Royal Mail stamp machines, this photo shows decimal on one side and old money on the other. that is because the 50p coin was introduced in 1969 after the withdrawal of the 10/- note, but before decimalisation
Dear Santa: the history of writing to Father Christmas
Vintage Melissa Cigarette Case Box Holder 50s Made In England Maroon colour Enamelled
Vintage Melissa Cigarette Case Box Holder 50s Made In England Maroon colour Enamelled Vintage Melissa ladies Cigarette case This is a beautiful 1950s vintage cigarette case. It is gold tone with maroon enamel on the front. The case is marked inside MELISSA MADE IN ENGLAND. In very good preloved vintage condition. Please study all pictures for your own impressions? We will always combine postage but please contact me first for a quote. I ship via Royal Mail, DHL,USP, post-priority service…
The Royal Mail’s underground ‘mini’ railway was used to take letters (and possibly workers) along the tracks to different station/sorting offices stretching from Paddington to Whitechapel. In 2002, it had become an uneconomical service, losing an estimated 1.2M a day, and quietly shut down.
Historic British post boxes. There was a period where blue post boxes were briefly in vogue. These boxes, such as this George V example, which stands outside Windsor Castle, were for air mail. They were introduced to tourist venues between 1930 and 1938. However, having separate air mail boxes proved to be too costly and in 1938 the Royal Mail decided any box could be used to post air mail. The Windsor box is now a tourist attraction only, and can no longer be used.