New stamps to celebrate 500 years of postal deliveries

  • 17 February 2016

Royal Mail has got a brand new set of stamps to celebrate 500 years of postal deliveries.

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Image caption In 1516 this man, Sir Brian Tuke, became the first Master of the Posts. Since that year there have been regular organised postal deliveries.
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Image caption Back in the eighteenth century this mail coach was used to deliver letters.
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Image caption To get further out, ships like this were used.
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Image caption An earlier version of the post box - this is the Penfold Pillar Box, first put up in 1866 and hexagonal in shape.
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Image caption You might be used to seeing postmen and women walking or driving around the streets delivering mail, but here's a woman who delivered post by river.
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Image caption Fast forward to the 21st century and this picture of a mail centre shows how sorting out mail is now a lot more high tech.

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