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Post box, Grahamstown Railway station, Grahamstown

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Anonymous
Post date: 07/08/2012
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History: Of a type first supplied in in 1857 but continuing even into the reign of Edward VlI as this one.
This is the second oldest surviving post box in Grahamstown. It is a type,which,as already indicated, also back to 1857,though the earliest such boxes in South Africa, including this one, date back to the reign of Edward VII. There are two other such boxes that survive in the Eastern Cape - in Upper Hill Street,Port Elizabeth,a nd in a shop front in Uitenhage,where the road from Port Elizabeth crosses the railway line.
Visual Description: A solid rectangular box of cast fron painted ‘post office’ red, bearing the royal crown 7 cypher with a slotted aperture for insertion of postal items, built into the stone facade of the station building just to the right of the main entrance
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