1983 was declared World Communications Year and it also marked 250th Birth Anniversary of Charles William Geyt, The first Postmaster of Jersey. Jersey issued a set of Five stamps which marked the career of Geyt.
8P – Geyt at Minden -Charles Geyt ended his Military Career after having served with distinction at the Battle of Minden.
11p – London to Weymouth Mail Coach. The Mail was carried from London to Weymouth by Mail Coach and British Post Office was directed to institute a regular Packet service from Weymouth to ensure communications during a conflict with France.
24p – Mail packet Chesterfield repulses the French Privateers. Two ships “Rover” and “Royal Charlotte” were transferred from “Dover-Calais” run for use as Mail Packets. Royal Charlotte sailed with first mail for islands on 13 Feb 1794. Such vessels often ran into French Privateers.
26p- Mary Godfray at Hue Street Post Office – At first found the Postmaster Job very tough to handle all by himself. In 1798 Mary Godfray was hired to deliver the letters from Hue Street. She was the only letter carrier at that time. Post Office did not pay her but she was allowed to collect halfpenny for each letter delivered.
29p- Mail Steamer Leaves St Helier Harbour – The Little Mail Packets were replaced by Steamers in 1815.
Qinghai -Tibet Railway Line -Miniature Sheet of China 2001
Qinghai -Tibet Railway Line is a high altitude railway line that connects Xining, Qinghai Province to Lhasa, Tibet. The section between Xining and Golmud was completed in 1984. The construction of section between Golmud and Lhasa started on 29 Jun 2001 and finished on 12 Oct 2005.
China issued a Miniature sheet on 29 Dec 2001 on starting construction of this Golmud Lhasa section . Tanggula pass is the world’s highest point on a railway line and Tanggula railway station at 5,068 metres is World’s highest Railway Station.
USPS issued a set of Five 33 cents stamps on famous trains of Twentieth Century. The Strip of five stamps was issued on 26 Aug 1999.
33c – Daylight Express – It was called the “Most Beautiful Train in the World” and connected Los Angeles and San Francisco. In 1941 new GS-4 steam locomotives pulled the red, orange and black train along Pacific Ocean beaches.
33c – Congressional -The slogan for the Congressional’s route between New York and Washington was “Every Mile Electrified“. In 1935 the looks of GG-1 locomotive was improved.
33c – 20th Century Limited – It was called a “National Institution” and the “Most Famous Train in the World“.It catered to business travelers on in superfast 16-hour journey between Chicago & New York. In 1936 its J-3a steam locomotives and Pullman Cars were redesigned.
33c – Hiawatha – Running at 100 miles per hour and connecting Chicago, Milwaukee and twin cities it was known as “The Fastest train in America“.In 1938 its F-7 steam locomotives were designed in multiple colors.
33c – Super Chief – Prefferd train of Hollywoods elite travelling between Chicago and Los Angeles via Albuquerque the Super Chief was known as “Train of Stars” Its unique red and silver warbonnet design pulled luxurious stainless steel cars.
Miniature Sheet on Steam Locomotive – South Africa 1999.
An International Stamp Exhibition called “SAPDA 99” was held in Johannesburg South Africa from 30 Apr to 02 May 1999. South Africa issued a miniature sheet of Face value Five Rand on this exhibition featuring a steam locomotive. This Miniature sheet was issued on 30 Apr 1999.
Miniature Sheet Snaefell Mountain Railway -Isle of Man 1995
The Snaefell Mountain Railway is an electric mountain railway on the Isle of Man in Europe. It links the village of Laxey with the summit of Snaefell at 2,036 feet above sea level. It is the highest point on the Island. It connects with Manx Electric Railway in Laxey.
The Isle of Man issued a set of four stamps and a miniature sheet on the Centenary of Snaefell Mountain Railway. The MS features Bungalow Hotel & Station Snaefell in 1912.