The Postal History of the Universal Postal Union: The Postal Card (Worldwide) 1869-1974

James Peter Gough RDP FRPSL



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The postal card, from its very beginnings to its virtual end in the 1970's. Born of social necessity before the ages of the telephone, internet, mobile phones and text messaging, the postal card filled an important social need for a fast, direct means of communication without formalities. This utility for messaging was made possible when post offices typically provided up to 5 mail deliveries per day.

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