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Edward VIII Postbox — The Holy Grail   9 comments

Edward VIII postbox Worcester and me s

Right.  So, this was the thing I came to Worcester for, the Holy Grail to post box enthusiasts — an Edward VIII postbox, one of only 161 left nationwide.  I was deathly ill the day before the Isle of Wight Marathon so the run I did to loosen up ruined me with regard to seeking out the one in Sandown a few miles from my hotel.

So, that’s the last one.  Sigh.  I’ve really enjoyed the postbox search; what next…what next?

 

Another interesting postbox   1 comment

1980 K pillar letter box

There are a bunch of these postboxes around that look like unexploded ordnance, but I am still most fond of the ones I think of as more traditional (see the original post).  This one, on Victoria Road in Swindon, tells a bit of the story of the K Pillar letter box:

1980 K pillar letter box marking

 

 

Posted 2013/05/28 by Drunken Bunny in tourism

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Postboxes   6 comments

Update 2012-12-15:  Added two photos to this entry and changed posting date to now.  The new ones are one for George V (GR without a numeral) and a much more ornate Victoria postbox, both in my neighbourhood.  Hoping to ‘stumble upon’ an Edward VIII, rare due to short tenure before abdication, but if needs must I have a list of a number of these

Update 2013-05-28: K Pillar on Victoria Road, Swindon for a modern version.

Update 2013-07-27: Bees invade post box in Sketty.

Update 2014-11-30:  Complete suit…I picked up an Edward the VIII in Worcester to complete my set.

Update 2017-05-18: Cypherless post box in Hull.  Yikes! What other strange permutations might there be?

Until a few weeks ago I had never paid attention to postboxes and assumed that all were cast with the E2R emblem representing the queen, Elizabeth II Regina.  It is also on police and military emblems and notary marks.  Looking out the window while stuck at a traffic signal I spotted one with GR on the side (actually G6R, for George VI Rex).  In the next week I found one for Victoria Regina and another for Edward VII Rex a few dozen meters from the lab:

Victoria's postbox at corner of Park and South Parks Roads, Oxford

Victoria’s postbox at corner of Park and South Parks Roads, Oxford

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More ornate lettering on this Victoria box sited on Beatrice Street, Swindon

More ornate lettering on this Victoria box sited on Beatrice Street, Swindon

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Edward's postbox on Mansfield Road, Oxford

Edward VII’s postbox on Mansfield Road, Oxford

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George V postboxes don't have a numeral.  This one is on Ferndale Road, Swindon

George V postboxes don’t have a numeral. This one is on Ferndale Road, Swindon

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George's postbox in Notton, Wiltshire

George VI’s postbox in Notton, Wiltshire

Posted 2012/12/15 by Drunken Bunny in tourism

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