Journal

June 2018 - Number 366

  • Editorial
  • President’s Musings
  • Letter to the Editor
  • Breaking News
  • President’s Prize 2017 by Michael Lockton
  • Some Aspects of Australian Mail Contracts 1844 - 1860. Part Five: Return To Steam - The European & Australian Royal Mail Company 1856-1859, by Colin Tabeart RDP
  • Reports by Delegates of the International Red Cross on Civil Internment Camps in Palestine, 1941, 1942 and Internment Camp Diet Scale by David Trapnell
  • The First Free Handstamps of the British Franking System by Bob Galland
  • Library Notes
  • Book Reviews

March 2018 - Number 365

  • Editorial
  • President’s Musings
  • Letters to the Editor, Conference, Annual auction, Chard meeting
  • Some Aspects of Australian Mail Contract 1844-1860. Part Four: The Sailing Ships contracts 1854-1857, by Colin Tabeart RDP
  • Introduction of the Krag Continuous Impression Machines introduced into the U.K. Part 2 - continuing from Postal History No 360 December 2016, by Pat Campbell
  • Terminus Mail Car Markings of the Southern Pacific & Utah & Northern Railways, by Hugh Feldman
  • Library Notes

December 2017 - Number 364

  • Editorial
  • President’s Musings
  • Letter to the Editor
  • The Ironbridge Conference 2018
  • The Conference Auction 2018
  • Some Aspects of Australian Mail contracts 1844- 1860. Part Three: The First Steamship Contracts, by Colin Tabeart RDP
  • 1854 Letter from Güns in Hungary to Oxborough in Norfolk by Michael Pitt-Payne
  • American Mail Packet Marks of Dublin 1856-1859 by Julian H Jones
  • The Free /E Handstamp of Edinburgh by Bob Galland
  • Library Notes
  • Vacancies

September 2017 - Number 363

  • Editorial
  • President's Musings
  • Letter to the Editor
  • Some Aspects of Australian Mail Contracts 1844 - 18 60 part II The First Steamship Contracts by Colin Tabeart R.D.P.
  • Frontier Control Allenby Bridge, Palestine, January 1940 by David Trapnell
  • Answer to Member’s Question by Graham Mark
  • Political Election Chicanery by Cedric Prys-Roberts
  • Maritime Mail by Steve Ellis
  • Book Review
  • Stuart Rossiter Annual Lecture
  • Library Notes

June 2017 - Number 362

  • Editorial
  • President's Musings
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Ionian Islands - 1428-1864 Journeys of Unique Folded Letters, Fascination and Realities by Gerasimos M. Vlachos FRPSL
  • Salisbury Meeting
  • The US Army Postal Service in Casablanca from 1942 by David Stotter
  • Wages by Registered Post by Richard Wheatley
  • Downstream Access Condition 9 by John Rawlins
  • Library Notes

March 2017 - Number 361

  • Editorial
  • President's Musings
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Boston and Bickerdike Machines, Liverpool 1899 to 1905 by Pat Campbell
  • Private Issue Mourning Lettersheets and Postal Wrappers by Dr. John Courtis
  • Conference 2015 Graham Winters
  • The Coronation Durbar of 1911 by John Scott
  • British Censorship Operations Overseas During WWI - Egypt by Graham Mark
  • Library Notes and Book reviews

December 2016 - Number 360

  • Editorial
  • President’s Musings
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Not Transmissable to Denmark by John Scott
  • Unusual Trans-Atlantic Cover sent from Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, to Birmingham in 1867 by Julian H. Jones
  • Conference Dates for your Diary
  • Introduction of the Krag Continuous Impression Machines into the U.K. by Pat Campbell
  • The Art of Telegraphy by John Scott
  • Origin Mail, Delayed Mail and Destination Mail, all in one Cover by Graham Mark
  • Events in 2016
  • Celebrating 500 Years of Royal Mail
  • Library Notes
  • Book Review
  • Your Society Needs You

September 2016 - Number 359

  • Editorial
  • President’s Musings
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Ionian Islands -1428-1864 Journeys of Unique Folded Letters, Fascination and Realities, part II by Gerasimos M. Vlachos FRPSL
  • Joseph Davies of Gelligaer, Glamorgan, Transported to New South Wales in 1825
  • Election at Fowey by Professor Peter Chadwick
  • The Development of International Airmail, Siam until 1941 by Michael Waugh FRPSL
  • Appointment of a Post Office Clerk in 1846 by Richard Wheatley
  • Library Notes

