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FILTER: All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 81L1, Symbol IN ("COVER")
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2015-06-23
United States Carriers and Locals
c
Sale Number 1101, Lot Number 763, Local Posts: T.A. Hampton thru Jenkins` Camden DispatchHill's Post, Boston Mass., 1c Black on Rose (81L1), Hill's Post, Boston Mass., 1c Black on Rose (81L1)Hill's Post, Boston Mass., 1c Black on Rose (81L1). Three large margins, obviously torn from the upper right corner of the sheet, clean-cut margins at top and right, irregular margins at left and bottom (but only touching circle), tied by red "Boston 5 cts. 15 Dec." integral-rate circular datestamp on 1849 blue folded letter to Providence R.I., file fold thru stamp, reinforced split in natural foldover at right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE ONLY TIED EXAMPLE AMONG THE SEVEN RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE RARE HILL'S POST STAMP OF BOSTON.

Hill's Post was operated by Oliver B. Hill. Our records contain seven covers bearing Hill's Post stamp. In each case the stamp was left uncancelled by the post, with one exception (a pen-cancelled example). It is pure serendipity that the red Boston datestamp ties the corner of the 81L1 adhesive to this cover.

Ex Golden and Kuphal. With 1999 P.F. certificate

7,500
1,900
United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2006-11-15
The Edgar Kuphal Collection of U.S. Carriers and Locals
c
Sale Number 925, Lot Number 1569, HillHill's Post, Boston Mass., 1c Black on Rose (81L1), Hill's Post, Boston Mass., 1c Black on Rose (81L1)Hill's Post, Boston Mass., 1c Black on Rose (81L1). Three large margins, obviously torn from the upper right corner of the sheet, clean-cut margins at top and right, irregular margins at left and bottom (but only touching circle), tied by red "Boston 5 cts. 15 Dec." integral-rate circular datestamp on 1849 blue folded letter to Providence R.I., file fold thru stamp, reinforced split in natural foldover at right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE ONLY TIED EXAMPLE AMONG THE SEVEN RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE RARE HILL'S POST STAMP OF BOSTON.

Hill's Post was operated by Oliver B. Hill. Our records contain seven covers bearing Hill's Post stamp. These are listed here in chronological order (dates refer to Boston circular datestamp): 1) Sep. 5 (1849), uncancelled, to Rev. R. G. Dennis, Grafton Mass., Sloane's records; 2) Sep. 28 (1849), octagonal margins, pen cancelled, to Edson Hill, Manchester N.H., with endorsement initialled "OBH", the cover offered in lot 1177; 3) Oct. 18 (1849), uncancelled, to Samuel Davis Jr. & Co., Cincinnati, ex Chapman, Caspary, Boker and Lilly; 4) Oct. 18 (1849), uncancelled, same sender as last, to Oglesby, Barnetz & Co., Middletown O., ex Ackerman, Emerson, Knapp, Schenck and Hall (Siegel Sale 830, lot 665, realized $3,250 hammer); 5) Dec. 15 (1849), stamp tied by datestamp, to Seth Paddleford & Co., Providence R.I., the cover offered here, ex Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 1176, realized $6,750 hammer); 6) Jan. 31 (1850), uncancelled, to Seth Paddleford & Co., Providence R.I., same correspondence as last, Costales files; and 7) unknown date and correspondence (first name is William), part photo in auction catalogue clipping, Costales file.

The Hill's Post stamp was left uncancelled, with one exception (number 2 above), and it is pure serendipity that the red Boston datestamp ties the corner of the 81L1 adhesive to this cover.

Ex Golden. With 1999 P.F. certificate

7,500
4,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
2000-11-13
The Hall Collection of Carriers, Locals & Western Expresses
c
Sale Number 830, Lot Number 665, Hills Post (Boston MA)Hill's Post, Boston Mass., 1c Black on Rose (81L1), Hill's Post, Boston Mass., 1c Black on Rose (81L1)Hill's Post, Boston Mass., 1c Black on Rose (81L1). Large margins, uncancelled, red "Boston 10 cts. 18 Oct." integral-rate circular datestamp on Oct. 16, 1849 blue folded letter from Boston to Middletown O., file folds clear of stamp

VERY FINE. ONE OF SEVEN RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE RARE HILL'S POST STAMP OF BOSTON.

Hill's Post was operated by Oliver B. Hill. Our records contain seven covers bearing Hill's Post stamp. These are listed here in chronological order (dates refer to Boston circular datestamp): 1) Sep. 5 (1849), uncancelled, to Rev. R. G. Dennis, Grafton Mass., Sloane's records; 2) Sep. 28 (1849), octagonal margins, pen cancelled, to Edson Hill, Manchester N.H., with endorsement initialled "OBH", ex Golden (realized $6,000 hammer); 3) Oct. 18 (1849), uncancelled, to Samuel Davis Jr. & Co., Cincinnati, ex Chapman, Caspary, Boker and Lilly; 4) Oct. 18 (1849), uncancelled, same sender as last, to Oglesby, Barnetz & Co., Middletown O., ex Emerson, Knapp, Mason, Ackerman and Schenck, the cover offered here; 5) Dec. 15 (1849), stamp tied by datestamp, to Seth Paddleford & Co., Providence R.I., ex Golden (realized $6,750 hammer); 6) Jan. 31 (1850), uncancelled, to Seth Paddleford & Co., Providence R.I., same correspondence as last, Costales files; and 7) unknown date and correspondence (first name is William), part photo in auction catalogue clipping, Costales file.

