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mattash
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16 of 34  Wed 10th Sep 2014 4:04pm  
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I think you can excuse Midland Red as he posted a letter to Coventry in the oldest "Penfold" in the country? Wink
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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17 of 34  Sat 20th Jun 2015 2:20pm  
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Last year, I posted a photo of the oldest post box in the UK This week, I came across one of the newest - a plastic-coated stainless steel lamp box, of which about 200 have so far been introduced around the country
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NormK
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18 of 34  Wed 6th Apr 2016 7:11pm  
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Old postbox at the Victorian Museum, Ironbridge.
Milly rules

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Osmiroid
UK
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19 of 34  Sun 10th Sep 2017 8:59pm  
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Cuckoo Lane Victorian postbox What's going on????????? It has been painted black Sad Edited by member, 10th Sep 2017 10:31 pm
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Derrickarthur
Coventry
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20 of 34  Sun 10th Sep 2017 10:01pm  
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Must be for Blackmail
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Helen F
Warrington
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21 of 34  Sun 10th Sep 2017 10:12pm  
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ROTFL Well done. I'm guessing that it's black because it's no longer a real box.
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Osmiroid
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22 of 34  Sun 10th Sep 2017 10:23pm  
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It was red - Alamy stock photo - but out of use for years though, I've only known is as red until I saw it today. I don't go past that way a lot so don't know when it was painted black.
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pixrobin
Canley
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23 of 34  Sun 10th Sep 2017 11:06pm  
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After leaving school my first job was in the Post Office, but I get fed up of walking the streets. As a young postman we worked either morning shifts or afternoon shifts. On afternoon shifts I collected from that particular box as well as one in Little Park Street and the one at the main GPO in Hertford Street. That would have been 1959/60.
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Derrickarthur
Coventry
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24 of 34  Sun 10th Sep 2017 11:38pm  
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The Rolling Stones might know when it was Painted Black.
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zigzag
cornwall
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25 of 34  Mon 11th Sep 2017 6:15am  
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Maybe they thought it was a door.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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26 of 34  Mon 11th Sep 2017 7:40am  
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Boxes are sealed and painted black when taken out of service
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Osmiroid
UK
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27 of 34  Mon 11th Sep 2017 4:43pm  
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This is a picture I took in October 2006.
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Osmiroid
UK
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28 of 34  Mon 11th Sep 2017 6:16pm  
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If anyone wants to see an Edward VIII box there is one at the A45/Clay Lane junction, Yardley, Birmingham.
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Midland Red
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29 of 34  Sat 16th Sep 2017 11:40am  
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Just returned from a few days on the Isle of Wight (glorious! Thumbs up) with a "full set" of pillar boxes Wink
Victoria : Osborne House
Anonymous : Bonchurch Shute, Ventnor
Edward VII : York Avenue, East Cowes
George V : Victoria Grove, East Cowes
Edward VIII : Melville Street, Sandown
George VI : Main Road, Havenstreet
Elizabeth II : Esplanade, Sandown
On 11th Sep 2017 6:16pm, Osmiroid said: If anyone wants to see an Edward VIII box there is one at the A45/Clay Lane junction, Yardley, Birmingham.
King Edward VIII is the rarest monarch to find on a postbox. As Edward abdicated and was never crowned, only 161 pillar boxes were made during his reign. Many of these were vandalised following Edward's abdication or had their door replaced with a door containing the cypher of a less contentious monarch. The Isle of Wight is exceptional in having two Edward VIII pillar boxes still in active service.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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30 of 34  Sat 16th Sep 2017 11:47am  
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