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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 Autumn 2018 Journal, number 341, is being mailed. The contents are listed below.

Recent Website Updates

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.

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.


Adelaide Railway Late Fee mark

Adelaide Railway Late Fee and steamship Awatea discussed in the Autumn journal.


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

Mail between the UK and Holland via Belgium 1845-1854 - Part 2 Current Russian TPO Routes
The Mail Boats of New York Harbour - part 3 New Zealand Railway Travelling Post Offices Cancellation Check List
Kristiania - a New Paquebot Mark? Travelling Post Office, Western Australia
Tuticorin Gateway to India The Officer in Charge of the Indian Mails
A New USA Seapost Mark Adelaide Railway Late Fee
Crewe-Peterborough TPO, Peterborough- Crewe TPO in 1966 Early use of Midland TPO - With New Index Letter
Up Special TPO - a "new" discovery in 1938 UK Charge marks on TPOs
Missent To Railway Post Office in 1845 Ceylon - Possible Railway Line Cancel
Scotland - TPO Brass Bag Seals Edinburgh - Berwick Sorting Tender
New Single Ring Down Special TPO Postmark Post Office (Ireland) - Sorters in TPOs
Central American Transit or Transito Cancels
Post Office Counters Mobile Offices or... how 330 communities in the UK are served by vans!
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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