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搜索隊回報 – 郵筒55

*據本搜索隊與British Postal Museum and Archive 及Letter Box Study Group查證(見 1 & 2),香港現仍服役的七個佐治五世、一個佐治六世、及一個依利沙伯二世(元朗廈村)郵筒的設計及皇室徽號,均與英國本土或其屬地及前殖民地的同年代郵筒有別,為世界獨有。We have been in correspondence with the British Postal Museum and Archive and the authoritative Letter Box Study Group and they confirmed that the royal cyphers on and designs of our seven KGV, one KGVI and one ERII at Ha Tsuen, Yuen Long are different from their counterparts in UK or other British colonies. These boxes are Hong Kong’s unique contribution to world postal and postbox history.

P1090155   8112824525_b3ae48bf2b_b   4566683161_1abab82da6_z   8112832924_fca4ed7d62_b

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記 錄 員: 0096小吉士隊員

記 錄 日 期: 27/05/2017

地 點: 九龍塘 又一村 高槐道 ∕ 玉蘭路 (on Google Map, 經緯度 Coordinates: 22° 19′ 47.49″, 114° 10′ 21.90″)

KGV 佐治五世 (1910-1936)

筒上無製造商名字,相信為香港製造。Manufacturer name not inscribed on box, believed to be locally made.

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2016覆檢 (link)

記 錄 員: 001 檸檬頭隊長

記 錄 日 期: 14/12/2016

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記 錄 員: 003狗邦隊員

記 錄 日 期: 7/8/2016

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記 錄 員: 0096小吉士隊員

記 錄 日 期: 16/04/2016

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2015覆檢 (link) (2nd record)

記 錄 員: 0049 Simon隊員

記 錄 日 期: 3/11/2015

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2015覆檢 (link) (1st record)

記 錄 員: 0066 小丙丙隊員 +  001 檸檬頭隊長

記 錄 日 期: 12/10/2015

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記 錄 員: 0066 小丙丙隊員

記 錄 日 期: 8/3/2015

地 點: 九龍塘 又一村 高槐道 ∕ 玉蘭路 (on Google Map)

KGV 佐治五世 (1910-1936)

筒上無製造商名字,相信為香港製造。Manufacturer name not inscribed on box, believed to be locally made.

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2014覆檢 (link)

記 錄 員: 001 檸檬頭隊長

記 錄 日 期: 24/12/2014

P1160652 P1160653 P1160654 P1160660 P1160663

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Just received a reply from the Post Office regarding our email dated 9/11/2013:

Reply from the Post Office regarding the paint peel-off on the Yau Yat Chuen KGV box. (1st photo shows the issue as of 9/11/2013, 2nd and 3rd photos are provided by the Post Office after the remedial work on 15/11/2013)
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“Dear Mr. Sin,

Thanks for bringing me to the attention of the defects observed on Posting Box no. 55 at Yau Yat Chuen. We have asked the contractor to look into the matter and take immediate remedial action. Attached please find the photos taken after remedial action taken. We are still waiting for their advice on the reason for the paint peeling off near the hinge. I will let you know as
soon as their reply is received.

With warm regards,
Mary”

Our earlier email to them:
“Dear Ms Chung,

We have visited the captioned box again today and thought we brought to your attention some paint peel off we noticed near the hinge of the door of the box. We hope this is an isolated case but are worried that it is perhaps indicative of some unresolved issues with the new paint. We shall visit the other eight listed boxes later and will keep an eye out for any similar problems. I hope you will not mind us bothering you again should we find any.

With best regards,

Sin Wai Man”

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2013覆檢 (link) (2nd record)

記 錄 員: 00073 側藤隊員

記 錄 日 期: 9/11/2013

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Letter dated 9/11/2013 to Post Office regarding some paint peel-off near the door hinges:

Re: KGV Box NO.55 at Yau Yat Chuen

Dear Ms Chung,

We have visited the captioned box again today and thought we brought to your attention some paint peel off we noticed near the hinge of the door of the box. We hope this is an isolated case but are worried that it is perhaps indicative of some unresolved issues with the new paint. We shall visit the other eight listed boxes later and will keep an eye out for any similar problems. I hope you will not mind us bothering you again should we find any.
With best regards,

Sin Wai Man

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2013覆檢 (link) (1st record)

記 錄 員: 0049 Simon隊員

記 錄 日 期: 4/10/2013

Simon隊員報告:: In very good condition. Scratches found last year were all gone. Nicely maintained and repainted! Great job Hongkong Post!

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記 錄 員: 0073 側藤隊員

記 錄 日 期: 28/4/2013

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2012覆檢 (link)

記 錄 員: 0049 Simon隊員

記 錄 日 期: 18/10/2012

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記 錄 員: 001 檸檬頭隊長

記 錄 日 期: 26/09/2012

P1080872

P1080873

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2011覆檢 (link)記 錄 員: 001 檸檬頭隊長記 錄 日 期: 07/04/2011Condition: Fairly good, apparently repainted over the year.

