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 - Providence Transfer
Office (Railroad Cancel)
Rhode Island Tercentenary Commission - Planty #777-18
There were two railroad
cancellations issued on May 4th 1936 for the First Day
of the Rhode Island Tercentenary issue. They are the
Worcester and Providence RPO and the
Providence Transfer Office.
Mail was dropped off at the Providence Transfer Office and
canceled by a transfer clerk. There were three shifts for these
clerks with the first starting at midnight and having a one in
the CDS, the second shift from 8AM having a two in its CDS and
the third shift having a three in its CDS.
The cover above was canceled between
8AM and 4PM on the second shift;
(Note the 2 in the CDS).