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Pillar box

Pillar boxA pillar box is a free-standing post box. They are found in the United Kingdom and in most former nations of the British Empire, members of the Commonwealth of Nations and British overseas territories, such as Australia, Cyprus, India, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, the Republic of Ireland, Malta and New Zealand.

Pillar boxes were provided in territories administered by the United Kingdom, such as Mandatory Palestine, and territories with Agency postal services provided by the British Post Office such as Bahrain, Dubai, Kuwait and Morocco. The United Kingdom also exported pillar boxes to countries that ran their own postal services, such as Argentina, Portugal and Uruguay.

Mail is deposited in pillar boxes to be collected by the Royal Mail, An Post or the appropriate postal operator and forwarded to the addressee. The boxes have been in use since 1852, just twelve years after the introduction of the first adhesive postage stamps and uniform penny post.

Mail may also be deposited in lamp boxes or wall boxes that serve the same purpose as pillar boxes but are attached to a post or set into a wall. According to the Letter Box Study Group, there are more than 150 recognised designs and varieties of pillar boxes and wall boxes, not all of which have known surviving examples. Royal Mail estimates there are over 100,000 post boxes in the United Kingdom.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the  Wikipedia article "Pillar box". You can explore more on the Wikipedia website. The text and the images are used here only for educational purposes.

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1. The pillar box is only found in the United Kingdom.
True.
False.
We don't know.

2. The UK exported pillar boxes to
New Zealand.
Argentina.
China.

3. Mail deposited in pillar boxes is collected by
the United Kingdom.
the Royal Mail.
the Commonweatlh.

4. How many recognised designs of pillar and wall boxes are there?
150.
100,000.
We don't know.

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