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Railway Map of Turkey (1918)

By |March 11th, 2016|

This map shows the Turkish Railways as it was in 1918 A very useful chart for bor both rail enthusiasts and travelling Post Office collectors.

Railway Parcels Delivery Train : Victoria, Australia c.1940

By |November 17th, 2015|


Isle of Man: Travelling Post Office Special

By |September 25th, 2015|

This postcard shows a Travelling post Office (TPO) Special at a station on the Isle of Man, published by the Post office Authority (possibly in the 1940s).

Stamps of France: Travelling Post Office Issue (1944)

By |September 1st, 2015|

We have had articles on Travelling Post Offices, postcards and videos on Philatelic Database..

Railway Map of Bohemia (1883)

By |August 3rd, 2015|

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

Central South African Railways Map (1910)

By |July 15th, 2015|

This map should be of interest to collectors and postal historians of South Africa, especially collectors of travelling post offices.

Railway Service Map of Michigan 1898

By |April 20th, 2015|

Fro Travelling Post Office collectors and rail buffs, an historic railway map of Michigan in 1898.

Railway Map of Western Australia (1909)

By |April 17th, 2015|

This map shows the Railways of Western Australia in 1909. A useful map for rail enthusiasts and Travelling Post Office collectors.

Post-Offices on Wheels (1929)

By |February 8th, 2015|


Video: “Night Mail” (1936)

By |November 27th, 2013|

This is a very interesting video. Not only does it have W.H.Auden in its credits but the music is by Bennjamin Britten, whose centenary it is this year. It focuses on TPO workers. Night Mail is a 1936 documentary film about a London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) mail train from London to Scotland, produced by the GPO Film Unit. A poem by English poet W. H.

Swiss Postal Wagon at Sion, Switzerland

By |November 18th, 2013|

Postal wagons at the postal sorting facility in Sion, Switzerland. Mail between regional cities is transported by rail, to be delivered by postal bus, vans and cycles at a local level.

Travelling Post Offices: SLSF 211 Baggage/Mail Car (1928)

By |October 25th, 2013|

Baggage/Mail Car Description: SLSF 211 Baggage/Mail Car. 3/4 view. Built 1928, Sold Oct., 1965. 3/4 view. Source: 3 x 5 inch black and white photograph Date Original: Unknown Creator: Arthur B.

Great Britain: The Travelling Post Offices (1894)

By |October 23rd, 2013|

In this article, taken from The Ludgate Magazine (London, 1899), we have a veritable feast for collectors of TPOs. It is certainly unusual to see the operations of travelling post offices in the nineteenth century. The postal system of the country may be taken as part and parcel of the railway, for the G.P.O.

Travelling Post Office Van at Colne Valley Railway

By |October 20th, 2013|

This image shows a TPO van at Colne Valley Railway, where a postal musuem is located. The second image shows the interior of the van.

Railway Map of the Federated Malay States (1930)

By |September 6th, 2013|

Here is a map of the railway stystem of the Federated Malay States in 1930. This should be useful to TPO collectors and postal historians. The Federated Malay States (FMS) was a federation of four protected states in the Malay Peninsula—Selangor, Perak, Negeri Sembilan and Pahang—established by the British government in 1895, which lasted until 1946, when they, together with the Straits Settlements and the Unfederated Malay States, formed the Malayan Union.