POSTAL ITEMS

The Museum has a relatively small but interesting collection of postal items, i.e. leather mail bags bags, bicycles and motorcycles, trumpets, post office boxes, many postmark stamps, etc.

Given that the Postal Service in Greece gradually comprised the providing of both telegraphic and telephone services, one can see telephone and postal devices but simpler ones (e.g. clocks), too, bearing the then three-tau Postal Service emblem (TTT).

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Mailbox of the ASC FPΜ-44

Mailbox of the Postal Service of the Autonomous State of Crete (1898-1913). FPΜ-44

Postmen motorcycle FPΜ-49

Postmen motorcycle JAWA Mustang 50cc (M23) Czechoslovak construction 1979. FPΜ-49

Printing plate EDES FPΜ-683α

Printing plate with the inscription "Free Mountainous Greece" (EDES-Napoleon Zervas), which does not seem to have had print any of the known stamps of the partisan organization EDES. 1944. AA...

Printing plate Hermes FPΜ-001

Printing plate with the Large Head of Hermes 80 lepta (detail). The inscription with the name of Albert Barre (ALBERT BARRE GRAVEUR GENERAL DES MONNAIES DE FRANCE 1861) can be...

Urban iron mailbox FPΜ-185

Urban iron mailbox. FPΜ-185

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Delivery becicle FPΜ-51

Blue ROADSTER bicycle with bell and toolbox.

Electr letter-stamping mac FPΜ-47

Electric letter-stamping machine made in France by Lilliput.

FPΜ-96a

Metal storage case of the early 19th century attributed to Ioannis Kapodistrias, first Governor of the modern Greek State. It has two handles on the side, the front side and...

FPΜ-96b

Metal storage case of the early 19th century attributed to Ioannis Kapodistrias, first Governor of the modern Greek State. It has two handles on the side, the front side and...

Leather postman bag FPΜ-168

Leather postman bag of 2nd size.

Manual letter-stamping mac FPΜ-46

Desktop manual letter-stamping machine made in Oslo in 1965 by Krag Maskinfabrikk. The first automatic letter-stamping machines were invented in Norway by the engineer Karl Uchermann and were produced by...

Metal mailbox FPΜ-186

Yellow metal mailbox. It has a mail slot and a stylized image of the Postal Service bird. On the front side there is also the inscription "HELLENIC POST - POSTES...

Metal mailbox FPΜ-191

Rural mailbox of ELTA, yellow color. It has a door and a mail slot. It also has a stylized image of the Postal Service bird. It is inscribed: "HELLENIC POST...

Metal mailbox FPΜ-192

Urban mailbox of blue color. It indicates mail collection hours and it bears a metal sign "BOITE AUX LETTRES". It has a mail slot and lock mechanism.

Metal mailbox FPΜ-194

Old rural iron mailbox, with handle, yellow color. It has hooks on both sides to adjust the letter collection bag. It is also inscribed on the front "HELLENIC POSTS" and...

Metal merchant weigh FPΜ-216

Metal merchant weigh with two trays, 5kg.

Metal storage case FPΜ-96

Metal storage case of the early 19th century attributed to Ioannis Kapodistrias, first Governor of the modern Greek State. It has two handles on the side, the front side and...

Morse Code Device FPΜ-250

Morse Code Device on a wooden base, Telegraphen-Apparat 1772 made by the S.A. HASLER, Bern, Switzerland. It was built in 1860 and was mainly used by the railway.

outfit of postal distribut FPΜ-99

Winter outfit of a postal distributor, late ’30s.

Sign for stamps sale FPΜ-232

Sign for stamps sale by resellers. It bears the inscription "Stamps sold without overrating". The two tables refer to the categories of letters and airmail abroad.

Telegraphic and telephone map FPΜ-139

Telegraphic and telephone map of Greece in 1936 with memorandum. Red lines indicate telephone connection. Black lines indicate telegraph connection. Blue lines indicate the wiring. Notable is the connection between...

Wall phone FPΜ-233

Wall phone type AB 120-122 L. ERICSSON & CO., Sweden. It has headphones with a handle. End of the 19th century.