Buckingham Covers - First Day Covers

End of the Travelling Post Offices

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Name Price
Single TPO cover, our choice of postmark (unless you make a specific request) £25.00 Buy Now
5 TPO covers (our choice of postmarks) £75.00 Sold Out

Product Information

 

  • Marking the end of the Travelling Post Office
  • With a 2004 rail stamp
  • Cancelled with a different first day pictorial postmark


Issue Date: 09/01/2004

Issue Name: End of the Travelling Post Offices

Producer: Buckingham Covers

 

The Travelling Post Offices (TPOs) allowed mail to be sorted on route by train. TPOs worked through the night to a very tight schedule. Often mail was received at one station and delivered at the next! In 2004, the very last Travelling Post Offices finished because new technology at Royal Mail made them redundant. 2004 rail stamp, cancelled with a different first day pictorial postmark Specialist genuine TPO postmark from the list below on the final day:

We marked this end of an era with a selection rail covers, postmarked at each TPO on the last days. These are outstanding. There are various envelope designs. The illustration above is just one example. In fact, we have a whole and mind boggling variety of highly collected editions. Here's what they all have in common - each cover features a 2004 rail stamp, cancelled with a different first day pictorial postmark Specialist genuine TPO postmark from the list below on the final day:

London Section TPO North West up (number 1 side) North West up (number 2 side) North West down (number 1 side) North West down (number 2 side) North East up (number 1 side) North East up (number 2 side) North East down(number 1 side) North East down (number 2 side) Great Western up (number 1 side) Great Western up (number 2 side) Great Western down (number 1 side) Great Western down (number 2 side) Midland South (number 1 side) Midland South (number 2 side) Midland North (number 1 side) Midland North (number 2 side)

 

This cover was automatically reserved for anyone in our Rail and Rail+ clubs (unsigned only) at the lowest possible price. Click here to find out more about our clubs

 

  • Marking the end of the Travelling Post Office
  • With a 2004 rail stamp
  • Cancelled with a different first day pictorial postmark

 

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