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In the United Kingdom, the London Penny Post was established in 1680 by William Dockwra , who established a local post that used a uniform rate within London. The concept worked well for local mail, and in 1764 Parliament authorized the creation of Penny Posts in any town or city of the UK. By the beginning of the 19th century there were a number of these, identifiable on covers, with markings such as "PP", "Py Post", or "Penny Post" along with the name of the town.
The Penny Post rate ended in Great Britain in 1918.
The Penny Post is the journal of the Carriers and Locals Society .
- Frank Staff , The Penny Post: 1680-1918 (Lutterworth Press , 1993) ISBN 0-7188-2878-X
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