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Information Sheets from The Postal Museum

Selected general information sheets originally issued by The Postal Museum in the 1980s (as the Post Office Archives) or 2000s (as the British Postal Museum and Archive) and reproduced with permission.

The 1980s sheets have been scanned from the original paper versions, the more recent ones were downloadable as PDFs.

(For details of opening times etc please consult the current website, not these files!)

Post Office Archives information sheets

Pillar Boxes
[9pp, 4.6MB, 1988]
Info Sheet 1

Post Office Cats
[5pp, 3.3MB, 1988]
Info Sheet 4

Early Post Offices
[10pp, 5.3MB, 1988]
Info Sheet 5

Postal Uniforms
[9pp, 4.9MB, 1988]
Info Sheet 6

Mail Coach Service
[16pp, 7.8MB, 1989]
Info Sheet 8

Postal Headquarters
[7pp, 4.6MB, 1988]
Info Sheet 9

St Valentines Day
[4pp, 3.4MB, 1986]
Info Sheet 15

Post Office 1635-1969
[5pp, 2.9MB, 1984]
Info Sheet 16

Railways and the Post
[10pp, 8.6MB, 1988]
Info Sheet 26

Court Post Office
[8pp, 4.6MB, 1988]
Info Sheet 27

Postal Districts
[2pp, 1.0MB, 1988]
Info Sheet 31

British Postal Museum and Archive information sheets

Airmail
[2pp, 24KB, 2005]

Animals in the Post Office
[2pp, 25KB, 2005]

Assistant Postmasters General
[2pp, 95KB, 2009]

Bicycles and Motorcycles
[2pp, 25KB, 2005]

Caring for stamps and postal history
[3pp, 149KB, 2005]

History of Disability in the Post Office
[4pp, 108KB, 2005]

The Postal History of India
[3pp, 207KB, 2007]

Local History
[2pp, 26KB, 2005]

The Mail Coach Service
[2pp, 24KB, 2005]

Mail Rail (Post Office Underground Railway)
[2pp, 27KB, 2005]

A History of Mount Pleasant
[2pp, 36KB, 2005]

Distributing Pensions
[4pp, 127KB, 2009]

Pillar Boxes
[3pp, 208KB, 2009]

Post Office Job Descriptions 1832
[11pp, 136KB, 2008]

Postcodes
[2pp, 29KB, 2005]

Postmasters General
[2pp, 132KB, 2005]

The Post Office Rifles
[3pp, 30KB, 2009]

Post Office Uniforms: Key dates
[2pp, 25KB, 2005]

The Post Office during WWII
[3pp, 30KB, 2005]

Royal Mail Transport: Key dates
[4pp, 36KB, 2005]

Secretaries to the Post Office
[3pp, 101KB, 2005]

Sergeant Alfred Knight VC
[2pp, 191KB, 2005]

The Travelling Post Office
[2pp, 27KB, 2005]