Saturday, October 03, 2009

Rural Residents Apply Personal Stamp to Mailboxes

California's Evansville Courier and Press reports, "Rural free delivery seems to have spawned rural freestyle mailbox art."

Especially in parts of Sacramento.

Sandy Schmidt, rural coordinator for the U.S. Postal Service's Sacramento District, is quoted as saying in most cases the owners simply embellish standard boxes.

According to Sandy, "One fairly common variation consists of one regular mailbox and another at the top of a tall pole ... marked Air Mail."

The paper says curbside boxes are supposed to be 41-45 inches above the road surface and 6-8 inches back from the front face of the curb.

"The standards allow rural carriers, delivering up to 1,000 addresses per day, to efficiently make their rounds."

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