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Edward VIII Postboxes

There were, according to Bexley Council Strategic Planning and Regeneration Department, 271 letter boxes made during the short reign of Edward VIII. Of these, "161 were pillar boxes, 6 were wall boxes and the remaining 104 were Ludlow boxes for use at sub-post offices. All except 76 of the Ludlow boxes bore the cipher of Edward VIII." It concludes that "only about 130 letter boxes cast in 1936 still bear the cipher of Edward VIII, all being pillar boxes". But where are they?

Here is a list of the ones that I know about, with links to photos and sources and so on:

That's 57 so far. Know of any more? Have better information or picture? Then please feel free to email me! If it's not listed here, I don't know if there's one in your town I'm afraid.

Wikimedia has a picture of a door of an EVIIIR pillar box from the Colne Valley Postal History Museum. One page on Letter Boxes says that "There are no Edward VIII boxes in Warwickshire." A comment from G.P.O. Pillar Box History that I like: "Those installed during the brief reign of Edward VIII had the doors bearing his Insignia replaced, although some do remain as a challenge for the devout enthusiasts."

Sean B. Palmer, 2007-10-16