Details For Cover ID# 29464

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:May 15, 22
Edited on:May 15, 22
Postmark: Mar 11, 1895
Origin: New York, New York, UNITED STATES
Destination: Floral Park, Queens County, New York, UNITED STATES

1893 8c lilac Small Bank Note (225) and Columbian 2c brown violet (231) tied by New York Reg oval cancels on registered cover to Floral Park, Queens County, N.Y., with purple boxed "New York, N.Y. Mar 11 1895 Reg." marking. Paid 8c registry fee + 2c first class rate.

History of the addressee: In 1874 John Lewis Childs arrived in the area to work for C.L. Allen as a seed seller. After building his own seed and bulb business and starting America's first seed catalog business, Childs bought a great deal of land in the area. To promote his own business and the local horticultural industry, Childs named the local streets after flowers and renamed the area Floral Park. The expansion of the Floral Park Post Office and nearby village businesses are attributed solely to the success of Childs' business. When the local Post Office took the name Floral Park, the Long Island Rail Road followed suit by changing the name of the East Hinsdale station to Floral Park in 1888. Formerly part of the borough of Queens, Floral Park became part of the newly formed county of Nassau in 1898, and it was incorporated as a village in 1908. Childs served as the village's first president (mayor) starting that year.

Owner's ID: 2714
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
Stamps:Stamp images are from reference catalog. Click image to view at larger resolution.
[SNS 65] SNS# 65 [1890 8¢ Lilac - USA Stamps 1890-1893 Issues]
[SNS 71] SNS# 71 [1893 2¢ Brown Violet - USA Stamps 1893 Columbian Issue]