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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.: Massachusetts

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
581
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 581, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsE.F. Brown/Periodical/News Office, E.F. Brown/Periodical/News OfficeE.F. Brown/Periodical/News Office. Red boxed handstamp and manuscript "Free from E.F. Brown" on Oct. 24, 1844 folded letter from Cabotville Mass. to Hartford Conn., letter is also signed by Brown and he asks "Please send bills by Hale & Co.", slight edgewear and toning, otherwise Fine and scarce use from Cabotville, situated on the Connecticut River three miles north of Springfield, Hale did not have his own office in Cabotville, but used Elisha F. Brown's news office as his agent

E. 200-300
130
582
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 582, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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, manuscript "CR" control mark associated with Hale's Springfield office and possibly standing for Connecticut River, on Oct. 24, 1844 folded letter to Salem Mass., sent through Cabotville Mass., faint strike of red "E.F. Brown/Periodical/News Office" boxed handstamp, slight edgewear, stamp with small faint crease, still Fine and rare Hale cover through Cabotville, situated on the Connecticut River three miles north of Springfield, Hale did not have his own office in Cabotville, but used Elisha F. Brown's news office as his agent

E. 200-300
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583
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 583, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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, small fault along right edge, manuscript "CR" control mark associated with Hale's Springfield office and possibly standing for Connecticut River, used on folded letter to Salem Mass., missing one leaf of letter so no date, sent through Cabotville Mass., small edge tears, otherwise Fine and rare Hale cover through Cabotville (E. F. Brown's office)

E. 150-200
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584
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 584, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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, affixed by both gum and red wax wafer, indistinct strike of red Hale Collect box handstamp on Oct. 8, 1844 folded letter from Cambridge Mass. to Troy N.Y., Very Fine

E. 100-150
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585
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 585, Hale & Co.: Massachusetts, "Hales Office 6-1/4". Pencil manuscript notation on Aug. 2, 1844 folded letter from New York City to West Cambridge Mass., small "COLLECT" straightline handstamp which is not a Hale & Co. marking, Very Fine, unclear if this was handled by Hale since it lacks any of their markings, if so it is the only recorded letter to West Cambridge

E. 100-150
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586
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 586, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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 clear to touched, tied by light strike of "Forwarded Through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office/Boston" four-line framed handstamp (Ty. F15 with "13 Court Street" removed), clear strike of "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Danvers" oval handstamp (Ty. F18) on Aug. 26, 1844 folded letter to Seth Low in New York City, Very Fine and extremely rare, this is the earliest of only four examples of the Danvers oval recorded by Gutman, Low was a prominent Salem merchant who moved to Brooklyn N.Y. to start an importing company, his grandson and namesake was mayor of Brooklyn and then New York City as well as President of Columbia University

E. 750-1,000
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587
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 587, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Large square margins, light diagonal crease, magenta manuscript small "h" control mark of Haverhill Mass., cancelled by manuscript "X", red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Haverhill" oval handstamp (Ty. F20) on Sep. 4, 1844 folded letter to Philadelphia, Extremely Fine appearance

E. 150-200
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588
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 588, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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, magenta manuscript small "h" control mark of Haverhill Mass., tied by "Forwarded Through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office/Boston" four-line framed handstamp (Ty. F15 with "13 Court Street" removed) on undated folded letter to New York City, manuscript "check" mark, overall soiling, appears Fine

E. 150-200
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589
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 589, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & Co., Haverhill Mass, Hale & Co., Haverhill MassHale & Co., Haverhill Mass. 18 covers originating in Haverhill Mass., most are stampless but two bear Nos. 75L1 or 75L5, some with Boston forwarding ovals but the majority with red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Haverhill" oval handstamp (Ty. F20), couple different types of Collect box handstamps on the stampless covers, typical small cover flaws and file folds, overall Fine group which represents the vast majority of Hale covers originating in Haverhill, Gutman records 26 covers in total

E. 1,000-1,500
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589A
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 589A, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5), Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5)Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Full square margins to just touched, manuscript "h" cancel or control mark, tied by red "PAID" straightline, matching "Hale & Co.'s Holliston Mail" small oval handstamp (Ty. F43A) unlike any of the typical Hale office markings, on folded letter to Andover Mass. datelined at Holliston Mass., Jan. 27, 1845, lots of nasty stain spots but this is the unique example of the Holliston oval, it will clean up nicely with some skillful care, a remarkable item

