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This page aims to list changes made to the site, together with the dates they were made, so that you can see if anything has been added since the last time you looked. It generally does not include background coding changes unless they offer some extra functionality, or tweaks such as the correction of minor typos or adding a new picture. New files are shown however.

Date Category Updates
17 Aug 2019 Plating

Updated files: Plating Group amendments for letterings AD, AE, AH, AJ, BF, CA, CC, CE, CK, DG, EF, EH, RA, SI

16 Aug 2019 Sources

New file (PDF): New Air Parcel Rates to Europe, 1st October 1934

15 Aug 2019 Downloads

New files (PDFs): Forty Years at the Post-Office by F.E.Baines (1895), in two volumes

13 Aug 2019 Downloads

New files (PDFs): Original Letters Written During the Reigns of Henry VI, Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III, and Henry VII by Sir John Fenn, in five volumes

12 Aug 2019 Sources

New file (PDF): Report from the Committee Appointed to Consider the Agreement made with Mr. Palmer (1797)

5 Aug 2019 Sources

New files (PDFs): Report from the Committee on Letters Permitted to Pass Free (1735)
Report from the Committee on Frauds and Abuses in Letters free from Postage (1764)

3 Aug 2019 Sources

New files (PDFs): Report from Select Committee on the New GPO (1820)
Report from Commissioners on Sunday Labour in the Post Office (1850)
Report from Select Committee on Waterford etc Postal Arrangements (1855)
Report from Select Committee on Packet and Telegraphic Contracts (1859)
Report from Select Committee on Royal Atlantic Steam Navigation Company (1861)
Report from Select Committee on Mail Contracts (1869)
Report from Select Committee on the Telegraph Bill (1869)

1 Aug 2019 Sources

New files (PDFs): 10th Report of Commissioners of Enquiry Into Fees, Gratuities, Perquisites, and Emoluments - Post Office (1793)
6th Report of Select Committee on Finance - Stamp Office (1797)
7th Report of Select Committee on Finance - Post Office (1797)
Report of Select Committee on Post Office Communications with Ireland (1842)

28 Jul 2019 Rates

New pages: listing of overseas Phonopost rates for surface and airmail (1966-71)

27 Jul 2019 Displays

Links to five new external displays added

26 Jul 2019 PO Warrants

New downloads: 5 Imperial and Foreign Post warrants 1930-38 added

22 Jul 2019 PO Warrants

New downloads: 6 Imperial and Foreign Post warrants 1938-43 added

20 Jul 2019 Downloads

New file: Postal Sanctions Against Rhodesia 1965 to 1980 by Mike Hughes (by kind permission of the Rhodesian Study Circle)

17 Jul 2019 Sources

New files: Proclamation of Philip & Mary establishing post between London & Dover and Proclamation of Elizabeth I prohibiting unauthorised postal service

13 Jul 2019 Displays

New display: The £5 Orange – John Horsey

10 Jul 2019 Sources

New file: Report from the Committee Appointed to Enquire into Certain Abuses
in the Post Office
(1797)

9 Jul 2019 Downloads

New files:
The New Post Office (Gentlemans Magazine, 1829)
The Justice and Profit of a Uniform Penny Postage (British & Foreign Review, 1839)
The State and Prospects of Penny Postage by Rowland Hill (1843)
Cheap Telegraphs; or Telegrams for the Million by the United Kingdom Electric Telegraph Company (1861)

6 Jul 2019 Publications

GB Journal 57/4 content indexed

Newsletter 378 content indexed

1 Jul 2019 Downloads

New files: Slogan Postmarks catalogues volumes 1-5 (1917-99) and detailed town-by-town listings volumes 1-4 (1960-99)
(kindly made available by the British Postmark Society)

28 Jun 2019 Notices

Announcement of Waterlow and Sons History Lecture, 3rd September

23 Jun 2019 Society

Competition and Award Winners list updated
Officers and Consultants list updated: David Beech – Vice-President

