Monday, October 17, 2016

SCOTLAND ~ Sanquhar - Dumfries ~

...A great postcard lover any post office view is always a pleasure but one showing the world's oldest still working one is the best ㋡... a national treasure...with nice stamps...Thanks a lot John John!!(♥‿♥)
The Post Office     The 12thC Castle     The Toll Booth (Wm. Adam)     A view of the Town

Sanquhar is a town on the River Nith in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. It is a former Royal Burgh.

Established in 1712 it is said to be the oldest continuously operating post office in the world as recognized by the Universal Postal Union and the Guinness Book of Records. It has been operating continuously for more than 300 years, eight years longer than its closest rival, in the Swedish capital Stockholm. The third oldest, in Santiago, Chile, opened a full 60 years after the office in Sanquhar.

Back then, the mail was delivered by “runners” who would use the post office as a “change-house” to rest, switch horses, and exchange mail bags before continuing their deliveries.


The 100th Anniversary of the Death of Sir Rowland Hill
(Issued 22-08-1979)

Christmas Stamps Issued

Classic Children's TV
(Issued 07-01-2014)

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