EUROPA. Postal Vehicle stamp from Kazakhstan

EUROPA. Postal Vehicle stamp from Kazakhstan

This year's EUROPA stamp issue is dedicated to the subject "Van of the Postman – Postal vehicles" and celebrates PostEurop's 20th anniversary. Kazpost issued the EUROPA stamp featuring a camel as one of the first postal vehicles which was used in the country.

In general, mail delivery by animals has been used in many countries throughout history. It used to be the only way to quickly transport large bundles of letters over long distances, until motorized vehicles became more widespread. Mail is still delivered by animals in a few remote locations that lack vehicular road access.

The "postal animals" were traditionally chosen among camels, dogs, horses, pigeons and reindeers.

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