Rhode Island Tercentenary Issue First Day Cover
300th Anniversary of the Settlement of Rhode Island
Issued on May 4, 1936 in Providence, RI - Scott #777

Unofficial Cancel - U.S. Naval Training Station (Bogus Cancel)
Unaddressed Cover with Kilton Cachet - Planty #777-61m

An unauthorized ship cancel appears on this Airmail cover. In 1935, a cover was issued for fund raising purposes to help repair the USS Constellation. This cover had a three bar U.S. Naval Training Station cancel dated October 27, 1935. Someone took that canceling device and changed it to show a May 4 cancel with no year date. Therefore this cover is not a legitimate Tercentenary First Day Cover.

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