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Current TPO Journal
The Winter 2016 Journal, number 334, is being mailed.
The contents are listed below.
The auction list is posted for 15th December closing 15th January, 2017.
The Cumulative Journal Index has been updated for 2016: go to the index page.
Come and meet us in 2017
We will be at the following venues in 2017: Southern England Stamp Show, WORPEX, SWINPEX, Stafford, and MidPex
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.
Southern England Stamp Show 2017, Friday 10th & Saturday 11th March, Farnborough Leisure Centre, Westmead, Farnborough, GU14 7LD
WORPEX, Saturday May 13th 2017, Tudor Grange Academy, Bilford Road, Worcester, WR3 8HN
SWINPEX, Saturday June 10th, St Joseph's Catholic College, Ocotal Way, Swindon, SN3 3LR,
Afternoon members' meeting - an informal 'get together' - bring along something to show.
Stafford Stamp Show, Friday 16th June & Saturday 17th June, Staffordshire County Showground, Ingestre Suite, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BD,
(J R S Fairs)
- MidPex 2017, Saturday July 8th,
Warwickshire Exhibition Centre,
(where we will hold our AGM). Meet us on our stand. [Map for location]
Members Keith Morris and Mike Dovey have published "The Travelling Post Office Cancellations of Great Britain & Ireland". Click for ordering details.
Member Colin Tabeart has published his "Robertson Revisited Second Supplement 2016" as an online down load
It is now also available in A4 print format, see Publications Page.
- Member Mike Dovey has published "Maritime Mail Cancellations of Great Britain".
Click here for ordering details.
Census of the Liverpool Floating Receiving House mark by Julian Tweed.
Catalogue of Hungary TPO Marks
by Lutz Ihnken. Member input is sought to improve the listing.
Census of BIRMINGHAM SHIP mark: click here.
Instructions for operating the US-German joint Sea Post Offices: click here.
Survey of German and American ships on the North Atlantic route
Check your collection of German / American Sea Post Office cancels against
this survey and report any new information.
The Mobile Post Office at the Quayside in Valletta on the day it was introduced to the public in 2012, discussed in Winter Journal 334 [G Ellerton].
The Winter 2016 edition of the TPO Journal is now available with
the following content:
The Travelling Post Office in 1894
||Czechoslovakia Aeroplane Post Office Operations -2
|Plymouth to Bristol TPO in 1903
||Paquebot Covers from Shanghai to Britain Via Dairen
|A Mobile Post Office in Malta
||A long-documented "Missent to Sea Post No. 12" comes to light
|Midland TPO - Emergency Postmark
||An Interesting "US Sea Post Office 18" cover
|Illuminating the Lineside Exchange Apparatus
||British Sea Post Office Liverpool - and the SS Oceanic
|Plymouth to Bristol TPO Charge Mark & Paquebot mark?
||Mystery 'Paquebot' Mark - 2 (H1269C La Coruna, Spain)
|Liverpool & London TPO - Late Fee
||A New Paquebot Mark for DUBLIN
|Fragile Mail Unsuitable for Transfer by the Mail apparatus - 3
||White Star Cachets applied to US-bound Paquebot mail at Liverpool
Realisations from past auctions are now listed only on our Auction Page
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 www.railwaymailservicelibrary.org.
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