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GPO “Green Paper” No.24A: Travelling Post Office

Photo(s) by “Mikey”. Imported from Flickr on Oct 20, 2014. Artwork published in
circa March 1935
    Source: Uploaded to Flickr by Mikey Ashworth and tagged with “kabel”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The GPO issued a series of 'Green Papers" during the 1930s – “primarily for the information of staff…” and “to place at the disposal of its officers up-to-date and accurate information…”. They were also 'forwarded post free to any interested member of the public". This, the 24th in the series (the 'A’ stood for 'postal and general’) was about the work of the Travelling Post Offices" that ran on the UK’s main railway lines.

    The covers were re-designed at about this date (1936) to use this striking design instead of an earlier very bland cover. Sadly no artist or designer is given.


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    2 Comments on “GPO “Green Paper” No.24A: Travelling Post Office

    1. Bill Burns says:
      May 3rd, 2016  9:20 pm

      According to publishing records, this one is dated March 1935.…

      None of the issues I’ve seen have any credit for the designer. The latest issue I have with the cover design above is No. 41 dated July 1938, but I don’t have any after that until No. 46 from May 1939 which reverts to the old GPO logo.

    2. May 4th, 2016  12:22 pm

      Thank you, Bill!

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