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[*] posted on 2/12/2008 at 14:19
Registered postcard from a Telegraph Office


Registered postcards are not easy to find, but now and again one shows up. Registered postcards from telegraph offices are rather scarce. Such is the example illustrated here. I post this hoping that we can see more similar items posted.

This is a picture postcard created by Stengel & Co. of Dresden based on a photo of the church St. John the Baptist in Yaroslav. As far as picture postcards go, it is still an early version.

The card was put into the postal system at Moscow's 14th Telegraph Office on 30 July 1899. A fee of 14 kop. was paid using a 10-kop and a 4-kop. stamp of the May 1899 issue, and the "dotted R in circle" and label (scarce item) applied by the telegraph office. The 4th Dispatch Office sent it on the way on the same date.

Apparently, the addressee in Italy was not at the address indicted and the postcard was forwarded appropriately.

=====Picture side of postcard

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[*] posted on 2/12/2008 at 14:20
Back side of postcard






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[*] posted on 2/16/2008 at 14:28


Gary --

This is indeed a very nice item, but not simply because it is a reg'd PPC. Even though only a small percentage of PPC were reg'd, there were a lot of postcards sent.
What is really special about this is the use of the provisional reg'y label on a PPC,
from a telegraph office at that. I've never seen a provisional label
on a PPC before, let along a telegraph office label. Also, I think PPCs
from before 1900 are less common than after 1900. This brings up the
question -- what is the earliest know PPC date sent from or within the Russian
empire.
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[*] posted on 2/16/2008 at 17:23
Side consideration


Addressed to Madame la contesse Giulia Turati, Milano... pardon, Alzate Brianza, Villa Turati...
Just 10 Km from where i live...
On the front of the cover, the round-square postmark Milano-Chiasso entering in Italy from Swiss
On the back side, the postmark Como and the arrival postmark Alzate con Verzago. I think not so common destination. Alzate is a small town with actualy no more than 5000 abitant circa...
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[*] posted on 2/16/2008 at 17:44


Ameis33 ... Outstanding information. Thanks a million!!!!!
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