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Nfld Scott 270 - Possible Lrd (Last Recorded Date)

 
 
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Posted 08/15/2019   4:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add wert to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Here is a Scott 270 "Cabot Issue" canceled stamp...

The cancel (dual ring) on this Scott 270 Newfound stamp is dated June 2. 1948. The voting for the referendums to become part of Canada occurred on June 3. 1948. Which makes it possibly the LRD (Last Recorded Date) of this cancel hours before the referendum began the next morning.



Harmon Field post office
Postmaster P. Ryan
Date From 1943- 10-13 to 1949-04-18

In 1940, the town became host to the largest American Air Force Base outside the continental US. Under its Leased Bases Agreement with Britain, the United States had obtained rights to build the Stephenville air base in 1940.

Fig.1 - Shows the Air Base as it was in the 40's
Fig.2 - Shows the actual air field Harmon Field Air force base.
Fig.3 - Map of Harmon Field Air Force base.


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FIGURE 2



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Newfoundland stamps remained valid after incorporation into Canada, so your claim is in doubt. I'm not sure what happened after decimalization.
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hy-brasil..Read it again...I just said it was the last date before the referendum began...I realize after June 3rd..lots more cancelled were done.


I have covers that have NFLD stamps on it even in 1968.
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Edited by wert - 08/15/2019 6:31 pm
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Nice find Wert, especially with the clear cancel. Good background too. Thanks
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