June 2016 - Number 358

  • Editorial
  • President’s Musings
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Ionian Islands - 1428-1864 Journeys of Unique Folded Letters, Fascination and Realities by Gerasimos M. Vlachos FRPSL
  • Salisbury Meeting
  • The U.S. Army Postal Service in Casablanca from 1942 by David Stotter
  • Wages by Registered Post by Richard Wheatley
  • Downstream Access Condition 9
  • Library Notes

March 2016 - Number 357

  • Editorial
  • President’s Musings
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Ship Letter Mail and The Channel Islands (Part II) by Richard Fleming
  • G.B. Returned Letter Office Envelopes - The Mystery of E, F and G by Ken Snelson and Bob Galland
  • The Datapost and Intelpost Services by John Scott
  • Stuart Rossiter Trust - Trustee Changes
  • A Challenge to Readers
  • Library Notes

December 2015 - Number 356

  • Editorial
  • President’s Musings
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Francis Kiddle Obituary
  • War Rebels & Mail Robbery 1745-1899 by Dr Steven J. Berlin
  • Quaker Letter by Julian Tweed
  • Royal Mail Walk Sort by John Rawlins
  • Royal Mail Door to Door by John Rawlins
  • Advanced Mail Royal Mail Clearmail Advance) by John Rawlins
  • Library Notes
  • Book Reviews

September 2015 - Number 355

  • Editorial
  • President's Musings
  • Letters to the Editor
  • German Occupation of Belgium and Northern France 1914 -1918 by Robin Pizer
  • Early Days of the British Postal System in Morocco by David Stotter
  • In Postal History Never Take Anything at Face Value by David Gurney
  • Letter from Bayonne by Greg Todd
  • Bournemouth conference 2nd - 4th October 2015
  • A Challenge to our Members
  • Library Notes
  • Book Review

June 2015 - Number 354

  • Editorial
  • President’s Musings
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Airstream by John Rawlins
  • National & International Inconsistencies in the use of “Written In...” endorsements in the Second World War by David Trapnell
  • Ship Letter Mail and The Channel Islands (Part 1) by Richard Flemming
  • A Challenge to our Members by John Scott
  • Library Notes
  • Book Review

March 2015 - Number 353

  • Editorial
  • President’s Musings
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Boston and Bickerdike Machines, Liverpool 1899 to 1905 by Pat Campbell
  • Private Issue Mourning Lettersheets and Postal Wrappers by Dr. John Courtis
  • Conference 2015 Graham Winters
  • The Coronation Durbar of 1911 by John Scott
  • British Censorship Operations Overseas During WWI - Egypt by Graham Mark
  • Library Notes and Book Reviews

December 2014 - Number 352

  • Editorial
  • President's Musings
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Boston Machine Cancellations by Pat Campbell
  • New York, Rio & Buenos Aires Airline (NYRBA) by Trevor Buckell
  • Franking Machines by John Rawlins
  • Mont Cenis Railway by Steve Ellis
  • Library Notes
  • Conference

September 2014 - Number 351

  • Editorial
  • President's Musings
  • Letters to the Editor
  • WW1 British Censorship at Syria/Syros by Graham Mark
  • German Locals 1945 -1946 by Peter Chadwick
  • From Ypres to Waterloo by The Editor
  • Bickerdike Machine Cancellations 1897 - 1907 by Pat
  • Campbell
  • Jamaica 1858 - 1860 by Steve Jarvis
  • Library Notes
  • Book Review

June 2014 - Number 350

  • Editorial
  • The Industrious Fabric of Leeds by John Scott
  • The Travelling Post Offices of Bolivia, The Antofagasta and Bolivia Railway:
  • The Era of Expansion 1907 - 1930 by Barry Hobbs
  • The Handling of Registered Mail at Liverpool Censor's Office in WW1 by Graham Mark
  • 'R' in Circle Handstamp: Facts, Theories and Questions by R B Galland and K Snelson
  • Bickerdike Machine Cancellations 1897 - 1901 by Pat Campbell
  • Lydiard Park, Swindon by Denis Vandervelde
  • Library Notes

March 2014 - Number 349

  • Editorial
  • President’s Musings
  • Guidance for Convenors
  • A Short Lived Money Letter Rate 1826 by John Rawlins
  • Auxiliary Markings on G.B. Post Office Wrappers by Dr John Courtis
  • The Forgotten War - The 3 Day Battle at Bizerte, 1961, by David Trapnell
  • Library Notes
  • Diary Dates

