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The local postage rate 1830-1878.

Special local postal rates. 

From August 1st  1856, the Post Office set up a local rate for several printed matters circulating within a Postal District.

1866: Visting cards circulating inside open envelope within the same Postal District benefited from a special rate.
Here, 5 c for an envelope which weighs is under 10 g (Aug 1st, 1856 rate).The stamp "Après le Départ" means that the envelope was mail after the last collection.
1866: The printed matters circulating opened benefited from a special rate.
Here, a printed matter from LILLE to LILLE franked with 5 c for a weigh under 10 g.

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