Edinburgh Street Furniture

Letter Boxes

i.e.  Pillar Boxes  -  Lamp Boxes (on posts)  -  Wall Boxes

Most letter boxes in Britain have Royal Cyphers,
indicating the reign when the letter box was installed:

Royal Cypher

Reign

Monarch

VR      (monogram)

1839-1901

Queen Victoria

EVIIR   (monogram)

1901-1910

King Edward VII

GR        (capitals)

1910-1936

George V

EVIIIR  (monogram)

1936

King Edward VIII

GVIR   (monogram)

1936-1952

George VI

EIIR       (capitals)
or Scottish Crown (in Scotland)

1952-

Queen Elizabeth II

Below are a few examples of Edinburgh Letter Boxes.

 

Reproduction 'Penfold' Pillar Box

Queen Victoria

    South Queensferry  -  Reproduction Penfold Pillar Box and Forth Rail Bridge  -  December 2010

South Queensferry

    South Queensferry  -  Reproduction Penfold Pillar Box and Forth Bridges  -  December 2010

Penfold Pillar Box

   Holyrood Park Road and the entrance to Holyrood Park at St Leonard's  -  January 2008

Entrance to Holyrood Park

 

Pillar Box

King George V

Primrose Bank Road  -  Houses, pillar box and snow -  December 2009

Primrose Bank Road

 

 Pillar Box (Scottish Crown)

Queen Elizabeth II

    Dundas Street, Pillar Box and Cars  -  November 2010

Dundas Street

 

Double Pillar Box (Scottish Crown)

Queen Elizabeth II

    Drumsheugh Gardens  -  Pillar Box  -  November 2010

Drumsheugh Gardens

Poster for Trams  -  South side of St Andrew Square

St Andrew Square

 

Street Furniture

Around Edinburgh

 

 

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