Rhode Island Celebration
Island Philatelic Society celebrates
the centennial of the issue of the Providence postmaster's provisional
stamps in November, with an appropriate program including a philatelic
exhibition, a dinner, special postmarking cachets, and other features.
The committee in charge of the ceremonies has prepared two attractive miniature sheets bearing fine reproductions of the old Providence 5¢ and 10¢ of 1846, which are available at 25¢ a set from Myron W. Finch, Box 66, East Side Sta., Providence.
Providence is the repository of an almost complete specialized collection of any one of the various postmasters' provisional stamps of the early 1840s. It was assembled over many years by the late Alpheus B. Slater and conveyed under a trust agreement to the Rhode Island Historical Society. This collection of the Providence stamps not only included the stamps, covers, and other valuable associated material, but the original printing plate as well.
- George B. Sloane
August 31, 1946
Posted October 9, 1999
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