Postal services 1830-1858

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Postal services


Anthony Trollope at about the time when he was
reviewing Jersey's postal service

A penny post was established in 1830 to handle inland letters
and a boxed rectangular hand-stamp inscribed
‘Jersey Penny Post’ in italic script was used for the purpose

Adhesive postage stamps came into service in May 1840 and British stamps were used for postal purposes for over the next 100 years. In 1852, at the instigation of the Post Office surveyor Anthony Trollope, the novelist, the first roadside letter boxes erected in the British Isles were installed in St Helier.


Newspaper records

An 1858 postmark

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