Rhode Island Illustrated Patriotic Covers
Diamond Hill Civil War Patriotic Cover - November 8, 1865
& Diamond Hill Postcard - November 18, 1910

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The first Post Office at Diamond Hill in Cumberland Township, Providence County was established on August 19, 1847 and disestablished on October 10, 1887. The first postmaster was Albert J. Trask. The second Diamond Hill Post Office opened on December 13, 1887 and was disestablished on January 15, 1919. The Manville Post Office - Diamond Hill Station was open from July 1, 1956 to December 1, 1959 and the Woonsocket Post Office - Diamond Hill Station was in operation from 1993 to 1994.

Town cancels from both the 1st and the 2nd Diamond Hill Post Offices are relatively rare and listed with a scarcity factor of 5 in "Rhode Island Postal History - The Post Offices." The patriotic cover above is from the 1st Diamond Hill Post Office and the Postcard is from the 2nd Diamond Hill Post Office.

The first cover shown above is a Civil War Patriotic Cover, which adds to its value. The stamp is the 3 cent Rose Washington issued in 1861 - Scott #65.  I am not sure who the artist was for this particular cover, however I also have a couple of unused Magnus Civil War Patriotic covers. He was one of the most popular cover artists of the time and postally used Magnus covers bring a premium.

SEE: Magnus Patriotic Cover - Sailor & RI Anchor 
 and  Magnus Patriotic Cover - Providence City Scene

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