Tag Archives: advent calendar

Virtual Advent Calendar – 23rd December

In the lead-up to Christmas we are showcasing some of the festive items in our collection across our social networks. Behind the door of our virtual advent calendar today is…

Dyddiadau postio diweddaraf (Latest posting dates) (1983)

Dyddiadau postio diweddaraf (Latest posting dates) (1983)

Poster in Welsh advertising final Christmas postal dates for 1983.

Artist: Not known.

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Virtual Advent Calendar – 22nd December

In the lead-up to Christmas we are showcasing some of the festive items in our collection across our social networks. Behind the door of our virtual advent calendar today is…

Overseas Christmas mail 1981. Recommended last posting dates (1981)

Overseas Christmas mail 1981. Recommended last posting dates (1981)

Poster advertising a leaflet giving final Christmas postal dates.

Artist: Not known.

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Virtual Advent Calendar – 20th December

In the lead-up to Christmas we are showcasing some of the festive items in our collection across our social networks. Behind the door of our virtual advent calendar today is…

Speed the mail at Christmas (December 1968)

Speed the mail at Christmas (December 1968)

Internal GPO poster advising on how best to handle mail at Christmas; featuring a robin and two snowflakes.

Artist: Ripley.

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Virtual Advent Calendar – 18th December

In the lead-up to Christmas we are showcasing some of the festive items in our collection across our social networks. Behind the door of our virtual advent calendar today is…

First Day Cover for Britain’s first Christmas stamps (1966)

First Day Cover for Britain’s first Christmas stamps (1966)

The designs for Britain’s first Christmas stamps came about as the result of a competition for children. Eight professional stamp designers judged the 5000 entries received and eventually awarded the prizes to Tasveer Shemza and James Berry, both aged six. Shemza’s design features King Wenceslas, while Berry’s shows a snowman.

The image of Santa Claus which appears on the First Day Cover was designed by Ann Belshaw.

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Virtual Advent Calendar – 17th December

In the lead-up to Christmas we are showcasing some of the festive items in our collection across our social networks. Behind the door of our virtual advent calendar today is…

For Christmas send gay Postal Order gift cards. 4d each with envelope (1961)

For Christmas send gay Postal Order gift cards. 4d each with envelope (1961)

Poster advertising postal order accessories.

Artist: Not known.

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Virtual Advent Calendar – 16th December

In the lead-up to Christmas we are showcasing some of the festive items in our collection across our social networks. Behind the door of our virtual advent calendar today is…

Post early (c. 1950)

Post early (c. 1950)

Artwork for a poster.

Subject: ‘Post early for Christmas’ campaign.

Artist: West One Studios.

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Virtual Advent Calendar – 13th December

In the lead-up to Christmas we are showcasing some of the festive items in our collection across our social networks. Behind the door of our virtual advent calendar today is…

Greetings Telegram artwork (c. 1940)

Greetings Telegram artwork (c. 1940)

Featuring a border with a Christmas theme, including holly and mistletoe.

Artist: John Strickland Goodall.

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Virtual Advent Calendar – 11th December

In the lead-up to Christmas we are showcasing some of the festive items in our collection across our social networks. Behind the door of our virtual advent calendar today is…

King Edward Building Foreign Section, Christmas mails for the empire – airborne traffic (1938)

King Edward Building Foreign Section, Christmas mails for the empire - airborne traffic (1938)

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Virtual Advent Calendar – 10th December

In the lead-up to Christmas we are showcasing some of the festive items in our collection across our social networks. Behind the door of our virtual advent calendar today is…

Post earlier for this Christmas (c. 1935)

Poster advising on early posting times over the festive period.

Poster advising on early posting times over the festive period.

Artist: Leonard Beaumont.

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Virtual Advent Calendar – 9th December

In the lead-up to Christmas we are showcasing some of the festive items in our collection across our social networks. Behind the door of our virtual advent calendar today is…

A Highland Christmas Box (1923)

A Highland Christmas Box (1923)

Colour illustration from ‘The Tatler’ with subtitle ‘A Study in Temptation’.  Depicts Postman in blue uniform with shako standing by sign post pointing to Glenhaggis in a snowy mountain landscape.  In the Postman’s hand is a wrapped bottle while his dog looks on.

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