Old Letter Boxes, Paperback

Old Letter Boxes Paperback

Part of the Shire Album S. series



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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 40 pages, colour and b&w illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Architecture
  • ISBN: 9780747804468


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