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Come and meet us in 2018

We will be at the following venues in 2018: Southern England Stamp Show, WORPEX, SWINPEX, Stafford, 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 Spring 2018 Journal, number 339, is being mailed. The contents are listed below. The clearance sale list is posted .

Recent Website Updates

TPO Journal Cumulative Index for YE2017 now available for download

Meeting programme for 2018.

Addition of a link to an Ostend, Belgium, online newspaper archive showing mail movements between UK and Europe.

Swedish Amerika Line cachets and sea post office marks.

Articles published in Gibbons Stamp Monthly.

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.

A new catalogue of Ocean Letters is being prepared by member Otto Kjærgaard. Review draft chapters here and add your input.


SS TERIKUNI MARU seapost with a paquebot cancel

A new find: the SS TERIKUNI MARU seapost dated 9 October 1938 with a paquebot cancel, in red, never seen before, discussed in the current Journal.


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

US Travelling Post Office Reported in March 1838 The Mail Boats of New York Harbour - 1
Plymouth & Bristol Travelling Post Office - 6D / B.16 on piece from S Africa - 2 Mail between the UK and Holland via Belgium 1845-1854 - Part 1
The Railways of Taiwan and Jesse B Thomas The LB&SCR & General Steam Navigation Co
Argentina - "ESTAFETERO" Plymouth Cape Packet Mark Follow-up
RS2081 mark - London TPO Section RMS Queen Elizabeth without cachet in 1940
The Midland TPO, Going South, at Bristol Ship's Correspondence - Fleet Mail
Not Suitable for Transfer to a TPO via Apparatus Recently Found Items - Paquebot marks
Taipei or not Taipei? That is the Question! Unknown Paquebot mark Book Review
Growing your own Tomatoes! Next Sale
Realisations from past auctions are now listed only on our Auction Page
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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