United States OFFICIAL
POSTAL GUIDES

First Series - 1874 to 1879
Originally digitized by the APRL in a joint effort between the APRL, the USPS Library and Tony Wawrukiewicz of the Postal Bulletin Consortium.

The present volumes were edited and formatted by Mike Ludeman and Don Denman.  All files on this page are fully searchable.

For access to other major USPOD publications, the Daily Postal Bulletins, and the Postal Laws & Regulations, in a fully searchable format, please visit the Postal Bulletin Consortium.

The USPOD Official Postal Guide was initially published in 1874 and continued in regular publication through the end of 1955. This publication was published regularly in both the monthly and quarterly frequency formats, and was also provided to every post office and postmaster. For most years, there was an annual volume published in January or July, followed by eleven monthly issues, which summarized the significant features which had appeared in the Daily Postal Bulletin.

Downloadable PDF files of the Official Postal Guides are available below. An Introduction which decribes the organization of these files with additional details is available here.

Note: many of these files are quite large, your download times depend upon your internet connection speeds.

First Series - Oct 1874 to Jul 1879

1874 October
Quarterly

1875 January
Quarterly
1875 April
Quarterly
1875 July
Quarterly
1875 October
Quarterly

1876 January
Quarterly
1876 April
Quarterly
1876 July
Quarterly
1876 October
Quarterly

1877 January
Quarterly
1877 April
Quarterly
1877 July
Quarterly
1877 October
Quarterly

1878 January
Quarterly
1878 April
Quarterly
1878 July
Quarterly
1878 October
Quarterly

1879 January
Quarterly
1879 April
Quarterly
1879 July
Quarterly