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Each card is an unique pictorial history: No.1 The Worlds First Working Iron-Horse, the Puffing Billy is the earliest working freight-engine and can be seen in the Science Museum, London. All engine designs changed slowly, based on the beam-engine technology of James Watt and other early inventors. In order for Iron-Horse to be built, many developments of discovery were made in laboratories, workshops and were made by famous engineers; these are list in chronological order. No. 2 The Worlds First Express Passenger-Train. This panoramic view of Rainhill Trials is the result of archive research. The Rocket shown is the first 1829 design before modifications of larger fire-box were added later. This light-weight powerful engine, three times the speed of other engines, was made more popular by the Rainhill Experiment. Passengers soon became more profitable than freight. This major event marks the first decline in the Hose-Age, giving way to the New Steam-age. The replica of the Rocket can be seen in the National Railway Museum, York. No.3 Over seas Mail Service using steam ships of the Cunard Line and the Peninsular Co. established in the 1840s. NO. 4 Fast Mail Coach picking up and throwing down the mail to Postmistress/Inn Keeper without stopping. No. 5 In 1766First use of a bellman to tell customers the mail was being collected, before the establishment of letter-boxes. Mail carts followed to deliver small packets and newspapers. Rowland Hill introduced the Worlds First Adhesive Post-Office Stamps, the Penny Black and Two penny Blue followed by the Penny Red a year later in 1841. No. 6 Last but not lease, how it all started in 1635 Royal Messengers between Post-Road Principle Towns, and later Potboys using Cross-Post Roads. Postage Act 1656, Bishops date-mark for March 22 1661. Post-marks for 6 shillings & 4 pence. 1st private Pre-Paid Penny Post started by William Dockwra in 1680. Finally, a personal wax seal for additional security.
A great set-of-six cards, could be used as first-day cover, or just collected as fine examples of British History.