11c Hayes Stamp of 1922 Postal History

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I have specialized in the 11c Hayes stamp (Scott 563) for more than 40 years. My collection has FDCs, die proofs, panes, plate blocks, color varieties, and many covers. The covers have common usages, uncommon usages, fancy cancellations, and some are just attractive philatelic covers. This site will feature many of those covers.

Only covers dated October 4, 1922 up to September 4, 1931 will be displayed. The latter date is the First Day for the rotary Hayes stamp (Scott 692). Even though the flat plate Hayes stamp (Scott 563) was correctly used after the rotary Hayes became available, this will insure that Scott 563 is the Hayes stamp on the cover. It’s interesting that I may actually have more Scott 692 covers than Scott 563 covers.

The most common use of the Hayes stamp was to help make up rates for various modes of mail, the most common being registered mail. The first covers shown below will trace the evolution of that mode through the Hayes time line. Please note that registered covers normally are dated on the back side of the cover. The second most common use of the Hayes stamp appears to be its use on various forms of air mail, particularly during the 1928-31 period when the stamp was attracting much attention because of its wide spread variation in its color during that period.

REGISTERED COVERS

Registered First Class Cover (Dec. 22, 1922)

morecoversx12-cent single weight cover: 2 cents for the regular domestic cover fee, 10 cents for the registry. “Return receipt request” is free.

Registered First Class Cover (Jan. 5, 1923)

morecoversx 00114-cent double weight cover: 4 cents for the regular domestic fee, 10 cents for the registry. “Deliver to addressee only” is free

Registered First Class Cover (Aug. 3, 1925)

morecoversx 00217-cent single weight cover: Effective April 15, 1925; registry fee 15 cents, “free” requests no longer free. 2 cents for the regular domestic fee, 15 cents for the registry.

Registered First Class Cover (Dec. 7, 1927)

morecoversx 00319-cent double weight cover: April 15, 1925 rate changes good throughout Hayes time line; 4 cents for the regular domestic fee, 15 cents for the registry.

Registered First Class Cover (June 6, 1928)

morecoversx 00422-cent double weight cover: 4 cents for the regular domestic fee, 15 cents for the registry, and 3 cents for the return receipt fee.

Registered First Class Cover (April 22, 1931)

morecoversx 00521-cent triple weight cover: 6 cents for the regular domestic fee, 15-cents for the registry.

Registered Surface Cover to Irish Free State (Mar, 7, 1925)

coverintl12-cent single weight cover:10 cents registry and 2 cents surface charge from 2 cents per ounce from the treaty rate with the Irish Free state

Registered Surface Cover to England (Jan. 14, 1931)

coverintl 00117-cent single weight cover:15 cents registry and 2 cents surface charge from 2 cents per ounce from the treaty rate with Great Britain. Registry fee increased from 10 cents to 15 cents on December 1, 1925.

Registered Surface Cover to England (Mar. 15, 1928)

morecoversx 00621-cent triple weight cover: 15 cent registry and 6 cents surface charge from 2 cents per ounce from the treaty rate with Great Britain.

Registered Surface Cover to England (May 12, 1931)

coverintl 00219-cent double weight cover:15 cents registry and 4 cents surface charge from 2 cents per ounce from the treaty rate with Great Britain. Treaty rate replaced with 5-cent U.P.U. rate per ounce on Sep. 1, 1931.

Registered Surface Cover to Germany (Sep. 11, 1923)

coverintl 00415 cent single weight cover:10 cents registry and 5 cents surface charge per ounce U.P.U. surface rate.

Registered Surface Cover to Germany (May 15, 1923)

coverintl 00315-cent single weight cover: Same charges as previous cover, however, there is a notation of a request for a return receipt. U.P.U. fee for the request is 5 cents. No charge made for it. Should have been a 20-cent cover.

Registered Surface Cover to Germany (Sep. 21, 1923)

coverintl 00518-cent double weight cover: 10 cents registry and 8 cents surface U.P.U. charge. 5 cents for the first ounce and 3 cents for each additional ounce.

Registered Surface Cover to Germany (Apr. 21, 1926)

coverintl 00620-cent single weight cover: 15-cent registry fee effective December 1, 1925. Also 5 cents U.P.U. surface charge.

Registered Surface Cover to Germany (Jan. 15, 1926)

coverintl 00725-cent single weight cover: 15 cents registry, 5 cents for U.P.U. surface charge, and 5 cents for return receipt request (Avis de Receipt)

Registered Surface Cover to Germany (Mar. 15, 1926)

coverintl 008Damaged in transit 26-cent triple weight cover: 15 cents registry and 11 cents U.P.U. surface charge; 5 cents for first ounce and 3 cents for each additional ounce.

