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

Hale & Company: Street Address Omitted, Covers, cont. (75L5)
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
135 c ImageForwarded by Hale & Co. from Baltimore. Perfect strike of red oval handstamp with matching "Paid." handstamp to which the words "Penny Post" have been added in blue manuscript on May 7, 1845 folded letter to James Gordon Bennett, editor of the New York Herald newspaper, red "Boyd's City Express Post May 8 2 O'C" oval datestamp, matching large red "Free" handstamp (applied by Boyd's), pencil "Del Free" (deliver free), the letter is a follow-up "pitch" for the Baltimore & Cuba Smelting and Mining Company, which was organized in 1845

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT MAIL COVER AND UNIQUE WITH THIS COMBINATION OF MARKINGS.

Several of the larger private posts and Independent Mail companies delivered letters to newspapers free of charge to earn the good will of the editors and publishers. Examples of free delivery are extremely scarce, and no cover demonstrates the service better than this famous Hale and Boyd conjunctive use to James Gordon Bennett, editor of the New York Herald. The combination of markings is unique to this cover.

A comparison of the "Penny Post" writing to the notations by William Edwards (Hale's Baltimore agent) on another cover (see lot 137) leads us to conclude that he wrote the directive. The large "Free" handstamp is found on a few other Boyd's City Express covers.

Sloane notes on back. Illustrated in Henry Abt's series on Boyd's City Express, Denwood Kelly's series on Baltimore posts and Gutman Hale book (page 125). Ex Perry and Schwartz (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
136 c ImageForwarded by Hale & Co. from 37 S. Third St. Philadelphia. Red oval handstamp and matching Collect box on June 11, 1845 folded letter re tea auction to Baltimore Md., two strikes of red "OFFICE/16 S. Calvert Street" two-line handstamp on front and a third strike on back, file fold and light wrinkles, Very Fine, Gutman records this as the only known example of the two-line marking with Hale's Baltimore office address (see Hale book, page 126, and Independent Mails book), ex Malcolm and Hahn (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
137 c ImageForwarded by Hale & Co. from Baltimore. Red oval handstamp struck on front and back of Apr. 28, 1845 folded cover to Philadelphia, matching red "Paid", docketed "William Edwards, 16 South Calvert St. Baltimore MD April 28, 1845" with Hale agent William Edwards' pencil notation on front "Hale's carrier will please get an answer as Early as he can conveniently W.E. Agent", evidently a letter written by Edwards, addressed in blue to the president of the Girard Life Insurance Co. in Philadelphia, probably soliciting business for the new express in Baltimore -- Hale & Co. advertised service in Baltimore in April 1845, the whole Hale letter-express operation was closed down on June 30 -- file folds, Very Fine, a significant cover from this short-lived period of Hale's service in Baltimore, ex Kelly and Golden (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

CLOSED
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138 c ImageForwarded by Hale & Co. from Baltimore. Red oval handstamp clearly struck with matching "Paid." handstamp struck over Collect box handstamp on June 2, 1845 folded letter to Philadelphia, split down length of file fold and rejoined (slight staining), Very Fine strikes and rare enough to warrant proper restoration, illustrated in Independent Mails book, ex Kelly and Golden (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

CLOSED
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139 c ImageHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Second State Position 15, cut to shape, tiny red manuscript "J.S. Dans." overprint in blank address space, initials of J. Shed, Hale's agent in South Danvers Mass., tied by framed "Collect Six Cents for Hale & Co." handstamp, brownish "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Danvers" oval handstamp on folded cover (front with parts of four flaps) to Brooklyn N.Y., street address added by Hale's local delivery agent, sealed tear at bottom left, file folds, neither affecting stamp

VERY FINE. ONLY FOUR EXAMPLES OF HALE & COMPANY'S DANVERS OFFICE HANDSTAMP ARE RECORDED, AND ONLY THREE HAVE A STAMP WITH THE AGENT'S CONTROL OVERPRINT. AN OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT MAIL USE.

