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Police Mails Australian First Day Covers

Police Mail Stamp cover – Australia stamps were affixed to specially designed envelopes and bearing the different pictorial postmarked on the first day that the stamp special covers were issued.

The Special stamp cover printed with a white horse carrying a Police man with the traditional police black color dress with the  long hat. During the year 1850’s the Australian police department messengers were used horse as a transport medium to deliver the postal covers. To Commemorate the police department postal service, Australian Postal department were issued the nice special covers affixed with set of two Australian stamps with different regional postmarks.

During the days of early settlement the South Australian Police Force performed many various functions including the carriage of mails to those small isolated communities established as the colony developed. One of the better known mail carriages by the Police was from Adelaide to Encounter Bay via Willunga during the 1850-60’s and the illustration by graphic designer, Roger Roberts of Adelaide, features a Mounted Trooper of this period. A special Police Mail was carried by I the South Australian Mourned Division from the Adelaide G.P.O. to the Stampex ’86 (Stamp Exhibition) Asian Region International Philatelic Exhibition at the Wawille Pavilion from 4-10 August 1986.