Benjamin Shine, 'Box Lounger'.

BT Artbox: Red telephone boxes with a twist

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The iconic K2 telephone kiosk and pillar box, Maida Vale, London.

The iconic telephone kiosk and pillar box, Maida Vale, London.

The cover of The Post Office Magazine, November 1938. The magazine is notable for containing stunning photographs of postal scenes, some of which you can see on display as part of our exhibition "The Post Office in Pictures", currently at the Lumen URC, Bloomsbury, London.

The cover of The Post Office Magazine, November 1938. The magazine is notable for containing stunning photographs of postal scenes, some of which you can see on display as part of our exhibition "The Post Office in Pictures", currently at the Lumen URC, Bloomsbury, London.

A tropical leaf which was sent through the post.

Postal Mischief podcast

A collection of thoughts, recollections, obsessions and ideas.

A decorative envelope made for the Paris department store Galeries Lafayette.

A decorative envelope made for the Paris department store Galeries Lafayette.

Postman's Park, London.

Where did 19th century postmen go on their coffee break?

Where did century postmen go on their coffee break?

£2.50 - Greetings card - The 1953 poster 4D: Minimum Foreign Letter Postage Rate by Sidney Alick Knight - available from http://www.postalheritage.org.uk/page/greetings-4dminimum

£2.50 - Greetings card - The 1953 poster 4D: Minimum Foreign Letter Postage Rate by Sidney Alick Knight - available from http://www.postalheritage.org.uk/page/greetings-4dminimum

Detail of illustrated writing paper, c. 1840. In the top right hand corner is a print of a woman holding a broom covered with a sheet and a head made out of a pumpkin. She is using it to scare a man in military uniform who has jumped out of his seat and is warding off the ghost. Caption reads: 'My gallant Friend'. Happy Halloween!

Detail of illustrated writing paper, c. 1840. In the top right hand corner is a print of a woman holding a broom covered with a sheet and a head made out of a pumpkin. She is using it to scare a man in military uniform who has jumped out of his seat and is warding off the ghost. Caption reads: 'My gallant Friend'. Happy Halloween!

Can you identify this mystery object? It was transferred to us last week from the former post office in King Street, Maidstone. It was suggested to us that it could be an air pump. Tell us if you know what it is.

Can you identify this mystery object? It was transferred to us last week from the former post office in King Street, Maidstone. It was suggested to us that it could be an air pump.

Cover of the first parcel delivered in the UK by Parcel Post. Sent by Mr F.E. Baines, Inspector General of Mails, who was responsible for organising the new service. (Portfolio Collection)

130 years of the parcel post

Cover of the first parcel delivered in the UK by Parcel Post. Baines, Inspector General of Mails, who was responsible for organising the new service.

A first edition of James Joyce's Ulysses, intercepted by the General Post Office as an obscene publication and now held at the Royal Mail Archive, London.

Ulysses and the detention of libellous mail

A first edition of James Joyce's Ulysses, intercepted by the General Post Office as an obscene publication and now held at the Royal Mail Archive, London.

The certifying seal of Sir Francis Freeling, Secretary of the General Post Office from 1793 to 1829.

The certifying seal of Sir Francis Freeling, Secretary of the General Post Office from 1793 to

The British Postal Museum & Archive Shop now offers new lower prices on selected products...

New Lower Prices on BPMA Products

The British Postal Museum & Archive Shop now offers new lower prices on selected products.

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