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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 Spring 2019 Journal, number 343, has been mailed. The contents are listed below.

Recent Website Updates

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 2018

Paquebot Cancellations of the World and moreā€¦ 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.

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.


H&K Packet Duplex Mark

Rarely seen H&K Packet Duplex Mark on a mourning cover, discussed in Journal 343.


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

Last run of the New York & Washington RPO Britain using the Belgian Steamers for the Dover-Ostend Duty in 1844
Ken Mitchell - our New Auctioneer Greenock & Ardrishaig Packet Handstamps
The First Mail Bag Exchange Apparatus Underpaid Letter to Bombay in 1873 - 2
Lake Winnipesauke RPO UPU - Berne 2017 - Regulations to the Convention - Paquebot Protocol
Edinburgh - Carlisle ST - Index 5 20 New Eire Paquebot Marks
Interesting card from the Orient Express Farewell to the QE2
EDINBURGH CS (Not what it seems!) The Queen Mary - early paquebot date
Edinburgh - Glasgow Sorting Tender Leeds - KX Bag Tender
The Jouef Travelling Post Office The Ulster TPO
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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