The leading authority on British letter boxes welcomes Royal Mail’s new  commitment to maintain and increase the number of postal collection points. The Letter Box Study Group (LBSG) today gave qualified approval of Royal Mail’s decision to change its operating procedures in a way that should assure the future of hundreds – perhaps thousands –… Read More


Chelthenham's Rare Penfold Post Boxes

“How often do you give a second thought about the pillar box you use when you go to post a letter? People putting mail in one of a handful of old letter boxes in Cheltenham may not be aware of their historical significance. The town is home to eight “rare” original Victorian… Click here for… Read More


Our Chairman took a film crew from the predominant Chinese state television broadcaster into a typical British city centre to talk about the how the British love their red letter boxes. “There’s a massive campaign quite often if there’s any suggestion of removing a letter box…” Watch the broadcast… Read More


BBC

We provided the BBC’s flagship magazine programme (average daily viewers: 5 million) with a package of research, pictures, information and background material for a piece about the trials and tribulations of the first Queen Elizabeth II letter boxes in Scotland.… Read More


Royal Mail

“The Letter Box Study Group has for many years recorded details of British and overseas letter boxes and publishes a very well produced Newsletter as well as other publications and postcards. The current winter newsletter reflects the vitality of this Group…” Click here for the full article.… Read More


“Robert Cole, from the Letter Box Study Group, says: “There is also one in The British Postal Museum Store in Debden, Essex. Altogether that makes three accounted for, but we have no idea where the other four have gone. They could be still in Liverpool, maybe even in someone’s garden. It’s such a shame, because… Read More


“Yet it is still something of a mystery. Now, to mark the anniversary – and in pursuit of its mission to map and measure Britain’s red breasted beauties – The Letter Box Study Group (for it is they) wants to gather stats and stories about the Liverpool Specials: the wheres, whens, whys and whos.” read more… Read More


Postbox Composite

“The Letter Box Study Group (LBSG), which maps sites across the UK, is not just concerned with this postal oddity today, but with the fate of all the boxes. In 2002, Royal Mail undertook to repaint each of its letter boxes every three years. But, according to Andrew Young, chairman of the LBSG, many are… Read More