Auction: 23027 - Stamps and Covers of Great Britain
The Herbert Joyce Family Archive
1696 (21-24 December), "The London Gazette", including "This is to give notice, that Lancellot Plumer and William Barret, are appointed by the Post-Master General of England to receive all such letters and pacquetts from Masters of ships and vessels, marriners and passengers, as shall be by them hereafter brought in any ships of vessels into the post of London, to the end the same may be delivered with speed and safety according to their respective directions….. the boat employed in this service do carry colours, in which there is to be represented a man on horseback blowing a Post horn"
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