The History of the 1936 Rhode Island Tercentenary Stamp Issue
(Reprinted from a Rhode Island Philatelic Society News Article)
300th Anniversary of the Settlement of Rhode Island
Stamp Issued on May 4, 1936 in Providence, RI - Scott Catalog #777

A Selection of RI Tercentenary First Day Covers by John B. Kilton

By far, the most prolific producer of Rhode Island Tercentenary covers was John B. Kilton. Kilton was a Rhode Island stamp dealer and the Secretary-Treasurer of the Rhode Island Philatelic Society in 1936. Kilton produced 13 different cachet varieties and cancels from all 109 existing Rhode Island Post Offices and the 5 Ship and Railroad (RPO) cancels.

Esek Hopkins Roger Williams Statue

Providence from Smith's Hill Landing of Roger Williams

Oldest Baptist Church in America

Return of Roger Williams from England


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Source: Rhode Island Postal History Society - Article by Thomas Greene

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