E. 400-500
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590
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 590, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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, edge tear and creased, manuscript "2" on stamp with red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Lowell" oval handstamp (Ty. F21) on Sep. 4, 1844 folded letter to Boston, large manuscript "paid", appears Very Fine, the earliest of eight examples of this Lowell office oval recorded by Gutman

E. 200-300
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591
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 591, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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, tiny edge nick, manuscript "Marblehead" cancel, red "Hale & Co.’s Mail/Paid at Boston" wavy-line frame handstamp (Ty. P1) on Nov. 8, 1844 folded letter from Marblehead Mass. to New York City, cover with small tear at bottom, appears Very Fine, this is the only Hale letter recorded with the Marblehead manuscript cancel

E. 400-500
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592
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 592, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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, creases slightly break the paper in one spot, manuscript cancel with "Paid" on Feb. 17, 1845 folded letter from Marblehead Mass. to Boston, appears Fine, no Hale markings but the stamp and the "Paid" indicate carriage by Hale

E. 100-150
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593
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 593, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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, cancelled by red "PAID" handstamp (Ty. P4) with "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" oval handstamp (Ty. F4) on Mar. 28, 1845 folded letter from Marblehead Mass. to New York City, file folds crease the stamp, appears Very Fine, only seven Hale covers from Marblehead are recorded by Gutman

E. 200-300
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594
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 594, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsForwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from BostonForwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston. Red oval handstamp (Ty. F4) with matching Collect box (Ty. C6) on Apr. 1, 1845 folded letter from Marblehead Mass. to New York City, Very Fine, only seven Hale covers from Marblehead are recorded by Gutman

E. 150-200
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595
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 595, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsForwarded by Hale & Co. Boston, May 3, Forwarded by Hale & Co. Boston, May 3Forwarded by Hale & Co. Boston, May 3. Clear strike of red oval datestamp (Ty. F10) with matching Collect box (Ty. C6) on May 2, 1845 folded letter from Marblehead Mass. to New York City, small tear at top, Very Fine, only seven Hale covers from Marblehead are recorded by Gutman, this cover with the scarce dated oval is quite desirable

E. 150-200
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596
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 596, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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, magenta manuscript "NT" control marking, cancelled 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. 11, 1844 folded letter from Nahant Mass. to Philadelphia Pa., Very Fine, Gutman records only two Hale covers from Nahant, which is approximately 15 miles from Boston

E. 300-400
160
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597
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 597, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsForwarded by Hale & Co, Forwarded by Hale & CoForwarded by Hale & Co. Nantucket. Clear strike of red oval handstamp with town in manuscript (Ty. F23), matching “Collect/6 Cents/for/N. Bedford Office” wavy-line frame handstamp (Ty. C10) on Jan. 27, 1845 folded letter to Andover Mass., Very Fine and rare, one of only four examples of the Hale & Co. Nantucket oval handstamp recorded by Gutman in the Independent Mails book (illustrated on p. 224), the only other town in the Hale system with a similar manuscript forwarding oval is Wareham Mass., of which one cover is known (offered in lot 663), both towns were serviced by New Bedford agent Amos Bates, who likely created this handstamp by modifying that office's oval, removing "New Bedford"

E. 750-1,000
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598
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 598, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsForwarded by Hale & Co, Forwarded by Hale & CoForwarded by Hale & Co. Nantucket. Clear strike of red oval handstamp with town in manuscript (Ty. F23), matching “Collect/6 Cents/for/N. Bedford Office” wavy-line frame handstamp (Ty. C10) on Mar. 3, 1845 folded letter to Andover Mass., Very Fine and rare, one of only four examples of the Hale & Co. Nantucket oval handstamp recorded by Gutman, the only other town in the Hale system with a similar manuscript forwarding oval is Wareham Mass., of which one cover is known (offered in lot 663), both towns were serviced by New Bedford agent Amos Bates

