Saturday, June 5, 2010

More posting styles

This old style letterbox is back in service on the corner of Mt Alexander Rd and Thorn Street, Essendon.  These old pillar boxes have been out of service for letter writers for some years, used instead by Australia Post leaving bags of mail to be collected by posties, and I am surprised and pleased to see that they have been returned to the job they were made to do - receiving letters.  It is interesting to see the different styles of boxes.  This one has been made by "E Chambers, Prahran".  A previous pillar box on this blog was manufactured by "H Anderson and Sons, Makers, Jeffcott Street, Melbourne".  I wonder when each of them was made?

UPDATE  I notice there are some photos of early-style pillar boxes on the Walking Melbourne Forum.

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