Membership Application for under 13 year olds

Membership currently costs £29 p.a. for the UK. To apply for membership, please complete the following form including the parental consent checkbox . Then click on the Submit button. You will shortly receive an e-mail giving you details of where to send your membership fee.

Coronavirus: Membership remains open, but given the current situation there may be a delay before you receive your membership Welcome Pack.  We will do our best to get this to you as soon as we can.

    Payment can be made by bank transfer in sterling or by cheque drawn on a UK bank in sterling following instructions in confirmation email. Annual renewal is due 1st June each year.

    If I live overseas (from the UK) I agree to pay extra postage as follows: £11.00 Europe, £17.00 Air Mail 1, £21 Air Mail 2, £17 Air Mail 3, £10.00 Surface Mail rest of world

    Alternatively, download the application form and return it to The Secretary, The Letter Box Study Group, 7 Bow Close, NEWPORT, TF10 7GR, UK.


    Introduced in 1980, the Type K Pillar Box was designed by Tony Gibbs and reverted to the familiar cylindrical shape, following unsuccessful trials with rectangular shaped boxes. Its design was seen as ultra-modern at the time, and was intended to be the letter box of the future; in service a design flaw with the hinging of the door led to frequent and costly repairs, and after only twenty years in production a return to the traditional style of Pillar Box was made.


    • Name: Type K Pillar Box
    • Manufacturer: Lion, Carron, Carronade, Abbot and Machan
    • Introduced: 1980
    • Construction: cast iron
    • Height: 63 inches
    • Width: 19¼ inches
    • LBSG type number: PB1048, PB1048Sc
    • Total in LBSG records: 4,722