Details For Cover ID# 25780

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Jun 8, 17
Edited on:Jun 12, 17
 
Postmark: Nov 14, 1853
Origin: Westerly, Rhode Island, UNITED STATES
Destination: Newport, Rhode Island, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

Prov. & Stonington R.R. Bold complete strike of cds tying 1851 dull red  type II (no. 11A) (ample margins to just in at upper left), on 1853 folded letter to Newport, R.I., Very Fine and choice. Ex Renard Collection.

Remele no. P15. Postal route Providence, R.I. to Stonington, Conn., 48-1/2 miles, 12 trips per week 1853 to 1861. Remele states: "This route was part of the through route on which the bulk of the mail between New York and Boston was carried. It is my feeling that this postmark was used only on Way mail coming into the hands of the route agent while he was on this particular section of the route, but I have not been able to determine the point of origin of enough covers to establish this theory definitely. On the other hand, I have found no evidence to the contrary."

The Providence & Stonington R.R. was chartered in 1832. Westerly was one of the stations of this railroad published in their 1857 station list.

Source: "United States Railroad Postmarks 1837 to 1861" by C.W. Remele, published by the U.S. 1851-60 Unit, No. 11 of the American Philatelic Society, State College, Pa., 1958.

Owner's ID: 1517
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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