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Queen Victoria First National Standard Pillar Box (1861)

The first standard design in letter boxes came in 1859 with the First National Standard box. This was the first time a box was made in two sizes. The new box was taller, the aperture was below the cap and had an inward opening flap which could not be left open. A number have survived across the UK and examples can be seen in Aberdeen, Brighton, Bristol, London, Newport (Isle of Wight), Stoke, Worthing, Congresbury in Somerset, and Hambledon in Hampshire.

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