Postal Cancellation

Title

Postal Cancellation

Description

Handmade quilt square which depicts tools of the local post office as part of the 15-panel Heritage Quilt of Cedar Mill. Description from accompanying pamphlet: LOCK 11 POSTAL CANCELLATION AND STAMPS by Margye Armstrong. This cancellation says Cedar Mill, Oregon and is dated July 3, 1904, the last date in the stamp owned by Bernard P. Young, a descendant of the first postmaster. Rural delivery came to the area about this time and the Cedar Mill service was discontinued. The small stamp on the right is the wooden handled postal stamp. On the left is actually a notary seal which is owned by the Reeves family who are descendants of G. H. Reeves, the second commissioned postmaster who operated a general store on the corner of Barnes Road and Cornell. The seal says B. B. Reeves, Notary Public, State of Oregon.

Creator

Armstrong, Margye

Date Created

1976

Is Part Of

Cedar Mill Heritage Quilt item CMLpic_000028

Subject

Postal service
Postmasters
Young, Bernard P.
Reeves, G. H.
Reeves, B. B.
Local & State History

Place

Cedar Mill, Oregon

Medium

photographic prints

Language

English

Identifier

CMLpic_000039d

Rights

Online access to this image is for research and educational purposes only. Rights may be reserved; responsibility for securing permissions to distribute, publish or reproduce rests with the user. For additional information, please contact the Cedar Mill Community Library at askuscml@wccls.org.

Source

Box 17
Library History Collection, Cedar Mill Community Library