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 -Lonsdale Branch of Pawtucket
John Kilton Cachet - Planty #777-61c


The Lonsdale Post Office, (Cumberland Township, Providence County) was established on February 20, 1838. under Postmaster Preston H. Clark. The Post Office was disestablished on January 31, 1909 and reestablished as the Lonsdale Branch of Pawtucket on February 1, 1909.  The Lonsdale Branch was disestablished on September 30, 1942. The Post Office was run as the Valley Falls - Lonsdale Branch from October 1, 1942 to February 21, 1958.

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