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Check out our latest online exhibition for #LastPost, powered by +Google Cultural Institute, commemorating the role of +Royal Mail and +Post Office in the  #FirstWorldWar   
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Tony Benn, former Postmaster General, dies at age 88 and changed the face of the +Post Office

During his time as Postmaster General from 1964 to 1966. He immediately widened the scope for commemorative stamps "to celebrate events of national or international importance, to commemorate appropriate anniversaries and occasions, [and] to reflect Britain’s unique contribution to the arts and world affairs". 
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Love or hate Toni Benn,would't it be a fitting tribute for the Royal Mail to issue crememorative stamp for the late Postmaster General.
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Happy #WorldBookDay! To celebrate here are two objects from our collections.

A 1890 stamp case produced by Lewis Carroll and a first edition of Ulysses that was picked up by the post due to censorship in the early 20th century.

#philately   #jamesjoyce   #aliceinwonderland   
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More than 1/3 of our First Day Covers have sold! 

They celebrate the centenary of Postage Due labels featuring an insert about Postage Dues and the original designer George Eve.

Get yours today at our shop, #Stampex and online: http://bit.ly/1fjpOQ3
#philately  #stamps #PostandGo
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Welcome Spring with these beautiful stamps!

Today +Royal Mail  released the Spring Blooms #PostandGo stamps, featuring iconic British flowers.

http://bit.ly/MyQjGl
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Listen to our latest #podcast by PhD student Helen Kearney.

In 1856 the London Postal Map was introduced. From providing London with an efficient communications system to supporting reforms that attempted to impose order on a city that was growing and modernizing rapidly, the changes it led to were unprecedented
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In today's blog post Philatelic Assistant Joanna Espin announces the objects from our  #philatelic  collection that will be captured in our 3D scanning project with +UCL. Including the original #PennyBlack die and a flintlock pistol! 
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Looks like a great project! To find out more about 3D Scanning at UCL, come down next Saturday 15 March and celebrate the Institute of Making's first birthday, it's free and open to the public! Follow the link for further details - http://bit.ly/1e9wUmm
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New blog post from our Project Archivist on understanding military lingo and cataloguing over 500 files in one year!
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Today is W.H. Auden's 107th birthday, beloved poet and writer of #NightMail. #GPO 
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This Thursday +The Times and The Sunday Times  Assistant Archivist will be giving a talk on the histories of war correspondents from the #CrimeanWar to the to the present day.

Read more about it and come along to learn more!
http://bit.ly/1hrXCgX
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Museum, Stamp Vending MachineToday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmTuesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 7:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmSaturday ClosedSunday Closed
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Research facility set-up with microfilm readers, journal library and reading desks.- Google
People talk about royal mail, history and development, search room, heritage trust and postage stamps
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reviewed 7 months ago
If you have a thirst for knowledge on all things postal orientated then this is a must place to visit with a mass of interesting and unusual objects and facts on the subject. The exhibition on the now defunct mail rail throw up facts and unseen photos of the hidden railway most people never knew existed under londons streets Well worth a visit a true gem