19 Jun 2019 Acts

Further Acts of Parliament texts added:
Duties on Post Horses, etc. Act 1785Post Office Act 1795

13 Jun 2019 Acts

Further Acts of Parliament texts added:
Appropriation, etc. Act 1785Customs and Excise Act 1787

6 Jun 2019 Acts

Further Act of Parliament text added:  Post Office Act 1969

5 Jun 2019 Acts

Acts of Parliament listings extended beyond Queen Victoria era up to present day, with separate lists by reign

Further Acts of Parliament texts added:
George III,  2 Victoria,  6 Edward VII,  9 George V,  1 George VI,  5 Elizabeth II

4 Jun 2019 Sources

Updated section: Links to images of the Registration Sheet Photos from The Postal Museum (TPM) updated to new TPM filenames, links to photos of reverses added

2 Jun 2019 Library
Notices

Library list updated with new additions

Further notice regarding AGM Meeting at Dorchester Hotel

30 May 2019 Acts

Further Acts of Parliament texts added:
Postal Service Act 1815Post Office Act 1848Colonial Inland Post Office Act 1849Post Office Lands Act 1863Telegraph Act 1868Telegraph Act 1869Post Office and Telegraph Act 1897

29 May 2019 Acts

Further Acts of Parliament texts added:
Customs, etc. Act 1769Parliament Act 1782 (c.41)Parliamentary Elections (Ireland) Act 1803Postage Act 1804Post Office Act 1806Post Office Act 1807 (s.2 c.59)Postage Act 1808 (c.90)Postage Act 1810 (c.66)Postage Act 1812 (c.13)Post Roads (Ireland) Act 1832Interpretation Act 1889Post Office Act 1892Post Office Amendment Act 1895

27 May 2019 PO Warrants

New downloads: 9 Inland Post warrants 1923-35 added

25 May 2019 PO Warrants

New downloads: 11 Commonwealth and Foreign Parcel Post warrants 1950-65 added

24 May 2019 PO Warrants

New downloads: 9 British Postal Agencies warrants 1954-68 added

19 May 2019 PO Warrants

New downloads: 7 Commonwealth and Foreign Post warrants 1948-52 added

16 May 2019 PO Warrants

New downloads: 3 Commonwealth and Foreign Post warrants 1954-57 added

15 May 2019 PO Warrants

New downloads: 6 Commonwealth and Foreign Post warrants 1959-65 added

14 May 2019 Plating

Updated files: Plating Group amendments for letterings AB, AK, HG, IJ, LH, MD, RG, TE

12 May 2019 PO Warrants

New downloads: 8 Inland Post warrants 1936-46 added

11 May 2019 PO Warrants

New download: 1 Inland Post warrant 1947 added

10 May 2019 PO Warrants

New downloads: 5 Post Office Warrants for Commonwealth and Foreign Post 1965-69 added

7 May 2019 Sources

New page and downloads: 17 Post Office (and BT) Inland Telegram Schemes 1970-82

6 May 2019 PO Warrants

New Section: Post Office Warrants 1893-1969 (initial selection of 27 inland warrants 1948-68)

1 May 2019 Publications

GB Journal 57/3 content indexed

Newsletter 377 content indexed

30 Apr 2019 Programme

Updated meeting: Candlish McCleery will no longer be the dealer on 22nd June 2019 for the AGM at the Dorchester Hotel

22 Apr 2019 Acts

Further Act of Parliament text added:  Customs and Inland Revenue Act 1881

19 Apr 2019 Acts

Further Acts of Parliament texts added:
Postage Act 1806Post Office (Duties) Act 1860Post Office Savings Bank Act 1863Post Office (Newspaper) Act 1881

18 Apr 2019 Programme

Updated meeting: dealer for 27th April 2019 is Steven Scott Stamps

13 Apr 2019 Acts

Further Acts of Parliament texts added:
Dublin Record Office Act 1814Post Office Savings Banks Act 1861Post Office (Duties) Act 1871