December 2013 – Number 348

  • Editorial
  • President’s Musings
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Mail ‘Mislaid’ in Singapore November 1953 by Ken Snelson
  • The “S.O.” Overprint stamps of Czechoslovakia by Peter Chadwick
  • The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel by John Scott
  • Frank Q by Bob Galland
  • Liverpool Art-2 Mark on Letter from a Whaling Vessel by Julian Jones
  • The French Censorship Commission in London by Graham Mark
  • Library Notes
  • Christmas Mail by John Forbes-Nixon

September 2013 – Number 347

    President’s Musings
  • Commander George Gibson R.N. 1931-2013 by Alan Wood & Jeremy Martin
  • Roderick Suulaby by David Tett
  • Swinpex, Saturday 8th June 2013 by Pat Campbell
  • Meeting Report, Monkbar Hotel, York, July 2013 by Hugh Feldman
  • The Travelling Post Offices of Bolivia. The Antofagasta & Bolivia Railway, Inception & Consolidation
  • 1873-1907 by Barry Hobbs
  • The Role of the Shipping Postmasters of South Africa by Dr. Joachim R. Frank
  • Library Notes

June 2013 – Number 346

    President’s Musings
  • Postal History Society at Nature in Art, Gloucester May 2013
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Members’ Awards at Melbourne
  • Stuart Rossiter Memorial Lecture 2013
  • British Postal Museum and Archive by Adrian Steel
  • The Spanish Post Office Service in Morocco in 1862-66 by David Stotter
  • The Lloyd Austriaco Ships Serving the Near East, 1891-1918 by Denis Vandervelde
  • A rare Catalonian Army Postmark by Paul Hirsch
  • The Post History of Defeat – Italy in North Africa 1940-1943 by David Trapnell

March 2013 – Number 345

    Business Reply & Postage Forward Service by John Scott
  • The Manuscript Cancel of Walvis Bay by Colin Faers
  • Joseph Davies of Gelligaer, Glamorgan - Transported to New South Wales in 1825 by Colin Lewis

December 2012 – Number 344

  • President’s Musings
  • The Port Talbot Railway & Docks Company by Neil Prior
  • Postal Codes – Next Stage by Graham Mark
  • A veritable Feast of Postal History
  • The Campaign for Cheap Postage and The Reform of The Post Office in The Victorian Era and Its Impact on Economic and Social Activity by Antony Eskenzi
  • S.M.R.A., A Most Peculiar Item by Richard Wheatley and Geoff Amos
  • An Early Letter to Western Canada by Julian Ruth

September 2012 – Number 343

  • An Unusual cover by Bob Galland
  • The Romanian Steamship Line (S.M.R.) Sequel by Richard Wheatley
  • Richard Burton's Hiulen Gems
  • Crayon Markings on Newspaper Wrappers of Great Britain by Dr John K. Courtis
  • Charge of the Light Brigade

June 2012 – Number 342

  • Wafer Seals in the Service of Political Acitivism by Arthur H. Groten
  • Jordanian Occupation of Palestine by John Rawlins
  • East & West Junction Railway by Phil Kenton
  • The Correspondence of Thomas Pengelley by M.T.W. Payne
  • “Too Late “ and “Late Fee” Handstamps on Post Office Stationery Newspaper Wrappers by Dr. J.K.Courtis

March 2012 – Number 341

  • Censorship in the Italian Occupation of Libya 1915-1920 by David Trapnell
  • A Very Early South Australian Colonist by Colin Tabeart
  • Blank Registration Label on a Letter to Prof. Laski by John Rawlins
  • The Earliest U.S. – G.B. Registered Letter by Julian Jones

December 2011 – Number 340

  • Missent to Israel via an Arab Country, 1954 by Denis Vandervelde
  • A Preliminary Study of Corn Return Notices by Bob Galland
  • E.B. Creasy and the London and Colombo Forwarding Agents by J. Graham Winters
  • Christmas Mail by John Forbes-Nixon
  • Belgian Fortunes by Jeremy Martin

September 2011 – Number 339

  • Letter Forwarding Agents of Southampton handling 18th Century mail from the Channel Islands by David Gurney
  • Accelerating the Mail – Kuwait 1923 to 1939 by Francis Kiulle
  • An Irish Money Letter by John Rawlins
  • Gabon – Mail from the USS Lancaster by John Yeomans
  • Disinfection against cholera 1856 – 66 by Denis Vandervelde

