Saturday, November 13, 2010

Cancel for November 13: University Club, New York

*   N.   Y.   *

Cancel on partial piece with enough information to indicate that this stamp was likely used on a check University Club?  Partial cancel but very likely with its definite U, likely N, and the ITY and CLUB. 

The University Club of New York is a prominent social organization established by a group of college friends, mostly Yalies, who met in 1861 to create an organization for the:  "promotion of literature and art by establishing and maintaining a Library, Reading Room, and Gallery of Art, and by such other means as shall be expedient and proper for such purposes." 

The club currently exists at 1 West 54th Street in Manhattan in an architecturally significant Italian Renaissance revival building designed the the architect Charles Follen McKim.

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