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Moscow post office

Randy - 9/30/2012 at 20:56

Can someone help identify which branch of the Moscow Post Office applied the 9 - 21 - 23 cancel shown in the upper left of this postcard from Petrograd to Moscow? The cancel is on the lower stamp. All I can read is "15th gorodskoe pochtovoe" but not the last word in the cancel.




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howard - 10/2/2012 at 15:32

the last word is otdiel [branch office]

Alep - 10/6/2012 at 01:28

More precisely - otdelenie

Randy - 10/6/2012 at 21:08

Hi Howard, Alex,

Thanks for your help again. It' a bit embarrassing to not have determined the answer on my own. I certainly know OTDELENIE. But it never occurred to me that first letter in that last word was an 'O'.

Hope all is well.