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).

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