I am not alone.
The grouping may be small but there are others but me in it.
Last February, it was Richard on Liminal Entwinings. This evening, my inbox accepted the latest nugget from West Cork History – about the Post Box.
This encouraged me to have yet another distraction on the old post-box.
A few months back, I was travelling back to Cork and stopped to take a photograph of the postbox in Banogue in Co. Limerick for my , yet to be catalogued and uploaded but ever expanding, collection of post-boxes. Stopped there also was a man-in-a-van who was puzzled as to why a post-box was being photographed and its location recorded.
He was a contractor responsible for repairing post-boxes from Galway to Cork so we spent a very pleasant ten minutes or so discussing the different boxes and how they have been treated. He did tell the story of the doors of the post boxes being taken out, sent back to Scotland to be melted down and recast with the Saorstat Eireann imprint.
I have only spotted a few post-boxes with both SE and an English monarch logo but there are a few around. I have yet to record a box with GR and SE – which could at least be historically correct from the perspective of the same time.