Broome County, New York Postal History

Howes: May 12, 1898 - December 31, 1914

The Howes Post Office, was established in Broome County on May 12, 1898.  The first postmaster of Howes
was Philo P. Howe.  On December 31, 1914, the Howes Post Office ceased operation and began receiving
service from the Sanford Post Office. 

The First Postmaster of Howes : Philo P. Howe

The Howes Post Office : Circa 1900

Photos courtesy of Sandra Brown, great granddaughter of Philo P. Howe

Howes - 1900

HOWES/MAY/21/1900/N.Y. Black 28mm CDS, target killer on 2 cent carmine stamped envelope.
                       Black "DEPOSIT,N.Y./MAY/21/2PM/1900/REC'D" CDS and
                       Black HARPURSVILLE,N.Y./MAY/22/9AM/1900/REC'D CDS on rear.

Howes - 1913

HOWES/MAR/AM/1913/N.Y. Black 32mm CDS, 4 bar killer on 1 cent green on Easter Greetings postcard.

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