1899 white provisional R-label, Narva-Toulouse, France


White provisional R-labels were used in Imperial Russia only in 1899, these were temporary bridge labels between handwritten label and UPU labels with “R” that arrived on January 1, 1900. Such labels are scarce from Estonia. Letter is posted in Narva on February 18, 1899 to Toulouse, France. Paris transit and Toulouse arrival postmarks on back. Franked 30 kop: 20 kop second weight class international letter + 10 kop registering. There is black pen inscription “2” below write registration label, indicating weight of the letter in lots.

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