Post Box - British Icons Bookend by Susan Bradley
Post Box - British Icons Bookend by Susan Bradley. Susan Bradley has designed a range of iconic functional bookends celebrating various British architecture and design, this being the humble pillar box for posting your letters. A pillar box is a free-standing post box. They are found in the United Kingdom, most former nations of the British Empire, Commonwealth Nations and British overseas territories. The boxes have been in use since 1852, twelve years after the introduction of the first adhesive postage stamps and uniform penny post. From 1859 to 1874 and unobtrusive green was their standard colour, but people kept walking into them
Red became the standard colour in 1874, it took ten years before every box in the UK had been repainted. Celebrating British icons in the form of functional bookends this Pillar Box, in red, would look great on any book shelf, either in the home or office. The Post Box Bookend measures approx H18 x W14 x d12cm and is made in England using powdercoated steel.