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The SRT is pleased to announce: British Printed Papers by Post 1836 to 1876

British Printed Papers by Post tells the story of how the GPO services developed when handling mail separated from letters, postcards and parcels. This might include newspapers, books, parliamentary papers, voting papers, patterns and samples, prices current and market reports, election papers, ecclesiastical papers, and others. Members of the armed services also needed special arrangements.

This story goes back to the mid 17th century to give readers the context in which very many changes to Britain’s postal arrangements were made during the period 1836 to 1876. The origins of the various postal services are described along with problems encountered by the Post Office and the steps taken to resolve those. The narrative includes extracts from official records and statutes and these are augmented by Tables of the rates of postage within Britain and from Britain to places overseas.

  • 770 pages, hardback with dustjacket
  • Price £50 For the first 6 months this includes delivery in the UK
  • to order, please visit our book shop or contact John Jackson

Stuard Rossiter Guidelines for Authors

The Stuart Rossiter Trust Lecture

Will be at 5:00pm on Friday 9th November 2018 at The Royal Philatelic Society, 41 Devonshire Place, London W1G 6JY.

The Speaker will be: Frank Walton RDP, FRPSL.

The title is ‘Should aerophilately be a subset of postal history?’

To apply for your free non-transferable ticket, email Rex Dixon FRPSL at

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