In 2009, when this site first began, and into 2012, I regularly posted a "cancel of the day". A stamp was posted with a cancel for that day (except for the year, of course), and a bit of history was often given about the company or individual that applied the cancel. That hasn't been done in years, partially because I haven't posted in so long, but also because I just stopped organizing posts around the dates of the cancels.
Today's stamp is a rather random stamp that fell out of a packet that has been in storage for over a decade. The cancel is so clean that I figured I needed to feature it here, but it took me a couple of days before I realized that the cancel's date, March 17, was soon approaching and that I could run the first cancel of the day post in at least 7 years.
THE PROVIDENT LIFE & TRUST COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA