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This King Edward V111 Pillar box is the only one ever situated in South West England. Only 161 were manufactured & the whereabouts of less than 60 are known.

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Comments (6)

Bobsky. on December 14, 2012

Hi Tony You are right, I have never seen one I thought they were just an urban myth like a Charles 111 Coronation mug L/1. Regards Bob

Tony Carter on December 14, 2012

Thanks Bob, I believe there may be a couple in your county, Two exist in Leicestershire and can be found outside the sub post-offices in Hugglescote and Earl Shilton."

Bobsky. on December 14, 2012

Hi Tony Thanks I will pay them both a visit. Regards Bob

Bobsky. on December 15, 2012

Hi Tony I have found the Edward V111 pillar box at Hugglescote,I am sorry to say the only other recorded example in Leicestershire at Earl Shilton,like a lot of our village history been swept away in the name of progress. All the best and have a good Christmas. Bob

Tony Carter on December 15, 2012

Hi Bob, glad you found one, thanks for the info on the Earl Shilton one, Best Wishes to you for xmas & 2013. Tony.

Bobsky. on December 17, 2012

Hello Tony Glad to say that I found the lost Edward V111 pillar box in a new position close to the outskirts of the village, the old sub post office closed over 20 years ago. Regards Bob

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Tony Carter
Paignton TQ3, United Kingdom

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