The Samovar

USSR postage rates in 1991

Fergana - 11/10/2009 at 07:07

I bought recently a 5k 1988 postal stationery cover that had a (further) 10k paid by the franking machine of a factory in Ukraine. The letter was posted on 16 03 91 from Lugansk to Chasov Yar, Donetskaya oblast and would appear to be overfranked. There is no indication that the letter might have been over the minimum weight. It is possible also that the pre-paid 5k stamp was ignored. I would be very glad of opinions on this. Thank you.

Fergana - 2/15/2010 at 10:20

Second request, please.

msmike - 2/15/2010 at 13:33

I think you will find what you are looking for in the post in this same area of Postal Rates with the poster by the name of "kiompie" entitled "Soviet rates (my notes)". Look at the German table. It may be possible that the envelope was obsoleted as some are over time. Thus causing new postage to be applied. I don't know. That will have to answered by some one else. Remember that is just about the time that the Ukraine was starting to try to issue their own stamps and that the USSR was not yet ready to spilt up.

Fergana - 2/29/2012 at 14:26

Thank you for reply - Sorry for long delay.