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The main post office in Oxford, UK
The main post office in Oxford, UK
Small-town post office and town hall in Lockhart, Alabama

A post office is a facility authorized by a postal system for the posting, receipt, sortation, handling, transmission or delivery of mail.[1] Post offices offer mail-related services such as post office boxes, postage and packaging supplies. In addition, some post offices offer non-postal services such as passport applications and other government forms, money orders, and banking services. The Oxford Post Office in St Aldates, 2004-01-24, Copyright Kaihsu Tai File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Oxford Post Office in St Aldates, 2004-01-24, Copyright Kaihsu Tai File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 134,248 (2001 census). ... Post office and town hall in Lockhart, Alabama, Sunday, June 30, 2002. ... Post office and town hall in Lockhart, Alabama, Sunday, June 30, 2002. ... City Hall is a 1996 film directed by Harold Becker. ... Lockhart is a town located in Covington County, Alabama. ... Image:DSCN1977. ... Image:DSCN1977. ... Old Wan Chai Post Office - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... A British pillar box The postal system is a system by which written documents typically enclosed in envelopes, and also small packages containing other matter, are delivered to destinations around the world. ... A British pillar box. ... A Post Office box is a uniquely-addressable lockable box located on the premises of a Post Office station. ... The title page of European Union member state passports bears the name European Union, then the name of the issuing country, in the official languages of all EU countries. ... // Money Order in the U.S. In the United States, a money order is a type of check intended to provide a safe alternative to sending cash (in the mail). ... For other uses, see Bank (disambiguation). ...


Post offices also rent post-office boxes to people and businesses who prefer not to have mail delivered to their home or office, or who live or stay at addresses to which mail delivery is not available.


The back rooms of a post office are where mail is processed for delivery. Mail may also be processed in other post offices that are not open to the general public.


The Post Office is a retail company in the United Kingdom; formerly part of the postal service Royal Mail, it became a separate entity in 1981. The Post Office in Oxford. ... Royal Mails logo Royal Mail is the national postal service of the United Kingdom. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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General postal concepts

Freepost is a postal service provided by various postal authorities, whereby a person sends mail without affixing postage, and the recipient pays the postage when collecting the mail. ... A British pillar box. ... An army post office is a special military system to integrate the civil postal system to that of the military. ... A Post Office box is a uniquely-addressable lockable box located on the premises of a Post Office station. ... A postal code (known in various countries as a post code, postcode, or ZIP code) is a series of letters and/or digits appended to a postal address for the purpose of sorting mail. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Memorial of the 1986 post office incident in Edmond, Oklahoma. ... Poste restante is a service provided by postal systems where the post office holds mail that has a notation written on it until the recipient calls for it. ...

Examples of operators of post offices from around the world

A small An Post post box attached to a telephone/electricity pole. ... The Post Office in Oxford. ... The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an independent establishment of the executive branch of the United States Government (see ) responsible for providing postal service in the United States. ... Canada Post logo Canada Post (French: Postes Canada) is a Canadian postal service operated as an independent crown corporation. ... Deutsche Post Tower in Bonn Deutsche Post AG (LSE: DPO) is a German post, logistics and courier headquartered in Bonn. ... The Universal Postal Union (UPU, French: Union postale universelle) is an international organization that coordinates postal policies between member nations, and hence the world-wide postal system. ... Australia Post is the government-owned postal service monopoly of Australia. ... New Zealand Post Limited is the dominant postal operator in New Zealand. ...

Miscellaneous

In the latter part of the 19th and early part of the 20th century, a number of countries maintained post offices in foreign countries, arranged by treaty. ... The Post Office Railway, also known as Mail Rail, is a narrow gauge driverless private underground railway in London built by the Post Office to move mail between sorting offices. ... Beginnings The Post Office Rifles first came into being after 1,600 Post Office staff were enrolled as Special Constables under Major J.L. Du Plat Taylor of the 21st Middlesex Civil Service Volunteers (Post Office Company). ... Pony Express statue in St. ... A Black chamber or black room is a secret room in a post office or telecommunications center used by state officials to conduct clandestine interception and surveillance of communications. ... The Old Post Office Pavilion is located the intersection of 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, in Washington, DC. When completed in 1899, it was thought that the Post Office Building would stimulate revitalization of one of the worst neighborhoods in Washington, DC. It became evident that the hoped-for...

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Post Office Credit Card : Credit Card Expert (240 words)
The post office has, for a long time, offered various financial products like savings, insurance and loans so it is surprising it has taken them so long to launch a credit card.
One of the best benefits is for travellers - The post office are one of only a handfull of credit card providers who charge no commission on foreign currency purchases.
The Post Office credit card is an interesting proposition.
London Post Office Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (292 words)
The Post Office Railway, also known as Mail Rail, is a narrow gauge driverless private underground railway in London built by the Post Office to move mail between sorting offices.
It ran east-west from Paddington Head District Sorting Office in the west to the Eastern Head District Sorting Office at Whitechapel in the east, a distance of 6.5 miles (10.5 km).
Royal Mail had earlier stated that using the Post Office Railway was five times more expensive than using road transport for the same task.
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