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    Found the Albert Dock one on the 'net
    http://travel.webshots.com/photo/121...36428315HNXREm



    Also from the same person, a strange Birkenhead one with Vertical letter slot
    http://travel.webshots.com/photo/121...36428315PuOTHt

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    Found the Albert Dock one on the 'net
    http://travel.webshots.com/photo/121...36428315HNXREm

    Also from the same person, a strange Birkenhead one with Vertical letter slot
    http://travel.webshots.com/photo/121...36428315PuOTHt

    The Birkenhead one looks oddly obscene!!!
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    love the design on the birkenhead one!

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    don't think I like it .. it doesn't look right.

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    Hi Dave

    A link sent to me by my friend Lyn, orginally from Portsmouth, who now, like me, lives in the United States--

    History of British Letter Boxes

    Thanks, Lyn!

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    There's a photo of the Chatham Street / Abercromby Square one here:

    http://www.dmeredith.com/pages/lpbx.htm

    It's a Victorian one.
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    Here's the info plate from the Albert Dock (bit blurry though)
    It doesn't say where this crown-topped box was previously sited.
    This pillar-box is still in use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    Here's the info plate from the Albert Dock (bit blurry though)
    It doesn't say where this crown-topped box was previously sited.
    This pillar-box is still in use.
    They made a bit of a mess of the paint job didn't they?

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    A rare 'VR' postal-box, Sandhills Lane.
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    Love that Birkenhead one. Where is it? Ive never seen a post box designed like a doric column before. Wondering if it is in Oxton as there are quite a few neo greek houses around there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayjaykay View Post
    There's a photo of the Chatham Street / Abercromby Square one here:

    http://www.dmeredith.com/pages/lpbx.htm

    It's a Victorian one.
    Sorry to see the graffiti on this one! Bloody kids! Nice photos everyone!

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    This QE2 wall post-box is at the Southern end of Allerton rd. Not in use, but probably left in place as it is built into the sandstone wall. It's the only black QE2 post-box I've found (it's obviously been painted red underneath).
    Now for the ultimate challenge...who knows the location of any BLUE postal-boxes. I've only ever seen 2. One was around West Derby (unsure of exact location in the mid-90's). The other was outside the old post office in Tarbock (early 1980's). At the time I thought it was blue because I was in another Council area, but a quick Google search states that they were used for Airmail for a brief period in the 1930's only.
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    There was a piece today on BBC TV North West about a group who photograph post-boxes (they interviewed a member from Formby) A quick Google search revealed The Letter Box Study Group. He stated that they try to log the locations of all pillar-boxes. This site has several variations that I've never seen before.
    http://www.lbsg.org/

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    There's a part local letterbox site here

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    I really want to go back to Hale, but the weathers been poor for pictures and my bike has got another puncture!

    Nice pic though.
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