Post Box Bookends

BI0230

£160.00

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Details scale bookend set of one of Britain's iconic symbols.

Traditionally made of cast iron and originating during the reign of Queen Victoria, the post boxes carry the insignia of the present monarch at the time of installation.   365 design variations have been produced since the first one was installed in 1852 in the Channel Islands.  This was at the recommendation of the famous English novelst Anthony Trollope, who was working as a Surveyor's Clerk for the Post Office at the time.

In 1853 the first pilla box on the British mainland was erected at Botchergate, Carlisle, in the north west of England.   I was not until 1859 that the UK saw the introduction of the first National Standard Box.   As with the Telephone Box the Post Box has become synoymous with all things British; a thoroughly practical and proven design.

Dimensions:  4.5" w x 7" h x 4.5" d.

This model is a hand made item and if in stock will be delivered within 1-2 weeks.   If you require this item urgently, please contact our office.

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