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Stamps of France:T.P.O. Sorting Van on Stamp Day Issue (1951)

By | 1 week ago|Designers, Engravers, France & Colonies, Postal Services, Postal Vans, Railways, Stamp Days, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics, TPOs (see Travelling Post Offices), Travelling Post Offices|

I love the engraved issues of this period from France and this stamp is no exception. Designed and engraved by

Railway Map of Bohemia (1883)

By | Jun 25, 2016|Austro-Hungarian Empire, Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia, Europe Maps, History, Maps, Postal History, Railroads or Railways, Topicals or Thematics, TPOs (see Travelling Post Offices), Train Archive, Trains, Travelling Post Offices|

This very detailed map shows the rail network of Bohemia in or shortly before 1883. A must for postmark and

Railway Map of Turkey (1918)

By | Mar 11, 2016|Europe Maps, History, Maps, Middle East, Ottoman Empire, Railroads or Railways, Railway Stamps, Railways, TPOs (see Travelling Post Offices), Trains, Transport, Travelling Post Offices, Turkey|

This map shows the Turkish Railways as it was in 1918 A very useful chart for bor both rail enthusiasts

Isle of Man: Travelling Post Office Special

By | Sep 25, 2015|History, Postcards, Railroads or Railways, Railways, TPOs (see Travelling Post Offices), Train Archive, Trains, Travelling Post Offices|

This postcard shows a Travelling post Office (TPO) Special at a station on the Isle of Man, published by the

Post Offices of Great Britain: Blisworth, Northamptonshire (1906)

By | Jan 13, 2014|Great Britain, History, Post Offices, Postal History, TPOs (see Travelling Post Offices)|

Fun with Stamps: How the Post is Carried Now (1958)

By | Mar 29, 2013|Camel Post, History, Paquebots, Returned Letters Section (RLS), rocket mail, Shipping Archive, Stamp Collecting, TPOs (see Travelling Post Offices), Train Archive, Travelling Post Offices, World War I|

This is the first of a series of enjoyable articles extracted from “More Fun with Stamps” (1958) by Dianne Doubtfire & Kay Horowicz. We have cut the title down to “Fun with Stamps” on PDb as we do not have a copy of the first in the series. We will continue to publish more of these articles in due course. We have retained the original charming illustrations. Perhaps you’re saying, ‘But I know how the post is carried now – it’s carried by van, train, boat or aeroplane, finishing up with a postman on a bicycle or on foot.’ And you’re perfectly right. But did you know that letters also travel by means of pigeons, bottles, casks, tin cans, dog sledges, camels, trams, buses, helicopters, balloons, underground railways and rockets?

Norfolk Southern Mail Train 21J

By | Jan 11, 2009|TPOs (see Travelling Post Offices), Train Archive, Trains, Travelling Post Offices, Video|

Norfolk Southern Mail Train 21J

Railway Post Office Demonstration

By | Dec 21, 2008|TPOs (see Travelling Post Offices), Train Archive, Trains, Travelling Post Offices, Video|

On September 20, 2008 Illinois Railway Museum presented a day dedicated to the Railway Mail Service and Railway Post Office

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