postal history

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postal history (uncountable)

  1. Items such as covers and associated material illustrating historical episodes of postal systems.
    1950 A Wisconsin Postal History Collection, comprising a master collection of covers and postmarks which display in detail the postal history of Wisconsin.
    Proceedings [of the] annual business meeting‎ - Page 29 State Historical Society of Wisconsin - History
    1957. It is an outstanding series and belongs in the library of every serious stamp collector whether they collect postal history or not. The American Philatelist, Volume 71, Lauren Robert Januz
    2009. If you collect postal history, or are interested in discovering more about this fascinating branch of philately, you will find information here to help you. (Home page introduction) 2009.