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Victorian Post Boxes
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To locate and waymark UK Victorian Post Boxes.
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Wikipedia says:
"In the UK, a pillar box is a free-standing post box where mail is deposited to be collected by the Royal Mail and forwarded to the addressee."

In Britain the first pillar boxes were erected in Jersey in 1852. In 1853 the first pillar box on the mainland was erected at Botchergate, Carlisle. During the next four years each District Surveyor chose his own design and manufacturer of pillar boxes. It was agreed that from 1859 a single style of pillar box would be introduced for the whole country and in 1866 J.W. Penfold was commissioned to design a new standard pillar box.

Roadside wall boxes first appeared in 1857 as a cheaper alternative to pillar boxes, especially in rural districts. Lamp Boxes were first used in 1897 based on the U.S.A's pattern and was intended to be used where there was not a convenient wall or where the volume of postings did not justify a wall box. In 1887 boxes were cast with the wording Post Office and the VR cipher which stands for Victoria Regina, after Queen Victoria. Since then all boxes have the cipher of the current monarch. Early post boxes without the VR were known as “Anonymous boxes”.

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Instructions for Posting a Victorian Post Boxes Waymark:
Post boxes must be within the UK, and have been or still are used for commercial purposes, and be situated in a place with public access. Any type of post box will be accepted providing they are from the Victorian era (1837 – 1901). Post boxes in museums will be accepted providing they are Victorian. Only one waymark per museum, details of the museum must be given. Replicas of Victorian Postboxes will be accepted, these boxes must be titled as follows:

REPLICA – Placename Postbox, Town, County

If known give details of when the box was placed.

Two photos must be provided, one close-up of the post box including the VR cipher in the picture and one of the general area, which should include the post box.

Be aware that fake post boxes are now on sale. These poor Chinese copies can have the necessary VR but lack the correct postal collection details. Often found in private collections.

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This Victorian post box is in excellent condition.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/4/2015

last visited: never

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Victorian Post BoxesVictorian postbox, High Street, St John's, Antigua

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An unexpected find in a former British colony!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sTeamTraen

location: Antigua and Barbuda

date approved: 3/19/2015

last visited: never

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Victorian Post BoxesVictorian post box - Portman Road - Ipswich, Suffolk

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Victorian pillar box on Portman Road, Ipswich.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/24/2015

last visited: never

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Victorian Post BoxesREPLICA - Victorian Pillar Box - St Peter's Street/Silent Street - Ipswich, Suffolk

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Attractive replica Victorian pillar box which appeared fairly recently on this corner. Apparently several years ago it was one of them new-fangled 'modern'-type post boxes with rounded-off corners. The latter has been removed.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/23/2015

last visited: never

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Victorian Post BoxesVictorian Post Box on Belmont in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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This Victorian Post Box is located on Belmont in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GCMTWood

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/15/2015

last visited: never

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Victorian Post BoxesVictorian Post Box on Abbey Foregate in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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This Victorian Post Box is located on Abbey Foregate in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GCMTWood

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/15/2015

last visited: never

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Victorian Post BoxesVictorian Post Box - Upper Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, UK

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In the wall along a property on the main road through Lydbrook this post box can be seen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/7/2015

last visited: never

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Victorian Post BoxesWall box, Rotherfield, E Sussex, England

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A wall box in a small brick pillar south of the village of Rotherfield

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Sieni

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/26/2015

last visited: never

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Victorian Post BoxesVictorian Post Box - Gissing, Norfolk

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Victorian post box in the village of Gissing.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/9/2015

last visited: never

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Victorian Post BoxesVictorian Post Box - Cranford St Andrew, Northamptonshire

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Victorian post box on St Andrew's Lane, Cranford St Andrew.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/29/2014

last visited: never

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Victorian Post BoxesWall box, Queens Arms, Cowden Kent, UK

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A wall box on the Queens Arms pub in Cowden.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Sieni

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/16/2014

last visited: never

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Victorian Post BoxesVictorian Post Box, A40 - Llanhamlach, Breconshire

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Along the main road is this Victorian post box.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/11/2014

last visited: never

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Victorian Post BoxesVictorian Pillar Box, The Struet - Brecon, Powys

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Another Victorian pillar box in Brecon can be found here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/11/2014

last visited: never

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Victorian Post BoxesVictorian Pillar Box, High Street & Ship Street - Brecon, Powys

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This is a Victorian pillar box in good condition in Brecon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/11/2014

last visited: never

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Victorian Post BoxesVictorian Pillar Box, Watton and Charles Street - Brecon, Powys

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Here is a Victorian pillar box.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/11/2014

last visited: never

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Victorian Post BoxesWickham Bishop's Victorian Post Box, Church Road, Wickham Bishops, Essex.

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A W T Allen box in good condition.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/11/2014

last visited: never

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Victorian Post BoxesVictorian Post Box - Upton Bishop, Herefordshire

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Victorian post box in the boundary wall of a private dwelling near St John the Baptist church, Upton Bishop.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/27/2014

last visited: never

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Victorian Post BoxesVictorian Post Box, St Nicholas' Church - Little Saxham, Suffolk

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Victorian Post Box in perimeter wall of St Nicholas' church, Little Saxham

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/18/2014

last visited: never

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Victorian Post BoxesNeen Savage, Shropshire, England

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Wall mounted Victorian letterbox.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The_Senior_Crabbes

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/24/2014

last visited: never

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Victorian Post BoxesVictorian Post Box -- Lake Havasu City AZ

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One of two Victorian Post Boxes in the Little London shopping and tourist area along the London Bridge in Lake Havasu City AZ

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arizona

date approved: 9/5/2014

last visited: 8/6/2014

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Victorian Post BoxesVictorian Post Box - Dalby Road, Dalby, Isle of Man

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A wall mounted Victorian Post Box No.167 Dalby

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dreeder75

location: Isle of Man

date approved: 9/2/2014

last visited: never

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Victorian Post BoxesVictorian Post Box - Friars Street, Sudbury, Suffolk

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Victorian post box situated on Friars Street, Sudbury

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/2/2014

last visited: never

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Victorian Post BoxesWall box, Main Road, Knockholt, Kent

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A box mounted in a flint wall in the village of Knockholt.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Sieni

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/24/2014

last visited: 8/27/2014

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Victorian Post BoxesVictorian Pillar Box - Monmouth, Gwent, Wales.

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A very ornate hexagonal Victorian Pillar Box - Located on an open plaza in front of the Shire Hall, Monmouth, Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/23/2014

last visited: 1/17/2015

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Victorian Post BoxesVictorian Post Box - Sutton Valence, Kent.

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A wall mounted Victorian Post Box in the village of Sutton Valence, Kent. ME17 3AP

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MeerRescue

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/21/2014

last visited: never

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