Bath Postal Museum
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Bath Postal Museum’s archives hold a vast and electronic range of collections which are rarely seen by the public. Included in our archive are many valuable and rare artefacts that provide us with information for the museum, and exhibitions. History of the Post: Discover the history of post from ancient times to the present Early Post pre 1712: This small collection contains postal material illustrating the early days of the postal service initiated in the reign of Charles II with Henry Bishop as Postmaster-General. Following a number of complaints from users of this early post, he initiated the dated hand stamp, a “Bishop Mark” showing the Day/Month of posting.