The first post box with the CIIIR cipher of the new king entered service at 8.00am today (12th July). The box was unveiled on the High Street, Great Cambourne, by pupils from The Vine Inter-Church Primary School in Upper Cambourne and HM Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Mrs Julie Spence OBE CStJ QPM. The pupils posted the… Read More

The Letter Box Study Group has added a “Beginner’s Letter Boxes” booklet to the Welcome Pack that new Members receive when joining. It explains how to spot some key characteristics which will help them identify some of the many types of letter box they may encounter. Designed to get new Members started in the hobby,… Read More

All UK kings and queens since the postbox was introduced in 1852 have had their royal cipher displayed on postboxes installed during their reign. But getting a postbox ready for a new monarch is not always straightforward! Edward VIII boxes were still being installed in early 1937, and then his father George V’s cipher had… Read More

Chelsea Flower Show 3

To coincide with the return of the Chelsea Flower Show after two years due to the Covid pandemic Royal Mail has put together a display at the Hackett store on Sloane Street in London.  It features a letter being posted into a crown-topped postbox, all beautifully made from flowers.  It can be seen here:… Read More

LBSG achieves Charitable Status

The Letter Box Study Group has made a successful application to become a charity and has been given the Registered Charity Number 1198577 by the Charity Commission.  Having charitable status adds weight and authority to our voice when dealing with other organisations, as well as giving us options that are only available to charities for… Read More

Valentine's Post Box

Royal Mail has unveiled a ‘Valentine’s post box’ in the aptly named village of Lover in Wiltshire.  The romantically-designed post box has been adorned with a selection of hearts and will remain decorated until the end of February for lovers to visit and send their post from. The post box in Lover is an example… Read More