Thursday, January 22, 2009

British Postal Museum Records Go Online reports, "The British Postal Museum & Archive (BPMA) is to make available over 3,000 searchable postal history records via its website from 2 March 2009."

According to reporter David Lynch, "The three listings: Penny Posts (including 5th Clause Posts); Mileage Marks and Missent Marks, consist of listings of all covers held in the philatelic collection of the BPMA. All of the listings have introductions illustrated with specific types. There are also a few examples of complete covers; however, the listings do not provide illustrations of all covers."

Subsequent listings will include Shipped Letters, London Markings and Railway Letters.

Lynch writes, "The listings have been compiled by volunteers over a period of 15 years. For these sections, most listings and descriptions have been compiled by Mike Bament, the well-known postal historian."

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM