This data will soon be incorporated into Discovery, the only place to access descriptions of records held by The National Archives and thousands of archives around the UK.
Visit the beta site now to see how this will work - we are still testing and developing it, so expect to see some changes on subsequent visits. Find out more about how and why we're making this change.
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Reprographics: photocopies, scans
The Royal Mail Archive includes records of The Post Office and Royal Mail from 1636 to the present day, including working files, staff records, visual records (poster, photographs, artwork), stamps of Great Britain from the Penny Black onwards, and records of British postal markings over four centuries
Information sheets on key topics available via website
Public record material is also catalogued under POST reference on National Archives online catalogue