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How rare are Victorian post boxes?
There are about 11,500 postboxes in the UK, and nearly all of them have a royal cypher embossed on the front. Over half carry the emblem of the Queen, “EIIR”; there are a surprisingly large number of boxes from Victoria’s reign – ones with a spidery “VR” cypher make up 6 per cent.
What colour were Victorian post boxes?
What does a Victorian post box look like?
This red and black model – and the smaller Type B – were the first to combine a cylindrical body with a convex circular lid – a design still familiar to us today.