Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A first class collection of 190 postboxes

UK's Daily Mail reports, "For most people their gardens are devoted to flowers and plants, but eccentric Arthur Reeder keeps his collection of 190 postboxes in his."

According to the article, Reeder (shown here) is regarded as having the country's biggest private collection of post boxes. It includes 14 post boxes from Ireland and examples from Russia, France, America, Poland and even Hong Kong.

The oldest wall box in his collection dates back to 1856 and the oldest pillar box was first used in 1861. His most modern model is a brand new pillar box built by Scottish firm Machan Engineering in 2007.

Reeder,52, who lives on the Isle of Wight, began collecting them 18 years ago while out indulging in his other hobby of photographing phone boxes.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM