Clapper Post

urban postal service of Vienna

Clapper Post (German: Klapperpost) was an urban postal service, which existed in Vienna (since 1772), capital of Austria, and in other cities of that country. Its name refers to an instrument, clapper (type of a rattle), into which a mailman struck, notifying about his arrival. In Vienna, Clapper Post existed more than ten years.[1][2]

A seller and a clapper mailman (Vienna types around 1820)

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ilma, V. (Nov 1978). Funk & Wagnalls Guide to the World of Stamp Collecting: The Joys of Stamp Collecting for the Beginning and Advanced Philatelist (1st ed.). New York, USA: Funk & Wagnalls. p. 71. ISBN 0308103300.
  2. Календарь филателиста на 1973 год (in Russian). М.: Связь. 10–16 сентября. 1972.

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