Rhode Island Postal
Cards - Fist Day of Issue
Settling of Rhode Island by Roger Williams
Designed by David Blossom - Scott #UX112
Issued on June 26, 1986 in Providence, RI
Rhode Island Town Cancels (by
Harmony, Rhode Island
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.
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.