L = Liverpool Special

The Controller of the Liverpool District did not like the First National Standard pillar boxes introduced in 1859 and campaigned hard for a box for Liverpool of his own design, completely at odds with the idea of a National Standard box. Eventually he was permitted to order six boxes for his city incorporating his design ideas. The Liverpool Specials were basically modified Standard boxes but were surmounted by an impressive crown.
The Letter Box Study Group
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The Controller of the Liverpool District did not like the First National Standard pillar boxes introduced in 1859 and campaigned hard for a box for Liverpool of his own design, completely at odds with the idea of a National Standard box. Eventually he was permitted to order six boxes for his city incorporating his design ideas. The Liverpool Specials were basically modified Standard boxes but were surmounted by an impressive crown.