Sunday, 13 September 2009

Stamps mark 200 years of letterboxes

The brands, which today is operated by the Royal Mail four different types of The stamps, since the original Wakefield are hung on the walls or in

Two hundred years of history mailbox is marked today with the theme of a series of four new postage stamps. The oldest field is believed that was the first official collection point in Britain, on the wall hung a post office in Wakefield in 1809.

The 1st Class Stamp released today shows a model from the reign of George V in London by WT Allen & Co occupation from 1933 to 1936, he notes, in use, Cookham Rise, near Maidenhead, Berkshire. Boxes of the date of the grandfather are the Queen, after the allotments under the auspices of the current monarch, the most numerous.

The table with the data 56p stamp of the first decade of the 20th Century and the reign of Edward VII with white enamel plaque on the front, is one of the best known of the rarest varieties mailbox. Ludlow is well known, according to James Ludlow and Sons, the company that some of the first of its kind is made of the case, the example of the stamp 56p Bodiam, East Sussex.

81p bears the stamp of the oldest of the four fields of the sample, and it is rare, if they intend on a wall of their designers that they should be attached to a lamppost are fitted. Table 1896 - one of 300 different models introduced in the last 200 years - is the figure of Queen Victoria and comes from near Hythe, Kent. The 90p stamp shows a picture of Elizabeth II in 1962 or 1963, and in Slaithwaite, near Huddersfield.

There are about 114,000 post boxes in use in Britain. The brands, which now show by the Royal Mail four different types, like the original Wakefield, or hung on the walls. Pillar and other varieties of telegraph poles or posts, not shown, attached. Not represented, are also rare British mailboxes from the reign of Edward VIII, who abdicated Shortly after his accession in 1936. Also omitted is an example that brings the encryption system elegantly curved his brother George VI.

The use of wall boxes, as a cheaper alternative to the fields in the column, when added to standard designs, the models introduced began to appear after 1857th Installing a new wall mailboxes no longer in the year 1980, with most smaller banks will be placed on the black poles.

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