The Towns & Post Offices of Rhode Island
1899 Canadian Postal Card - 1 Penny Victoria Green
With Station A, Providence - Received Cancel

(Scroll Down for Background Information and Text of Card)

Station A, Providence was established on August 1, 1897 and was disestablished on March 31, 1900. The Name was changed to Elmwood Station on April 1, 1900.

The reverse of the card also bears a purple Providence postal marking stating "Failed of delivery on account of expiration of the Carrier's time." I'm not sure what this notation means exactly; it could be that their carrier was a contract employee.

SEE ALSO: 1936 Tercentenary First Day Issue - Elmwood Station

The Text of the message reads as follows:

          Windsor Mill Dec 2/99
          F. H. Barrows Esq
          Dear Sir
                   Please bear
          short delay will
          try and write to
          you by last of the
                Yours Truly

       (Unreadable Signature)


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