11 Apr 2019 Acts
Downloads

Further Acts of Parliament texts added:
Post Office Act 1802Parliamentary Writs Act 1813

Updated file: Life Span of the Printing Plates for QV Postage Stamps (latest version) – Allan Oliver

10 Apr 2019 Acts

Further Acts of Parliament texts added:
Postage Act 1838Post Office (Money Orders) Act 1848Post Office Act 1875

24 Mar 2019 Handouts

New handout: The Story of the QV Jubilees – Philip Waud and David Wilmer

16 Mar 2019 Acts

Further Acts of Parliament texts added:
Post Office Act 1870Post Office Act 1891

11 Mar 2019 Rates

New page: listing of inland telegram rates (1870-1982)

10 Mar 2019 Displays

Display navigation updated to allow paging through displays with the keyboard using left/right arrow keys and Home/End

8 Mar 2019 Programme

Updated meetings: programme notes added for May and June meetings

7 Mar 2019 Publications

GB Journal 57/2 content indexed

Newsletter 376 content indexed

6 Mar 2019 Sources

Updated section: Links to images of the Registration Sheet Photos from The Postal Museum (TPM) updated to the new TPM filenames

4 Mar 2019 Displays

New display: Inauguration of the Airmail Express Service between London and Paris 1919-20 – René Paschke-Güstrow

3 Mar 2019 Displays

Links to three new external displays added

2 Mar 2019 Sources
Acts
Rates

New file: Listing of UPU Conventions/related documents available free on the Internet

Act added: An act against robbing of the Packet (Scottish)

Updated page: precise 1936 date for flat-rate special delivery fee added

1 Mar 2019 Rates
Notices

New page: listing of internal airmail rates (1919-48)

Announcement of details of FgGB Annual Philatelic Weekend in Wesel (Germany), 4-6 October

27 Feb 2019 Displays
Plating

New display: Wilding Low Values from Sheets – Frank Walton

Updated files: Plating Group amendments for letterings AE, AF, AK, DJ, HJ, IH, JJ, OI, RJ, SJ, TI

26 Feb 2019 Rates

Updated page: more detail added to redirection table, together with an additional table giving the rates for official redirection to a new address (1898 to date)

24 Feb 2019 Displays

New display: King George V Postal Stationery in "Postcard Format" – Maurice Buxton

23 Feb 2019 Rates

Updated pages with new 2019 rates: inland, airmail, and surface

21 Feb 2019 Displays

New display: Queen Victoria Essays, Proofs and Trials – Peter Young

New display: Meter Franking: First Type Meter Marks – Mike Jackson

New display: QEII Registered Envelopes of the Tudor Rose Design – Frank Walton

20 Feb 2019 Downloads

New files: Special Event Postmarks of the United Kingdom volumes 1-5
(kindly made available by the British Postmark Society)

19 Feb 2019 Society
Notices

Programme notes added for 27th April meeting

Venue change for 22nd June AGM meeting announced

18 Feb 2019 Sources

New page: Postal Treaties (some files moved from miscellaneous sources section)

New file: Listing of UK Postal Treaties available free on the Internet

17 Feb 2019 Displays
Handouts

New display: GB Controls Used on Cover – James Heal

New handout: GB Controls Used on Cover – James Heal

13 Feb 2019 Displays

New display: Encapsulated Stamp Cards – Glenn Morgan

New display: Royal Household Mail – The Vidler Years 1990-2002 – Glenn Morgan

Updated display: Harrison Dummy Stamps of King George V – Glenn Morgan

Updated page: How to provide a display for the archive

9 Feb 2019 Displays

Updated display: The Post Magazine Address Panel and its Decorative Borders 1840-53 – Phil Cheetham

