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Historical Postal Vehicles – Stagecoach with Travelers stamp from Austria

Historical Postal Vehicles – Stagecoach with Travelers stamp from Austria
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Within the series "Historical Postal Vehicles" Austrian post issued a stamp to commemorate stagecoach.

A stagecoach is a type of covered wagon for passengers and goods. It is strongly sprung and drawn by four horses, usually four-in-hand. Widely used before the introduction of railway transport, it made regular trips between stages or stations, which were places of rest provided for stagecoach travelers.

After its heyday in the first half of the 19th century, the relevance of stagecoaches in Austria steadily declined. They were discontinued in 1907 when the postal service started relying on automobiles.

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