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    Posted: 01 October 2022 at 08:55
A big George V wall box being emptied - these trolleys are used around the town's pedestrianised area.

Collecting the mail.

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A nice new(ish) box in St Gingolph

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Here is a rare, probably unique, set in Windsor a few yards from the Castle. On the left is a stamp dispenser; these have not been used for a long time - you still find them around, often in walls where it's easier to leave them and just paint over them. In the middle is a Type A box from the recently ended reign of Elizabeth II - still in use. On the right is a George V era (1910-36) Type B box with a double 'collection plate holder'; this, and the blue paint, indicate that it was an airmail box (I think this may be the only example outside of a museum).

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Two gold painted UK Type K boxes commemorating the gold medal won at the 2012 Olympics by rower, Pete Reid. I think he has the most boxes painted in this way. One is in London, near where he was living, the other three are in his home town/village of Nailsworth in Gloucestershire. This pair are in the main street.

Olympic boxes.

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An older letterbox at the Openluchtmuseum, Arnhem, The Netherlands

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A letterbox in Toulouse full of graffiti/stickers, but still in use.




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The 1960 Dutch two-slot letterbox at the Openluchtmuseum, Arnhem, The Netherlands

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Old and new in Melbourne, Australia.
The Victorian era cast iron model clearly a carry over/import from the Mother Country. I remember some of them did carry the VR (Queen Victoria), E vii R (King Edward VII), G v R, G vi R (Kings George V and VI) and finally E ii R (Queen Elizabeth II) castings. Back then it was the Postmaster-General's Department, GPO and Royal Mail. In 1975 it became a Corporation and renamed Australia Post. The remaining cast iron pillar boxes are sealed off and unused - perhaps kept as part of heritage streetscape?

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Thatís splendid, Pieter, especially the address.

Iím familiar with Dutch traditions about the sint and Iím not surprised to see them echoed in Flanders. Do the Walloons do this too?
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A Belgian letterbox, specifically dressed up for your letters to Santa


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It seems to me that the French got rid of their monarchy far too soon. How can we tell what kind of boite we are looking at?


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Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

Two pleasing and contrasting scenes of boxes in the countryside. Phil's at first glance seems to be floating, the red line to the right gives away its well camouflaged post. Howard's features the kind of stone wall often seen near me.


It's not a wall, the box was attached to a telegraph pole. When the pole became redundant they just cut it off above the post box. The red lines are the big U-bolt/bracket thingies that attach box to post.

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Two pleasing and contrasting scenes of boxes in the countryside. Phil's at first glance seems to be floating, the red line to the right gives away its well camouflaged post. Howard's features the kind of stone wall often seen near me.
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