The First Penny Post from England to America, 1908.
Photographs and Illustrations showing the first mail service to operate between England and America for the price of a penny. At top left, photograph of the Royal Mail Van at Waterloo Station. At top right, photograph of the mail on the platform at Waterloo station. In the centre, the route to America and the Philippines with the steamship 'Kaiserin Auguste Victoria' - the steamship that carried the first penny post. At bottom left, photograph of the mail bags being put onto the train at Waterloo station. At bottom right, photograph of taking the mail bags on the tender of the 'Kaiserin Auguste Victoria'. The 'Kaiserin Auguste Victoria' sailed on this historic voyage on the 2nd October 1908.
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Creation Date: 23rd February 2010
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