Philatelic Bureau & Museum


At the rear of the main post office, this curious little museum has historical stamps, telegrams and artefacts, including brass belt buckles and badges for mail runners and packers. Even the 'mail peon' could wear a shiny badge with pride. With wild animals and dacoits (bandits) to deal with, little wonder the postmen were armed with swords, spears and pistols.

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