World Stamps

By Joe O'Donnell

This video showing 3D scanning of the Mail Rail is a must-see: Morning Report

May 20, 2015 09:57 AM

  • ScanLAB posted a video on Vimeo showing its 3D scans of the Mail Rail. 

Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of stamp-collecting.

1. Mail Rail 3D

Mail Rail, British Postal Museum & Archive from ScanLAB on Vimeo.

The British Postal Museum & Archive explains the Mail Rail project on its website:

Running directly under the feet of millions of unsuspecting Londoners and passing many of the city’s most recognisable landmarks, The Post Office Underground Railway – Mail Rail – ran largely unnoticed between 1927 and 2003 from Whitechapel in the east to Paddington in the west. Shut down a decade ago, the world’s first driverless, electrified railway has been frozen in time – until now.

As part of The Postal Museum, the British Postal Museum & Archive will open this forgotten masterpiece of innovation and industry to the general public for the first time in 2016, with an underground ride following a few years later.

2. APS reports latest hire

Megan Orient is the new manager of shows and exhibitions for the American Philatelic Society.

Read about the hire.

3. Congrats in order

British Virgin Islands Philatelic Society President Dr. Giorgio Migliavacca had a big weekend in Denver May 15-17. 

4. Yesterday's most-viewed post

New U.S. stamps planned for new rates

5. Something social