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United States/Covers & Postmarks : Dear Sister Alice

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philb
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18 Oct 2020
01:20:12pm

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There are still a lot of Rifenburghs in the area,ancestors of the Palatine probably but could be Dutch original Europeans in the area. I hope they do not mind me reading this letter. Upper Redhook still exists running parallel with Route 9 but the post office is long gone. There were one room post offices every 3 or 4 miles serving perhaps 50 or 75 families...they could not have cost too much to operate or make much profit.Image Not Found

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19 Oct 2020
09:09:06am
re: Dear Sister Alice

Nice DPO phil

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19 Oct 2020
08:31:08pm
re: Dear Sister Alice

Lovely strike of the Upper Red Hook postmark, Phul.

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Tom in Exton, PA
21 Oct 2020
01:35:47pm
re: Dear Sister Alice

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"There are still a lot of Rifenburghs in I hope they do not mind me reading this letter. "



Funny story.. my aunt and uncle in their late 70s came to my house. I decided to show them the volume of my NJ postmark collection that had their town in it. I collect these on full cover, two covers to a page.

My aunt starts squawking “that’s people’s mail! You can’t have that! It’s illegal!”

And then f course my wife calls stamp collecting “collecting dead people’s mail”!
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21 Oct 2020
05:12:18pm

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re: Dear Sister Alice

It may be a bit of a stretch..but i like to think of it as preserving history..at least for a while. The writer in 1919 mentions that the soldiers got..shafted on compensation. It was some years later that laws were passed..giving something to the soldiers or their widows.

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