National Stamp Collecting Month: The Post Rider

Today’s article follows yesterday’s with its history of the earliest forms of postal systems and features a German Stamp Day (Tag der Briefmarke) issue portraying a post rider.  Horses were a primary method of delivering mail and messages for many years in different countries around the world. Riders on horseback could take small bundles quickly, while carts pulled by horses could take large amounts of … Continue reading National Stamp Collecting Month: The Post Rider