circulating between 2 post offices of the same town.
|1865: Heavy letter to 20 g franked with 20 c from MOULINLILLE to LILLE. Letters circulating between 2 post offices in the same town also took advantage the local postage rate.|
Letters posted in district post offices to rural communities depending
on the central post office of LILLE took advantage of the local postage
rate. This letter was posted in the post office of the district of St
MARTIN in LILLE and was bound for the hamlet
of THUMESNIL which was depending at that time on the central post office of LILLE.
|1873: Letter franked with 15 c (Jan. 1st, 1871 rate) This letter was posted in the post office of the sation of LILLE. However, letters posted in that post office had to take the train. They couldn't be bound for LILLE. In this case, the letter was bound for the district of FIVES (where a district post office was located). This letter was brought from the station post office to the central post office. The station post offices didn't have numeral cancels. From the central post office this letter was brought to FIVES.|
|1876: Letter franked with15 c (rate of the 01/01/1876) from the post office of LILLE Quartier Places St Martin to the rural municipality of ST-ANDRE-LEZ-LILLE attached to the central office of LILLE. From 1876, the type of the postage stamps changes. Cérès was replaced by the the Sage type.|
Letter franked with 15 c (rate of the 09/01/1871) from LILLE for FIVES.
This letter was put in the mobile box of the station of
On this letter, one can read on the left in top the mention “Boite Lille”.
|1865: Letter until 10 g of BOUCHAIN to NEUVILLE-SUR-ESCAUT.|
Letter from BERGUES towards the village of STEENE located in the same
This letter was put in the mobile mailbox of the station of BERGUES. All the letters being in this mail box must use the DUNKIRK-HAZEBROUCK line and are dealt with by the Station-conveyor of this line (Convoyeur Station in french) .
However, STEENE (village depending on BERGUES) is not on or near this line.
So the letter took the train until HAZEBROUCK where it was given to the post office of the station then to the central post office of HAZEBROUCK which cancelled the postage stamp. This letter was then given to the Station-Conveyor who took the HAZEBROUCK-
DUNKIRK train. Arrived in BERGUES, the letter could finally be given to its recipient by the rural postman delivering STEENE.
This letter thus made a territorial course (betwen 2 main post offices) whereas it was local.
Up to 10 g "Chargée" letter from DOUAI to SIN LE NOBLE
with 65 c: 15 c for postage (weight less than 10 g) and 50 c for the
registration ( Sept 1st, 1871 rate).
The local "Chargée"letters are not very frequent. They were often official ones.
Up to 10 g letter from COUSOLRE towards BOUSIGNIES.This
was given to the rural mailman during his delivery (OR stamp:
Origine Rurale » ).
This letter came from COUSOLRE, but this village has a post office since 1864.
The rural mailtman should thus not have given this one during his delivery.He had to bring it back before to the post office.
Only the letters collected in a locality and intended for the following ones could be delivered directly by rural postman. The postage stamp had to be cancelled with the OR stamp carried in the mail bag of the mailman.In this precisecase, and considering the rural district of COUSOLRE (4 rural communities + the village where the post office is located), one can think that the rural mailman was also the urban mailman.
The mailman thus preferred to give this letter the very same day rather than to bring it back to the post office and to deliver it the following day.
|1867: This second letter from COUSOLRE towards BOUSIGNIES, shows that the rural mailman took care of many letters that one gave to him at the beginning of his delivery in COUSOLRE.|
Letter until 10 g given to the rural mailman during its round
in BERMERIES (stamp OR).
Here, also, one of the rural maimen of the post office of BAVAY was to ensure a part a local service.
This lettre was put in the mail box of SAULZOIR (letter stamp
F) towards SOLESMES.
This letter weighs up to 10 g and then was franked with 20 c ( Jan 1st, 1863 rate).
|1874: Postcard given to the mailman at the time of its passage in the village of CAESTRE. The postcard is intended for the town of HAZEBROUCK. The factor thus brought back to the post office so that it is given there to its recipient.|
|1876: Postcard put in the mobile box of the station of PERENCHIES and bound for LILLE. The station-conveyor in the train HAZEBROUCK-LILLE took the mail that was in that box. In 1877, the community of PERENCHIES took part of the postal district of the main post office of LILLE. The postage rate for a postcard circulating in a postal district was 10 c.|
|1863: Letter posted in the mail box of the village of COUSOLRE to BOUSIGNIES. The rural mailman of the post office of JEUMONT who collected this letter in the box and realized that it could deliver it in one of the villages which it was going to visit during its round. He thus cancelled the 10 c stamp with the letter-stamp G located in the box of COUSOLRE. However this is not regulation cancellation. Since 1856, the rural mailman were to put on the letters which they collected in a rural mailbox and which they could deliver during their round the print of the letter-stamp of box on the letter and their stamp OR on the postage stamp|
This letter was franked with in 10 c in local rate and was
written in CARTIGNIES and bound to GRAND-FAYT.
Yet CARTIGNIES is located in the rural district of the main post office of AVESNES and GRAND-FAYT in the district of MAROILLES. The local price rate could not thus apply in that case.
However, to win 10c on the postage, it seems that the sender in CARTIGNIES put his letter in the box of the bordering village of PETIT-FAYT.This village was nevertheless a part of the rural District of MAROILLES. The mailman thus found the letter in the box of PETIT-FAYT and noticing that he could deliver it in the direction) of his tound to GRAND-FAYT, he cancelled the postage stamp with the letter-stamp C ( PETIT-FAYT). There also, this is not a regulation cancellation.
|1870: Up to 10 g letter franked with 10 c from AULNOYE (letter stamp D) towards PONT-SUR- SAMBRE. These 2 villages were depending on the post office located in BERLAIMONT.|
|1869: Letter put in the mailbox of the station of VALENCIENNES and bound for TRITH-ST-LEGER. These two cities belong to the same postal District. The letters put in the mobile box of a station should not normally be intended for the city where is the station or even for the Postal District of this city. They are intended to take the train. However here, the postal agent of the station of VALENCIENNES has seen that the letter was bound for TRITH and then affixed his date stamp on the letter which was in a dispatch for the central post office of VALENCIENNES which cancelled the stamps.|
|1869: Letter from FRESNES SUR ESCAUT towards VIEUX-CONDE located in the rural district of CONDE SUR l'ESCAUT.|
|1865: This letter was put on the mail box of WAMBAIX (letter stamp I) dependind on the delivery office of IWUY towards d'AVESNES LES AUBERT depending on the full service office of CAMBRAI.|