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Return receipt (RR) service in the Austrian Empire, to 1875

The exhibit covers all entities that were part of the Austrian Empire, or from 1867, part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Austrian advice-of-receipt service, known mostly as Retour Recepisse, began at least as early as 1779. It was used extensively throughout the Empire. Comments, suggestions, corrections, criticisms are welcome and solicited (don't pull any punches, I have thick skin). I can be reached at

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