E. 750-1,000
550
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599
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 599, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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 clear to just in, manuscript "AB" initials of New Bedford agent Amos Bates and manuscript "Nantucket" cancel, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from New Bedford" oval handstamp (Ty. F24) on Nov. 26, 1844 folded letter from Nantucket Mass. to Boston, manuscript "Express" and "paid", fresh and Very Fine, one of only two recorded stamped Hale covers from Nantucket with the manuscript "Nantucket" cancellation, illustrated in Independent Mails book (p. 224)

E. 1,000-1,500
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600
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 600, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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 clear to just in, magenta manuscript "Nantucket" cancel, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from New Bedford" oval handstamp (Ty. F24) on Nov. 12, 1844 folded letter from Nantucket Mass. to Boston, manuscript "Express -- paid" partly underneath stamp, circular cover tear not affecting stamp or marking, Very Fine, Gutman records this as one of only two stamped Hale covers from Nantucket with the manuscript "Nantucket" cancellation

E. 500-750
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601
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 601, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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, magenta manuscript "NB" cancel, "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from New Bedford" oval handstamp (Ty. F24) on July 25, 1844 folded letter from Nantucket Mass. to Boston, manuscript "Paid" and "Stove Dealer", sealed tear at bottom of cover, still Very Fine use from Nantucket

E. 300-400
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602
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 602, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsForwarded by Hale & Co. from New Bedford, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from New BedfordForwarded by Hale & Co. from New Bedford. Clear strike of red oval handstamp (Ty. F24) with equally clear Collect box handstamp (Ty. C10) on Oct. 29, 1844 folded letter from Nantucket Mass. to Andover Mass., manuscript "Express" notation at bottom, Very Fine, nine Hale covers from Nantucket are recorded by Gutman

E. 200-300
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603
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 603, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsForwarded by Hale & Co. from 17 S. Third Street, Philadelphia, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from 17 S. Third Street, PhiladelphiaForwarded by Hale & Co. from 17 S. Third Street, Philadelphia. Red oval handstamp (Ty. F33) with matching Collect box (Ty. C3) on Jan. 25, 1845 folded letter from Philadelphia to Worcester Mass. and forwarded to Nantucket Mass., red "Mailed LATE for the" straightline handstamp (Ty. ML3) with 27th" day most likely struck in New York, edge staining and minor wear, appears Fine, the only Hale letter to Nantucket recorded by Gutman

E. 200-300
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604
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 604, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2), Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2)Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2). Square margins, manuscript "AB" control marking of New Bedford agent Amos Bates, orientation to stamp, not stamp's sideways position, cancelled by pencil "X" and by "PAID" handstamp (Ty. P7), light strike of "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from New Bedford" oval handstamp (Ty. F24) on undated folded letter to Salem Mass., Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
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605
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 605, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2), Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2)Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2). Octagonal margins clear to barely in, manuscript "AB" initials of New Bedford agent Amos Bates, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from New Bedford" oval datestamp (Ty. F24), on Jan. 9, 1845 folded letter to Springfield Mass., fresh and Very Fine, a lovely use of the 5c Red on a Hale New Bedford cover

E. 750-1,000
375
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606
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 606, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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, orientation is to the stamp, not the stamp's sideways position, tied by faint strike of "Forwarded Through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office 13/Court St. Boston" four-line framed handstamp (Ty. F14), bold strike of "Forwarded by Bates & Co. from New Bedford" oval handstamp on undated folded cover to Philadelphia, fresh and Very Fine, Amos Bates was Hale's agent in New Bedford on routes north and west, he also ran his own letter express between New Bedford, Boston and New York City in 1844 thru mid-1845

E. 400-500
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607
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 607, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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, magenta manuscript "NB" New Bedford control mark, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from New Bedford" oval handstamp (Ty. F24) on undated folded letter to Governor Briggs in Pittsfield Mass., pencil "Penny Post free, AB", indicating local delivery charge was waived, Very Fine, Hale agents were Amos Bates in New Bedford and E. P. Little in Pittsfield, Bates used a straightline "Penny Post Paid" (Feb.-Mar. 1845), this appears to be a manuscript form of prepayment, ex Hahn and Dr. Puliafito

E. 200-300
110
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608
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 608, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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, orientation is to the stamp, not the stamp's position, "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from New Bedford" oval handstamp (Ty. F24) on Jul. 12, 1844 folded letter to Boston, file fold creases the stamp which has an additional diagonal wrinkle, otherwise Very Fine

