It went a little bit like this when Gav, H and I were in London this summer…..
Me – ‘Oooo, there’s a post box over there.’ (Makes to cross road.)
Them – ‘Ugh.’ (Eye rolling and general ‘not another one’ faces!)
Me – ‘But look…..oh, that looks like one I haven’t seen before.’ (Crosses road abandoning them.)
Them – ‘Ugh.’ (Dragging feet and following on behind me.)
Poor things! My enthusiasm for looking at letter boxes hasn’t diminished and I did indeed find ones new to me. The one above is a double slot box with the cypher of VR for Queen Victoria on the side of the box not the front as it usually is.
This one has that directional sign fitted to the top.
And this one is a double Edward VII
The one below was covered in stickers as you can see. I have ‘edited’ the picture to remove some of them! But I had to take a photo because it had a strange ring on the top and it shows how some boxes had Royal Mail on them as well as the cypher.
And finally an anonymous box near the V and A Museum. These boxes had no Royal cypher and the aperture of this one was higher than most right up against the rim of the cap.
It is also smaller and apparently caused problems with letters getting stuck.
Whether my companions enjoyed my post box adventures or not I had fun spotting new post boxes to add to my collection. Oh yes I know I’m a geek!