Gutman records four covers with the Hale & Company Danvers office handstamp, three of which have stamps with the agent's control overprint. An advertisement in the July 25, 1844 Salem Register identifies E. W. Stimpson as the agent for the Danvers New Mills office and "Doct. Shed" as the agent for South Danvers. Dr. Joseph Shed was an auctioneer and town clerk in South Danvers. The small manuscript overprint on this stamp was previously misdescribed as "E.S. Dans", on the assumption that it was written by E. W. Stimpson, but it is now correctly described as "J.S. Dans" based on the emergence of two additional Danvers covers, offered in our 2005 Rarities of the World sale (Sale 896, lots 553-554), one of which has the full "J. Shed" name in the same hand.

Illustrated in Gutman Hale book (color Figure 160 and page 172) and Independent Mails book. Ex Hall. With 2001 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
140 c ImageHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Two, one has red manuscript "h" initial and other has manuscript "Haverhill" overprint, both applied before use, each stamp cut to shape and tied by red "Forwarded through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office -- Boston" framed handstamp with "13 Court St." deleted, matching bold strike of "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Haverhill" oval handstamp on folded cover to New Bedford Mass., docketing indicates Sep. 2 (1844) origin date, file fold thru both stamps

VERY FINE OVERALL CONDITION. A REMARKABLE HALE & COMPANY COVER WITH A COMBINATION OF STAMPS HAVING TWO DIFFERENT MANUSCRIPT CONTROL MARKINGS APPLIED BY THE HAVERHILL OFFICE.

Each manuscript overprint ("h" and "Haverhill") is extremely rare in its own right. The combination of the two is extraordinary and suggests that the first stamp was applied by the sender and second was applied at the Haverhill office to uprate the prepayment.

Illustrated in Gutman Hale book (page 179) and Independent Mails book. Ex Hall. With 2001 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
141 c ImageHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Cut to shape, magenta manuscript "h" initial Haverhill control marking, tied by red "Forwarded through/Hale & Co.'s/Letter Office -- Boston" framed handstamp with "13 Court St." deleted on undated folded letter addressed in blue to New York City, mentioned "Hale's Express", stamp has pre-use crease, lettersheet lightly soiled, still Very Fine, ex Schwartz (Image)

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E. $ 150-200

SOLD for $140.00
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142 c ImageHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Second State Position 17 "Wail" instead of "Wall" variety, neatly cut to shape, magenta manuscript "AB" control initials applied by Amos Bates (Hale's New Bedford Mass. agent), perfect strike of red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from New Bedford" oval handstamp on envelope to Boston street address, green wax seal on flap, Extremely Fine, a remarkable early use of an envelope with an Independent Mail stamp -- at a time when the U.S. Post office charged an extra rate for an envelope, they were seldom used for correspondence sent thru the mails -- ex Schwartz (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $375.00
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143 c ImageHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Second State Position 11, neatly cut to shape, magenta manuscript "NB" initials for New Bedford, used on Jul. 15, 1844 folded letter to Philadelphia, perfect clear strike of "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from New Bedford" oval handstamp in black, Extremely Fine, superb and very scarce, Gutman records only five covers with the "NB" control initials, ex Hall, with 2001 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $325.00
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144 c ImageHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Cut to shape, magenta manuscript "NB" New Bedford control mark, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from New Bedford" oval handstamp 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 (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $275.00
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145 c ImageHale & Co., 5c Blue, Street Address Omitted (75L5). Neatly cut to shape, reddish-brown manuscript "T" initial applied by Northampton agent A. W. Thayer, cancelled by manuscript "C" on Aug. 21, 1844 folded letter from Northampton to Boston, perfect strike of red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from Northampton" oval handstamp, Extremely Fine, letter mentions using Hale & Co., Sloane's notes on back, ex Schwartz (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction

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