Vintage hand-crafted porcelain china collectible thimble features a classic red London Pillar Box or Post Box by Journey's Friend, hand crafted and made in England with a hand-painted gold band along the base. (c. 1980's) Excellent condition with no damage to note. Estate item.
A pillar box is a free-standing post box. They are found in the United Kingdom and in most former nations of the British Empire, members of the Commonwealth of Nations and British overseas territories, such as the Republic of Ireland, Australia, India and Gibraltar. In addition, territories administered by the United Kingdom government, such as the British Mandate for Palestine and territories with Agency postal services provided by the British Post Office such as Morocco, Kuwait, Bahrain and Dubai were also provided with Pillar boxes of this nature. Mail is deposited in pillar boxes to be collected by the Royal Mail, An Post or the appropriate postal operator and forwarded to the addressee. The boxes have been in use since 1852, just twelve years after the introduction of the first adhesive postage stamps and uniform penny post. Most traditional British pillar boxes produced after 1905 are made of cast iron and are cylindrical in shape.
This vintage collectible china English post box thimble measures 1-1/10" tall, 7/8" wide and is backstamped on the inside of the thimble with JOURNEY'S FRIEND within a shield and HAND CRAFTED ENGLAND in a banner.
A2268 - Vintage collectible LONDON PILLAR BOX / POST BOX Thimble by JOURNEY'S FRIEND Hand Crafted in England
$3.50 First Class Mail