||Listing: Locally listed, approved March
2000. Post Office Box of Edward VIII. 1936. Made by
Carron Company, Stirlingshire.
Comment: This is a "National Standard" pillar box
and the only unusual thing about it is the royal cypher.
Jonathan Glancey, in his book "Pillar Boxes", Chatto & Windus,
1989, says "Edward VIII's cypher is rarely seen at all".
Martin Robinson, in his book "Old Letter Boxes", Shire
Publications, 2000, says "During the short reign of Edward VIII
161 pillar boxes were cast, although only 14 of the larger 'A'
size are known still to exist". This one seems to be the
smaller 'B' size but it is still an interesting rarity.