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English Victorian Oak Country House Postal Letter Box

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English Victorian Oak Country House Postal Letter Box
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A rare, antique British postal letter box, likely designed to sit on a desk in a grand country house, club or hotel. A staff member would open the locked box and deliver the mail to the local Post Office or hand deliver. The British Post Office started encouraging individuals to install post boxes in the mid 19th century. It has a sloped top marked VR/ Letter Box for the reign of Queen Victoria above a glass pane door with lock. Two rings are mounted on the back and a hook on the side. Note: no key. DATE Late 19th century DIMENSIONS Width 6.75 Depth 5.5 Height 10 in.
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English Victorian Oak Country House Postal Letter Box

Estimate $225 - $400
Apr 21, 2018
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Starting Price $70
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0098: English Victorian Oak Country House Postal Letter Box

Sold for $300
6 Bids
Est. $225 - $400Starting Price $70
Monumental Antique & Architectural Sale Day 1
Apr 21, 2018 12:00 PM EDT
Buyer's Premium 21%

Lot 0098 Details

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A rare, antique British postal letter box, likely designed to sit on a desk in a grand country house, club or hotel. A staff member would open the locked box and deliver the mail to the local Post Office or hand deliver. The British Post Office started encouraging individuals to install post boxes in the mid 19th century. It has a sloped top marked VR/ Letter Box for the reign of Queen Victoria above a glass pane door with lock. Two rings are mounted on the back and a hook on the side. Note: no key. DATE Late 19th century DIMENSIONS Width 6.75 Depth 5.5 Height 10 in.

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