Postal Vehicles

Collection by The Postal Museum


Vehicles used by Royal Mail, the Post Office, the General Post Office, Post Office Telephones, etc.

The Postal Museum
1955 City letter carrier seated in a three-wheeled "mailster" motor vehicle. Carriers used these vehicles to carry the ever-increasing amounts of mail that was being delivered to American households after end of the Second World War. Us Postal Service, United States Postal Service, Boutique Hotel Madrid, Moto Scooter, Mail Delivery, Going Postal, Car Wheels, Post Office, Inventions


From history and the arts to travel and fashion, we take a broad look at culture in the context of sustainability.

'Parcels Post' tricycle. Old Photos, Vintage Photos, General Post Office, Mail Call, Mail Delivery, Decorated Envelopes, Mail Boxes, You've Got Mail, Going Postal

'Parcels Post' tricycle

A black and white photographic lantern slide of a 'Parcels Post' tricycle. The tricycle has two further smaller wheels at the front for additional stability. Resting on the basket of the tricycle is a large trunk with a curved lid and a 'VR' cypher at one end. Above the cypher is a small sign which reads 'THE CARRIER/ SINGER & CO/ LONDON & COVENTRY'. There is a camera on the seat of the tricycle. 'Q22' handwritten in black ink on a white circular label with a crimped edge in the top right…

Our Mobile Post Office, which was recently transferred to the Nene Valley Railway. General Post Office, Vintage Vans, Post Box, Royal Mail, Recreational Vehicles, 1970s, Phones, Around The Worlds, Museum

Our 1970s Mobile Post Office, which was recently transferred to the Nene Valley Railway.

Royal Mail Morris mail van on stamps from Guernsey, General Post Office, Guernsey Island, Postman Pat, Van Car, Morris Minor, Bus Camper, Love Stamps, Anglo Saxon, Royal Mail

Guernsey 2013

Guernsey Date of Issue: 8th May 2013 two stamps (UK letter & INT letter 20G value) out of a set of six stamps, only those two bear the Europa logo both stamps are also issued in a souvenir-sheet of 6 stamps (only 2 stamps are bearing the Europa logo) (price of the s/s 3.61 GBP) both Europa stamps are issued in mini-sheets of 10 stamps

"The postman van" celebrating PostEuropa's anniversary - Postage stamp printed in Spain , circa 2013 General Post Office, Popular Hobbies, Stamp Printing, Love Stamps, Balearic Islands, Stamp Collecting, Postage Stamps, Transportation, Automobile

Spain 2013

Spain Date of Issue: 23rd April 2013 one stamp (0.75 €)

The chain wheel of an Inspector's Bicycle, with the initials GPO (General Post Office) worked into the design. General Post Office, Cannon, Cycling, Guns, Bicycles, Vehicles, Initials, Museum, Chain

The chain wheel of an Inspector's Bicycle, with the initials GPO (General Post Office) worked into the design.

Travelling Post Offices were rail services on which mail was collected, sorted and dispatched on the move. This lantern slides shows mail bags in position on the train, with the net down. Post Boxes Uk, General Post Office, Going Postal, British Rail, Royal Mail, Offices, Lantern, Travelling, Letter Boxes

The London Postal School

Regular readers of this blog will have seen our recent post about the digitised lantern slides of Foreign Postal Workers we recently added to Flickr. We have now added more digitised lantern slides…

A wartime Morris series Z telephone utility in original wartime colours, complete with blackout markings. Vintage Vans, Vintage Trucks, Classic Trucks, Classic Cars, Old Lorries, Old Commercials, Thing 1, Classic Motors, Commercial Vehicle

Open Day with the Post Office Vehicle Club

On Saturday 15th September there is a rare opportunity to see vehicle from the Post Office Vehicles Club exhibited alongside items from our own collection at an Open Day at our Museum Store in Debd…