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David Jay
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[*] posted on 5/1/2015 at 00:51
An example of a Straightline Station Mark

St. Bocharnikovo handled only ordinary mail. It was on TPO 107-108 and reported to Borisoglivsk, or this was the nearest PTK. This card was sent 1/4/1904 and took three days to reach Tambov, which seems like a long time.

This mark does mention the status of the office, but does not serve any evident purpose, in that many offices handled mail w/o postmarking it.
One possible explanation -- I was under the impression that, by 1904, tags on mail bags were marked, but not individual, non-registered mail items during most transfers. Is it possible that the card was for some reason handled individually, and received the mark that should have gone on a tag for a mail bag?

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