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Title First day cover: 1st American Troops Arrived in France. 20th Anniv. 1917 June 26 1937. Postmarked Hoboken, June 26, 1937.
Object Name Cachet, Postal
Catalog Number 2008.071.0011
Collection Hoboken Postal Collection
Credit Gift of Robert Foster.
Description First day cover: First American Troops Arrived in France. 20th [Twentieth] Anniversary, U.S.A., France. 1917 --- June 26 --- 1937. Postmarked Hoboken, June 26, 1937. 3-5/8" x 6-1/2" wide.

Significant to Hoboken because as the Main Port of Embarkation for U.S. Army troops in World War I, those first troops would have left from Hoboken.

Cachet sponsored by Bloch R.C.D. No. 142 as printed under vignette. "R.C.D." stands for Royal Canadian Dragoons which appears to make this United States postal item sponsored by citizens of Canada or the British Empire. A local affiliation or actual location of the post or lodge has not been found.

Addressed to a Mary Burns of Boston Mass.

Date 1937-1937
Year Range from 1937
Year Range to 1937
Search Terms Hoboken Post Office
World War I
Port of Embarkation
Caption envelope
Imagefile 067\20080710011.TIF
Classification Postal Services
Philately
War