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The Summer 2016 Journal, number 332, is being mailed. The contents are listed below. The auction list is posted for June - July 2016. The Cumulative Journal Index has been updated for 2015: go to the index page.

Come and meet us in 2016

We will be at the following venues in 2016: HAMPEX

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.

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.

Research Resources

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.


Marconigram sent ship to ship by radio

Marconigram sent to the SS West Calina from a ship called City of Spotane on 8 October 1926 from a position 26.15 degrees north, 130.30 degrees east in the East China Sea referring to a typhoon over the Balinting Channel, north of Luzon at about 123 east and 20 north, moving north west. Discussed in this Journal [Colin Tabeart].


The Summer 2016 edition of the TPO Journal is now available with the following content:

Indian Mobile Post Offices 1938-1958 - 2 Ship-Shore Communications in the early 20th Century - 2
Aberdeen & Elgin Sorting Carriage More Correspondence with the Cape
Western Australia - A pre-TPO mark A Ship Mark or a Post Office Mark?
A Russian TPO in Mongolia (B-AMB MOSKVA - ERLIAN) British Postal Resources 1798-1920 On Line
Fragile Mail Unsuitable for Transfer by the Mail Apparatus Member wins Freight Money Gold at Spring STAMPEX 2016
Robertson Revisited - Second and Cumulative Supplement - May 2016
AGM Calling Notice 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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