Best Wishes for a Happy Hallowe’en

This card was briefly showcased after my trip to the Allentown Paper Show in July, but here it is again! This Halloween card was published by Wolf, and I am 98% sure it is an unsigned Clapsaddle. It was mailed October 25, 1921. The message is not Halloween related, but I thought it was interesting how the sender wrote “R.F.D. #1” on the side with their message, but the postmark is not R.F.D. For those who don’t know, R.F.D. refers to rural free delivery. Before the early 1900’s, people who lived in rural areas had to travel to the post office to pick up their mail and didn’t have it delivered to them. To read an informational piece on rural free delivery from the USPS, click here.

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2 Responses to Best Wishes for a Happy Hallowe’en

  1. Louise Wile says:

    nice, Block Island…… RFD was also just be part of one’s address. I have a card from the 1950s or so addressed to someone here in MV, RFD #2 – just slightly out of town – that was their address.

  2. Louise Wile says:

    sender was just indicating her address….. would not want to be at Block Island this weekend. It’s a great place to visit.

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