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.
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.
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.