District of AVESNES.
District of AVESNES counted 22 post offices from 1852 to 1876. Half of
these post offices were opened in the second half of 19th century. This
District was very well provided in post offices in spite of a
population and industrial infrastructures less important than in other
In fact, this District is very wide and very rural. It was thus
necessary to open more new post offices in order to serve the users and
to relieve work of the existing offices.
The numeral cancels for these post offices are not very difficult to
find except some post offices like BEUGNIES, CARTIGNIES, ENGLEFONTAINE
and VILLERS SIRE NICOLE.
To note, the erroneous small figures 373 of BERLAIMONT (used in BERNAY
DE L'EURE) rather difficult to find.
In the same way, the erroneous large figures cancel 4979 of JENLAIN a
little overpriced (but all the same not very common), because it was
believed a long time that it had lasted only one year and half.This
cancel (normally used in GRIZY LES PLATRES) was sent by error to the
post office station of JENLAIN which frequently used it (relatively
speaking) until September 1871, then more periodically until May 1874.
Large figures 1768 of HAUTMONT used with the type 22 of this office are
exceptional (duration: a little more than a month).Moreover, one
knows this combination with the large figures used early in
List of Post offices in this