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Retour a l'envoyeur

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8 years 1 month ago #109 by psstockton
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The cachet "Retour a l'envoyeur" is most often accompanied by the number of the office which has been unable to effect delivery. My understanding is that at the outset this was the number also allocated to the Gros Chiffres cancellation that may have been in existence at the time and is easy to trace. Where can I find a list of the later numbers allocated to offices not in existence at the time of the Gros Chiffres cancellations ?

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8 years 2 weeks ago #110 by psstockton
Replied by psstockton on topic Retour a l'envoyeur
I think I have found my own answer to the question having acquired a copy of " Numeros Blancs 1876-1895 suite deuxieme nomenclature " by Jean Pothion, published by La Poste aux Lettres ( 1980 ) describing how the numbering of offices continued after 1876 when the number was no longer used in the Gros Chiffres cancellations which ended. Numbers continued to be used for the "Retour a l'envoyeur" marks as well as the "Cachet descriptif des chargements. The book identifies offices numbered 6450 to 8859 , the " Numeros Blancs".

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