Registered Surface cover to Germany (Sept. 5, 1929)

Hayes 3x66-cent triple weight cover: 15 cents registry and 20 cents special delivery; 20 cents domestic airmail surcharge, 4 cents for first ounce and 8 cents for each additional ounce; 11 cents U.P.U. surface charge, 5 cents for first ounce and 3 cents for each additional ounce

Registered Surface Cover to Fr. Indo-China (Aug. 10, 1923)

coverintl 01015-cent single weight cover: 10 cents registry and 5 cents U.P.U. surface charge.

Registered Surface Cover to Sweden (Oct. 7, 1925)

coverintl 01215-cent single weight cover: 10 cents registry and 5 cents U.P.U. surface charge.

Registered Surface Cover to France (Aug. 4, 1926)

coverintl 00915-cent single weight cover: Should have been 20-cent cover since registry rate was increased to 15 cents on December 1, 1925 and U.P.U. surface charge was 5 cents.

Registered Surface Cover to Denmark (Dec. 17, 1929)

coverintl 01120-cent single weight cover: 15 cents registry and 5 cents U.P.U. surface charge.

Registered Surface Cover to Iraq (May 27. 1928)

morecovers 00220-cent single weight cover: 15 cents registry and 5 cents U.P.U. surface rate charge

Registered Surface Cover to Canada (Apr. 4, 1930)

coverintl 01325-cent cover:

SPECIAL DELIVERY

Special Delivery (Aug. 8, 1930)

hayesfancy 00612-cent cover: 10 cents for special delivery charge with required 2 cents domestic surface fee.

Special Delivery (Mar. 18, 1930)

hayesfancy 01012-cent cover: 10 cents for special delivery charge with required 2 cents for domestic surface fee. Note flag cancellation.

THIRD CLASS MAIL

With Insurance (July 26, 1926)

hayesuncommon 00111-cent cover with San Francisco precancel covering 3 cents for a weight of 2+ to 4 ounces and 8 cents for a $5+ to $25 insurance indemnity.

PARCEL POST

Parcel Post (1924)

hayesuncommon 01314-cent wrapper from Chicago to New York City (zone 5): 17 ounce package has charge of 8 cents for first pound and 6 cents for each additional pound.

Parcel Post (Feb. 25, 1928)

47-cent wrapper from Detroit to Farmington, MI:(?), still analzing possible rates

AIR MAIL

Domestic Air Mail (Sep. 28, 1926)

domair24-cent cover: Flew three air mail zones from San Francisco to New York at rate of 8 cents per zone on the government operated trans- continental route.

Domestic Air Mail (Jul. 31, 1926)

air2 00148-cent double wight cover: Flew three air mail zones on the government operated transcontinental route at rate of 8 cents per zone per ounce.

Domestice Air Mail (1924?)

Hayes wrapper + C3(2)

International Air Mail (Mar. 27, 1930)

hayesfancy 00811 cents on 2-cent postal card (Sc.UX16): 4 cents for domestic air mail surcharge, 3 cents surface postal card charge, and 4 cents for air plane fee for London to Germany. Franking would have covered a letter rather than a postal card.

International Air Mail (Jan. 10, 1930)

air2 11-cent cover: 4 cents domestic air mail surcharge, 5 cents surface charge, and 4 cents for air plane fee for France to Germany. “Delay due to wrecked mail plane” and “Return to writer”. (Interrupted Flight 300110UT)

International Air Mail (Jul. 28, 1925)

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International Air Mail (Jul. 28, 1925)

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International Air Mail (Feb. 26, 1928)

cap 00149-cent double weight cover: 15 cents registry, 16 cents domestic air mail surcharge, 8 cents for U.P.U. (5 cents first ounce, 3 cents for second ounce), 8 cents for airplane fee from London to Switzerland. Cover overpaid by 2 cents.

International Air Mail (Sep. 19, 1930)

cap 00411-cent cover: 5 cents for U.P.U. surface charge and 6 cents for airplane fee from London or France to Austria.

International Air Mail (Apr. 6, 1931)

cap 00230-cent cover: 30 cents for FAM air mail rate from Miami to Colombia.

International Air Mail (Jun. 16, 1931)

cap 00335-cent cover: 35 cents for FAM from Miami and air in Colombia.

International Air Mail (Jul. 29, 1931)

cap28-cent cover: 15 registry, 5 cents domestic air mail, 5 cents U.P.U. surface charge, and 3 airplane fee from London or France to Germany.

ZEPPELIN FLIGHTS

Graf Zeppelin Flight (Oct. 28, 1928)

zeppGraf Zeppelin cover: $1.00 for Lakehurst to Friedrich-shafen and then to Paris, France.

Graf Zeppelin Flight (Oct. 28, 1928)

zepp 001Grap Zeppelin cover: $1.11 for Lakehurst to Friedrich-shafen.

Graf Zeppelin Flight (Aug. 28, 1929)

cardGraf Zeppelin card: 30 cents for Los Angeles to Lakehurst leg.

