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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

UK 2016
Post & Go - Royal Mail Heritage - Transport



COUNTRY: UK
ISSUE DATE: 17 February 2016
STAMP THEME: Post & Go - Royal Mail Heritage - Transport
 STAMP DESIGN: Godfrey Design





Post Boy, 1640s
Post boys carried messages between relay points around 20 miles apart. 


Mail Coach, 1790s
The first mail coach ran between Bristol and London on 2 August 1784. 


Falmouth Packet Ship, 1820s
The early packet ships were designed for speed rather than security. 


Travelling Post Office, 1890s
The first purpose-built Travelling Post Office ran on 20 January 1838. 


Airmail, 1930s
The world’s first scheduled airmail service began on 9 September 1911. 


Royal Mail Minivan, 1970s



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Stamp images thanks to Royal Mail
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