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Sunday, April 01, 2007

April Theme Day - a Public Post Box



This month's wordwide theme is a public post box. I was going to show you the Mount Pleasant Sorting Office post box, where you used to be able to post aletter up to midnight to arrive the next day. Unfortunately, the modernisers got there before me, and the only late box is now in Trafalgar Square. So here is one dating from 1866, behind Chelsea Hospital.

Why not click around the world.....1 (London (UK) ) -2 (Grenoble (France) ) -3 (Rotterdam (Netherlands) ) -4 (Greenville SC (USA) ) -5 (Hyde (UK) ) -6 (Villigen (Switzerland) ) -7 (Albuquerque NM (USA) ) -8 (Mazatlan (Mexico) ) -9 (Montréal (Canada) ) -10 (Stayton OR (USA) ) -11 (Shanghai (China) -Jing ) -12 (Arradon (France) ) -13 (Sequim WA (USA) ) -14 (Newcastle upon Tyne (England) ) -15 (Seattle WA (USA) -Kim ) -16 (Bastia (Corse) ) -17 (Minneapolis MN (USA) ) -18 (Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) ) -19 (Joplin MO (USA) ) -20 (Sharon, CT (USA) ) -21 (Cottage Grove MN [USA] ) -22 (Houston, TX (USA) -Candice & Megan ) -23 (Singapore - by Keropokman. ) -24 (Guelph, ON (Canada) ) -25 (Menton (France) ) -26 (Monte Carlo, Monaco ) -27 (Naples, FL (USA) ) -28 (Kyoto (Japan) ) -29 (Tokyo (Japan) ) -30 (Aliso Viejo, CA (USA) ) -31 (Cape Town (South Africa) ) -32 ( Jakarta (Indonesia) ) -33 (Kitakami (Japan) ) -34 (Tel Aviv (Israel) ) -35 (Vantaa(Finland) ) -36 (Guadalajara (Mexico) ) -37 (Auckland (New Zealand) ) -38 (Nelson (New Zealand) ) -39 (Tuzla (B&H) ) -40 (Brussels (Belgium) ) -41 (Anderson, SC (USA) ) -42 (Lubbock, TX (USA) ) -43 (John, Melbourne, (Australia) ) -44 (Stavanger (Norway) ) -45 (Tenerife (Spain) ) -46 (Stockholm (Sweden) ) -47 (Boston, MA (USA) ) -48 (Not Strictly Seattle, Susan ) -49 (New York City, (USA), Ming the Merciless ) -50 (Paris [Eric], (France) ) -51 (Ampang (Selangor) ) -52 (Sydney (Nathalie) Australia ) -53 (ailea , HI (USA) ) -54 (Manila (Philippines) ) -55 (Sydney (Sally) Australia ) -56 (Cork (Ireland) ) -57 (Saarbrücken (Germany) ) -58 (Saint Paul MN (USA) by Carol ) -59 (San Diego, CA (USA) ) -60 (Mexico [POLY], (Mexico) ) -61 (Budapest (Hungary) ) -62 (Singapore (Singapore by Zannnie) ) -63 (Madrid [Dsole] (Spain) ) -64 (Nottingham (England) ) -65 (Bandung (Indonesia) ) -66 (London - Jonemo (UK)) -

posted by Ham at 00:02 -- Comments here: 30

Comments on "April Theme Day - a Public Post Box"

 

Blogger Gerald England said ... (23:49) : 

that's a quaint old begger

 

Blogger Keropok Man said ... (00:48) : 

Wow. This mailbox dates back so long ago! It is still standing too!

 

Blogger Kate said ... (01:50) : 

19th Century mailbox--not bad!!

 

Anonymous denton said ... (03:53) : 

1866 is very impressive. I asked an official today where the oldest post office in my home town was and the one they pointed me toward had been converted into a restaurant.

 

Blogger edwin s said ... (04:59) : 

I agree with Gerald. It's a quaint old bugger. Looks like a pagoda as well.

 

Blogger Ben said ... (08:03) : 

I like old post box except the very small entry.
I checked the larger version and find that has great detail. Very nice.

 

Anonymous Helen said ... (08:56) : 

An oldie but a goodie! I like the red color!

 

Anonymous NiC said ... (08:57) : 

I think that's the same as one just round the corner in W'stow village..except that one keeps getting blown up by yobs with fireworks.

 

Blogger Kim said ... (08:58) : 

Love your second choice, Ham! And your angle on that red beauty.
-Kim

 

Blogger Susan said ... (09:02) : 

Looks like a sturdy model, not surprizing that its stood the test of time.

 

Blogger Kuanyin said ... (09:13) : 

Yours looks very traditional! Mine, on the other hand, is very un-traditional. Come see!

 

Blogger alice said ... (10:12) : 

The Queen of the Mailboxes!

 

Blogger Sally said ... (10:56) : 

Love these classic pillar boxes, especially anything "VR". But can any pillar box in the UK really be called "public", owned as they all are by HM QEII ! (I remember last time someone mentioned privatising Royal Mail, I think it was in the Major govt, she said 'We are not amused - hands orrrrfffff - We own it!"

 

Anonymous Lachezar said ... (10:57) : 

Unmistakable, you can't miss them in their bright red, I love British post boxes and telephone booths...

Great choice
Cheers!

 

Blogger Dsole said ... (11:09) : 

oh beautiful and classic red!
I wonder how many people has thrown a letter in that box!

 

Blogger Neorelix said ... (11:50) : 

Although a technological marvel, email just doesn't seem so impressive, when put next to posting a letter at 11.59 pm and for it to arrive for breakfast. Nice shot.

 

Blogger Andreea said ... (11:53) : 

very nice

 

Blogger Bleeding Orange said ... (11:53) : 

It looks like a Japanese pagoda! I've always loved London's red mailboxes but this one is particularly nice.

 

Blogger Eric said ... (11:59) : 

I nice new take on an old subject in London. This theme day wouldn't be the same without LDP's version of the mailbox!

 

Blogger Mandi said ... (13:07) : 

Wow! It's in very good nick. Funny that UK exported loads of their post boxes!

 

Blogger Meg in Nelson said ... (13:29) : 

We have one that looks like this, and it says ER - so it's not much older than 50 years???

 

Blogger Michael said ... (13:31) : 

I agree with Eric. What would a post box theme day be like without London's version.

 

Blogger isabella said ... (14:32) : 

Oldie but goodie! If only this box could talk...the stories we might hear ;-)

 

Anonymous Laurie said ... (15:50) : 

Nice photo! It brings back memories of when I lived in London in 1974. Back then, though, they were warning us to stay away from the mailboxes...

 

Blogger lynn said ... (17:47) : 

I've posted one very similar to this on my site before, Ham! I've totally missed theme day myself but will enjoy going round the world.

 

Blogger Gail's Man said ... (23:51) : 

My local post office has been converted into a Weatherspoon's pub, with a jokey name of The Last Post. Mind you, an up to date large one opened a few years ago down the road.

 

Blogger Jazzy said ... (01:28) : 

i love it, one of the most stylish mailboxes today.

 

Blogger Jenny said ... (02:22) : 

Quite what I imagine a British mailbox to look like!

 

Anonymous santy said ... (02:43) : 

it actually has an asian look. very cool!

 

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