Introduction to the Seaposts: Ship Letters, Packet Mail, Paquebots and More
Discover the Rich History of the Seaposts
Explore the many aspects of how mail was transported across the oceans. Examine the “four pillars” of postal history: rates, routes, means, and marks. Delve into the technological and postal innovations that enabled the explosive growth of European empires beginning with the Age of Exploration. Traverse through the rich history of the Seaposts while learning more about the ships that sailed, postal contracts, and the role of the Universal Postal Union. Topics will include:
• Early ship letters
• Packet Ship mail
• Naval maritime mail
• Sea Post Offices
• Ocean Letters
• Catapult mail
Day of Course: Thu, 19 Sep 2019, 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Taught by: Gary Loew
Location: Milcopex - Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport, 6401 South 13th St. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53221
Cost: $25 for members, $75 for non-members (a portion of this course is being subsidized by a private donation)
Registration Deadline: 08/18/19 11:59 p.m.