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Come and meet us in 2019

We will be at the following venues in 2019: Southern England Stamp Show, Rugby, SWINPEX, Stafford, MidPex , HAMPEX and Stafford again!

Not only are we here to meet members and new faces but we bring items to sell: covers and books to satisfy a wide variety of collecting interests. Make sure you stop by our table.

Current TPO Journal

The Summer 2019 Journal, number 344, has been mailed. The contents are listed below.

Recent Website Updates

A link to a census of Southampton Paquebot Slogan marks has been added to the Resources Page.

A new resources page lists links to Hamburg online newspapers relating to Hamburg Steam Ship routes to London and Amsterdam 1825 to 1833

Recent Publications 2019

British Long Distance Mail Packets 1793-1815 by Colin Tabeart is to be published in August. Ordering details here.

Paquebot Cancellations of the World and more… by Mike Dovey and Keith Morris, 4th Edition, 2010 is now available on DVD. The book itself sold out some time ago. Go to our Publications page for more information.

Check list of New Zealand Railway Travelling Post Offices cancellations by Anthony Nicholson. Updated with new information, October 2018.

Back issues of the "Seaposter" magazine of the Maritime Postmark Society is now available on DVD. Ordering details here.

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 this page.


New British Pleasure Steamer Postmark

New British Pleasure Steamer Postmark Discovery: Gourock & Arran / Steamer / Ivanhoe, discussed in Journal 344.


The Summer 2019 edition of the TPO Journal is now available with the following content:

New British Pleasure Steamer Postmark Discovery LONDON MB and London & Dover TPO marks on post card
Paquebot Mail is Still Alive – in Tristan da Cunha! The Early TPO Services to Le Havre
The loss of the RMS Leinster – Ireland's greatest maritime disaster The Mobile Post Box - Mail by Tram
Mauritania Lands Mail at Fishguard Harbour in time for Christmas 1910 Dublin and the Saturday American Mail TPO
Greenock Ship Letter Post and Go at STEAM
China Steamer Letter Boxes South Eastern RPO
The Panama Canal RPO The 1938 TPO Centenary
Highland Sorting Carriage Night Mail – Without Index Allowance for Maintaining the Mail Exchange Apparatus
Letters & Emails - Maritime Letters & Emails - Railway
Our Library Notes include recently received Journals from related societies such as Berichte Bahnpost (Journal of the Federal TPO Study Group (in German), received every 6 months; Railway Philately (Journal of The Railway Philatelic Group); Transit Postmark Collector (Journal of the Mobile Post Office Society); British Postmark Society Journal (Journal of the British Postmark Society); and Friends of the M30272M Group. The TPO & Seapost Society is a supporting member of the Friends of the M30272M Group and receives their occasional newsletter "Wansford Mail", back copies of which are available from the Library. Railway Mail Service Library by Frank Scheer details of the repairs and improvements to the Library and Museum buildings in the former Norfolk & Western RR station at Boyce, Virginia. Details can be found at Also see our Links page.
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