Thursday, February 16, 2012

Some Useful Information about Postal Service in World

The earliest form of postcode was introduced in London in 1857 by Sir Rowland Hill, the inventor of the penny post.
The Post Office was reorganized in 1660 and Henry Bishop was made Postmaster General in the world
In 1688 the first post office of the Company Post was established at Bombay/Madras.
Mr. H P A B Riddle was appointed the first Director General of Posts in May 1854 in India
Organized postal system in India started in 1837
First postal stamp for issued in Karachi in 1852 and first postal department came into existence in 1854.
K Padmakshy Amma is the first post woman in India. She joined the Trivandrum Postal Division on February 19, 1959.
The world's first official airmail flight took place right here in India, on February 18, 1911
In 1872 the U.S. Postal Inspection Service was created.
The R.M.S. Titanic was a Royal Mail Ship, a designation which meant the Titanic was officially responsible for delivering mail for the British postal service.
On board the Titanic was a Sea Post Office with five mail clerks (two British and three American). These mail clerks were responsible for the 3,423 sacks of mail (seven million individual pieces of mail) . No mail has yet been recovered from the wreck of the Titanic
. The first organized Pigeon air mail service was started in 1896 between New Zealand and Great Barrier Reef. The first message was carried in January 1896 and took less than 1.75 hours to reach Aukland.
The hobby of collecting postmarks is known as Marcophily. It fully applies to postmarks, cancellations and postal markings.
Great Britain was the first county to issue postage stamps.
The British parliament introduced a postal service into the American colonies in 1710
U.S. Postal Service processes 38 million address changes each year
The fist Deputy Postmaster General was American inventor Benjamin Franklin who was later dismissed for sympathizing with the American revolutionary cause
The first commemorative stamp was issued in 1893
The first African American to be honored on a stamp was Booker T. Washington in 1940,
The United States Postal Service processes over half a million pieces of mail every day and an important piece of successful mail delivery is the ZIP code, a five digit numeric code at the end of U.S. addresses.
ZIP stands for Zoning Improvement Plan.
In the year 1911 demonstrations of airplane mail service were made in India, England and the United States.
Collected by S Jayachandran , SA , Mavelikara Division , Kerala -690101

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