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Grenada to United States
October 27, 1922

This registered letter was mailed from Grenville.
Grenville is the second largest city in Grenada on the east coast
about 15 km northeast of St. George's on the west coast.

There are three strikes of a Grenville CDS on the front and four strikes on the rear.

A boxed Grenville, B.W.I. registration handstamp with a script serial number was added.

The cover entered the United States mails on November 8.
The United States registry number was stamped on the front (65651)
and an oval New York City Registry Division handstamp was added on the reverse.
I believe that the large R in the oval on the front was also added there.
Can anyone confirm this?

The cover proceeded to its destination of Portland, Maine, about 150 km northeast of Boston.
Its arrival on November 9 was confirmed by a round Registry cancel.

The cover was franked with stamps from the King George V definitives issued in 1921 and 1922.
There are two d. green, a 1d. carmine-red, and a 3d. bright blue (SG 112, 113, and 121).

The addressee was the Severn-Wylie-Jewett Co.  - publishers of Mekeel's Weekly Stamp News.
I guess that makes this cover philatelic!


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