ct. Four-line handstamp (Ty. F27) with "Collect/6-1/4 Cents/for/Norwich Office" four-line handstamp (Ty. C11) on Aug. 23, 1844 folded letter addressed in blue to Worcester Mass., lightly inked but much clearer strikes than usual, Very Fine, the earliest recorded use of the Collect handstamp

E. 300-400
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694
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 694, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutForwarded by/Hale & Co./from/Norwich, Ct, Forwarded by/Hale & Co./from/Norwich, CtForwarded by/Hale & Co./from/Norwich, Ct. Four-line handstamp (Ty. F27) with "Collect/6-1/4 Cents/for/Norwich Office" four-line handstamp (Ty. C11) on Feb. 12, 1845 folded letter to Springfield Mass., red "Hale & Co.'s Mail Worcester" oval handstamp (Ty. F43) applied in transit, Very Fine, Gutman records this as the only Hale cover from Norwich to Springfield, thus the unusual combination of markings

E. 300-400
500
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695
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 695, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutForwarded by/Hale & Co./from/Norwich, Ct, Forwarded by/Hale & Co./from/Norwich, CtForwarded by/Hale & Co./from/Norwich, Ct. Four-line handstamp (Ty. F27) with "Collect/6-1/4 Cents/for/Norwich Office" four-line handstamp (Ty. C11) on green June 29, 1845 folded letter to New Haven Conn., pencil "8" for 6c plus 2c local delivery fee, usual light strikes, Fine, Gutman counts this as the latest cover in three categories: latest from Norwich, latest use of both handstamps, and latest to New Haven -- the next day marked the end of the Independent Mails

E. 200-300
375
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696
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 696, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutForwarded by/Hale & Co./from/Norwich, Ct, Forwarded by/Hale & Co./from/Norwich, CtForwarded by/Hale & Co./from/Norwich, Ct. Four-line handstamp (Ty. F27) with "Collect/6-1/4 Cents/for/Norwich Office" four-line handstamp (Ty. C11) on greenish Oct. 7, 1844 folded letter to New York City street address, notation on back in different hand than address "Hale & Co. 58 Wall St, Courier & Enquirer Building", couple tiny tears at top and bottom, still Very Fine

E. 200-300
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697
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 697, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutHale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2), Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2)Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2). Die cut, tied by "PAID" cancel (Ty. P10), partly clear strike of "Forwarded by/Hale & Co./from/Norwich, Ct." four-line handstamp (Ty. F27) on greenish Apr. 10, 1845 folded letter to New York City, pencil street address erased, Very Fine, an extremely rare example of the 5c Red stamp tied on cover, and especially rare and desirable with the distinctive Norwich office handstamp, Gutman records three 75L2 covers from Norwich, Dr. Mallmann backstamp (a 19th century philatelist)

E. 500-750
1,500
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698
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 698, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutHale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2), Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2)Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2). Octagonal cut horizontal pair, uncancelled, partly clear strike of "Forwarded by/Hale & Co./from/Norwich, Ct." four-line handstamp (Ty. F27) on Apr. 16, 1845 folded letter to Providence R.I., manuscript "2c" indicating 2c local delivery fee, one file fold thru right stamp in pair, effectively tying it

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED COVER WITH AN INTACT MULTIPLE OF THE HALE & COMPANY 5-CENT RED ISSUE. AN OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT MAIL COVER.

Gutman records three 5c Red (75L2) covers from Norwich, including two with singles (one offered as lot 697 in this sale) and this cover with an intact pair. In fact, this is the only recorded cover with a 75L2 pair or multiple of any size.

E. 1,500-2,000
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699
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 699, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutHale & 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, uncancelled, unusually clear strike of "Forwarded by/Hale & Co./from/Norwich, Ct." four-line handstamp (Ty. F27) on Oct. 29, 1844 folded letter to New London Conn., manuscript "Paid" confirms presence of stamp, Very Fine, scarce use of the distinctive Norwich handstamp with an adhesive

E. 200-300
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700
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 700, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Position 1 from Third State showing damaged plate, die cut, uncancelled, partly clear strike of "Forwarded by/Hale & Co./from/Norwich, Ct." four-line handstamp (Ty. F27) on Oct. 30, 1844 folded letter to New London Conn., manuscript "Paid" confirms presence of stamp, Very Fine, scarce use of the distinctive Norwich handstamp with an adhesive

E. 200-300
160
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701
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 701, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutHale & 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, faults, magenta "N" (Norwich) control mark, orientation to stamp, not sideways position, uncancelled, partly clear strike of "Forwarded by/Hale & Co./from/Norwich, Ct." four-line handstamp (Ty. F27) on Mar. 5, 1845 folded letter addressed in blue to Boston, attractive Fine cover despite small stamp faults, Gutman records this as the only precancel (control mark) known from Norwich

