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

Unknown Cachet Maker - Planty 777-17
Possibly Produced By: The Royal Arcanum Fraternal Benefit Society
as indicated by the insert below.

The Royal Arcanum was founded and organized by two members of the Knights of Honor, John A. Cummings and Dr. Darius Wilson on June 23, 1877. The association received it's charter from Massachusetts on November 5, 1877. 

The Knights of Honor became bankrupt in 1916, however the Royal Arcanum is still active today in both the U.S. and Canada.

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