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David Jay
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[*] posted on 1/20/2012 at 22:29
Parcel card from a Credit Office

One of fun things about collecting Russian postal history is the amazing variety of post office types, often similar in function --
must be the Russian love/hate of bureaucracy.
In the case of the semi-postal or contract offices, run by local governments or on their premises, we get an especially rich mix. All of these offices (like the RR stantsia) ran under the generic rules of Pocht. Operatsia. The most common category is the Volost Pravlenie, but there are quite a few others, some of which have not yielded any covers. One of the less common categories was offices at credit agencies -- there were only ever about 110 of these. All were opened after 1910, and all presumably closed (or converted to other types of offices) by 1917. So mail from these offices is very hard to come by. Here we have parcel card, sent 26/11/1915 from Onosovskoe Kred. Tov., Yaroslavl Gubernia, to Finland (like the other items posted earlier). The package weighed 6 funt and the tariff was 45 kop. As with the earlier items, it was censored. One has to wonder if this was accompanied by inspection of the package,
as that would be rather more to the point.

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