Rules for Head Postmasters in England and Wales 1860

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Rules for Head Postmasters in England and Wales 1860

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I don’t know when the Post Office started producing these Rule Books, surely long before 1860, but this is the earliest I have seen.

I bought the book a couple of years ago at an Ephemera fair in London because I wanted to read the extensive notes regarding how Registered Mail should be handled (p30-45).

During the Covid “Lockdown” I re-discovered the book buried in my stamp room. Subsequently every time I dip into its pages I find something fascinating, for example I didn’t know that the special boxes for Late Fee Paid mail were originally called “Extra Stamp Box” (p.16).

In posting the “Rules” here I hope other postal history collectors may find some useful info, perhaps to use when writing up a cover.

If the subject matter isn’t relevant to your collecting interests I hope you will still find something of interest.
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Rules for Head Postmasters Front Cover
Rules for Head Postmasters Front Cover
Rules for Head Postmasters Inside Front Cover
Rules for Head Postmasters Inside Front Cover
Rules for Head Postmasters p.5
Rules for Head Postmasters p.5

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Rules for Head Postmasters p.6-7
Rules for Head Postmasters p.6-7
Rules for Head Postmasters p.8-9
Rules for Head Postmasters p.8-9
Rules for Head Postmasters p.10-11
Rules for Head Postmasters p.10-11

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Rules for Head Postmasters p.12-13
Rules for Head Postmasters p.12-13
Rules for Head Postmasters p.14-15
Rules for Head Postmasters p.14-15
Rules for Head Postmasters p.16-17
Rules for Head Postmasters p.16-17

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Rules for Head Postmasters p.18-19
Rules for Head Postmasters p.18-19
Rules for Head Postmasters p.20-21
Rules for Head Postmasters p.20-21
Rules for Head Postmasters p.22-23
Rules for Head Postmasters p.22-23

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Rules for Head Postmasters p.24-25
Rules for Head Postmasters p.24-25
Rules for Head Postmasters p.26-27
Rules for Head Postmasters p.26-27
Rules for Head Postmasters p.28-29
Rules for Head Postmasters p.28-29

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Rules for Head Postmasters p.30-31
Rules for Head Postmasters p.30-31
Rules for Head Postmasters p.32-33
Rules for Head Postmasters p.32-33
Rules for Head Postmasters p.34-35
Rules for Head Postmasters p.34-35

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Rules for Head Postmasters p.36-37
Rules for Head Postmasters p.36-37
Rules for Head Postmasters p.38-39
Rules for Head Postmasters p.38-39
Rules for Head Postmasters p.40-41
Rules for Head Postmasters p.40-41

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Rules for Head Postmasters p.42-43
Rules for Head Postmasters p.42-43
Rules for Head Postmasters p.44-45
Rules for Head Postmasters p.44-45
Rules for Head Postmasters p.46-47
Rules for Head Postmasters p.46-47

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Rules for Head Postmasters p.48-49
Rules for Head Postmasters p.48-49
Rules for Head Postmasters p.50-51
Rules for Head Postmasters p.50-51
Rules for Head Postmasters p.52-53
Rules for Head Postmasters p.52-53

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Rules for Head Postmasters p.54-55
Rules for Head Postmasters p.54-55
Rules for Head Postmasters p.56-57
Rules for Head Postmasters p.56-57
Rules for Head Postmasters p.58-59
Rules for Head Postmasters p.58-59

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Rules for Head Postmasters p.60-61
Rules for Head Postmasters p.60-61
Rules for Head Postmasters p.62-63
Rules for Head Postmasters p.62-63
Rules for Head Postmasters p.64-65
Rules for Head Postmasters p.64-65

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Rules for Head Postmasters p.66-67
Rules for Head Postmasters p.66-67
Rules for Head Postmasters p.68-69
Rules for Head Postmasters p.68-69
Rules for Head Postmasters p.70-71
Rules for Head Postmasters p.70-71

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Rules for Head Postmasters p.72-73
Rules for Head Postmasters p.72-73
Rules for Head Postmasters p.74-75
Rules for Head Postmasters p.74-75
Rules for Head Postmasters p.76-77
Rules for Head Postmasters p.76-77

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Rules for Head Postmasters p.78-79
Rules for Head Postmasters p.78-79
Rules for Head Postmasters p.80-81
Rules for Head Postmasters p.80-81
Rules for Head Postmasters p.82-83
Rules for Head Postmasters p.82-83

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Rules for Head Postmasters p.84-85
Rules for Head Postmasters p.84-85
Rules for Head Postmasters p.86-87
Rules for Head Postmasters p.86-87
Rules for Head Postmasters p.88-89
Rules for Head Postmasters p.88-89

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Rules for Head Postmasters p.90-91
Rules for Head Postmasters p.90-91
Rules for Head Postmasters p.92-93
Rules for Head Postmasters p.92-93
Rules for Head Postmasters p.94-95
Rules for Head Postmasters p.94-95

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Rules for Head Postmasters p.96-97
Rules for Head Postmasters p.96-97
Rules for Head Postmasters p.98-99
Rules for Head Postmasters p.98-99
Rules for Head Postmasters p.100-101
Rules for Head Postmasters p.100-101

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Rules for Head Postmasters p.102-103
Rules for Head Postmasters p.102-103
Rules for Head Postmasters p.104-105
Rules for Head Postmasters p.104-105
Rules for Head Postmasters p.106-107
Rules for Head Postmasters p.106-107

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Rules for Head Postmasters p.108-109
Rules for Head Postmasters p.108-109
Rules for Head Postmasters p.110-111
Rules for Head Postmasters p.110-111
Rules for Head Postmasters p.112-113
Rules for Head Postmasters p.112-113
Rules for Head Postmasters p.114
Rules for Head Postmasters p.114

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With Sark's permission, I've done a PDF version of this, with OCR'd text and bookmarks to the main sections (approx 50MB). It can be downloaded from the GBPS website at:

https://www.gbps.org.uk/information/sources/staff-handbooks.php

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