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The Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito Collection of Independent Mails continued...

Hale & Company: Street Address Omitted, Covers, cont. (75L5) continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
157 c ImageHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Ample to large square margins, magenta "S" control initial applied at Salem Mass., cancelled by red "Forwarded through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office -- Boston" framed handstamp with "13 Court St." deleted, used on Aug. 10, 1844 folded letter to Utica N.Y. with sender's directive "Independent Mail Paid", carried by Hale & Co. to Albany and handed over to Pomeroy's Letter Express for transport to Utica, pencil "Collect 6-1/4" for Pomeroy's service, Very Fine, a remarkable cover in several respects -- the "S" initialed stamp, conjunctive service with Pomeroy, and, most important, it is the only cover we recall seeing with the term "Independent Mail" used to describe the route -- Sloane's note at bottom, illustrated in Gutman Hale book (page 292), ex Schwartz (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
158 c ImageHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Second State Position 5, clear to large square margins, magenta "S" control initial applied at Salem Mass., cancelled by red "Forwarded through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office -- Boston" framed handstamp with "13 Court St." deleted, "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Salem" black oval handstamp on Aug. 4, 1844 folded letter to Utica N.Y. street address, carried by Hale & Co. to Albany and handed over to Pomeroy's Letter Express for transport to Utica, pencil "Collect 6-1/4" for Pomeroy's service, Very Fine, an attractive conjunctive service cover, ex Schwartz, accompanied by a stampless cover with Salem black oval and red Collect box from Salem to New York City (Aug. 23, 1844) (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
159 c ImageHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Third State Position 17 "Wail" instead of "Wall" variety, huge square margins showing parts of two adjoining stamps, affixed over "Forwarded by A. Roberts & Co.'s Eastern Letter Express" double-line oval handstamp and tied by "Forwarded through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office -- Boston" framed handstamp with "13 Court St." deleted, "Hale & Co.'s Mail, Boston, Office 23 State Street" oval handstamp, manuscript "Paid 5" on folded letter datelined at Concord N.H., Sep. 22, 1844, addressed to New York City with sender's directive "Roberts' Express", horizontal file fold thru stamp, which has a tiny margin tear, partly lifted to show Roberts handstamp underneath

VERY FINE OVERALL CONDITION. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED ROBERTS EXPRESS COVER WITH A HALE & COMPANY STAMP. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF INDEPENDENT MAIL CONJUNCTIVE SERVICE.

Andrew Roberts began advertising his "Cheap Independent Letter Express" in July 1844, providing service between Boston and points in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and upstate New York, and charging rates of 4c, 5c, 6c, 7c, 9c, 10c and 11c. Sammis records ten covers with the Roberts oval handstamp, ranging in dates from Aug. 19 to Oct. 25, 1844, all but one of which are stampless. The cover offered here is the only Roberts' Express cover with an adhesive stamp. In this case it appears that the stamp indicated payment for Hale's service from Boston to New York City, and it was probably applied by Roberts' office.

Illustrated in Independent Mails book. Ex Schwartz (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction

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