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搜索隊回報 – 泰國 曼谷

記 錄 員 : 008 Ada 隊員

地  點: 泰國 曼谷

記 錄 日 期: 8/2009

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This is the post box near my hotel (somewhere near ‘Four Buddha’).

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What a coincidence that a philatelic exhibition was held at Siam Centre at that time!

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This is Mr Thai Postman dancing on the stage at the exhibition!

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Post Office at Chaktuchak Market @ Bangkok. It closes during lunch hours.

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Returned after 10 mins and it’s open. Basically there’s only 1 postman inside. No wonder!

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All people rushed in and it’s in fact an empty post office with just carton boxes.

(Updated by 008)

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搜索隊回報 – 台灣 台北 + 十分

記 錄 員 : 008 Ada 隊員

地  點: 台灣 台北 / 十分

記 錄 日 期: 7/2009

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Taipei Post Office behind Caesar Park Hotel – It also runs insurance service obviously!
(my camera was not functioning well early in the morning after staying under the air-con for the whole night… >.<)

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These two postboxes are located right outside the Post Office, but you can’t find any inside the Post Office as you see in HK Post Office. They have both openings towards the road and the pavement.

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Old post box @ 十分. It is still in use!

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Another post box in the shop @ 十分 for local mail (‘ordinary mail?!’).

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搜索隊回報 – 日本 青森

記 錄 員 : 008 Ada 隊員的同事

地  點: 日本 青森

記 錄 日 期: 7/2009


This is a post box found during a trip to Aomori, Japan. I’m not sure who the cartoon character is even after searching through some websites.

Anyway, another famous product from Aomori is apples. The following picture (taken from the blog) shows the post box with the signature apple:
 

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搜索隊回報 – 蘇格蘭

記 錄 員 : 0028 咩咩隊員

地 點: 蘇格蘭

記 錄 日 期: 8/2009

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This type of postbox is called Penfold Pillar Box, installed between 1866 and 1879. “Penfold box is perhaps the most popular type of pillar box ever introduced. It was named after its designer, J W Penfold who was an architect. First erected in 1866, this box was hexagonal in shape with the top decorated by acanthus leaves and balls. It was manufactured by Cochrane, Grove and Company in three different sizes. The Penfold pillar box continued to be manufactured for thirteen years but with fifteen modifications to the design….Penfold pillar boxes can still be seen on the streets today. Because of its popularity, in 1990 a replica Penfold was introduced and erected in designated conservation areas, places of historic interest and tourist attractions.” http://postalheritage.org.uk/collections/museum/letterboxes/pillarboxes

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Oban, Scotland. The Crown is a Scottish one and there are no initials of the reigning Queen or King on the box.

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Loch Ness, Scotland

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Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland

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Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland

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搜索隊回報-香港平頂方角

記 錄 員 : 0039 Jason隊員

地 點: 香港

記 錄 日 期: 8/2009

Note: 雖然它們沒有皇冠頭郵筒般的歷史價值,但這善變之城,這些最初於80年代由新加坡引入的平頂方角郵筒,又漸被純本地設計的半圓頂人造纖維郵筒取代。

“香港的郵筒家族在1980年初增加了一位與眾不同的新成員, 它就是向新加坡借鑑並進口一個試用的方箱型郵筒。…這種郵筒為鐵板鑄造,雙投信口,裡面可以掛放兩個郵袋,容量較大,所以試驗十分成功,於是由 1980年代初起,便依樣在香港生產製作,造價由千六元至二千二百元不等,這樣更節省從英倫訂購郵筒的成本。於是乎,自1980年代中期起,這款方箱便大 量在香港街頭出現,並逐漸淘汰傳統的英國式圓柱型郵筒。(source


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P.S. 一代新筒換舊筒@小西灣 (source)


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搜索隊回報 – Switzerland+France

記 錄 員 : 0038 阿Lu隊員

地 點: Lucerne (陸森), Switzerland

記 錄 日 期: 6/2009

1. A British postbox in Lucerne, Switzerland


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A British postbox in Switzerland? Strange, isn’t it? Turned out it was a gift presented to Lucerne in Switzerland by its twin town Bournemouth in England and thus this strange combination. GR stands for King George V.

2. Wallace Fountain in Paris, France

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“Wallace fountains are public drinking fountains designed by Charles-Auguste Lebourg that appear in the form of small cast-iron sculptures scattered throughout the city of Paris, France, mainly along the most-frequented sidewalks. They are named after the Englishman Richard Wallace, who financed their construction. A great aesthetic success, they are recognized worldwide as one of the symbols of Paris.” (source: Wikipedia)

From this blog, it shows the water is really for drinking: “The fountains operate from March 15th to November 15th. They are a great source of potable water to this day. I grew up in London and since I was a child the number of public drinking fountains has declined drastically so we’re often forced to buy overpriced bottled water to quench our thirsts. This is the same from many other cities but in Paris thanks to Mr Wallace we can still drink for nothing. ” (link)

There are 66 of them of such size (there are some in smaller sizes) in Paris and there are also two in Macau which our team has reported before (link).

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