Postal History

Postal history is the study of postal systems and how they operate and, or, the study of postage stamps and covers and associated material illustrating historical episodes of postal systems. The term is attributed to Robson Lowe, a professional philatelist, stamp dealer and stamp auctioneer, who made the first organised study of the subject in the 1930s and described philatelists as "students of science", but postal historians as "students of humanity".

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Stuart Rossiter Trust
... charity number 292076) that was created by the will of the philatelist and postal historian Stuart Rossiter and subsequently the will of his mother ... in 1985 and has become a prolific publisher of books about postal history and also publishes the Rossiter Postal History Journal annually ... of the Trust are To promote research into the history of the postal services To publish and sell our postal history books and publications in this area of study ...
Postal History - Possible Areas of Study - Subject Based Studies
... The service for domestic mail is governed by a country's own postal administration but since 1998 the international accelerated delivery services are governed by the EMS Cooperative of the Universal Postal ... is the study of postmarks, cancellation and postal markings applied by hand or machine ... Though not strictly speaking a postal history topic can be collected as such ...
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Stuart Rossiter - Philately
... Philatelic Society London, from 1975 and in 1977 became President of the Society of Postal Historians ... his main philatelic interest and he wrote a series of articles on the postal history of Uganda that were published in Postal History International ... He became President of the Society of Postal Historians in 1977 and was also the editor of The Postscript its journal ...

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