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

Properly packed parcels please!

Designed in 1971 by designer/ photographers Nancy Fouts and Malcolm Fowler this poster later won the Designer’s and Art Director’s Association Gold Award for the most outstanding item of artwork

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

**Eggs by Post via Valk Chuah British Postal Museum & Archive

£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

A poster from the series of General Post Office posters promoting the sending of letters in the early Remember, “just a few lines make all the difference”!

“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

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).

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

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?

“Come on the telephone”, telephones publicity leaflet, c1933 (BT Archives, TCB 318/PH 3)

“Come on the telephone”, telephones publicity leaflet, (BT Archives, TCB

£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 Mother with her son opening up a letter - available from http://www.postalheritage.org.uk/page/greetings-someonemother

Product Capsule: Someone Somewhere Wants a Letter from you - Retronaut

Keeping in touch – the Post Office at the Docks, 1962. Part of a set of four postcards based on images from our archive illustrating the theme of delivering the mail by sea. £2.50 for four postcards.

Keeping in touch – the Post Office at the Docks, Part of a set of four postcards based on images from our archive illustrating the theme of delivering the mail by sea.

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