Saturday, 2 October 2010


I don't know that these really need much explanation. Letter boxes in doors (two from France) and letter boxes (post boxes) where you leave your letters for collection.

In my enthusiasm for old doors I find I have several letter boxes. This one was in Canterbury where a house was being renovated.

The Royal cipher, GR, shows that his wall box is a George V 1910-1936 box.

From France, a letter box in a red door.

This one is a Victorian letter box at the historic dockyard in Gloucester.  I don't know whether it applies in this case, but some of the older boxes have been listed in the same way as protected buildings.

Finally, from France, a letter box in a very old door.  Letter boxes in doors are very common in the UK but much less so in France.

I'm tempted to go into details about the different types of post box: pillar boxes, wall boxes, lamp boxes, but I think I'll stop while the going is good.

This is yet another very late entry for this week's Photo Hunt.  Visit TNchick's site where you can find more people who have joined in at a more reasonable time.

PS Part of the reason I'm so late posting is because it's taking me at least three times as long to create a post because of some Blogger problems: uploading pictures takes forever and line or paragraph spacing goes crazy at the drop of a hat.
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  1. What a great take on the theme. These all make such charming photographs. I especially love the last one.

  2. Better late than never -- beautiful photos, A. Re the Georgian and Victorian letter boxes: They look like they're still in use. If so, that's pretty cool. :)

  3. You're right...we were thinking along the same lines, but I like your letter boxes so much more than the ones I posted.

  4. Beautiful letter boxes!! nice take on the theme.
    It was difficult to leave comments yesterday too...
    Enjoy your weekend!

  5. Thanks, everyone!

    @Maboe, thanks for your visit!

    @Carver, I think the last is my favourite too. I'm very fond of old wood. :)

    @YTSL, yes they are still in use. In fact the nearest one to me is Georgian, though not that particular one.

    @Janice, that's kind of you to say. I liked yours very much. :)

    @Mar, thanks. I hadn't been aware of the comments problem too. Blogger is having a difficult time at the moment it seems.

  6. Beautiful photos of beautifully designed letterboxes!

  7. I'm so glad you stuck through it! Oh, I would love to own an historic home... but the hubby is not too pleased with the idea...

  8. gee, the letter boxes i've seen here are quite ordinary compared to the ones you've shown. I surely like the last one..with a girl's head on the holder. very nice.

  9. Very creative and artistic boxes. Love your shots.

  10. A, similar thoughts to mine. I originally picked my image for the address "letters" on the lid of one of the mail boxes.

    Yours go that one step further - well done!

  11. Nice one! Thanks for dropping by last week.


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