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 Town Cancel - Harmony,
Rhode Island Tercentenary Commission - Planty #777-18
The Harmony Post
Township, Providence County)
was established on December 3, 1855 under
Postmaster 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
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.
Check List of Rhode Island Post
Offices 1790-1994 - Del Beaudreau
Rhode Island Postal History: The Post Offices - Merolla, Jackson