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[*] posted on 8/14/2004 at 12:51
Postal rates insured letters


I have a insured letter sent from Polotsk in 1909 to Germany, franked with 24 kopek. 20 kopek of the stamps I know is for the letter and the registration fee. 4 kopek is then left to pay for the insurance. But which period was the insurance rate 4 kopek and for which amount range?
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[*] posted on 8/14/2004 at 16:45


Not being able to see the item does not help. What I do know is that in 1879 new insurance rates were placed in effect. For 0-600 rubles, the cost was 1/2%. For 601-1600 it was 1/4% plus 1R 50K. The value of your item was somewhere between 0-600 rubles.
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[*] posted on 8/25/2004 at 05:27
Picture of the front


Attached is a picture of the front of the cover. The back has 24 kopek in stamps.

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[*] posted on 8/25/2004 at 07:10


Do you suppose the 6 mark 48 pfennig written on the front had anything to do with the value of the contents? In addition, it would appear we are dealing with a letter, so no blky items were enclosed?
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[*] posted on 8/26/2004 at 06:37


It says "denezhnoe tri rublia" meaning insured for 3 roubles I suppose.
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[*] posted on 8/26/2004 at 16:40
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At this time each foreign destination had its own insurance rate. For Germany, the rate was 4 kop. for any amount up to 112.5 rubles.
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[*] posted on 8/28/2004 at 16:24


Howard,

Please share with us your source of information for the rates.:)
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[*] posted on 8/30/2004 at 10:26
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you can find insurance rates for foreign mail in Postanovleniia po Pochtovoi Chasti, Appendix 6 (1909).
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