E. 150-200
160
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702
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 702, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutHale & 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, cut to shape at ends, slightly in, uncancelled, usual light strike of "Forwarded by/Hale & Co./from/Norwich, Ct." four-line handstamp (Ty. F27) on Oct. 29, 1844 folded letter to New York City, manuscript "Paid", also in a different handwriting "Dble" and on back (same hand) Hale & Co. 58 Wall St, Courier & Enquirer Building", letter mentions Hale & Co. and reports late arrival of boats, Very Fine, very rare multiple franking from Norwich

E. 400-500
225
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703
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 703, Hale & Co.: Connecticut, "By Hale & Co's Express". Sender's manuscript directive with "Hale" written over "Adams" on Dec. 13, 1844 folded letter from Stonington to New Haven Conn., manuscript "Stonington Ct. Dec. 18" and "6-1/4" rate, the fractional 6-1/4c rate indicates Hale service, since the U.S. postal rate was 6c up to 30 miles and 10c from 30 to 80 miles (the distance between Stonington and New Haven is about 60 miles), some faint stains, Very Fine, if indeed carried by Hale, this is the earliest cover from Stonington recorded by Gutman

E. 100-150
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704
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 704, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutFORWARDED/BY/HALE & CO/STONINGTON CT, FORWARDED/BY/HALE & CO/STONINGTON CTFORWARDED/BY/HALE & CO/STONINGTON CT. Framed four-line handstamp (Ty. F39) struck more clearly than usual with manuscript "6" rate on greenish Apr. 16, 1845 folded letter to Norwich Conn., Very Fine, scarce and attractive example of the Stonington handstamp

E. 200-300
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705
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 705, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutFORWARDED/BY/HALE & CO/STONINGTON CT, FORWARDED/BY/HALE & CO/STONINGTON CTFORWARDED/BY/HALE & CO/STONINGTON CT. Framed four-line handstamp (Ty. F39) struck more clearly than usual on Apr. 1, 1845 folded letter from Lyme Conn. to New York City street address, manuscript "6" rate, Very Fine, Gutman records this as the earliest use of the Stonington handstamp, Lyme is about 29 miles from Stonington, it entered the Hale system there and was carried by steamboat across the Long Island Sound to Greenport, and from there by rail to NYC

E. 400-500
375
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706
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 706, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutCollect/Six Cents/For/Hale & Co, Collect/Six Cents/For/Hale & CoCollect/Six Cents/For/Hale & Co. Red Ty. C3 handstamp on Dec. 4, 1844 folded letter from Waterbury Conn. to Philadelphia with sender's manuscript "By Phillips Express" directive, lightly soiled along one file fold, Very Fine, Gutman records this as the only Hale cover from Waterbury, Frajola shows this in his article on the Hartford Mail Route and notes "Hartford Letter Mail office run by Francis Fuller in his dual role as employee of Phillips New York Express and as agent for Thompson's Express... [this cover is] endorsed to be carried by Phillips Express [and] entered Hale's office in New York as unpaid and collect. It was handled by Phillips Express via New Haven to New York City before receiving the Hale & Co. boxed collect handstamp. This letter tends to confirm the relationship between Hale and Phillips."

E. 150-200
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707
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 707, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutHale & Co., Connecticut Offices, Stampless Covers, Hale & Co., Connecticut Offices, Stampless CoversHale & Co., Connecticut Offices, Stampless Covers. Approximately 52 covers in a binder, wide range of Connecticut towns from Hartford thru Stonington, range of Hale & Co. markings including forwarding ovals, several of the distinct Norwich office four-line handstamp, variety of Collect box handstamps, red "Paid M" oval of Middletown (only a few known), small red "MAILED LATE FOR THE" straightline, scarce Stonington forwarding boxed handstamp (Ty. F39, fewer than ten recorded), possible conjunctive use from New London with American Letter Mail Co. handstamps (manuscript "Hale & Co." and may not have been handled by Hale), some of the typical small flaws and file folds, overall Fine-Very Fine and diverse Connecticut group

E. 2,000-3,000
1,100
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708
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 708, Hale & Co.: ConnecticutHale & Co., Connecticut Offices, Stamped Covers, Hale & Co., Connecticut Offices, Stamped CoversHale & Co., Connecticut Offices, Stamped Covers. Eight folded letters/covers with 75L5 used from different Hale offices in Connecticut, includes scarce control marks ("H", "NH", "N"), New London Ty. F26 oval (two), Norwich four-line handstamp (two), includes earliest from Hartford (Jul. 25, 1844) and Norwich (Jul. 19, 1844) according to Gutman, one of the covers with "H" control mark has a fake "Paid" cancel added but otherwise genuine, lot also includes one piece with 75L2 cancelled by red "Paid" and tied by black "Paid" with Norwich four-line handstamp, minor faults, generally Fine appearance, Hale covers with markings associated with Connecticut offices are very rare, and this group of adhesive-stamped covers (and the piece) is a significant portion of the known population

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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