1903 Express Delivery
At the beginning of 1901, a delivery service by special messenger was
established. Any mail using the service would be delivered by special
messenger as soon as the item arrived in the destination office. The 6d
fee covered by this stamp was in addition to the regular postage
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A special stamp based on an American design was issued in
1903 to promote the service which was not compulsory. However, fewer than
ten thousand express deliveries were made per year and the initial print
run lasted fr 23 years.
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