June 2011 – Number 338

  • Early Examples of Mail between the U.S. West Coast and G.B. by Julian H. Jones
  • A Little Known Steamship Line to South Africa: The Cape of Good Hope Steamship Company by Colin Tabeart
  • Guissepe Mazzini & the Anti Graham Campaign, A Postscript by Graham Mark
  • The British Military Administration of Palestine, The Captain Gatt Correspondence by Ashley Lawrence
  • Handstamps; Artillery Observation Balloon Crew by David Trapnell
  • A Romanian Rural Post Document by Paul Hirsch

March 2011 – Number 337

  • The Lord Mayor’s Show by Pat Campbell
  • Letter from the President
  • Guiseppe Mazzini and the Anti-Graham Campaigns of 1844 by Graham Mark
  • The Disinfection of Mail at British Ports by V. Denis Vandervelde
  • Early Railroad contracts for Mails in the U.S.A. by Hugh Feldman
  • London’s First Postal Code by John Scott

December 2010 - Number 336

  • A Message brought to Paris by Pigeon Post in 1870-1871 by Ashley Lawrence
  • Cholera in New York in 1849 by Neil Prior
  • Irish Ship Letters by Malcolm Ray-Smith
  • Interrupted Mail, or is it? by John Tingey

September 2010 - Number 335

  • Launch of New Database Website for Postal Historians by Mordeci Kremener
  • The Aulitional Halfpenny Mail Tax 1813-139 by Pat Campbell
  • A Hitherto Unrecorded D.D.G.S. Cancellation by Paul Hirsch
  • Brunei - The Air-Sea Survey Flights 1930 by Claire Scott
  • An Unusual Wafer Seal Envelope by James Grimwood Taylor
  • The Stuart Rossiter Memorial Lecture 2010
  • The New South Wales Contingent to the Sudan by Richard Scott
  • Philatelic Conservation-Restoration by David Beech
  • The Bear Essentials by John Scott
  • Hawaii's Parcel Post, Postcards and Ordinary Mail to Canada by Randall E. Burt

June 2010 - Number 334

  • Disinfection of Mail against Plague from 1897 by Denis Vandervelde
  • Postal 'Gymnastics' in the 19th century by Semaan Bassil
  • A Postal Anomaly – Part 2 by Tony Wiseman
  • Berwick on Tweed – A New Discovery by Al Hurst
  • The Lord Major's Show by John Scott
  • Religious Wafer Seals by John Scott
  • Romania Steamship Line S.M.R. by Richard Wheatley
  • A Patagonian cover with both rail and sea postal markings by Jay Walmsley
  • Abatement of United Kingdom Letter Rates by Geoffrey Lewis
  • Visit to the London Metropolitan Archives by Pat Campbell

March 2010 - Number 333

  • New Zealand – The Two Capes or Direct Route by Colin Tabeart
  • Mauritius 1859 -1871 'Accountancy', & 'To Pay' Marks by John Yeomans
  • York Postal History by Clive Jones
  • Interrupted mail to Major-General Gordon besieged at Khartoum by Richard Stock
  • Route Agent Stamps of the Ohio & Mississippi River by Hugh Feldman

December 2009 - Number 332

  • Azores - Internal & Foreign Postal Rates - 1910 to 1940 (Part 3) by John Dahl; Portuguese Rates on Mail to Portugal from the UK by British Packets 1810 to 1812 by David Stirrups; Suspension of Mail Services - Netherlands, Dutch East and West Indies by Robert Johnson; A postal Anomaly Part 1 by Tony Wiseman; A Norwegian Immigrants Letter Home by Harry Snarvlod; Mail from London via Hudson's Bay Company Ships, 1829 - 1860 (Part 3) by Randall E Burt; An Irish Happy Christmas by John Forbes-Nixon.

September 2009 - Number 331

  • The Paris Post Offices by Ashley Lawrence; Azores - Internal & Foreign Rates - 1910 to 1940 (Part 2) by John Dahl; A Registered cover rejected by the Austrian Customs Authorities by Richard Stock; Mail from London via Hudson's Bay Company Ships 1829 - 1860 (Part 2) by Randall E Burt; Who knows a blind Sicilian fiuller? by John Scott.

