Romance of the Royal Mail 1935
Woods Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Romance of the Royal Mail 1935 Romance of the Royal Mail 1935 25 - This set covers the history of the postal service from the mounted relays of the 15th century, via letter-carriers and mail coaches of the 18th century (the first of which ran from Bristol to London in 17 hours on August 2nd 1784), early mail trains of the 1830s, postcards which were first used in the 1870s, early mail vans which began service in 1898, the first airmail in 1911, a Great War field post office and 1930s sorting machinery through to the Post Office which never closes in London’s Leicester Square. In this history of the postal service in this country there are a couple of unusual inclusions such as Thomas Waghorn and the Indian Mail and mail delivery in the Tonga Islands where apparently mail is sealed in petrol tins and thrown in the Pacific for natives to swim out and collect! The charming and distinctive colour artwork is backed by plenty of text and the cards are size 64 x 38mm.
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Romance of the Royal Mail 1935

Issuer: Woods Condition: Very Good to Excellent * These are original and NOT reprints Description: This set covers the history of the postal service from the mounted relays of the 15th century, via letter-carriers and mail coaches of the 18th century (the first of which ran from Bristol to London in 17 hours on August 2nd 1784), early mail trains of the 1830s, postcards which were first used in the 1870s, early mail vans which began service in 1898, the first airmail in 1911, a Great War field post office and 1930s sorting machinery through to the Post Office which never closes in London’s Leicester Square. In this history of the postal service in this country there are a couple of unusual inclusions such as Thomas Waghorn and the Indian Mail and mail delivery in the Tonga Islands where apparently mail is sealed in petrol tins and thrown in the Pacific for natives to swim out and collect! The charming and distinctive colour artwork is backed by plenty of text and the cards are size 64 x 38mm. Number of cards in set: 25

Price for complete set: Only £30.00

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