E. 150-200
90
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609
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 609, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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 "AB" control marking, tied by red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from New Bedford" oval handstamp (Ty. F24), second strike at left on Sep. 16, 1844 folded letter to Boston, various manuscript express notations including "PP free AB" (New Bedford agent Amos Bates), slight soiling, still Very Fine

E. 300-400
160
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610
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 610, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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, cancelled by red "Collect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co." framed handstamp (Ty. C2) struck in Boston, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from New Bedford" oval datestamp (Ty. F24) on Aug. 5, 1844 folded letter to Boston, file fold barely affects the stamp, Very Fine

E. 150-200
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611
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 611, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & Co., New Bedford Mass, Hale & Co., New Bedford MassHale & Co., New Bedford Mass. 19 covers originating in New Bedford Mass., most are stampless, three bear 75L5, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from New Bedford" oval handstamps (Ty. F24), couple different types of Collect box handstamps on the stampless covers, typical small cover flaws and file folds, overall Fine group, Gutman records 66 covers in total

E. 1,000-1,500
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612
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 612, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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 with right sheet margin and large to clear on other sides, couple faint corner creases at bottom right, manuscript "C" initial applied either as a cancel or possibly a control marking for Crofoot, also cancelled by Collect box (Ty. C9), with "Forwarded by Hale & Co.'s Great Eastern Mail" oval handstamp (Ty. F41), used in conjunction with red "H. T. Crofoot's Newburyport Letter Office" oval handstamp on undated folded cover from Newburyport Mass. to New York City, "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" oval handstamp (Ty. F3), Very Fine conjunctive use, Crofoot was Hale's agent in Newburyport and operated an express between Newburyport and Boston, where this cover was carried before forwarding to New York

E. 500-750
750
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613
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 613, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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, small faults, tiny initial ("C") in blank space at center, manuscript "X" cancel and tied by red "Forwarded by Hale & Co.'s Great Eastern Mail" oval handstamp (Ty. F41), used in conjunction with bold "H. T. Crofoot's Newburyport Letter Office" oval handstamp on Aug. 10, 1844 bill of lading from Newburyport Mass. to New York City, with small illustration of a ship, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" oval handstamp (Ty. F3), internal splits including one affecting cover at top, Very Fine appearing conjunctive use, Crofoot was Hale's agent in Newburyport and operated an express between Newburyport and Boston, where this cover was carried before forwarding to New York

E. 500-750
450
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614
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 614, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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, clear margins to touched, manuscript "N" or "W" cancel, with "Forwarded by Hale & Co.'s Great Eastern Mail" oval handstamp (Ty. F41), used in conjunction with "H. T. Crofoot's Newburyport Letter Office" oval handstamp on Oct. 14, 1844 folded letter from Newburyport Mass. to Boston, small red "PAID" in frame handstamp also struck by Crofoot, file fold creases the stamp, still Very Fine conjunctive use, Crofoot was Hale's agent in Newburyport and operated an express between Newburyport and Boston

E. 200-300
110
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615
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 615, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsForwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from NorthamptonForwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton. Bold strike of oval handstamp (Ty. F32) with matching Collect box (Ty. C1) and manuscript "3" 3c rate on Nov. 5, 1844 folded letter to Springfield Mass., file folds thru markings, Very Fine and rare example of Hale's special 3c rate for letters between Massachusetts towns along the Connecticut River (Northampton, Greenfield, Deerfield and Springfield), only four such letters are recorded in the Independent Mails book (this example illustrated on p. 233)

E. 200-300
170
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616
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 616, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsForwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from NorthamptonForwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton. Bold strike of red oval handstamp (Ty. F32) with manuscript "3" cents rate on Oct. 28, 1844 folded letter from Greenfield Mass. to Springfield Mass., Very Fine and scarce, one of only three Hale letters originating in Greenfield Mass., which is approximately 20 miles from Northampton, rare example of Hale's special 3c rate for letters between Massachusetts towns along the Connecticut River (Northampton, Greenfield, Deerfield and Springfield), only four such letters are recorded in the Independent Mails book

