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Early 20th Century Oak Post Letter Box

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£350.00 £395.00

H: 14cm W: 24cm D: 15cm

A small Edwardian oak post box, the lid with an inset brass posting slot engraved BALGOWAN LETTER BOX, the front with a glass window. Two hand-written labels showing postal times are pinned inside the lid, The lock is operated by its original key.


The box is accompanied by a heavy leather despatch satchel, also engraved BALGOWAN on the front of the link plate, which needs repair.

Dealer stock code: 9992

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Spotlight | Antique Post Boxes

Miniature post boxes were a 'must have' for English aristocracy between 1870 and 1910, and were a regular feature on the reception counters of grand hotels, and the entrance halls of stately homes. Twice a day the footman would be expected to gather the outgoing mail and deliver it to the local post office.

Post boxes came in a variety of forms and designs, were generally in oak, but occasionally mahogany or walnut. Often inspired by architecture, they had varying roof styles and multi-sided or radial forms, usually with lockable glazed doors displaying the collection times.  Particularly notable examples are the rare pillar box and sentry box.

Some post boxes displayed Queen Victoria's royal cypher (VR), signifying the Royal Mail.

Eminent makers of post boxes include Asprey, J.C. Vickery, Thornhill, Army & Navy, and Halstaff & Hannaford.

Image: A Victorian Black Leather Pillar Post Box, circa 1870, with a domed pagoda top