Details For Cover ID# 25771

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Jun 6, 17
Edited on:Jun 6, 17
 
Postmark: May 2, 1895
Origin: Frankfort, Tennessee, UNITED STATES
Destination: Floral Park, New York City, New York, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

Mixed franking of 1890 and 1894 issues, 1c dull blue (#219), 5c chocolate (#223) with 2c carmine, type II (#251) 2X, tied by target cancels with "Frankfort Tenn. May 2 1895" circular datestamp, on registered cover to Floral Park, New York. Paid 8c registration fee + 2c letter rate. manuscript "Reg 32/32". Purple "Missent./ (N.Y. - Reg. Div.)" handstamp. On reverse is purple NYC arrival circular marking "B 3 5 95".  

History of the addressee: In 1874 John Lewis Childs arrived in the area to work for C.L. Allen as a seed seller. After building his own seed and bulb business and starting America's first seed catalog business, Childs bought a great deal of land in the area. To promote his own business and the local horticultural industry, Childs named the local streets after flowers and renamed the area Floral Park. The expansion of the Floral Park Post Office and nearby village businesses are attributed solely to the success of Childs' business. When the local Post Office took the name Floral Park, the Long Island Rail Road followed suit by changing the name of the East Hinsdale station to Floral Park in 1888. Formerly part of the borough of Queens, Floral Park became part of the newly formed county of Nassau in 1898, and it was incorporated as a village in 1908. Childs served as the village's first president (mayor) starting that year.

Owner's ID: 1512
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
Stamps:Stamp images are from reference catalog. Click image to view at larger resolution.
[SNS 59] SNS# 59 [1890 1¢ Dull Blue - USA Stamps 1890-1893 Issues]
[SNS 63] SNS# 63 [1890 5¢ Chocolate - USA Stamps 1890-1893 Issues]
[SNS 87] SNS# 87 [1894 2¢ Carmine - USA Stamps 1894-1903 Regular Issue]