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
First New Arcade Stamp Company - Planty #39
Unofficial Town Cancel for Warren, RI
The Warren Post
Township, Bristol County)
was established around 1791-92 under
Postmaster Nathaniel Phillips.
(The first official records date to July 31, 1792.)
This Post Office is currently in operation.
has an unofficial City First Day Cancel from Warren, RI and was
doubly of interest as a collectable to me as I grew up
in Saunderstown, RI and worked on the farm of Irving R. Hazard.
Irving was also an avid stamp collector and it was he who first
introduced me to the joys of stamp collecting. Frank Hazard was
a stamp dealer and the owner of First Arcade Stamp Company. The
Hazard family is an old Rhode Island family dating back to the
founding of the colony. I believe that Oliver Hazard Perry, the
hero of The Battle of Lake
Erie during the War
of 1812 is also related.
The Hazard Family Letters, Covers &
where Warren now stands was once home to Massasoit,
Chief of the Wampanoag Tribe. A
trading post was established there around 1632 by
the Plymouth Colony and in 1636 Roger
Williams took refuge there with Massasoit when he was
banished from Salem.
During King Philip's
the town was completely destroyed, however after hostilities
ended the town was quickly rebuilt. By the mid 1700s the town
was well established as a major whaling port and
shipbuilding center. During the Revolutionary War;
Warren was raided and sacked in
1878 by the British. Warren's first Cotton Mill
was established in 1847 by the
Warren Manufacturing Company.
Check List of Rhode Island Post
Offices 1790-1994 - Del Beaudreau
Rhode Island Postal History: The Post Offices - Merolla, Jackson