THE NEW JERSEY POSTAL HISTORY SOCIETY was established in 1972, to study and explore the many aspects of New Jersey postal history.
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May 2017 Issue of the NJPH Journal
Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of World War I in NJ Cancels
by Robert G. Rose
The Centennial of what was once called the “Great War” is marked by the 100th anniversary of the United States entry on April 6, 1917, in what we now remember as World War I. Because New Jersey’s location on the east coast provided easy access for the movement of troops and war supplies to the Western Front, the State became the home to a number of military installations in support of the war effort. Post offices were established at several of these locations. This article
provides a survey of the postmarks that were applied to the mails at these United States Army camps and hospitals in New Jersey during WW I. Read more.....
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