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Monday, 17/Aug/2009

Islay (and Jura) Post Boxes

Now I'm fairly sure I haven't used this picture yet, but if I already did please forgive me for the repetition. A friend on Islay sent me this picture back in March, but for some reason I didn't post it (I think). In a way I'm glad about it because I can now link it to a few Islay and Jura pictures I recently found on Flickr. This is the picture:

Picture of a wall post box with the GR (George V) Royal Cipher

According to Paul's Unofficial Letterbox Pages and other sources this would be a post box manufactured during George V's reign from 1910 - 1936. There are probably not too many around of those.

This now leads me to the Postbox man's photostream. As of writing this there are 1,140 pictures in his collection, I believe all of post boxes. Recently he (I'm guessing it's a he from the name…) uploaded PA46 17 Port Askaig, Isle of Islay and PA60 3 Craighouse, Isle of Jura. Actually, there's a bonus picture, PA41 45 Isle of Gigha

Not that those are the only Islay postbox pictures on Flickr. Others include: Post Box at Laphroaig and Postbox at Portnahaven by Ewan. Bruichladdich postbox and this postbox by glenfinlas (not sure where exactly that one is?) can also be found.

All of this makes me wonder if I've got any post boxes hidden on some of my Islay pictures. Should I take a look?

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