Rhode Island Around
the World - International Mail
1939 Panama Canal Zone First Class
to J. B. Lawler in Providence,
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The Cover above is most likely philatelic
in nature and does not contain a return address. It is addressed to J.
B. Lawlor in Providence, Rhode
island and dated September 22, 1939.
It is franked with two overprinted in black 1/2
cent Franklins, (Red-Orange - Scott
#118 -- US #403) issued on September
1, 1939 and the 1, 2 and 3-cent
Panama Canal 25th Anniversary issue, (Scott
#s 120, 121, and 122) issued on August
15, 1939. The scenes depicted are, "Balboa
Before," "Balboa After"
and "Gaillard Cut Before."
The Colors respectively are: yellow-green,
rose-carmine and purple.
The stamps are tied by two oval Balboa Heights
cancels and one Balboa Heights
Circular Date Stamp, (CDS).
The 1930 Providence Census
lists a John Lawlor as born in 1907
and living with his mother. It lists his occupation
as Jewelry Manufacturer. The family
origin is listed as Irish Free State.