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Telegram from King George V congratulating Royal Mail on its 300th Anniversary (26 July 1935)

On the 31 July 1935, King George V sent a message to Major G C Tryon, the Postmaster General, giving him good wishes on Royal Mail's 300th Anniversary. The date marked 300 years since King Charles I opened the use of his own mail service – the King’s Posts - to the public. Tryon sent a copy of the message on the newly introduced Greetings telegram to every one of the 23,000 Post Offices throughout the country, for them to display in their windows.

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