Literature

The Letter Box Jean Young Farrugia
Centaur Press Ltd., Fontwell, Sussex.
No longer in print, but a copy may be held by your local library

Pillar Boxes Jonathan Glancey
‘Chatto Curiosities of the British Street’ series
ISBN 0 07011-3447 X No longer in print, but a copy may be held by your local library

Street Furniture Henry Aaron
Shire Albums no 47
Available from most good bookstores. Price about £2.25

Old Letter Boxes Martin Robinson
Shire Albums no 188
Available from most good bookshops

A Guide to Rare British Letter Boxes Martin Robinson
No longer in print but a forerunner of ‘Old Letter Boxes’ mentioned above. Copies can be found at book fairs and old book shops, etc.

Vanishing Street Furniture Geoffrey Warren
David and Charles, Newton Abbot
6 pages
ISBN 0 7153 7482 6 No longer in print

First Post Peter Davies and Ben Maile
Quiller Press Ltd., 46 Lillie Road, London SW6 1TN
ISBN 1 870948 43 2 No longer in print £14.95

Pillar to Post Henry Aaron
Frederick Warne, London
ISBN 0 7232 2762 4 No longer in print £10.95

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GEORGE V TYPE B AIRMAIL PILLAR BOX

In 1930 it was decided to erect special Air Mail post boxes to promote the recently introduced Air Mail service. These boxes were painted in a distinctive blue livery with a dark blue AIR MAIL sign attached to the cap. They had a double collection plate, displaying both the Air Mail rates and the times and days of air services. The scheme came to an end in 1938 and the boxes were removed, repainted red, and put back into service elsewhere with new single collection plate holders.

Particulars

  • Name: Type B Airmail Pillar Box
  • Manufacturer: Carron Company
  • Introduced: 1930
  • Construction: cast iron
  • Height: 64 inches
  • Width: 15¼ inches
  • LBSG type number: PB1027/5, PB1027/6
  • Total in LBSG records: 162

 

Type B Air