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    Posted: 06 July 2024 at 10:24
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Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

Twelve of these early Victorian pillar boxes survive in use, of which three are in Malvern. We happened to pass one of these on a family visit this week.


Eight of the twelve have a vertical aperture - the three in Malvern and the one Howard and I visited on the way to the Birmingham DM are the only four with the later, horizontal slot.
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Twelve of these early Victorian pillar boxes survive in use, of which three are in Malvern. We happened to pass one of these on a family visit this week.



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Another example of a letterbox topper - this one near Radio Oxford in Summertown:


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A double box plastered with stickers asking, 'Ble mae'r Gymraeg' or 'Where's the Welsh?', though as far as I could see the posting times etc. were in both languages.


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A well spotted situation where old (letterbox) and new (the step) are captured in one frame. TFS Howard
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French letterbox with Dutch user

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Time again for an orange Dutch letterbox:

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Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

Who knew about the stolen postbox market! Thanks, Phil.


They seem to come in spates in different parts of the country - article
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Who knew about the stolen postbox market! Thanks, Phil.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2024 at 11:50
Probably the oldest post box on UK streets - Plymouth. The design of this one dates back to 1853, the year pillar boxes furst appeared on UK streets, and it's the earlist known variant of the design. However, it is no longer in use and has been painted green, which was the colour used for a decade or two in the 1860s/70s.

Hoaward_S has noted that I don't say where my post box pictures are taken - this is habitual because rarer boxes are attractive to thieves - even pillar boxes have been stolen. I have plenty of pictures of posts that used to hold the smaller 'lamp' boxes. The Royal Mail used to sell old boxes, so there are plenty around, making stolen boxes hard to trace on the used market. As dealers are asking £1,000s per box they make an attractive target for to the unscrupulous.

However, this one is unique and in a pretty well protected within a private development, so I reckon its safe enough.


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Edited by Phil Wood - 14 January 2024 at 16:50
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