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Posted 09/01/2014   06:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add jol34 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Anybody know what this is?

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Posted 09/01/2014   11:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's an interesting one. A private parcel post delivery company formed in 1898 (corporation dissolved in 1904) in Boston, Massachusetts.

The stamp is apparently from 1899 according to a listing by Eric Jackson. It is said to be identified in the Mosher Catalog as PPCD-S1.

Very little appears online about the company other than the corporation being established (1898) and later dissolved (1904). However, I did find this newspaper article interesting about the delivery equipment they put into use:

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