Key:post_box:design

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Type G Double Pillar box, Cornhill, Lincoln.jpg
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The physical design of the postbox, how it looks Edit or translate this description.
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post_box:design=* is the design of a postbox, how it looks. This is different from post box:type=* as it regards the design, compared to the shape of the postbox. This tag is at present mostly used in the United Kingdom and Belarus and post-boxes from one country will likely not be used much in other countries. The proposal for this key is currently lost.

Usage

This is a properties tag and should be used in combination with post box:

For other tags that can be used in combination with post box see Extended Usage.


Values in use in

Values in use in Russia

The main models of post boxes found on the territory of Russia. The tag post_box:design= is strongly recommended to be used in conjunction with the tag design:year= , since there are models with the same official name that have completely different characteristics (for example, ЯПНР-II-С)

key value design:year Comment Photo
post_box:design soviet Installed throughout the former USSR since the 1960s, a very popular model. There are different modifications with a coat of arms and a frame, but all of them are distinguished by a characteristic rounded design of the receiving slot.
Postbox SPb.jpg
post_box:design small_soviet A model of a Soviet post box for rural areas. Instead of a rounded protruding receiving slot on the larger model, here the receiving slot is recessed into a horizontal recess.
Small soviet postbox.jpg
post_box:design gabled Differs by having a characteristic "ridge" on top.
Mailbox Yoshkar-Ola.JPG
post_box:design ЯПМК-7А Differs in complete absence of rounding. On the front surface there are small straight decorative embossed lines - 4 vertical and 1 horizontal. With a mechanical recess - there are no doors on the sides, at the bottom there are small "runners". Produced in the 2000s. Reported in the Central Federal District.
Почтовый ящик.jpg
post_box:design ЯПР-1М Reduced version of the ЯПМК-7А box, for rural areas. With manual letter recess, there is a door with a lock on the right.
post_box:design ЯПНР-II-С 2006 External wall-mounted post box with manual removal of correspondence for simple mail. Installed everywhere in 2012-2016. Outwardly, it is similar to ЯПНМ-II-С, but has a flat bottom, and on the side of the body there is a door with a lock for removing letters.
Post box in Moscow.jpg
post_box:design ЯПНМ-II-С 2010 External mechanised wall-mounted post box for simple shipments with ESKV (electronic seizure control system) of shipments. It looks like ЯПНР-II-С, but at the bottom there is an ESKV mechanism - black "runners" on the sides, and a depression in the centre. The sides are smooth, there is no door on them.
Post box RU.jpg
post_box:design ЯПНР-СМ 2010 External wall-mounted post box with manual removal of correspondence for the countryside. Identical to ЯПНР-II-С, but much smaller in size.
post_box:design ЯПВ-Н-П 2006 Indoor wall-mounted post box for simple items. Looks like ЯПНР-II-С, but there is no rain visor on the receiving slot.
Russian postbox wall indoor type.png
post_box:design ЯПВ-Н-С 2010 ЯПВ-Н-П version for special shipments, yellow.
Russian yellow wall postbox.png
post_box:design ЯПНМ-I-С 2015 New box for simple items. Developed by the studio of Artemy Lebedev in 2015. At the bottom there are black "runners" for mechanised removal, there is no door on the sides.
Lebedev postbox.jpg
post_box:design ЯПНР-II-С 2014 A variant of a new sample box with a manual cutout. It differs from ЯПНМ-I-С by the bottom and the presence of a door with a lock on the right wall. On the basis of this box, boxes for special shipments in yellow and red colors have been created.
2014 Rus Postbox manual collecting.jpg
post_box:design ЯПНР-II-С-red 2014 New version of the box for intra-city shipments, red. Manual opening from the door on the right wall.
2014 Rus Postbox city mail.jpg
post_box:design ЯПНР-II-С-yellow 2014 New version of the box for 1st class items, yellow. Manual opening from the door on the right wall.
post_box:design ЯПВ-Т-П 2010 Indoor pillar post box with manual removal of correspondence for simple items. Since 2012 installed inside post offices
Post office 117335, Moscow, Russia. Internal-placed mail box.jpg
post_box:design ЯПВ-Т-С 2010 Indoor pillar post box with manual removal of correspondence for special items. Yellow
Yellow pillar postbox.png
post_box:design rounded_pillar The mailbox is indoor pedestal with a characteristic rounding on top. Spotted in St. Petersburg since the early 2000s
Rounded pillar postbox.jpg
post_box:design grey_pillar Indoor pillar post box in corporate grey-blue colors of the Russian Post. Installed in offices after renovation.
Grey pillat postbox.jpg

Values in use in United Kingdom

Value Description Example picture
type_a Larger standard cast iron cylindrical free-standing pillar box, with ~60 inch circumference. Type A pillar box
type_b Slightly narrower standard cast iron cylindrical free-standing pillar box, with ~48 inch circumference. Type B pillar box
type_c Double pillar box with two slots elliptic cylindrical in shape, approx 3 foot wide and 2 foot deep. Type C pillar box
type_d Elliptic cylinder shaped freestanding pillar box with one slot for mail at one end and a stamp vending machine at the other.
type_e Elliptic cylinder shaped freestanding pillar box with one slot for mail at one end and a stamp vending machine at the other. Type E pillar box
type_g Free standing rectangular metal pillar box manufactured in the 1970s with EIIR royal cypher. Type G postbox
double_type_g Two interconected rectangular metal pillar boxes that are self-standing and share a cap. These were manufactured in the 1970s and have EIIR royal cypher. Type G Double Pillar box, Cornhill, Lincoln.jpg
type_k Rounded cylindrical pillar box made from the 1980s to 2000 with EIIR or scottish_crown royal cypher. Type K postbox
penfold Distinctive hexagonal cylinder shaped freestanding pillar box with VR royal cypher produced in the 1860s and 70s.

Not to be confused with the Reproduction Penfolds

 Pillar_box#Penfolds

Penfold post box
fluted A freestanding pillar box, taking the form of a small cylindrical column with fluted sides. Some have small vertical slots some have small horizontal slots. Also known as PB1/viii. They have the VR cypher and "Post Office" along the rim. There are twelve in the UK.

 pillar box

PB1 viii @Warwick.jpg
indoor_pillar A freestanding pillar box, taking the form of a column. Usually cylindrical in shape in the UK, but rectangular forms can also be seen. Often made of plastic to make moving easier.

Airport_pillar are similar but with some clear panels so you can see the mail inside  pillar box

Indoor Pillar box
liverpool_special Liverpool "special" post box are pillar boxes originating from 1863, when cast by Messrs Cochrane and Company of Dudley. They follow a similar form to the pillar post box, but exhibit a crown on top of them, as well as the words "POST OFFICE" in golden capitals. link=File:Liverpool_%22special%22_post_box_-_geograph.org.uk_-_720615.jpg
hovis A small lamp box, often attached to post or telegraph pole or even built into a wall. Has a rectangular base and a distinctive curved top said to resemble a loaf of Hovis bread. Usually engraved with text "Letters Only" on the curved top portion. Close up, George V postbox on Broadway, Scarborough - geograph.org.uk - TA0389.jpg
waggon_top A small rectangular cast iron lamp box with slightly convex top with royal cypher above the slot and "letters only" below slot. Normally attached to post or pole, occasionally attached to wall.
Cast iron royal mail post box george vl (3).jpg
ludlow Wall box built into stone pillars or the walls of buildings and are never found free-standing. This is because they are made largely from wood. Has distinctive large white panel with royal cypher and "Post Office Letter Box" (sometimes with instructions on what not to post).

 Ludlow wall box

Bodiam SO.jpg

See also