Clapper Post (German: Klapperpost) was an urban postal service, which existed in Vienna (since 1772), capital of Austria, and in other cities of that country. Its name refers to an instrument, clapper (type of a rattle), into which a mailman struck, notifying about his arrival. In Vienna, Clapper Post existed more than ten years.
Clapper mailman (engraving; late 18th century)
References[change | change source]
- Ilma, V. (Nov 1978). Funk & Wagnalls Guide to the World of Stamp Collecting: The Joys of Stamp Collecting for the Beginning and Advanced Philatelist (1st ed.). New York, USA: Funk & Wagnalls. p. 71. ISBN 0308103300.
- Календарь филателиста на 1973 год (in Russian). М.: Связь. 10–16 сентября. 1972.
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- Media related to Clapper Post at Wikimedia Commons
- "Clapper Post". Glossary of Stamp Collecting Terms. AskPhil; Collectors Club of Chicago. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
- "Wiener Klapperpost". Philapedia. Das Lexikon der Philatelie (in German). Philapedia.de; Philatus, Briefmarken Peter Schapler. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
- "Österreichisches Postgeschichte – Dr R Wurth with articles by Dr Christine Kainz". The APS Library (in German). Austrian Philatelic Society (APS). Retrieved 2009-08-10.
- "Austro-Hungarian Empire". Stamp Atlas. Sandafayre Stamp Auctions. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
- "Exhibit: Austria 1783 – «Lesser» or «Clapper» Post from Prague. Exhibitor: The Postal Museum, Prague, Czechia". EXPONET. Virtual International Philatelic Exhibition. Japhila; Břetislav Janík. 2007-01-26. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
- "The Victorian police rattle mystery". Constabulary.com. Retrieved 2018-06-28. Photos of similar rattles are given that were used by English police in the 19th c.