Links to related topic sites
Follow the links below to see material on topics related to Seaposts, the Travelling Post Office and Railway Post Offices. There are also links to philatelic exhibits and research resources. Please let our webmaster know by e-mail if you find new links we should add, or if any links are broken.
Paquebot.Info This site is dedicated to philatelists specifically interested in Paquebot Cancellations on cover.
North Atlantic Mail Sailings 1840 - 75 by Hubbard and Winter, new 2014 Revised Edition on-line only.
Norway Heritage with links to sailing dates from Europe to USA 1870 - 1905
Shipping Arrivals at Ellis Island - dates of passenger arrivals by ship from Europe
Australia - UK Mails: The Accountancy Period by Colin Tabeart, GB
A General Plan for a Mail Communication by Steam, Between Great Britain and the Eastern and Western Parts of the World, by James MacQueen, London, 1838
Shipspotting.com ship photo community
The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives: Social and Cultural History with historical documents from the 1800s through 1954 with concentrations in Steamship and Ocean Liner documents.
Marine Traffic website indicates current locations of ships at sea
The following links may be of interest to train wreck and maritime collectors as they are sources of background information for wreck, crash and interrupted mail covers
David Morrison for Train Crash Mail and maritime Wreck covers
The following general philatelic links may be of use
The US Postal Bulletins: The Digitized U.S. Postal Bulletin provides a fully searchable digitization of the U.S. Postal Bulletin from 1880 to 1971.
Links to Philatelic Book sources and Newspaper digital archives
Philatelic Bibliopole: Leonard H. Hartmann philatelic literature
HH Sales Ltd.: Philatelic literature specialists and publishers
Twelveheads Press publishers of books about South West England including Plymouth and its Liners and worldwide mail handling.
PAPERSPAST digitized New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1945.
TROVE Australian newspapers, books, journals, photographs, letters, and more have been digitized by the National Library of Australia.
ELEPHIND allows you to simultaneously search across thousands of articles using key words and phrases.
The following general philatelic sites reciprocate links to our site.
Hampshire Philatelic Federation links page
Travelling Post Office & Railway oriented links
Railway-Philately on Facebook
Revenue and Railway Stamps of Australia by Dave Elsmore
The "Fast Mail": A History of the U.S. Railway Mail Service
The Railway Mail Service by Colonel Thomas P. Cheney, originally published in 1884.
Search for "Railway Mail Car" at the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum
Electric Transport in Latin America past and present
The Night Mail, British Film Institute documentary of 1936 TPO mail handling in Great Britain.
Railway Post in Lithuania by Jan Kaptein and Eugenijus Uspuras.
Queensland TPOs - there is a very detailed TPO section at the back of Queensland Steel Datestamps - Commonwealth Period
HAMBURGER STRASSENBAHNPOST by Heinz K. SELIG, Germany
RAILWAY MAIL IN SCHAUMBURG by by Heinz K. SELIG, Germany
BAHNPOST DER RINTELN-STADTHAGENER EISENBAHN (German TPO) by Heinz K. SELIG, Germany
THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY, RAILWAY POST OFFICE POSTMARKS USED IN SOUTHERN MANITOBA by Robert (Bob) Lane, Canada
US Railroad Contract Mails, the First Four Decades by Hugh Feldman, UK
Mail between BNA and UK, 1766 - 1875 by David Handelman, Canada
Study of Philadelphia - GB transatlantic mails pre-1775 to 1875 by John Barwis, USA
1857 Treaty Mail to France, the Philadelphia Exchange Office by Richard Frajola, USA
The 1857 Postal Treaty Between U.S. and France Carried by the French Line (LIGNE H) by Richard Frajola, USA
Packet Mail between France and the USA, 1783-1793 a one frame exhibit by Steve Walske, USA
Packet Mail Between US & France, 1840 - 1875 a collection of Steve Walske, USA, as exhibited at WESTPEX 2011 (8 frames).
French Packet Sailings between New York and France 1783-1793 - Sailing Schedule and Newspaper Data [large pdf file]. Compiled by John Olenkiewicz and Steve Walske, USA
Mails of the Western Expansion 1803 - 1861 by Steve Walske and Richard Frajola describes mail routes from the US east coast to California. It includes sailing data between New York and Chagres/Aspinwall and between Panama and San Francisco (pre-Transcontinental Railroad).
British Packet Sailings: 1755-1790, New York-Falmouth compiled by John Olenkiewicz (USA)[large pdf file].
The Arthur White Postal History Archive of transatlantic covers.
Mails: USA to Australia pre UPU by Dale Forster, USA
United States External Mail Routes: 1856 - 1870 by Dr. Armando Grassi Collection, USA
China Mail by American Clipper Ships by Richard C. Frajola, USA