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Posted 04/08/2020   12:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add wyostamp to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Apropos a discussion that occurred earlier on the "1890s Columbian Covers" thread, can anyone please tell me whether the Penn Yan, NY, post office would have been a carrier or non-carrier office in the 1890s? Penn Yan had a population in the mid-4000s then. I wonder if the cover shown is a 1st class drop usage (the presumption if Penn Yan is non-carrier office; otherwise it is 3rd class use, despite improper dated cancel):

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Posted 04/08/2020   1:23 pm  Show Profile Check paperhistory's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paperhistory to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is the back flap unsealed? That's usually the best determinant of drop vs. 3rd class. Some annual postmaster general reports list carrier offices and you might be able to get a dispositive answer with some digging on google books.
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Penn Yan, NY received city carrier service on April 1, 1898 (typo, meant 1899), per this announcement in Postal Bulletin # 5735, dated December 19, 1898:



The year date was corrected to "1899" and implementation delayed to July 1, 1899 in Postal Bulletin # 5762 dated January 21, 1899:

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Edited by John Becker - 04/08/2020 2:35 pm
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Thanks for responses. To paperhistory's query, I do not yet have the cover in question (just bought it on eBay) ...

In any case, many thanks to John Becker for the relevant info.

I did not know until today that the town name means Penn(sylvania) Yan(kee)!
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