National Stamp Collecting Month: The Pillar Box

Earlier this month, A Stamp A Day examined the history and use of post boxes and letter boxes for sending and receiving mail. Today, we look at the type of free-standing post box known as the pillar box. They are found in the United Kingdom and in most former nations of the British Empire, members of the Commonwealth of Nations and British overseas territories, such as Australia, Cyprus, … Continue reading National Stamp Collecting Month: The Pillar Box

National Stamp Collecting Month: Letter Boxes and Post Boxes

One of the many things I enjoy about collecting stamps that I am constantly learning something new; it is one of the reasons I started the A Stamp A Day blog as it gives me daily reasons to do research. For today, I had planned to write about what we Americans call “mailboxes” (called letter boxes, letter plates, letter holes, or mail slots elsewhere). I had always assumed … Continue reading National Stamp Collecting Month: Letter Boxes and Post Boxes