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Postage Stamp Day: History of Post Transport (Definitive stamp) Issue number
344
Date of issue
18.12.2004
Face value
9.00 Sk

The transport of postal items has always represented the key activity of postal services world-wide. The importance of the prompt and reliable transport of messages was valued even by sovereigns in ancient times. For this service, they initially used foot messengers and horse riders. The Romans were the most advanced in the organisation of the conveyance of messages and goods. The Roman state post “cursus publicus” used built paved roads and a dense network of post-stations and coach houses. Besides horse riders, the Roman post also utilised various types of carriages. The “rheda currens” carriages were used most frequently, as well...

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