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Come and meet us in 2018

We will be at the following venues in 2018: WORPEX, SWINPEX, Stafford, HAMPEX, Salisbury Stamp Show 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 2018 Journal, number 340, has been mailed. The contents are listed below.

Recent Website Updates

Check list of New Zealand Railway Travelling Post Offices cancellations by Anthony Nicholson.

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

TPO Journal Cumulative Index for YE2017 now available for download

New Publications

Now available: The AM Postmarks of the Travelling Post Office by Iain Wells & Keith Morris listing GB TPO postmarks with the index AM in the inner part of the handstamp above the date. 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 this page.


London and Folkestone SC Late Fee Paid mark

Letter from Berlin to London via Vlissengen and Folkstone where it was sorted on the London & Folkestone Sorting Carriage and received a very early impression of the violet boxed "EXPRESS FEE PAID 3D / L.& F. S.C." mark (W515b), discussed in the current Journal.


The Summer 2018 edition of the TPO Journal is now available with the following content:

Thomas Cook's Nile Steamer Postal Services The Journal DVD Comes in Handy - USA Highway Post Office
The Mail Boats of New York Harbour - 2 The Midland TPO, Going South, at Bristol - 2
Interesting White Star Line Related Cover Glasgow Sorting Tender - W720 new index
Radio-Telegramm forms used on Germany's Zeppelins Instructions for the Employment of Special Trains
Dublin & Belfast - RPO Early Usage Dublin Galway TPO Night temporary mark
Datapost and the TPO Service Dublin & Galway TPO Day Up mark
London & Dover Sorting Carriage (Continental Night Mail) London & Folkestone Sorting Carriage Late Fee mark
Letters & Emails - Maritime
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.
Copy and Publishing dates for the Journal

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