Please pack your eggs carefully for the post! This is not how to do it.

Properly packed parcels please!

Please pack your eggs carefully for the post! This is not how to do it.

Ever wondered how to post eggs? Find more advice on posting unusual items here: http://postalheritage.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/how-to-pack-for-the-parcel-post/

How to pack for the parcel post

Ever wondered how to post eggs? Find more advice on posting unusual items here: http://postalheritage.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/how-to-pack-for-the-parcel-post/

£2.50 - Greetings card - A poster from the series of General Post Office posters promoting the sending of letters in the early 1960s. Remember, “just a few lines make all the difference”! This card features a soldier opening up a letter - available from http://www.postalheritage.org.uk/page/greetings-someonesoldier

£2.50 - Greetings card - A poster from the series of General Post Office posters promoting the sending of letters in the early 1960s. Remember, “just a few lines make all the difference”! This card features a soldier opening up a letter - available from http://www.postalheritage.org.uk/page/greetings-someonesoldier

£2.50 - Greetings card - The Travel Shop Post Early (Father Christmas) poster from 1951 by John Rowland Barker a.k.a. Kraber - available from http://www.postalheritage.org.uk/page/greetings-earlyfather

£2.50 - Greetings card - The Travel Shop Post Early (Father Christmas) poster from 1951 by John Rowland Barker a.k.a. Kraber - available from http://www.postalheritage.org.uk/page/greetings-earlyfather

“Always at your service”, telephone service publicity poster designed by Austin Cooper, 1934 (BT Archives, TCB 319/PRD 76).

“Always at your service”, telephone service publicity poster designed by Austin Cooper, 1934 (BT Archives, TCB 319/PRD 76).

Poster advertising the final posting dates for overseas mail over the festive season; featuring a boat with an owl and a cat and some Christmas presents. Poster artist: ''Victoria' (Mrs V Davidson). Created: September 1965.

Poster advertising the final posting dates for overseas mail over the festive season; featuring a boat with an owl and a cat and some Christmas presents. Poster artist: ''Victoria' (Mrs V Davidson). Created: September 1965.

This poster from the Royal Mail Archive shows a happy man who's received eggs in the post. Has your postie brought you anything nice today?

This poster from the Royal Mail Archive shows a happy man who's received eggs in the post. Has your postie brought you anything nice today?

More on how to post eggs. A poster from our archive collection. See more posters at http://www.postalheritage.org.uk/page/designsondelivery

More on how to post eggs. A poster from our archive collection. See more posters at http://www.postalheritage.org.uk/page/designsondelivery

£2.50 Greetings card - The Travel Shop Post Early (Santa) poster from 1952 by Manfred Reiss - available from http://www.postalheritage.org.uk/page/greetings-earlysanta

£2.50 Greetings card - The Travel Shop Post Early (Santa) poster from 1952 by Manfred Reiss - available from http://www.postalheritage.org.uk/page/greetings-earlysanta

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