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)

Warwick, Rhode Island 02886
The first Warwick Post Office, (Warwick Township, Kent County) was established on December 17, 1824 under Postmaster Samuel Green. The Warwick Neck Post Office was established on October 27, 1851 under Postmaster George A Willard. The first Warwick Post Office was renamed the Apponaug Post Office on October 29, 1879 while the Warwick Neck Post Office continued to operate until May 18, 1881 when it's name was changed to Warwick (2nd Warwick Post Office). On March 1, 1938 the Warwick Post Office's (2nd Warwick) name was changed to Warwick Neck once again. The Warwick Neck Post Office was disestablished for the last time on June 30, 1949 and the Apponaug Post Office's name was changed back to Warwick (1st Warwick). The First Warwick Post Office was originally known as the Fulling Mills Post Office which was established on February 22, 1811 under Postmaster Benjamin Greene. The name was changed to Warwick (1st Warwick) on December 17, 1824. Fulling Mills cancels are known only in manuscript. 
The Warwick Post Office (1st) is in operation today under Postmaster Gary A. Neirinckx appointed on May 15, 2004 and handles the mail for the former Warwick Neck (2nd Warwick) Post Office.
If this is a bit confusing, (it is to me) to simplify - The cover above was canceled by the 1st (Current) Warwick Post Office in 1986 and the cover for the Rhode Island Tercentenary issue of 1936 (SEE: Unofficial City Cancel - Warwick, RI 1st Rhode Island Tercentenary Commission - 1936) was canceled by the 2nd (former Warwick Neck) Warwick Post Office.

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