THE PHILATELIC JOURNALISTS: 240 Years of Postal Service in Mauritius…

Thursday, January 3, 2013

240 Years of Postal Service in Mauritius…




It's been 240 years since Maurice has postal services. It all started in 1772, at the time of the French colony.Nicholas Lambert, director of the Royal Printing opens a post office for the distribution of the island's first newspaper ads, posters and Announcements.

This service then evolved further exchange of letters with the other French. The post will expand more in 1810 under the British colony with a direct link between North and South, Port Louis to Mahebourg.


This year, the Mauritius Post celebrates 240 years of the advent of postal services in Mauritius. To mark this event, a series of activities will be organized throughout the year in Mauritius.

This year's theme is: 240 Years of Communications ... from history to modernity ... It traces the development of this sector and is committed to return to current generations. The Mauritius Post oversees several activities such as publishing a book, launching a competition for pupils and students, exhibitions postage stamp and photographs at the Postal Museum in Port Louis, in schools and in post offices. Mauritian philatelists will also be invited to present their collections of stamps.

In addition, open houses will be held in August. And for the World Post Day in October, the Mauritius Post Ltd is planning another major exhibition of stamps. A First Day Cover of around 240 years of the post will also be issued December 12, 2012.

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