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IvoSteijn
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[*] posted on 11/6/2017 at 05:09


Also Petrograd, just a different office.
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IvoSteijn
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[*] posted on 11/6/2017 at 21:53


I think World War 1 put a lot of strain on the postal system, and Petrograd was an important censorship center, so the mountains of mail that had to be censored there were delayed almost all the time.
The censor marking is Type 13 (in Speeckaert's handbook of censor markings) and is pretty common.
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[*] posted on 11/17/2017 at 17:14


They're both in the Julian calendar. Petrograd didn't switch to the Gregorian calendar until 1918.
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