Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cancel for May 18: Robert O'Gorman, Newark, New Jersey



ROBERT O'GORMAN,
MAY
18
1900
NEWARK, N. J.

football shaped cancel on R164p documentary

Robert O'Gorman was a prominent businessman at the turn of the century in Newark and seemed to have many interests, from insurance to banking.  O'Gorman and Young were insurance agents in Newark.  Robert O'Gorman was a named partner in the firm.  The Bankers Magazine of 1911 tells us Mr. O'Gorman was a director of the new Broad and Market National Bank of Newark.  So this handstamp cancel could have served many purposes, though I am guessing the stamp payed the tax on a bank check.

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