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Europe/Great Britain : British Letter (POST) boxes

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2010ccg
26 Jun 2015
08:20:05pm
I am putting together a collection of post boxes on UK stamp issues I am looking also for postcards showing pictures of the post boxes. There are many traditional red pillar boxes but if my history is correct the boxes in Ireland were painted green following Irish Independence in 1922 Also I am told that the Isle of Man painted a few gold for the 2012 Olympics. I am looking for a post card/ stamp/or picture showing any of the mentioned history. Can any stamporama member steer me in the correct direction? Thanks
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Bobstamp
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26 Jun 2015
10:40:55pm
re: British Letter (POST) boxes

I found this on-line (in a blog). Nice sheetlet.

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Inverkeilorjohn
27 Jun 2015
02:09:30am
re: British Letter (POST) boxes

Not just the Isle of Man, but all over Britain. I have just walked passed one near the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.

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2010ccg
27 Jun 2015
06:48:19am
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Yes John I was told that there is one just outside the Palace in London...looking for a picture or postcard......... Bobstamp Excellent Irish stamp...Now the search for one is ON!!!!!

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2010ccg
27 Jun 2015
07:30:11am
re: British Letter (POST) boxes

Yes I believe that you are correct....Thanks for all the help...Buck a Cover had a few as well Thankyou Roy

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malcolm197
28 Jun 2015
04:41:29am
re: British Letter (POST) boxes

The Gold post boxes represent all the UK gold winners in the 2012 Olympics/Paralympic Games(Athletes birthplace/home town?).

Googling "UK gold painted postboxes" will bring up ( among other hits) a site showing a map of the locations.

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2010ccg
28 Jun 2015
06:05:03am
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Yes good stuff I found the map...I wonder if there were ever any stamps printed displaying a gold mail pillar box...?

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nl1947
28 Jun 2015
06:22:12am
re: British Letter (POST) boxes

Guernsey issued a miniature gold box sheet in 2013

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2010ccg
28 Jun 2015
07:52:38am
re: British Letter (POST) boxes

awesome.... the postage to Canada is ridiculous....might have to use my US address.. lol... but FOUND ANOTHER ONE!!!!
thankyou for the lead.....

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2010ccg
05 Oct 2015
07:39:54am
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Does anyone out there have an actual photo of a gold pillar box being used that could be posted here on Stamporama?
I have photographs of the red pillar boxes but not a gold one
Thanks

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Guthrum
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05 Oct 2015
08:11:11am
re: British Letter (POST) boxes

There appear to be several gold pillar box images on Google Image, Cheryl, including a Wikimedia Commons one that could be posted here without fear of copyright issue.

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2010ccg
05 Oct 2015
08:46:02am
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Thankyou I shall check that out...My friend from UK who lives in Canada and went home for a visit took a few pictures for me but no gold pillar boxes were nearby

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Charlie2009
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05 Oct 2015
11:14:56am
re: British Letter (POST) boxes

Plenty of Golden ones here !!!
CLICK HERE


(Modified by Moderator on 2015-10-11 08:35:33)

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2010ccg
05 Oct 2015
11:19:16am
re: British Letter (POST) boxes

Thanks but most don`t tell the village/parish.....a few do . Thankyou

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Charlie2009
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11 Oct 2015
07:18:19am
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A Mini sheet here
CLICK HERE


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2010ccg
11 Oct 2015
08:20:20pm
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Thanks I have that one in my collection......

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