A FINE AND RARE TIED COMBINATION OF GRAFFLIN'S STAMP AND THE 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE.
With 1982 P.F. certificate
ONE OF TWO COVERS KNOWN TO US WITH THE HACKNEY & BOLTE STAMP TIED IN COMBINATION WITH UNITED STATES POSTAGE.
This cover and its companion were contained in the Frank A. Hollowbush collection. They are both postmarked on June 30, 1887, and addressed to different persons. The post ceased service at about this time after one year of operation. A postal card with the Hackney & Bolte stamp tied on front is also known.
Signed Sloane. With 2002 P.F. certificate.
VERY FINE. ONE OF SEVEN RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE HAMPTON 77L1 STAMP, OF WHICH ALL BUT ONE HAVE UNCANCELLED STAMPS. ONE OF THE GREAT LOCAL-POST RARITIES.
This cover is the third of seven 77L1 covers recorded. One other off-cover stamp is known.
Ex Gibson, Boker and Golden (Siegel Sale 817, lot 1149, realized $5,000 hammer). With 1999 P.F. certificate