Travelling Post Office Stamps
These Royal Mail stamps were affixed to specially designed envelopes and postmarked on the first day that the stamps were issued.
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1st Bag exchange
1st Post Office undergound railway
1st Night Mail film poster
1st Loading mail
1st Sorting carriage
1st On the move
Limited Edition: 100 copies Worldwide.
Notes: These covers are hand made from the finest quality linen textured paper.
From humble beginnings, the UK’s railways have proved to be an efficient form of mail transportation for more than 180 years. The Liverpool & Manchester Railway opened in September 1830 and it was just two months later, on 11 November, which the first few mail bags were carried on this railway. Over the following decades, an upsurge in the use of mail trains would arise. In 1927, a special underground mail service, the Post Office (London) Railway, was introduced, which conveyed post between Liverpool Street and Paddington stations, thus avoiding the growing congestion on the capital’s streets.
By the 1970s, three-quarters of letters were carried by rail at some stage of their journey. Changes in mail circulation in the 1980s saw many letters transferred to road or air. By 2003, a total of 16 Travelling Post Offices remained, with the last running on the night of 9 January 2004. More recently, mail transported by rail is carried within sealed Royal Mail carriages.
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