: Products and Services

Like education posters these designs sought to inform the public about the General Post Offices services. A number of posters concentrated on educating the public about the amount of post handled whilst others advertised sundry items such as guides. The majority of these used bold text and graphic images, or in some cases no images. The thumbnails below are links to larger images and more information.

NIGHT MAIL Pat Keely (died 1970) Night Mail, 1939 [+]
Size: 544 mm x 700 mm. Reference: The Royal Mail Archive POST 109/377.

The Post Office handles 23,000,000 letters a day G R Morris (active 1947) The Post Office handles 23,000,000 letters a day, 1947 [+]
Size: 539 mm x 670 mm. Reference: The Royal Mail Archive POST 109/195.

Buy the 'Post Office Guide' July 1949. On sale here one shilling Tom Eckersley (1914-1995) Buy the 'Post Office Guide' July 1949. On sale here one shilling, 1949 [+]
Size: Quad Crown Reference: The Royal Mail Archive POST 110/3204 (PRD 0541)

A Postal Guide to the maze of London Jan Lewitt (1907-1991) and George Him (1900-1982) A Postal Guide to the maze of London, 1950 [+]
Size: Double Crown Reference: The Royal Mail Archive POST 110/2507 (PRD 0639)

Buy stamps in books. Always handy. Saves your time and effort Peter Huveneers (active 1958) Buy stamps in books, 1958 [+]
Size: Quad Crown. Reference: The Royal Mail Archive POST 110/2536 (PRD 0985)

Cheaper parcel post Barnett Freedman (1901-1958) Cheaper Parcel Post, 1935 [+]
Size: Van side - large Reference: The Royal Mail Archive POST 110/4277 (PRD 0106)

All posters copyright © Royal Mail Group Ltd courtesy of the British Postal Museum & Archive unless stated otherwise. Contact k.stuckey@arts.ac.uk for more information.
The exhibition runs from 7th October - 4th November 2009 in the Well Gallery, London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle.

Online extra

Exclusively online, the poster below represents one of the range of themes adopted by the General Post Office in their advertising.

Post your parcels Austin Cooper (1890-1964) Post your parcels, 1935 [+]
Size: Van side - large Reference: The Royal Mail Archive 110/4248 (PRD 0126)

All posters copyright © Royal Mail Group Ltd courtesy of the British Postal Museum & Archive unless stated otherwise. Contact k.stuckey@arts.ac.uk for more information.

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October 2009: Designs on Delivery: GPO Posters from 1930 to 1960

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