Post boxes

In my holidays I took photos of public post boxes sometimes, but sometimes I forgot it. Feel free to upload your own, but not letter boxes please.

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Comment by Willemien Visser on August 1, 2014 at 7:12pm

This photo (that I coloured) shows me, in Leeuwarden (Netherlands), at, what is probably my first postbox "visit". Perhaps I am posting a letter for my mother, because I don't think I already wrote cards -even less, sent out mail art- at the age of 3 or 4, beginnings of the 50ies.

Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on July 22, 2014 at 9:26am

Well the times look good, but if they really collect at that time could be another story.  I did notice that there was no pick up at 12:30 during lunch.

Ah yes, Sri Lanka might have been one of those places.  Thanks for pointing this out.

Comment by Alan Brignull on July 22, 2014 at 8:42am

If the times are to be believed that's a wonderfully efficient service, but the post boxes look very like recycling bins to me! I have read in catalogues of places where stamps were issued without gum, as otherwise the humid atmosphere would stick all the sheets together.

Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on July 16, 2014 at 11:16am

My visit to a Post Office in Sri Lanka's posh city of Nuwara Eliya.  Often called Sri Lanka's Little England.

Looks very organised.

For out of town mail

For those other places

And look at these pickup times.  Pure Heaven!

A brush, glue and water wheel at your service.  What more could you ask for? The international rate for my mail art was €0.15 euros ($0.19 cents USD).  Heaven for Mail Artists!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 5, 2014 at 9:46am

Yes, there is a group all about "postboxes"...or mail boxes :-)

Edmund Hippo likes the yellow Greek boxes:

Comment by Alan Brignull on April 14, 2014 at 5:19pm

A wayside shrine to the gods of the postal system, seen at Fring in North Norfolk

Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on March 4, 2014 at 2:30pm

Found in Sri Lanka attached to an old railroad track

Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on March 4, 2014 at 2:27pm

FOUND in Sri Lanka

Comment by Alan Brignull on December 29, 2013 at 10:27pm

Here in Wivenhoe one pillar box outside the Post Office was not enough so we have two, one thin and one fat. Some people thought they look like Laurel & Hardy.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 28, 2013 at 1:15pm

Post Boxes...or mIL BOXES :-)

in USA are BLUE:

in Greece are mellow YELLOW:


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