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 rate.
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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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