Mail Carried by Mounted Police – South Australian Mounted Police Mail Carried Cover- 1986

Mail Carried by Mounted Police – South Australian Mounted Police Mail Carried Cover- 1986

During the days of  early settlement South Australian Police Force performed the functions of carriage of mail to isolated communities.One of the well known mail carriages was from Adelaide to Encounter Bay via Willunga during 1850-60’s.

A Special police mail was carried by South Australian Mounted Division from Adelaide GPO to Stampex 86 Asian Region International Philatelic Exhibition at the Wayville Pavilion from 4-10 Aug 1986.

The Cover illustrates a Mounted Trooper Mail carrier of that Period.A Special Cover carried by Mounted Police on 07 Aug 1986 at STAMPEX 86 to mark Thematics day is listed.

SPL CVR MOUNTED POLICE AUS
COVER CARRIED BY MOUNTED POLICE – STAMPEX 86 -AUSTRALIA

 

75 Years of Boy Scouts in Bophuthatswana -1982

75 Years of Boy Scouts in Bophuthatswana -1982

In 1899 during the Anglo -Boer war Baden Powell was the Commanding officer of British Forces in Mafeking  and the Mafeking Cadet Corps was organised .They were deployed on message carrying duties – one stamp shows a cadet on Bicycle .  The Boys Scouts became active after the experimental camp at Brownsea Island in 1907.

On 27 Apr 1994 Bophuthatswana was reintegrated with South Africa.

A FDC with four stamps issued on 29 Jan 1982 to mark 75 Years of Boy Scouts in Bophuthatswana.

5c – Boy Scout 1982 , 15c -stamps of Mafeking/Siege of Mafeking , 20c – Scout Cadet 1907, 25c – Lord Baden Powell.

FDC BOPHUTHATSWANA SCOUTS
75 YEARS OF BOY SCOUT IN BOPHUTHATSWANA -1982

Europa stamps – Isle Of Man  -1988 -Transport & Communications

Europa stamps – Isle Of Man  -1988 -Transport & Communications

Isle of Man  issued a set of four stamps in Se-tenant pairs  on Europa theme on 14 Apr 1988 . The theme for 1988 was Transport and Communications. .

13p – Isle of Man -UK Optical Fibre Submarine Cable Link

22p – Isle of Man Earth Station & International Satellite Link

A FDC with the two se-tenant pairs is listed. The illustration on FDC features Optical Glass Fibres

FDC IOM EUROPA 88
FDC ISLE ON MAN – EUROPA 1988 -TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATIONS

Stamps on Royal Brunei Police – 1971

Stamps on Royal Brunei Police – 1971

A Set of three stamps was issued on 14 Aug 1971 to mark Fifty Years of Royal Brunei Police . The stamps feature a Police Superitendent, A Police Constable and A Traffic Policeman.

A FDC with the three stamps and Police Flag is listed.

FDC BRUNEI POLICE
FIRST DAY COVER -STAMPS ON ROYAL BRUNEI POLICE -1971

Special Delivery Stamps – Spanish Sahara – 1971

Special Delivery Stamps – Spanish Sahara – 1971

Special Delivery  was postal service paid for with additional postage for urgent letters and postage packets which are delivered in less time than by standard mail or First Class mail service. These articles are delivered immediately on receipt at Delivery post offices rather than waiting for next regular delivery schedule.

In 1885 ,Universal Postal Union established the basis for this speedy delivery of mail at extra charge. The special delivery stamp only paid for extra charge ,the regular postage is to be paid by postage stamps.

A Large number of Countries and Postal authorities have issued Special Delivery stamps.

Spanish Sahara issued a Special delivery stamp on 06 Sep 1971 featuring a Motorcycle with a Postal rider delivering mail (Urgent mail)  .

A First Day Cover Postally used from Aaiun or El Aaiun or Laayoune in Spanish Sahara to Salzburg Austria.

SPANISH SAHARA SPECIAL DELIVERY STAMP
SPANISH SAHARA SPECIAL DELIVERY STAMP