In the early 1980s, when Sunday collections from certain letter boxes was reintroduced the colour yellow was used to mark out Sunday-collection boxes. Sheffield’s boxes had two yellow hoops painted onto the body, Liverpool painted the lids of boxes yellow—but there was no national consistency until circa1998 when newly introduced collection times plates had large… Read More

London Zoo has a pillar box painted in zebra stripes for visitors to use to make donations. Chessington Zoo has one in tiger stripes. Many former Post Office/Royal Mail letter boxes have found their way into private hands, or are now preserved in museums, or displayed by other organisations. If they were once official postal… Read More