Unlocking research information
Welcome to this first attempt to make information from the official PO Bulletins available to collectors. This is another service provided by the Philatelic Federation to members of affiliated stamp clubs.
Information provided by the Bulletins include -
New postal services
Changes in postal rates
Changes with postal offices (eg, opening, closing)
Other services provided by the PO at the time (telephone, telegraph, telex)
Quite a number of postmark and general collectors have enquired about this kind of information. Since we were unable to access original Bulletins, photocopies of Bulletins from the period 1970-1986 were scanned. Hopefully, if this information proves of value to collectors, we shall extend the database to cover Bulletins from the Union and rest of the Republic period. If suitable book scanners can be found, the Federation’s Heritage Committee will scan the periodic Postal Guides as well.
Word search on the files is possible with Acrobat Reader DC®, which may be downloaded free from www.adobe.com . By pressing ctrl + f a small search window opens, where the word (eg, name of post office) can be keyed in. The word will be highlighted in the text of the document. By clicking on “next” the next reference will appear.