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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.

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.

New Publications

  • 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 available here. 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.

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.


Mobile Post Office, Malta

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
Library Notes 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.
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