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Declared value rates to France 1917

GVShalimoff - 7/24/2012 at 22:53

Lost my reference of declared value insurance rates Russia to France 1917. Have statement of 16 kopecks for each 112Rubles50 kopecks, plus 10 kopeck fee, plus letter weight charges. Is this correct and what is a reference?


PS: What's with all the stupid cartoon images?

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):

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.