I have a cover dated 1909 which was returned "Not found"
by the post office in New York. Two markings are hard to
decipher. Can anyone help?
The first is a two-line handstamp reading ?? R-L/N.Y.P.O.
(Returned Letter/New York Post Office I guess)
The second is a boxed handstamp which starts:
LETTER RETURNED/NEW YORK,N.Y./By Carrier No .../
and the subsequent lines (several) are iillegible.
Both handstamps use a small typeface (7 or 8pt I guess).
Anyone seen these before?
Dr David K Smith, MSOR Department, University of Exeter, Exeter, Devon, UK
(George) Washington 'filled his glass and lifted it and said: "With a
heart full of love and gratitude I now take leave of you" ' (Helene Hanff)