Early Rural Free Delivery Mail Service Covers

Since the RFD carriers simply delivered mail and picked it up to take to the post office in town, these early letters do not carry postal markings to identify them as RFD mail. However, in August 1900 carriers began marking the mail picked up on their routes with pencil cancels. Within a few years carriers were outfitted with rubber stamps bearing R.F.D. the post office town name and the date plus a bar cancel and a number (known as a Doane Cancel). Use of these cancelling devices was discontinued by June of 1903.
Volga, W.Va. RFD
Code: A7429*Cover
Price: $7.50
Volga, W.Va. RFD 1901 on Post Card... more info
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Mathis, W.Va. RFD Pencil Cancel
Code: A7432*Cover
Price: $7.00
Mathis, W.Va. RFD Stamped Pencil marks cancel... more info
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Mathis, W.Va. RFD
Code: A7433*Cover
Price: $7.00
Mathis, W.Va. RFD Pencil marks cancel... more info
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Mineral Wells Birthday Greetings
Code: A7434*Cover
Price: $8.00
Mineral Wells Birthday Greetings Pencil marks cancel... more info
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Little Falls, W.Va. RFD
Code: A7435*Cover
Price: $10.00
Little Falls, W.Va. RFD Pencil marks cancel... more info
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Falling Water, W.Va. RFD 8-10-15
Code: A7439*Covers
Price: $5.00
Falling Water, W.Va. RFD 8-10-15 Pencil marks cancel... more info
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Falling Water, W.Va. RFD
Code: A7440*Cover
Price: $5.00
Falling Water, W.Va. RFD Pencil marks cancel... more info
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Rural Free Delivery Anniversary
Code: A7445*Cover
Price: $5.00
Rural Free Delivery Anniversary 49th Anniversary cds Charlestown W.Va.... more info
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