Old Letter Boxes - Shire Album S. 188 (Paperback)
  • Old Letter Boxes - Shire Album S. 188 (Paperback)

Old Letter Boxes - Shire Album S. 188 (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 30/03/2000
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Pillar boxes were first introduced into Britain at the instigation of Anthony Trollope, the novelist, who was also a Post Office surveyor. Although many letter boxes are ordinary, some types, such as those that survive from the 1850s, are understandably rare. This book describes and illustrates some of those from the Channel Islands, where pillar boxes were first introduced in 1852, to Scotland, which has had its own design of letter boxes since the Queen's accession in 1952, and from the heart of London to the depths of rural Wales and the Irish Republic.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780747804468

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“A really useful guide”

The history of letter boxes is fascinating and this brief introduction in a handy sized book is ideal for carrying around whilst searching out early examples many of which can still be found in use today.

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16th March 2012
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