Α Post Horn from the postal collection of the Philatelic and Postal Museum (PPM 166)

The post horn is one of the most iconic objects in postal history and constitutes the emblem, or part of the emblem, of many postal organizations.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, the distribution of correspondence was mainly done on foot or by carriages. Postmen or drivers used it to announce their arrival with the post horns. In Greece, the usage of post horn officially ended in the late 1970s.

The post horn was made of copper or bronze.