New York Postal History

New York Postal History

Post by David Smi » Tue, 23 Aug 1994 17:58:14



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)