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 - Prudence, RI
Rhode Island Insurance Company - Planty #777-34
In 1936 there were two Post Offices
located on Prudence Island, (Prudence
Post Office & Homestead Post Office).
The Prudence Post Office
(Portsmouth Township, Newport County)
was established on July 30, 1897 under
Postmaster Charles B. Smith. The Prudence Post Office
was disestablished on September 30, 1949
and mail was sent to the Homestead Post Office
established on March 3, 1913 under
Postmaster Madison H. Cram. The Homestead Post Office
was disestablished on February 1, 1950
and the name changed to the Prudence Island Post Office.
The Prudence Island Post Office
was established under Postmaster Ruth E.
Fairweather on November 8, 1956. The Post
Office was disestablished on March 1, 1985
and converted to a Community Post Office
(Postal Bulletin 21516).
The last Postmaster was Doris D. Tattersall
appointed on July 31, 1971.
Check List of Rhode Island Post
Offices 1790-1994 - Del Beaudreau
Rhode Island Postal History: The Post Offices - Merolla, Jackson