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Welcome to the Features section

We'll soon be putting more items here, but presently we have information about the origins of the Society, reviews of some world postal museums and details of a walk around central London, to explore the gas lights still in use.

The history of the Petroleum Philatelic Society International

The Petroleum Philatelic Society International (PPSI) was organized late in 1974 for the purpose of advancing the philately of the oil, natural gas and petrochemical industries. Since that time more than 600 members from approximately 40 countries all around the globe have joined our organization. To read on click here

World Postal Museums

We've taken a personal look at various worldwide postal museums, some of which are detailed in the feature here. The Postal Museum in London is a new museum, which replaces the long closed National Postal Museum. This is the only Postal Museum in the world to feature a ride on anything like "Mail Rail". To read on click here

Exploring London's Gas Lights

This is a seven kilometre walk around central London that takes you to see some of the 1,500 gas lights still being used and visits the location of the original London gas works of 200 years ago, as well as highlighting the various point of interest that you see on the way.

It’s not widely known, but there are still about 1,500 gas lamps operating in London. The lamps burn a tiny pilot light continuously, but at dusk the timers fitted move a lever, which opens a valve to open the gas supply, which lights up the mantles. To read on click here

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