Licensing & merchandising

We are home to a unique collection of visually stunning and historically significant imagery available to license.

This includes:

  • 10,000 fascinating and largely undiscovered photographs dating from 1800s to 1990s
  • Posters commissioned by The Post Office from prominent designers such as Tom Eckersley and Edward McKnight Kauffer
  • An extensive collection of postal route maps
  • Beautifully illustrated original telegrams
  • Iconic pillar boxes, vehicles and objects representing some of the most instantly recognisable icons in the history of design

Find out more about licensing opportunities by downloading our guide, or view a sample of collection images in the public gallery.


Nightmail Poster artwork by Pat Keely, 1939 (POST 109/377)
Greetings Telegram artwork, c.1950 (POST 109/668)
Specimen GPO Christmas card, 1965 (POST 122/15125)
'Bowles's road directory through England and Wales being a new & comprehensive display of the roads & distances from town to town and of each remarkable place from London'. 1796. Printed and coloured. (POST 21/159)
'The Last Minute'. 1935. Poster artwork. Artist: Vanessa Bell. (POST 110/2489)
Croydon Airport, streamline van loading mail, 1935 (POST 118/394)

Licensing enquiries

We licence images from our collection for use on products, publications, exhibitions, film and television, set dressing, websites and other media. If you’d like to use one of our images, please contact us using the form below.

To license stamp artwork, please contact Royal Mail instead on [email protected]