Hale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5).
Two, different shades and different manuscript "Salem" control markings,
left stamp from Position 6 Third State with plate damage at left, right stamp from Position 16 Second State (undamaged plate), each cut to shape and tied
by faint strikes of red Collect box handstamp, left stamp also tied by brownish "Hale & Co.'s Mail/Paid at Boston" two-line framed handstamp (Ty. P1) on folded cover to New York City, Goodhue correspondence with name crossed out, docketing indicates Nov. 30, 1844 origin date, file folds, one barely affects left stamp, Fine, a remarkable and very rare cover that dramatically demonstrates the "Salem" marking was applied to sheets before use -- in this case, by two different persons to two different sheets from two different printings made from two different states of the plate (!) -- Gutman records only ten covers with the "Salem" control marking (on both 75L2 and 75L5), illustrated in Gutman's Hale book (color Figure 205 and p. 210) and the Independent Mail book (p. 240), ex Hall and Dr. Puliafito, with 2001 P.F. certificate
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