TPO & Seapost Society Home and News Page

Come and meet us in 2021

  • Let us look forward to a brighter 2021/22! To great relief MIDPEX went ahead and was a great success. We look forward to HAMPEX in September.

  • HAMPEX, Hampshire Federation Convention, Saturday September 25th, at Wickham, Hampshire, PO17 5AL

Current TPO Journal

The Autumn 2021 Journal, number 353, has been mailed. The contents are listed below. The auction list is posted for 15th September 2021 and closes on the 15th October 2021

Minutes of the Society's Annual General Meeting 2021

The AGM was held this year by video conference call and included members from India in the east to the USA in the west. The proceedings may be read here.

Recent Website Updates

Le Havre: website showing Bureaux Ambulant (TPO) marks of Le Havre.

Birmingham Ship Letter Census by member Ian Baker has been updated as of February 2021. The list is linked from this page.

New Zealand TPO Checklist by member Anthony Nicholson has been updated for 2020.

The Catalogue of Hungarian TPO Marks has been updated by Lutz Ihnken. The link to Die Bahnpoststempel der ungarischen Post 1871-1945 is available on our Hungary TPO Catalogue page.

Read The Early Years of the H&K by member Ken Mitchell in our list of GSM articles.

Recent Publications 2021

Available: Paquebot Cancellations of the World - The 2020 ADDENDA by Mike Dovey containing a number of new additions to the listings. At 130+ pages it is packed with all the new information in the same format as the last book plus a section on Central America Transit marks, a section on USA Seaposts to supplement the last USA Seaposts book, and a full list of all the date extensions. See ordering details on our publications page.

Visit our Research Resources Page

Research and Survey / Census projects carried out by our members and articles of note published elsewhere by our members. Click to go to our Research Resources Page.


Post card mailed from Bermuda to Watkins, NY, and sorted on board America Line's St Paul in February 1909. Paid 1d postcard rate: 'HAMILTON BERMUDA 15 FE 09' and 'UNITED STATES * SEA P.O. * FEB 20 duplex 4' [Hosking type TA23 without year] and 'MISSENT'. The Times of 19th Feb 1909 reports that mails are due from the USA via Plymouth on Feb 20th on the St Paul.


The Autumn 2021 edition of the TPO Journal is now available with the following content:

Dawlish Sea Wall TPO Exchange Apparatus The Glasgow & South Western, Caledonian Railway and other Scottish Steamer Cachets
South Wales TPO - Night Mail East - New Mark Devonport & Plymouth Packet Handstamps - Caveat Emptor!
Bristol, Shrewsbury & York TPO - The Accident at Shrewsbury Correction: P & O and Allan Line Straddle the World
Greece: Kalavryta - Diakofto Mailguard A Letter to the Captain
Bournemouth Sorting Carriage Marcophilie du Havre Website
L&NWR Logo Dublin & Sligo SC - Inverted U
Late Posting Box - Dundee Tay Bridge Station Dublin & Wexford TPO - Last Day of Use
Letters & Emails - Maritime
Next Auction Copy and Publishing dates for the Journal

Please look at the Contact page to see our current cover choices. You may also return to the Welcome Page or go to the site map.

Articles and Research Resources page Site Map
Articles published in GSM Privacy
Accessibility Page Top

Website created by TPO & Seapost Society

Last updated September 2021

Valid CSS Valid XHTML 1.1

Hosted by
Infinity Technology Solutions Ltd