Britain has the oldest postal service in the world. The penny black stamp was the first stamp in the world. And, because of this, Britain produces the only stamps in the world which do not bear the name of the country of origin.

The principle behind the Royal Mail has always been that the post would be delivered to every dwelling in the country. In Victorian days the mail was delivered as frequently as four times a day and the postal service was so efficient that a housewife could post her order, request or suggestion to the butcher or greengrocer in the morning, receive a reply by…


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Source: Dr Vernon Coleman - MB ChB DSc Read the original article here: