Post Magazine celebrates 180th birthday

the magazine that shook up insurance

This weekend Post Magazine celebrated its 180th birthday given the first issue appeared on Saturday 25 July 1840.

This was just seven months after the introduction of the Penny Post and was the first publication anywhere in the world to be sent by post – hence its name.

Ever since the first edition of Post, its 21 known editors have charted the development of the insurance industry without a break, publishing approaching 9000 issues with many hundreds of supplements and special editions along the way.

To read more about the history of the title you can read this article, 180 years of Post: The magazine that shook up insurance.



This was part of a 180 anniversary series Post has put together called Events That Shook Up Insurance. To read the other articles click on the links below.

180 years: Hurricanes in history

180 Years of Post: Corporate collapses

180 years of Post: Tackling arson

180 years of Post: Insuring the film industry

180 years of Post: War in the 20th century and the impact on the insurance market

180 years of Post: War and terrorism

180 Years of Post - The history of direct insurance in the UK: How Direct Line and Churchill took on the establishment and ended up as merger partners


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