May 20, 2015

The 150th Anniversary of the District Council Post

Russia Post released a stamp on 26th March 2015 depecting to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the District Council Post - Zemsky mail.

Zemsky mail - a special service created for correspondence in the areas which did not have government-mails. The first post office was established in zemskaja Vetluga county Kostroma province in the spring of 1865. Each zemskoe post office acted only within their administrative district. To pay for the costs the county mails were allowed to have their own brand, but with the prerequisite neither a drawing nor color should not be similar to the official marks, as well as in their design could not use the emblem of the state postal service.

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