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Thatcher wouldn't Adam'n'Eve it

After 500 years, the government of David Cameron has announced the unthinkable: from as early as today a majority stake in the Royal Mail of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will be put up for sale into private hands. Some are not happy. The sale is expected to fetch between US$3-4.7 billion. But what does it mean? Should you invest? And what does it mean for other postal systems in, say, Australia or the USA? Postal services have been benefiting from the rise in online shopping, even as traditional mail declines.
posted by Mezentian on Sep 12, 2013 - 75 comments

The Royal Mail marks 50 years of Dr. Who

Dr. Who gets a commemorative stamp [more inside]
posted by chapps on Jan 2, 2013 - 72 comments

Making trails through the Mail Rail

Urban explorers surreptitiously gain access to the Post Office Railway underneath London, take lots of photos.
posted by grouse on Apr 19, 2011 - 37 comments

The man who posted himself

He showed that the Royal Mail will deliver things as small as a bee or as large as an elephant; he once posted himself home; and he invented the self-recirculating postcard - it had two sides, each with a different address. W Reginald Bray was a genius at mail art and the self-proclaimed autograph king. [more inside]
posted by Joe in Australia on Sep 21, 2010 - 13 comments

I wanna lick John Lennon!

How come we can't get these? On Feb 9th there are two sets of Beatles stamps being released in the UK. Jealous? I am.
posted by mannythedog on Jan 26, 2007 - 34 comments

No, no, I wanted a ticket to the other Edinburgh.

Tristan da Cunha has just been assigned its first postcode by the Royal Mail. This makes it easier for the inhabitants of these remote chunks of rock to receive mail. Easier, but still not easy - to get there, packages must first make their way to Cape Town and then travel 2,800 miles by fishing boat.
posted by kcds on Aug 7, 2005 - 17 comments

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