Graf Zeppelin Flight (Aug. 28, 1929)

Graf Zeppelin cover: 60 cents for Los Angeles to Lakehurst leg. You should have noticed the five Hayes shades. Mr. Durland of the B.I.A. was a known Hayes shade collector.

Graf Zeppelin Flight (Aug. 28, 1929)

Graf Zeppelin cover: 60 cents for Los Angeles to Lakehurst leg.

Graf Zeppelin Flight (Aug. 28, 1929)

Graf Zeppelin cover: 60 cents for Los Angeles to Lakehurst leg.

Graf Zeppelin Flight (Aug. 28, 1929)

Graf Zeppelin cover: $1.05 Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen return leg.

Graf Zeppelin Flight (Apr. 25, 1930)


Graf Zeppelin cover: $2.60 for Friedrichshafen to Rio de Janeiro.

FIRST FLIGHT COVERS

First Flight Cover: FAM 8-15 (Jan. 15, 1930)

New FAM Route: Brownville to San Lorenzo, Honduras with service extention on Jan. 20 to Montevideo, Uruguay. Airmail letter rate from Brownville to Montvideo: 55 cents.

First Flight Cover: FAM 9-50 (Jan. 11, 1930)

Miami, via Cristobal, Canal Zone to Montevideo, Uruguay. Letter rate fom Miami to Montevideo: 55 cents

First Flight Cover: FAM 8-15 (Jan. 15, 1930)

flightmonteMiami, via Cristobal, Canal Zone to Montevideo, Uruguay. Letter rate from Newark to Montevideo: 55 cents.

First Flight Cover: FAM 9-40 (Oct. 5, 1929)

Route: Miami to Santiago, Chile with Oct. 8 extension to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Airmail letter rate from Miami to Buenos Aires: 75 cents. Cover is overpaid by 5 cents.

First Flight Cover: FAM 7-1 (Jan. 2, 1929)

hayesbphilate 005Route: Miami to Nassau, Bahamas. Letter rate from Miami to Nassau: 2 cents surface plus 5 cents air mail. Grossly overpaid.

First Flight Cover: F 5-54 (May 3, 1930)

flightmonte 002Route: Miami to Cristobal extended to Puerto Cabello. Letter rate from Miami to Venezuela: 30 cents.

First Flight Cover: FAM 5-17 (Jun. 17, 1929)

Route: Miami, via Cristobal, Canal Zone to Curacao, Dutch West Indies. Letter rate from Miami to Curacao: 40 cents. Cover is overpaid by 4 cents.

First Flight Cover: FAM 5-3 (May 21, 1929)

flightmonte 00425-cent cover: Letter rate from Miami to Managua, Nicaragua.

First Flight Cover: FAM 5-85a (Feb. 12, 1931)

flightmonte 001Route: Miami via Cristobal, Canal Zone to Maturin, Venezuela. Letter rate from Miami to Maturin: 30 cents air. Letter returned (reverse side): 15 cents registry, 4 cents air. Total: 49 cents.

First Fleet Cover: FAM 10-50c (Nov. 24, 1930)

newairRoute: Miami to Natal, Brazil. Letter rate from Miami to Natal: 50 cents. Letter returned, 15 cents registry. Total 65 cents.

SHIP TO SHORE COVERS

Catapult Flight Cover (Oct. 18, 1929)

cat 00426-cent cover (4 cents on reverse):

Catapult Flight Cover (May 17, 1931)

cat 00227-cent cover: 4 cents domestic air mail surcharge, 5 cents U.P.U. surface charge, 15 cents SS Bremen catapult to Southampton fee, 4 cents air plane fee from London to France. Cover shortpaid 1 cent.

Catapult Flight Cover (May 23, 1931)

cat 00120-cent cover: 4 cents domestic air mail surcharge, 5 cents U.P.U. surface charge, 15 cents SS Europa catapult to Germany fee. Cover shortpaid 4 cents.

Catapult Flight Cover (Aug. 28, 1931)

cat 00325-cent cover: 4 cents domestic air mail surcharge, 5 cents U.P.U. surface charge, 15 cents SS Bremen catapult service. Cover overpaid 1 cent.

Airship TC-5 Mail Pickup (Feb. 4, 1929)

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Federal Reserve Bank Tag (June 2, 1931)

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FANCY CANCELLATIONS

Negative Masonic Cancel (Oct. 24, 1928)

hayesfancy17-cent cover: 15 cents registry and 2 cents surface fee.

Crosses (Apr. 9, 1930)

hayesfancy 00117-cent cover: 15 cents registry and 2 cents surface fee.

St. Patrick’s Day Harps (Mar. 17, 1931)

hayesfancy 00220-cent cover: 15 cents registry and 5 cents air mail charge.

Parcel Post

hayesuncommon 005Working on a scenario.

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