Introduction To Rhode Island Postal History

Stampless Trans-Atlantic Cover (1833-1838) - transported on the
Black Ball Line's Packet Ship "South America" to Providence, RI

Postal History is a study of all postally related items which includes, but is not limited to postage stamps, postal envelopes, post cards, cancellations, watermarks, types of paper, printing methods, stamp inks, transportation methods, and individual histories of the mailed item or items.

RIPHS will occasionally republish past RI Postal History Journal articles of interest on these pages. The articles will be linked below:

The Rhode Island Tercentenary Issue May 4, 1936 


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