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.
Red Star, W.Va, RFD - Rare
Code: A7427*Covers
Price: $125.00
Red Star Postal Store, Thurmond, W.Va. RFD A very rare Postal Cancellation, Dec. 6 1900... more info
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Volga, W.Va. RFD
Code: A7429*Covers
Price: $7.50
Volga, W.Va. RFD 1901 on Post Card... more info
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Mannington, W.Va. RFD
Code: A7431*Covers
Price: $5.00
Mannington, W.Va. RFD January 24 1901 stamped cancel... more info
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Mathis, W.Va. RFD Pencil Cancel
Code: A7432*Covers
Price: $7.00
Mathis, W.Va. RFD Stamped Pencil marks cancel... more info
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Mathis, W.Va. RFD
Code: A7433*Covers
Price: $7.00
Mathis, W.Va. RFD Pencil marks cancel... more info
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Mineral Wells Birthday Greetings
Code: A7434*Covers
Price: $8.00
Mineral Wells Birthday Greetings Pencil marks cancel... more info
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Little Falls, W.Va. RFD
Code: A7435*Covers
Price: $10.00
Little Falls, W.Va. RFD Pencil marks cancel... more info
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Friendly, W.Va. RFD
Code: A7436*Covers
Price: $10.00
Friendly, W.Va. RFD Pencil marks cancel... more info
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Friendly, W.Va. RFD
Code: A7437*Covers
Price: $5.00
Friendly, 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*Covers
Price: $5.00
Falling Water, W.Va. RFD Pencil marks cancel... more info
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French Creek, W.Va. RFD
Code: A7441*Covers
Price: $5.00
French Creek, W.Va. RFD Pencil marks cancel... more info
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