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British Post Boxes

The British Postbox or Letter Box is always red, except in Eire were they are green. They may be all red, but there are many different types and styles. These being Pillar, Wall and Lamp. The lamp design is mainly found on telegraph poles. The first post boxes appeared 1840 when the Royal Mail was formed. The postboxes had the Ciphers of the Head of State. Scottish postboxes now only carry the Scottish Crown

Queen Victoria - 1840 1901
King Edward 7th 1901- 1910
King George 5th 1910 1936
King Edward 8th 1936 abdicated
King George 6th 1936- 1952
Queen Elizabeth II 1952 -

Further information can be found at:

http://postalheritage.org.uk/collections/museum/letterboxes
037a - Elizabeth II - Penrhiwllan Village.
037a - Elizabeth II - Penrhiwllan Village.
001 - Victoria -  (modified aperature) Norfolk -Sheringham station.
001 - Victoria - (modified aperature) Norfolk -Sheringham station.
002 - Victoria - (Penfold design 1872) Pembrokeshire -Tenby, Postbox.
002 - Victoria - (Penfold design 1872) Pembrokeshire -Tenby, Postbox.
003 - Victoria - Bristol -West Mall - Clifton Village.
003 - Victoria - Bristol -West Mall - Clifton Village.
004 - Victoria - Outside Museum of Welsh Life - St Fagans.
004 - Victoria - Outside Museum of Welsh Life - St Fagans.
005 - Victoria - Somerset - Williton - Townsend.
005 - Victoria - Somerset - Williton - Townsend.
006 - Victoria - Southern Ireland - Wexford.
006 - Victoria - Southern Ireland - Wexford.
007 - Edward 7th - Hereford - Main Street.
007 - Edward 7th - Hereford - Main Street.
008 - Edward 7th - Monmouthshire - Grosmont.
008 - Edward 7th - Monmouthshire - Grosmont.
009 - Edward 7th - Bristol - St Augustine's Parade 2.
009 - Edward 7th - Bristol - St Augustine's Parade 2.
010 - Edward 7th - Skegness - Vine Road.
010 - Edward 7th - Skegness - Vine Road.
011 - George 5th - Avoncroft Museum - Telephone and Stamps.
011 - George 5th - Avoncroft Museum - Telephone and Stamps.
012 - George 5th - Cumbria - Horton.
012 - George 5th - Cumbria - Horton.
013 - George 5th - Darlington - Elton Road.
013 - George 5th - Darlington - Elton Road.
014 - George 5th - Darlington - John Fowler Way.
014 - George 5th - Darlington - John Fowler Way.
015 - George 5th - Llanybydder - Post Office.
015 - George 5th - Llanybydder - Post Office.
015a- George 5th - Near Llandysul - on Junction of Capel Dewi road and B4476.
015a- George 5th - Near Llandysul - on Junction of Capel Dewi road and B4476.
016 - George 5th - Sussex - Arundel - New Cut.
016 - George 5th - Sussex - Arundel - New Cut.
017 - George 5th - Wrexham - Chirk Castle.
017 - George 5th - Wrexham - Chirk Castle.
018 - Edward 8th - Skenfrith Old Post Office - painted black and out of use.
018 - Edward 8th - Skenfrith Old Post Office - painted black and out of use.
019 - Edward 8th - Somerset -Triscombe.
019 - Edward 8th - Somerset -Triscombe.
020 - Edward 8th -Somerest - Near Crowcombe Heathfield Station.
020 - Edward 8th -Somerest - Near Crowcombe Heathfield Station.
021 - George 6th - Cheshire - Astbury - Dodds Lane.
021 - George 6th - Cheshire - Astbury - Dodds Lane.
022 - George 6th - Cumbria - Cockermouth - St Helens Street.
022 - George 6th - Cumbria - Cockermouth - St Helens Street.
023 - George 6th - Cumbria - Penrith - Middlegate.
023 - George 6th - Cumbria - Penrith - Middlegate.
024 - George 6th - Herefordshire - Hay on Wye - Castle Street.
024 - George 6th - Herefordshire - Hay on Wye - Castle Street.
025 - George 6th - Llandyfriog - Main Road.
025 - George 6th - Llandyfriog - Main Road.
026 - George 6th - Somerset - Bishops Lydeard Station.
026 - George 6th - Somerset - Bishops Lydeard Station.
027 - George 6th - Somerset - Dunster - Post Office.
027 - George 6th - Somerset - Dunster - Post Office.
028 - Elizabeth II  - Herefordshire- Wormbridge.
028 - Elizabeth II - Herefordshire- Wormbridge.
029 - Elizabeth II - Bedfordshire - Leighton Buzzard  - PO in Pulford Road.
029 - Elizabeth II - Bedfordshire - Leighton Buzzard - PO in Pulford Road.
030 - Elizabeth II - Bedfordshire - Leighton Buzzard - PO in Pulford Road.
030 - Elizabeth II - Bedfordshire - Leighton Buzzard - PO in Pulford Road.
031 - Elizabeth II - Carmarthen - Bronwydd Road.
031 - Elizabeth II - Carmarthen - Bronwydd Road.
032 - Elizabeth II - Carmarthen - Francis Terrace.
032 - Elizabeth II - Carmarthen - Francis Terrace.
033 - Elizabeth II - Cumbria - Penrith Post Office.
033 - Elizabeth II - Cumbria - Penrith Post Office.
034 - Elizabeth II - Cumbria -Patterdale PO.
034 - Elizabeth II - Cumbria -Patterdale PO.
035 - Elizabeth II - Lincoln - High Street .
035 - Elizabeth II - Lincoln - High Street .
036 - Elizabeth II - Skenfrith Village - Monmouthshire.
036 - Elizabeth II - Skenfrith Village - Monmouthshire.
037 - Elizabeth II -Devon - Bollham Village.
037 - Elizabeth II -Devon - Bollham Village.
038 - Non Standard - Herefordshire -Hay on Wye - Post Office.
038 - Non Standard - Herefordshire -Hay on Wye - Post Office.
039 - Non Standard - Sussex - Arundel - Post Office.
039 - Non Standard - Sussex - Arundel - Post Office.