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Sunday Special Delivery In 1938?

 
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Posted 08/10/2022   11:17 am  Show Profile Check 3193zd's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add 3193zd to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Did this cover get delivered on a Sunday? It was cancelled on May 8th, a Sunday. Was that available for an additional fee?


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Posted 08/10/2022   11:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Short answer: Yes, your cover was delivered on a Sunday. No additional fee.

Long answer:
Two sections from the 1932 Postal Laws and Regulations, the most recent bound compilation prior to your cover's mailing:



And Delta is a second class office, with "F" meaning an office with city delivery (Official Postal Guide, July 1937).
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Posted 08/10/2022   12:30 pm  Show Profile Check 3193zd's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 3193zd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks John, So post offices delivered special delivery on Sunday at first and second class offices but the office was not open for business.
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Posted 08/10/2022   12:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Especially with so much mail being transported by train through the first half of the 20th century, (as well as the piece by piece manual processing before tagging, zip codes, bar coding, etc), most first and second class offices would have had employees in the building very late and very early - if not all the time. Window hours are a small part of their operations.
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