Service of the the Department of Posts, renamed the Bureau of Posts,
is one of my neglected U.S.P.I. areas. My reason for not looking into its
philatelic aspect was its lack of appeal: all paper, practically no stamps
at all and admittedly official mail then was not my cup of coffee.
late for me to delve into this subject but as the saying goes "better late
than never." I blame Dr. Tommy Sim for this sudden interest for sending
several examples of telegraph forms and envelopes which are illustrated
under the OFFICIAL ISSUES & POSTAL HISTORY section of the USPI Archives.
The only resource
materials I have on hand on this subject is a copy of the 1902 U.S. Annual
Report and selected years of the Rosenstock Manila Directory.
I am sure that
many of you know something about this subject matter. You might even have
some examples in your collection of which images will most appreciated.
In the same manner with the WWII POW Cards perhaps with your assistance
this can expanded into a definite collection and study.