Rhode Island Postal Cards - Fist Day of Issue

Settling of Rhode Island by Roger Williams in 1636
Designed by David Blossom - Scott #UX112
Issued on June 26, 1986 in Providence, RI
Rhode Island Town Cancels (by RIPS)

Harmony, Rhode Island 02829

The Post Office at Harmony, (Glocester Township, Providence County), Rhode Island was established on December 3, 1855. The first Postmaster was Albert E. Steere. This post office is currently in operation. The post office is located at 391 Putnam Pike and the current Postmaster is Roberta E. Lisker-Goldsmith appointed on January 27, 1979.

Albert E. Steere was born on October 15, 1822 in Glocester to Jesse Steere and Barbara Tourtellot. He is descended from John Steere born in 1634 in Oakley, Surrey, England, (died in Providence August 27, 1724). Albert was married to Hannah McLoughlin in 1845 and they had 5 children. Albert died in Glocester on December 14, 1859.

Collins is a cachet maker who produces Hand Painted cachets for First Day of Issue Covers. They usually produce covers with two first day cancels; the second cancel relating to the subject matter of the stamp issue. Collins produced a cover for the 1982 Christmas Issue with an Unofficial Town Cancel for Harmony, RI
SEE: 1982 (Collins Cache) Christmas First Day with Harmony Cancel

I'm not positive on this one, but believe the building I have marked is the Harmony Post Office.

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