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Old Letter Boxes (Shire Album) Paperback – 30 Mar 2000

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Product details

  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd; Revised edition edition (30 Mar. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 074780446X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747804468
  • Product Dimensions: 14.9 x 2.5 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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About the Author

Martin Robinson has been collecting stamps and writing about them and other aspects of postal history since 1965. He has travelled extensively recording and photographing letter boxes of all kinds, and corresponds with fellow enthusiasts.


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By A Customer on 10 Oct. 2003
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Shire books just seem to go from strength to strength, producing interesting titles, at a very affordable price, and this book on old letterboxes is no exception.
For under a fiver you can delight in the pictorial history of the humble, but important, letterbox, many pre QE11 which survive today and are still in use!
The text is interesting and informative(one never realises some of the problems encountered in design, and the modifications made), and the author deserves much credit for the hours he must have spent in travelling around to photograph leterboxes and finding out the details about them.
The photographs are a mixture of black and white and beautiful colour.
Not all post/letter boxes are the same!Buy this book and wallow in a little bit of street nostalgia! Yes it is a first class book!
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I admit having read Martin's work on websites like IGN and Eurogamer, this compilation of letter box photographs wasn't what I was expecting when it first arrived in shops. Don't worry if you're not usually a fan of letter boxes - Martin's writing ability and eye for an image really shine through, making it an enjoyable purchase for any reader: This is without a doubt his finest work yet.
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I read part of this book before buying it, it's a fascinating, well written account of letterboxes throughout UK and Ireland in historic times and including which ones are still in circulation today. Some still have the Royal Insignia of King George V, some of them were originally green and some don't have any easily distinguishable features at all..
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A goodintroduction to letter boxes, the photos are now quite old and the book is in need of revision, but for the price it is a good start.
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A lovely little book and just about the only one I could find on the subject without reference to Wiki! I'm delighted with this.
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Very pleased with the product, lovely book to refer to. it was a present and I believe the recipricant was happy
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Arrived quickly and provided information required.
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