E. 200-300
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617
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 617, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsForwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from NorthamptonForwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton. Bold strike of oval handstamp (Ty. F32) with manuscript "3" 3c rate on Nov. 15, 1844 folded letter to Springfield Mass., mathematical notations at right, Very Fine and rare example of Hale's special 3c rate for letters between Massachusetts towns along the Connecticut River (Northampton, Greenfield, Deerfield and Springfield), only four such letters are recorded in the Independent Mails book

E. 200-300
110
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618
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 618, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsForwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from NorthamptonForwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton. Two strikes of oval handstamp (Ty. F32) with manuscript "3" 3c rate on Jan. 15, 1845 folded letter to Springfield Mass., Very Fine and rare example of Hale's special 3c rate for letters between Massachusetts towns along the Connecticut River (Northampton, Greenfield, Deerfield and Springfield), only four such letters are recorded by Gutman

E. 150-200
80
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619
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 619, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsForwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from NorthamptonForwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton. Perfect strike of red oval handstamp (Ty. F32) with matching "6" collect handstamp (Ty. C12) on Jul. 28, 1844 folded letter to New York City, manuscript acknowledgement notation dated Aug. 2, Extremely Fine strike of this Hale office handstamp

E. 100-150
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620
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 620, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsForwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton, Forwarded by Hale & Co. from NorthamptonForwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton. Sharp and clear strike of red oval handstamp (Ty. F32) with manuscript "6" and "Collect 7 Way" on Aug. 3, 1844 folded letter to New York City, Very Fine, Northampton is the only town in the Hale & Co. system known to have used a "Way" notation, this is one of three recorded by Gutman

E. 200-300
375
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621
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 621, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2), Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2)Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2). Square margins, manuscript "T" control mark of agent A. W. Thayer, manuscript "C" cancel, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton" oval handstamp (Ty. F32) on folded cover to Boston, forwarded to Philadelphia, conjunctive use with "Forwarded by American Mail Co. Nov. 19 from No. 101 Chestnut St. Philada." red circular datestamp which ties the Hale stamp, oval handstamp crossed out when forwarding occurred, reduced a bit at right, Very Fine appearance and a very unusual conjunctive use

E. 750-1,000
800
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622
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 622, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2), Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2)Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2). Die cut, affixed over manuscript "paid 6-1/4", manuscript "T" control mark of agent A. W. Thayer, manuscript "C" cancel,, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton" oval handstamp (Ty. F32) on Nov. 25, 1844 docketed greenish blue folded cover to New York City, Very Fine

E. 500-750
425
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623
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 623, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2), Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2)Hale & Co., 5c Red on Bluish (75L2). Octagonal margins mostly ample to clear all around, bright color, manuscript "T" control mark of the Northampton agent A. W. Thayer, bold strike of red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton" oval handstamp (Ty. F32) with manuscript "Paid 6" on greenish blue Dec. 14, 1844 folded letter from Greenfield Mass. to Albany N.Y., file fold slightly wrinkles the stamp which affectively ties it, Very Fine and rare, Gutman records this as one of only three Hale covers originating in Greenfield and the only one bearing a Hale stamp

E. 300-400
225
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624
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 624, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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 "T" control mark of agent A. W. Thayer, manuscript "C" cancel, sharp strike of red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton" oval handstamp (Ty. F32) on Nov. 16, 1844 folded letter to Boston, stamp with some slight soiling, still Very Fine

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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 625, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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 "T" control mark of agent A. W. Thayer, manuscript "C" cancel, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton" oval handstamp (Ty. F32) on blue Dec. 18, 1844 folded cover to Boston, fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
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626
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 626, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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 "T" control mark of agent A. W. Thayer, manuscript "C" cancel, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton" oval handstamp (Ty. F32) on Nov. 15, 1844 folded letter to Boston, stamp with some slight soiling at left, still Very Fine

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627
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 627, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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 with clear margins to barely touched, magenta manuscript "T" control mark of agent A. W. Thayer, manuscript "C" cancel, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton" oval handstamp (Ty. F32) on Aug. 24, 1844 folded letter to Norwich Conn., minor internal splits cause tiny tears at top and bottom of cover, still Very Fine

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628
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 628, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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, magenta manuscript "T" control mark, manuscript "C" cancel, clear strike of red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton" oval (Ty. F32) on Oct. 3, 1844 folded letter from Deerfield Mass. to New York City, Very Fine and scarce, only three covers are recorded from Deerfield Mass., which is 16 miles from Northampton

