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Declared value rates to France 1917

howard - 7/25/2012 at 06:43

The 1909 postal regulations handbook states 6 kopecks for each 112.5 rubles of declared value plus 10 kop. registration plus weight fee.

vasia - 7/26/2012 at 13:50

According to A. Epstein in the Post-Rider No43, pages 35-38, the declared value / money letter fee to France, starting November 1915 and for the 1915-1917 period, was 16k per 112R 50k or parts thereof (in addition to the regular postal fees):

http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00076781/00043/39j

howard - 7/29/2012 at 16:06

The Pochtovo-Telegafnyi Kalendar-Spravochnik published in Petrograd in 1916 says the insurance fee for France was 6 kop. for each 112.5 rubles of declared value.

Alep - 8/14/2012 at 12:08

I got this information from the official Postal/Telegraphic Journal. The new rate to France was introduced as from November 1915. As the Kalendar-Spravochnik was published in 1916 (probably, at the beginning of year), I can suppose that its text was prepared prior to November, so it included obsolete data.