Ex Emerson, Knapp, Mason, Ackerman and Schenck

E. 3,000-4,000
3,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
1999-11-15
The David Golden Collection of U.S. Carriers and Locals
c
Sale Number 817, Lot Number 1176, Hills Post (Boston MA)Hill's Post, Boston Mass., 1c Black on Rose (81L1), Hill's Post, Boston Mass., 1c Black on Rose (81L1)Hill's Post, Boston Mass., 1c Black on Rose (81L1). Three large margins, obviously torn from the upper right corner of the sheet, clean-cut margins at top and right, irregular margins at left and bottom (but only touching circle), tied by red "Boston 5 cts. 15 Dec." integral-rate circular datestamp on 1849 blue folded letter to Providence R.I., file fold thru stamp, reinforced split in natural foldover at right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE ONLY TIED EXAMPLE AMONG THE SEVEN RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE RARE HILL'S POST STAMP OF BOSTON.

Hill's Post was operated by Oliver B. Hill. Our records contain seven covers bearing Hill's Post stamp. These are listed here in chronological order (dates refer to Boston circular datestamp): 1) Sep. 5 (1849), uncancelled, to Rev. R. G. Dennis, Grafton Mass., Sloane's records; 2) Sep. 28 (1849), octagonal margins, pen cancelled, to Edson Hill, Manchester N.H., with endorsement initialled "OBH", the cover offered in lot 1177; 3) Oct. 18 (1849), uncancelled, to Samuel Davis Jr. & Co., Cincinnati, ex Chapman, Caspary, Boker and Lilly; 4) Oct. 18 (1849), uncancelled, same sender as last, to Oglesby, Barnetz & Co., Middletown O., ex Ackerman, Emerson, Knapp and Schenck; 5) Dec. 15 (1849), stamp tied by datestamp, to Seth Paddleford & Co., Providence R.I., the cover offered here; 6) Jan. 31 (1850), uncancelled, to Seth Paddleford & Co., Providence R.I., same correspondence as last, Costales files; and 7) unknown date and correspondence (first name is William), part photo in auction catalogue clipping, Costales file.

The Hill's Post stamp was left uncancelled, with one exception (number 2 above, offered in the following lot), and it is a pure serendipity that the red Boston datestamp ties the corner of the 81L1 adhesive to this cover.

E. 4,000-5,000
6,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
1999-11-15
The David Golden Collection of U.S. Carriers and Locals
c
Sale Number 817, Lot Number 1177, Hills Post (Boston MA)Hill's Post, Boston Mass., 1c Black on Rose (81L1), Hill's Post, Boston Mass., 1c Black on Rose (81L1)Hill's Post, Boston Mass., 1c Black on Rose (81L1). Octagonal margins well clear of circle, neat ms. "#" cancel (not tied), used on folded cover addressed to "Edson Hill (Firm of Hill & Berry), Manchester, N. Hampshire" with sender's notation "Paid" and directions "PM Please deliver and oblige OBH", almost certainly the writing and initials of Oliver B. Hill, proprietor of the post, red "Boston 5 cts. 28 Sep." integral-rate circular datestamp and matching "Paid" handstamp, slight bleed-thru from writing, couple eroded spots in ink at top

VERY FINE. ONE OF SEVEN RECORDED COVERS BEARING HILL'S POST STAMP. ONLY THIS EXAMPLE IS CANCELLED, AND IT APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN SENT BY OLIVER B. HILL WITH HIS INITIALLED NOTATION AT LOWER LEFT.

As detailed in the description for lot 1176, there are seven recorded Hill's Post 81L1 covers, dating from Sep. 5, 1849, through Jan. 31, 1850. Only one cover has the stamp tied (offered in lot 1176); however, it was never cancelled by Hill, but was coincidentally tied by the Boston datestamp. This cover is the only one with a cancelled stamp. The notation at lower left is initialled "OBH", and the addressee is Edson Hill, of the firm Hill & Berry. The initials match the name of the post's proprietor, Oliver B. Hill, and this was almost certainly sent by Hill himself. The portion of the letter on the other side appears to be text for a report of the F.W.B. Church of Manchester, including blanks where certain statistics are to appear. The letter is not signed.

E. 4,000-5,000
6,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
Back-of-Book
Carriers, Locals and Independent Mails
1986-05-25
The Isleham Collection of United States Stamps
c
Hills Post, Boston, Mass., 1c Black on Rose (81L1). Margins to barely in at top, Used on 1850 Folded Letter to Providence, R.I., light Red "Boston 5 31 Jan" pmk., Fine, Not Listed Used on Cover (Catalogs $750.00 Unused)

750
2,100
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