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T.P.O., a history of the travelling post offices of Great Britain.

T.P.O., a history of the travelling post offices of Great Britain.

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Published by Railway Philatelic Group in (n.p.) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Railway mail service -- Great Britain.

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsWilson, H. S
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19521659M

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T.P.O., a history of the travelling post offices of Great Britain. Download PDF EPUB FB2

A Travelling Post Office (TPO) was a type of mail train used in Great Britain and Ireland where the post was sorted en route. The last TPO services were ended on 9 Januarywith the carriages used sold for scrap or to preservation societies.

The British Post Office has transported mail by rail since From some of the trains also had postal staff on board sorting mail into pigeon holes as the train sped toward its destination.

These trains became known as Travelling Post Offices (TPO). In with the introduction of the Penny Black and the universal letter rates in Great Britain, the volume of mail exploded.

With that increase came a rise in the number of routes for the Travelling Post Office (TPO) and by there were around different routes using TPO cancellations. This is the second version of an earlier book by Peter Johnson. This new, larger book and the bigger, clearer, accompanying photos are far superior to the earlier, smaller edition.

His attention to the detail of the running of the TPO remains as before/5(6). TPO: History of the Travelling Post Offices of Great Britain - Part 2: England - South of the Midland T.P.O.: England - South of the Midland T.P.O.

n Pt. 2 by Wilson, H.S. at - ISBN - ISBN - Railway Philatelic Group - - SoftcoverFormat: Paperback. In his book The Travelling Post Offices of Great Britain & Ireland Harold Wilson also organises TPO postmarks into TPO groups and illustrates over 1, different TPO postmarks – some of which have several varieties.

Although now over 20 years old, this book is still the definitive reference text on TPO. T.P.O. A History of the Travelling Post Offices of Great Britain; Part 2 England - South of the Midland TPO by H. Wilson. RPG 2nd Edition 4. T.P.O. A History of the Travelling Post Offices of Great Britain; Part 3 Scotland & Ireland by H.

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The definitive nonfiction work on the postwar period in Britain, a primer for anyone born after the war who grew up with the advantages of the NHS. Keith MORRIS and Mike DOVEY, The Travelling Post Office Cancellations of Great Britain and Ireland.

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The Post Office dates way back to when it was established by Charles II. Under the guise of the General Post Office (GPO), it soon grew as an important organisation integral within the infrastructure of England during the seventeenth century.

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With over pages and more than illustrations it is the most comprehensive work of its kind ever published. A close relationship between the railways and the carrying of mail was soon established, and the service soon became known as TPO's (Travelling Post Office).

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Each of the five series of barred cancels used the same number sequence (occasionally with some numbers omitted to avoid possible confusion). The original "" numbers were allocated alphabetically to Post Towns, but sub-offices were allocated numbers immediately after their parent office, so even that initial sequence is not entirely ordered.

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In many villages, the post office is also the only shop. Post offices are usually open from 9am to pm Monday to Friday, and. Roman Empire, the Roman troops in Britain left. Some historians say the Romans were important in British history, others say that their influence was really very small.

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