4 Feb 2019 Links
Notices

Links to three more internet societies added

Announcement of details of GB Collectors Group North East Meeting, 16th March

3 Feb 2019 Society

Competition winners for 2019 added

29 Jan 2019 Displays

New display: 'Red Cards': Mail Deemed Unacceptable at the Postcard Rate in the UK – Maurice Buxton (replaced the related display: 'On the Cards')

11 Jan 2019 Books

Book out of print: Discovering Seahorses by Bryan Kearsley

6 Jan 2019 Displays
Journal

14 further links to external displays added from Frajola site

Passed by BPA spreadsheet and details updated

1 Jan 2019 Downloads

New files: 25 further Postal Museum information sheets

New file: Listing of British annual publications available free on the Internet

25 Dec 2018 Main

Site Updates page added!

23 Dec 2018 Library

Library list updated with new additions

17 Dec 2018 Publications

GB Journal 57/1 content indexed

Newsletter 375 content indexed

15 Dec 2018 Rates

Typo corrected in Inland Registration rates for 1963 revision

13 Dec 2018 Displays

New display: Machin Greetings Card Sheets ('Boots' Sheets) – Glenn Morgan

New display: Unadopted Designs by Robert Sellar – Glenn Morgan

9 Dec 2018 Displays

New display: The Penny Lilac – Peter Young

5 Dec 2018 Journal

New file: GB Journal Volume 56 complete

3 Dec 2018 Downloads

New files: Listings of Local Directories available free on the Internet added for London, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Crown Dependencies

2 Dec 2018 Sources
Downloads

Sections moved from Downloads to Sources:

Post Office Guides

Airmail Leaflets

QEII Printing Data

Parliamentary Reports

PMG's Reports

Staff Handbooks

29 Nov 2018 Downloads

New file: Listing of Local Directories available free on the Internet added for English Provincial locations

26 Nov 2018 Sources

New Section: Registration Sheet Photos from The Postal Museum

25 Nov 2018 Plating

Updated files: Plating Group amendments for letterings AL, TL

19 Nov 2018 Displays

PDF added: KEVII Essays and Proofs – Graham Horton

7 Nov 2018 Sources

New Section: Treasury Warrants 1839-93

6 Nov 2018 Notices

Announcement of project on Inks of the Penny Red

5 Nov 2018 Publications

GB Journal 56/6 content indexed

Newsletter 374 content indexed

4 Nov 2018 Documents

Revised document: new generic competition entry form

21 Oct 2018 Displays

New display: British Post Offices in the Levant – QV and KEVII Periods – Tony Stanford

New display: British Post Offices in the Levant – KGV Period – Tony Stanford

PDF added: High Values – Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II – Max Melrose

19 Oct 2018 Handouts

New handout: Postal Rates and Services During the Reign of King George V – Allan Jones

15 Oct 2018 Displays

PDF added: Wilding Castles – Peter Shaw

PDF added: Decimal Castles – Peter Shaw

13 Oct 2018 Displays

New display: Mixed Frankings of the 20th Century – Maurice Buxton

26 Sep 2018 Downloads

New file: The Sub Office Postmarks of Sheffield – Frank Walton

22 Sep 2018 Links

Links pages updated

16 Sep 2018 Society

Awards rules updated

Historical officers list updated

15 Sep 2018 Society

Competition rules updated

14 Sep 2018 Society

Competition and Award Winners list updated

12 Sep 2018 Publications

GB Journal 56/5 content indexed

Newsletter 373 content indexed

22 Aug 2018 Plating

Updated files: Plating Group amendments for letterings AD, AK, FE, IJ, RG, RH, RJ, TG

6 Aug 2018 Society

Application form updated

23 Jul 2018 Rates

Several pages updated for better results when printing

9 Jul 2018 Publications

GB Journal 56/4 content indexed

Newsletter 372 content indexed

24 Jun 2018 Society

Officers and Consultants list updated:

John Davies – President
Barry Stagg – King Edward VIII consultant
Graham Winters – King George VI consultant

