Buckingham Covers - First Day Covers

TPO (Travelling Post Office)

Up until 2004, much of the mail was sorted overnight while on a special Royal Mail train, traveling towards their delivery destination. Post carried and sorted this way received a circular date stamp postmark applied to mail sorted overnight in special Royal Mail train carriages. TPO postmarks have always been popular with collectors and even more so, now the system is no longer used. We produced covers to mark the last day of the TPO service.