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Catalogue code: ZS042
Overprinted with First Class values, the Post & Go: Royal Mail Heritage – Transport stamps are presented in a vertical strip on a richly illustrated sheetlet, which features a striking illustration of our iconic Royal Mail vans being loaded with mail. The carrier was designed by Godfrey Design and is replete with historic mail transportation images. It also offers a fascinating commentary from the pen of Julian Stray of the British Postal Museum and Archive.
Post Boy, 1640s
Post boys carried messages between relay points around 20 miles apart.
Mail Coach, 1790s
The first mail coach ran between Bristol and London on 2 August 1784.
Falmouth Packet Ship, 1820s
The early packet ships were designed for speed rather than security.
Travelling Post Office, 1890s
The first purpose-built Travelling Post Office ran on 20 January 1838.
The world’s first scheduled airmail service began on 9 September 1911.
Royal Mail Minivan, 1970s