19 Jun 2018 Journal

Extended Section: GB Journal Downloads now available from Volume 1 to date

GB Journal index entries and contents by volume lists now include links to the relevant GB Journal PDFs

3 Jun 2018 Displays
Handouts

New display: Hand Painted Covers – Paul Ramsay

New handout: Before and After the 1840 Embossed Wyon-Whiting Essays – Alan Huggins

30 May 2018 Plating

Updated files: Plating Group amendments for letterings AB, AE, AF, AH, BF, FL, GJ, HF, IA, IH, IK, JG, LE, SG, SH

18 May 2018 Publications

GB Journal 56/3 content indexed

Newsletter 371 content indexed

17 May 2018 Displays

New display: Pre Decimal Machins (full version) – Tony Walker

New display: The Post Magazine Address Panel and its Decorative Border – Phil Cheetham

16 May 2018 Downloads

New files:

British Stamp Exhibitions (4th Edition) Vol 1 Pt 1 (Sheets etc)

British Stamp Exhibitions (4th Edition) Vol 1 Pt 2 (Sheets etc)

British Stamp Exhibitions (4th Edition) Vol 2 (Booklets)

— all by Glenn Morgan and Graham Wilson

British Stamp Exhibitions (4th Edition) Vol 3 (Souvenir mail) – James Negus

15 May 2018 Downloads

New file: Dummy Stamps Newsletter Issues 1-25 – Glenn Morgan

New file: Dummy Stamps Newsletter Issue 26-50 – Glenn Morgan

2 May 2018 Handouts

New handout: English Postal History Prior to the Bishop Mark – Alan Holyoake

New handout: The Life and Times of the King George V Seahorses – Mike Kentzer

New handout: King George VI Postal History – Terry Wagg

1 May 2018 Downloads

New file: British Stamp Booklets Parts 1-9 – Jean Alexander and Leonard Newbery

3 Apr 2018 Handouts

New handout: British Perfins – Richard Husband

30 Mar 2018 Downloads

Revised file: Penny Red Stars Used Abroad (5th Edition) – Mike Batty

23 Mar 2018 Downloads

New Section: Stanton Booklet Cards – Lt-Col. J.B.M.Stanton

18 Mar 2018 Library

Library list updated with new additions

10 Mar 2018 Plating

Updated files: Plating Group amendments for letterings AC, DI, EL, FB, KG, LL, NE, TK

9 Mar 2018 Displays

Updated display: Britain's Marvelous Machins – Steve McGill

8 Mar 2018 Publications

GB Journal 56/2 content indexed

Newsletter 370 content indexed

2 Mar 2018 Displays

New display: The New Modern Meter Mail – George King

26 Feb 2018 Rates

Updated pages with new 2018 rates: inland, airmail, and surface

22 Feb 2018 Society

Officers and Consultants list updated: Alan Vaughan – King Edward VII consultant

18 Feb 2018 Acts

Act added: 36 George III cap 7 (Irish)

11 Feb 2018 Displays

New display: The Sideways Experimental Duplex 1854-1858 – Ray Barton

5 Feb 2018 Handouts

New handout: Hand Painted Covers – Paul Ramsay

3 Feb 2018 Displays

New display: NVI Machins 1989-2017 – Steve McGill

New display: Postal Mechanisation – Steve McGill

27 Jan 2018 Displays

New display: Digital Stamps – George King

17 Jan 2018 Displays

New display: District Office Cancels – Dave Simmons

New display: British Propaganda Envelopes of the 19th Century – Richard Hobbs

14 Jan 2018 Handouts

New handout: British Propaganda Envelopes of the 19th Century – Richard Hobbs

11 Jan 2018 Downloads

Revised file: Penny Red Stars Used Abroad (4th Edition) – Mike Batty

6 Jan 2018 Publications

GB Journal 56/1 content indexed

Newsletter 369 content indexed

The "baseline" for the list is the beginning of 2018 – the page was started at the end of 2018, but updates for the rest of the year were reconstructed (as far as possible) from file update times.