Details For Cover ID# 29305

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Dec 24, 21
Edited on:Dec 24, 21
 
Postmark: Mar 7, 1845
Origin: Troy, New York, UNITED STATES
Destination: New York, New York, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

Brainard & Co., 5c Blue (24L2) with manuscript cancel, used with red "Forwarded by Brainard & Co. from Troy" oval handstamp and "Collect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co." box handstamp (Gutman type C-3) on folded cover from Troy to New York City street address, docketed with Mar. 7, 1845 origin date.  A rare Brainard & Co. adhesive franking, the use of the Hale Collect box suggests an additional rate was charged for the Albany to NYC part of the route. Perhaps Brainard was not Hale's agent in Troy and the adhesive only paid for the Troy to Albany portion of the route. According to a 6/22/44 Hale & Co. advertisement L. Farwell was listed as Hale's agent in Troy with offices at 200 River Street. A later Hale & Co. advertisement noted a change in address from 200 to 230 River Street, the latter address appearing on Brainard's adhesives, indicating a close working relationship between the two companies.

This is one of only a very few Hale/Brainard conjunctive use letters with a Brainard adhesive. Lyons records about 14 genuine 24L2 covers. Ex-Michael Gutman.

Owner's ID: 2618
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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