Mr. T. A. Melville, Acting Director of Posts and Telegraphs in the Federated Malay States, who was for many years in the Post Office Department of the Straits Settlements, has contributed a valuable history of the Straits Settlements Post Office to the voluminous centenary work, "One Hundred Years of Singapore".
A history of the New York City Post Office from the 1600s until the 1870s. Traces the evolution of mail transport from the early days of ‘coffee-house delivery’ through the founding of a post office up to the 1870s.
Here is a fascinating article concerning Norwegian Shipping between the two world wars. Originally published in Shipping Wonders of the World in 1937, it will be of much interest to shipping enthusiasts and Scandinavian postal historians.
San Marino stamp issues from the 1950s and 60s had appealing designs: they depicted exciting topics like hunting, sports, dogs, famous detectives and mountaineering!
In the early 1890s, inventors on both side of the Atlantic were on the brink of showing the first moving photographs. Still photography was well established, but the challenge was to invent a machine that would take and show a succession of photographic frames.
In the 1880s, postal communication between New Zealand and United Kingdom was principally by way of San Francisco, using the U.S.S. Co. steamers, and the direct route using the New Zealand Shipping Co., and Shaw Savill and Albion Royal Mail steamers.
In the 1970s I spent most of my summer holidays in the south of France. At that time Radio Andorra was a major radio station in that part of the world dishing out a variety of popular music with a distinctly Spanish flavour. I tuned in on a daily basis but never realized my dream of visiting the tiny principality nestled high up in the Pyrenees Mountains between Spain and France...
In 1939 the Panama Line, an adjunct to the Railway Co., renewed its fleet of merchant vessels. The second of three to be commissioned was the ANCON. Her Maiden Voyage, originally scheduled to begin on 6 July, actually began on 22 June 1939.