Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cancel for January 24: Henry Belin, Jr.


HENRY BELIN, JR.
JAN
24
1899
Scranton, Pa.
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What was this stamp used for? Look up Henry Belin IV in the Scranton area today and you'll find an insurance company. But in 1899 Henry Belin Jr. was a different sort of force in Scranton. He was President of Scranton's Trader's National Bank and President of the Du Pont company of Pennsylvania, which manufactured black powder for the coal mining industry.

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