In last one year I had visited many countries and published many stories of Philatelic interest on PHILAMIRROR. I had published photos of some antique and unique letter boxes of USA, Canada, Bahamas etc .Today I am exhibiting a 152 years old letter box displayed very near to my home town Satna.
Last week I visited Philatelic Bureau Jabalpur (M.P.). Due to lunch time of the staff and heavy rains out side, I was passing my time broaming here and there. Suddenly I noticed a unique old letter box exhibited near main entrance.
Following details are written on the display board near this antique letter box – “19TH CENTUARY HISTORICAL LETTER BOX” PROBEBILY THIS HISTORICAL LETTER BOX IS THE EARLIEST SPECIMEN OF THE POSTAL HISTORY OF JABALPUR. WE CAN LOCATE IT IN THE DECADE OF 1960s. IT WAS MANUFACTURED IN ENGLAND. IT WEIGHTS 205 K G. BEARING THE SHAPE OF CROWN OF QUEEN VICTORIA BRITISH FLAG AND STARS ON ITS HEAD. ONE CANFEEL THE QUALITY MERELY BY TOUCHING THIS ANTIQUE PIECE.