During the brief reign of Edward VIII, before his abdication in 1936, it is reported that a total of 271 letter boxes were made. After the abdication, wall boxes that bore his royal cipher had their doors replaced with ones bearing the cipher of George VI, but the doors on pillar boxes, for some reason, were left alone and can be found on the streets today. Enamel plates on Ludlow boxes were changed, but one box, in Suffolk, was overlooked.