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N.15 Aprile 2008

Postal History ENG 
The Stamps of Imperial Russia

The St Petersburg post office opened in 1716 and was followed by others in major centres elsewhere: Moscow, Riga, Archangel and so on. It was only in the final decades of the 18th century that a fairly widespread network of real post offices came in to being, taking the place of the earlier post stations, which had merely seen to the availability of fresh horses (or other animals) used to carry the mail. The first stamps and the Postal History of Russia. By Benito Carobene.

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