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Come and meet us in 2017

We will be at the following venues in 2017:

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 Autumn 2017 Journal, number 337, is being mailed. The contents are listed below. The auction list is posted for 15th September closing 15th October, 2017.
The Cumulative Journal Index has been updated for 2016: go to the index page. The Journal DVD has been updated and is now available containing Volumes 1 to 70 (1947-2016). Details here.

New Publications

  • U.S. Railroad Contract Mail Routes (1832-1875) by Hugh V. Feldman RPSL is now available, details here. Also available from Stephen T. Taylor (Gallery Bay 4B) at London STAMPEX Sept 13-16.
  • Members Keith Morris and Mike Dovey have published "The Travelling Post Office Cancellations of Great Britain & Ireland". Click for ordering details.

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.


Duke of Gloucester's Royal Train 1934

This cover was cancelled on the 29th November 1934, when the Duke of Gloucester's Royal Train was at Muswell Brook, New South Wales. It is discussed in the current Journal.


The Autumn 2017 edition of the TPO Journal is now available with the following content:

Paraguay - Railway Postmarks Holyhead & Kingstown Seal
A German Stationary card to a Boer Prisoner of War in Ceylon Royal Trains in Australia & New Zealand 1934-1935
Steam-boats between London and Rotterdam 1822-1823 - 2 Introduction to the GB accountancy marks of the 1848 Anglo-American Postal Treaty - Part 2
Niger Coast - Oil River - Liverpool BR Packet Queenstown Pre-Paquebot Era
Edinburgh & Carlisle ST Axehead Index Bombay - Aden Sea Post Office
Post Offices on Railway Stations Egyptian Letter Bundle Label
SWINPEX 2017 Meeting Book Review
Letters & Emails - Maritime Next Auction
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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