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Early Timeline of postal history

This is a partial timeline of significant events in postal history, including dates and events relating to postage stamps.

First century

  • Cursus publicus, the state-run courier (and transportation) service of the Roman Empire was established by Augustus.

Fifteenth century

Sixteenth century

  • 1516 – Henry VIII established a “Master of the Posts”
  • 1520 – Manuel I creates the public mail service of Portugal, the Correio Público-Public Post Office.

Seventeenth century

  • 1635, 31 July – Charles I made the Royal Mail service available to the public for the first time with postage being paid by the recipient.
  • 1639 – The General Court of Massachusetts designates the tavern of Richard Fairbanks in Boston as the official repository of overseas mail, making it the first postal establishment in the 13 colonies.
  • 1654 – Oliver Cromwell grants monopoly over service in England to “Office of Postage“.
  • 1660 – General Post Office established in England by Charles II.
  • 1663 – England’s Imperial Post Office is established in the Colony of Barbados.
  • 1671 – King Louis XIV grants monopoly over service in Paris to the family Pagot and Rouillé.
  • 1675 – Beat Fischer von Reichenbach granted permission to operate a private postal service in Bern, Switzerland.
  • 1680 – The first penny post system, known as the London Penny Post, for local delivery was introduced by William Dockwra in London.
  • 1690 – Leon II Pajot builds a privately operated postal center on 9 rue des Déchargeurs in Paris – International Horse Carriages carry Mail from France to other countries. The building, the Hotel de Villeroy still exists, it is used today for private apartments and for the exposition center Cremerie de Paris, the courtyard can be visited by the public.

Eighteenth century


  • 1825 – The US establishes a dead letter office.
  • 1828 – Hellenic postal service established.





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