June 2009 - Number 330

  • Does anyone know Helen? By John Scott; U.S. Rail Road Contract Mails 1837 - 1875 (A new study) by Hugh Feldman; Azores - Internal & Foreign Postal Rates - 1910 - 1940 (Part 1) by John Dahl; Two Covers from the LaCroze Correspondence by Dave Savadge; The La Ville d'Orleans by Ashley Lawrence; An Austrian 1836 Postal Document by Paul Hirsch; Uruguay - the Problem with Terrestres by Jay Walmsley; Mail from London via Hudson's Bay Company Ships 1829 - 1860 (Part 1) by Randall E Burt.

March 2009 - Number 329

  • Records for Early British Post Office Agents Abroad from 1812 by Philip Beale; Argentine to Uruguay - an interesting postcard by Jay Walmsley; Channel Island Civilian Prisoners 1940 - 1945 by Ron Brown; A letter from a Union Soldier during the American Civil War by Neil Prior; The Queensland Royal Mail Part 2 by Colin Tabeart; Early Steamboat Letters on Western Waters by Hugh Feldman; Ordinary Mail from Hawaii to Canada, 1864-1884 by Randall E Burt; Early Netherlands East Indies Airmail by Richard Wheatley.

December 2008 - Number 328

  • The Torres Strait Route by David Ashby; L'Affaire Raynal' - The Story of a Ballon Monte by Ashley Lawrence; The New Hebrides Islands by John Yeomans; Post in the Early Years of the Royal Mail by Malcolm Ray-Smith.

September 2008 Number 327

  • Hawaiian Mail to Nova Scotia in 1849 by Randall Burt - Part 2; Portugal 1912 to 1926 Ceres issues overprinted in 1928 and 1929 by Robert Johnson; The Queensland Royal Mail Part 1 by Colin Tabeart; Posted in advance of Christmas by Patrick Campbell; A 1954 Returned Letter from Czechoslovakia by Richard Wheatley; From Boston to Mazatlan via Panama, Oahu and Monterey by Hugh Feldman.

June 2008 - Number 326

  • Maritime mail from Gibraltar to Portugal 1835 to 1858 by David Stirrups; Post Office Strikes and Disputes by Robert Johnson; The Art of the Inn-keeper - Royal Mail Inns in North-east England by John Scott; Eyewitness to a Revolution and Civil War by Gregg Toul.

March 2008 - Number 325

  • Justice of the Day by John Forbes-Nixon; The Postal History of the Holy Island (Lindisfarne) - Part 2 by Al Hurst; The Last Invasion of Britain by the late Barrie Jay; "Agency" post and "Buoy's" post from the Azores by John Dahl; Letter from Henry Stanley, Earl of Derby, 1859, by Philip Beale; Hawaiian Mail to Nova Scotia in 1849 by Randall Burt - Part 1.

December 2007 - Number 324

  • The Postal History of the Holy Island (Lindisfarne) - Part 1 by Al Hurst; The Wounded Soldier by Claire Scott; The German Occupation of the Channel Islands (Part 2) by Gerald Marriner; Service Suspended in WW2 by Robert Johnson; Sudan - Too late and Late Fee Mail by Richard Stock; Wreck mail from the Winfield Scott by Hugh Feldman.

September 2007 - Number 323

  • Australia - UK Mails - the Accountancy period by Colin Tabeart; Envelope to Suriname in 1902 by Richard Wheatley; Mail between Britain and France, 1793-1815 (Part 3) by the late Barrie Jay; Hawaii's Parcel Post Conventions 1894-1896 (Part 2) by Randall Burt; The German Occupation of the Channel Islands (Part 1) by Gerald Marriner; Official Franking 1840-1890 by John Scott; Major Robert Bowen and the Siege of Ladysmith by Richard Stock; Datestamps of the First Romanian Railway Post Offices by Gabriel Sassower.

June 2007 - Number 322

  • Mail between Britain and France, 1793-1815 (Part 2) by Barrie Jay; The Early Railway Postmarks of Romania by Paul Hirsch; The Sandbach Correspondence (Part 3) by Richard Stock; Via Nicaragua ahead of the Mails by Hugh Feldman; Hawaii's Parcel Post Conventions 1894-1896 (Part 1) by Randall Burt; A Letter from India by Neil Prior.

March 2007 - Number 321

  • The "Post Office for America" Hamburg 1788-1800 by Fred Goatcher; Mail between Britain and Spain 1793-1815 (Part 2) by Carlos Celles and Barrie Jay; Postal Money Orders in Hawaii, 1882-1900 (Part 2) by Randall Burt; Mail between Britain and France, 1793-1815 (Part 1) Revolutionary Wars by Barrie Jay.