Pre ERII postboxes in Norfolk and Suffolk
Post boxes, letter boxes, pillar boxes, wall boxes and lamp boxes are different names for the same basic commodity. The local ease and availability of being able to post a letter to anywhere in the world.
Post boxes were introduced during the reign of Queen Victoria in 1852. The first boxes were pillar boxes and were introduced in the Channel Islands. Carlisle had the first mainland postbox. Wallboxes were introduced in 1883 and lamp boxes in 1896. Since then there have been many changes and differing designs to suit the varying conditions and needs of the community. According to the Letter Box Study Group, there are more than 150 recognised designs and varieties of pillar boxes and wall boxes, not all of which have known surviving examples.
Below, in no particular order a some of the examples you may be lucky enough to see in the cities, towns and villages throughout the UK.