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

Hale & Company: Stampless Markings
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
160 c ImageForwarded Through/Hale's/Foreign Letter Office/New-York. Four-line handstamp in red (Gutman Type NY-D) and two strikes of matching "Paid" in negative mirrored letters in oval "shield" (unlisted in Gutman Hale book) on Feb. 28, 1842 folded letter to London, England, sender's ship-name directive "pr. 'Patr: Henry", "1842 MR 27/Liverpool/Ship" framed ship-letter datestamp and red London receiving datestamp on back, ms. "8" pence due, minor tear at top right barely into marking, Very Fine, scarce handstamp (Gutman lists seven or eight, excluding this cover), the "Paid" handstamp is the only reported example thus far (Gutman does not list it), ex Hahn (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
161 c ImageForwarded by/Hale's News Room/And Ship Letter Office/New-York. Red four-line handstamp (Gutman Type NY-C) on Dec. 2, 1841 folded letter from New Orleans to London, England, Huth correspondence, forwarder's manuscript marking on back "New York 20th Decr 1841, forwarded by, Your most obdt svts., pr Edw Bech & Co." and ship directive on front in same hand "pr Westminster", "Portsmouth/Ship Letter" handstamp and red London Jan. 15, 1842 receiving datestamp on back, manuscript "1/4" rate, Very Fine and scarce, Gutman lists five covers with this marking, ex Schwartz (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
162 c ImageForwarded from/Hale's For. Let. Office,/Corner of Wall and Water Streets, New-York. Four-line red handstamp (Gutman Type NY-A) on back of 1839 folded letter to London, England, Huth correspondence, sender's ship directive "pr Gt. Western" with "Bristol/Ship Letter" handstamp and London Mar. 13, 1839 receiving datestamp on back, manuscript "1/3" rate, Very Fine, Gutman lists eight known examples of this scarce Hale's foreign letter service marking, ex Golden (Image)

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E. $ 150-200

SOLD for $80.00
Will close during Public Auction
163 c ImageForwarded Through/Hale's/Letter Office,/New York. Red four-line handstamp and matching "12" rate handstamp on Jan. 23, 1844 folded letter addressed in blue to Boston, Very Fine, scarce early Hale marking, ex Schwartz (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
164   ImageHale & Co.'s Mail/Paid at Boston. Red wavy-line frame handstamp on Feb. 3, 1845 folded letter from Boston to Paris, France, sender's directive "Pr Havre Packet, Duchess d'Orleans, Feb 8 from N York", red "Outre-Mer Le Havre 25 Fevr 45" arrival datestamp, black "6" decimes due handstamp, Paris receiving backstamp, receipt docketing, Fine, very unusual outbound transatlantic cover handled by Hale's Independent Mail (Image) E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction
165 c ImageCollect/ Six Cents/ for/ Hale & Co. Red framed handstamp with manuscript rate change to "18-3/4" on Nov. 5, 1844 folded letter from Liverpool, England, to Hartford Conn. via New York City, manuscript "6", sender's directive "Queen of the West" on inside letter, file fold, faint toning, Very Fine, extremely rare use of Hale & Co. service to forward transatlantic mail, the 6c and 18-3/4c rates and absence of postal markings indicate that this was enclosed in another cover or carried into the U.S. outside the regular mails, illustrated in Gutman Hale book (page 330), ex Hall (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
166 c ImageForwarded by Hale & Co. from Boston. Red oval handstamp and matching Collect box handstamp with 6c rate changed in pencil to 18c for triple rate on Oct. 18, 1844 blue folded letter from Manchester, England, to New York City, sender's ship directive "p Steamer 'Hibernia'", letter mentions enclosures (thus triple rate), Very Fine, scarce transatlantic letter carried outside the mails to Boston and given to Hale & Co. for transport to New York City, ex Schwartz (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $225.00
Will close during Public Auction
167 c ImageCollect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co. Red framed handstamp on folded letter from Macao to Salem, Mass., datelined "Macao, 19th July 1844" with sender's ship directive "per 'Convoy'", addressed to the owners of the Eliza Ann, red "Wetmore & Cryder New-York" oval forwarder's handstamp on back, file folds, Very Fine, carried from Macao to New York outside the mails, given to Wetmore & Cryder, who in turn gave it to Hale & Co. for its northbound mail to Salem Mass., an extremely rare inbound cover from China carried by Hale & Co., Gutman records only two from Macau and two from Canton, ex Hahn (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
168 c ImageCollect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co. Red framed handstamp on folded letter from Macao to New York, datelined "Macao, Dec. 6, 1844" with sender's ship directive "per 'Haugua'", Very Fine, carried from Macao to New York outside the mails, a similar cover to this one but addressed to Salem Mass. (see lot 167) was given to forwarder Wetmore & Cryder, who in turn gave it to Hale & Co. for its northbound mail, this is an extremely rare inbound cover from China carried by Hale & Co., Gutman records only two from Macau and two from Canton, ex Hahn (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
169 c ImageU.S. Express Mail, Boston Mass., Jun. 11 (1845). Route agent's red circular datestamp and large red manuscript "18-3/4" rate on blue folded letter datelined at Dover N.H., Jun. 10, from John A. Burleigh (railroad agent) to Patrick T. Jackson, in care of the president of the Reading Railroad in Philadelphia, forwarded by Hale & Co. back to Boston with street address added for delivery, red "Forwarded by Hale & Co. from 37 S. Third St., Philadelphia" oval handstamp and matching 6c Collect box, the letter concerns extending the U.S. mail contract by rail to Dover N.H. and offering terms and inducements to compete with the stage operators, Extremely Fine, this letter -- mailed just weeks before the end of the Independent Mail era -- perfectly demonstrates the cheaper rates offered by the private companies: 18-3/4c by government mail from Boston to Philadelphia, and only 6c for the return trip by Hale & Co., illustrated in Gutman Hale book (page 303), ex Schwartz (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction
170 c ImageForwarded by Hale & Co. from 37 S. Third Street, Philadelphia. Red oval handstamp and matching Collect box on Oct. 7, 1844 folded letter to Webster Mass., red "Norwich Ct. Oct. 10" government circular datestamp and manuscript "10" rate, three days after mailing, pencil "Norwich", Extremely Fine, Webster was not served by Hale & Co., three letters to Webster are recorded in Gutman Hale book (page 220), two were put into the U.S. mail at Norwich and one at Worcester, ex Hall (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction

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