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629
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 629, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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 sides, magenta manuscript "T" control mark on each, manuscript "C" cancels, perfect strike of red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton" oval (Ty. F32) on Aug. 27, 1844 folded letter from Conway Mass. to Hartford Conn., manuscript "2" probably indicates local delivery charge, file fold not affecting stamps, Very Fine and rare cover, this is the only Hale cover from Conway, 15 miles from Northampton

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630
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 630, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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 along outer edges, each with magenta manuscript "T" control mark of agent A. W. Thayer and manuscript "C" cancel, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton" oval handstamp (Ty. F32) on Sep. 20, 1844 folded letter to New York City, cover with overall age spotting but the pair is unaffected and Very Fine

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631
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 631, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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 with all but one margin full, magenta manuscript "B" control marking, tied by red Collect box handstamp with perfect matching strike of "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton" oval handstamp (Ty. F32) on Jul. 29, 1844 folded letter from Plainfield Mass. to Boston, Very Fine, this is the only recorded Hale letter from Plainfield, which did not have a company agent

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632
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 632, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & Co., Northampton Mass, Hale & Co., Northampton MassHale & Co., Northampton Mass. 14 covers originating in Northampton Mass., ten are stampless, four (one a front) bear No. 75L5 with "T" control marking (initials of agent A. W. Thayer) and "C" cancel, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton" oval handstamps (Ty. F32), couple with Collect box handstamp, typical small cover flaws and file folds, overall Fine group, Gutman records 51 covers in total

E. 750-1,000
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633
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 633, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsForwarded by Hale & Co., No. 5 Exchange, Pittsfield, Mass, Forwarded by Hale & Co., No. 5 Exchange, Pittsfield, MassForwarded by Hale & Co., No. 5 Exchange, Pittsfield, Mass. Red oval handstamp (Ty. F34) faintly struck, red "6" collect handstamp (Ty. C12) on Jul. 29, 1844 folded letter to New York City, Fine and very rare, Gutman records only this stampless cover, the 75L5 cover offered in lot 634 and one other 75L5 cover (ex Dr. Puliafito) with the Hale Pittsfield office oval, this is the earliest, ex Hall and Hahn

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634
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 634, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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, cancelled by manuscript "P", mostly clear strike of red "Forwarded by Hale & Co., No. 5 Exchange, Pittsfield, Mass." oval handstamp (Ty. F34) on Jul. 30, 1844 folded letter addressed in blue to Rochester N.Y., another adhesive stamp originally to the left of the remaining stamp is missing, otherwise Fine and very rare, Gutman records only the stampless cover offered in lot 633, this 75L5 cover and one other 75L5 cover (ex Dr. Puliafito) with the Hale Pittsfield office oval -- this cover to Rochester does not have any other company markings, so it might have been carried all the way by Hale

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635
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 635, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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, manuscript "P" control marking, orientation to the stamp, tied by pencil "X" cancel on Nov. 11, 1844 pink folded letter from Pittsfield Mass. to Springfield, fresh and Very Fine, this is the latest known Hale cover from Pittsfield

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636
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 636, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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, small manuscript "p" control mark of Pittsfield Mass., on Oct. 30, 1844 folded letter from Lanesboro Mass. to New York City, file fold lightly creases the stamp, Very Fine, Gutman records this as the only Hale cover from Lanesboro, which did not have a Hale agent and is a short distance from Pittsfield

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637
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 637, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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, manuscript "P" initial, either a cancel or control marking and likely represents Pittsfield, used on Sep. 8, 1844 folded letter from Williamstown Mass. to New York City, file fold creases the stamp, Very Fine, Gutman records this as the only Hale cover from Williamstown, which is approximately 22 miles from Pittsfield and did not have an office or agent

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638
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 638, Hale & Co.: MassachusettsHale & 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, tied by partly clear strike of Boston office framed forwarding handstamp (Ty. F14 or F15) with "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston" oval handstamp (Ty. F3) on Aug. 26, 1844 folded letter from Roxbury Mass. to New York City, stamp with small gum stain at bottom, still Very Fine, according to Gutman one of three recorded Hale covers from Roxbury, which did not have a company agent

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