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記 錄 員: 001 檸檬頭隊長

記 錄 日 期: 20/04/2010

地 點: 九龍塘 又一村 高槐道 ∕ 玉蘭路

Manufacturer: Not inscribed on box

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搜索隊回報 – 郵筒463

真係估唔到,原來真係有植物自己生咗喺層油下面!

郵政署回覆:

Dear Mr Sin,

Thank you for your email of 15 December 2016 regarding the Street Posting Box (SPB) Number 463 located at Savanna Garden / Tai Po Kau, Tai Po Road, Tai Po.

Please be advised that we have a programme to repaint our SPBs on a regular basis in order to ensure that they are maintained in a proper condition. Under the programme, it covers any ad-hoc repainting need upon reporting of the unsatisfactory condition of the SPB after our regular inspection conducted at site. In general, every SPB will be repainted in about every 3 years. According to our records, SPB 463 was last re-painted in February 2015.

Our site inspection at SPB 463 revealed that some vine-like plant strived to grow underneath the white paint of the surface of the concrete wall enclosing the SPB. We have checked that the inner compartment of the SPB 463 is intact and in good condition. We have thus carried out the plant removal work and repainted the SPB 463 to improve the outlook of the box and the surrounding concrete wall. (photos are attached for your information)

Thank you again for your information. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.

regards, Sonia ”

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2016覆檢 (link)

記 錄 員: 001檸檬頭隊長

記 錄 日 期: 15/12/2016

地 點: 大埔滘大埔公路翡翠花園正門出口 (on Google Map, 經緯度 Coordinates: 22° 26′ 15.80″, 114° 10′ 56.56″)

QEII (ERII) 伊利沙伯二世 (1952-)

Manufacturer: W T Allen & Co Ltd London

Note: There seems to be some kind of vines (living or dead?) underneath the paint! 油漆下似有爬藤植物(不知是生或死的);已通知郵政署。

Letter to HK Post regarding the vines:

“Dear Ms So,

My team is conducting our annual checkup of the vintage postboxes. In our visit to Postbox 463 at Savanna Garden / Tai Po Kau, Tai Po Road, Tai Po, we notice underneath the paint there seems to be trapped some vine that had climbed onto the structure in which the postbox is embedded. (I attach the photos for your reference; in case they are too large for your email account, they could also be found at https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxbXpNwnjON2dVlmZ3B3bmRCajA).

We also have visited the box in July of this year. When we compared the photos of the box in July with the current ones, we noticed two things: new paint seems to have been applied in the intermediate period, and no vine was noticeable under the paint in July.

We therefore suspect the vine was developed between July and whenever the new paint was applied and somehow the people responsible for painting the box failed to remove the vine. If that is the case, we believe this reflects badly on the craftsmanship of the party responsible for the painting.

If however no new paint had been applied in the intermediate period, then it would mean the vine somehow found a way to grow on the postbox underneath the paint. This would seem to have more worrying implication on the structure of the postbox and therefore might warrant some maintenance.

Yours sincerely,

Sin Wai Man”

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記 錄 員: 0095 四眼仔隊員

記 錄 日 期: 3/7/2016

地 點: 大埔滘大埔公路翡翠花園正門出口 (on Google Map)

QEII (ERII) 伊利沙伯二世 (1952-)

Manufacturer: W T Allen & Co Ltd London

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2015覆檢 (link)

記 錄 員: 001檸檬頭隊長

記 錄 日 期: 7/12/2015

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2014覆檢 (link)

記 錄 員: 001 檸檬頭隊長

記 錄 日 期: 24/12/2014

P1160628  P1160636P1160632P1160627P1160625

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2013覆檢 (link)

記 錄 員: 001 檸檬頭隊長

記 錄 日 期: 11/12/2013

P1130427 P1130417 P1130420 P1130426 P1130430 P1130422 P1130424 P1130432 P1130431

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2012覆檢 (link

記 錄 員: 001 檸檬頭隊長

記 錄 日 期: 17/12/2012

P1090369 P1090375 P1090380 P1090381 P1090366

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2011覆檢(link

記 錄 員: 001 檸檬頭隊長

記 錄 日 期: 08/06/2011

P1060971 P1060975 P1060979

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地 點: 大埔滘大埔公路翡翠花園正門出口

記 錄 日 期: 24/04/2010

記 錄 員: 001 檸檬頭隊長

Manufacturer: W T Allen & Co Ltd London

P1030579

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搜索隊回報 – 郵筒66(西貢)

2016覆檢 (link)

記 錄 員: 001 檸檬頭隊長

記 錄 日 期: 15/12/2016

地 點:  西貢墟萬宜新村   (on Google Map; 經緯度 Co-ordinates:22° 22′ 53.44″, 114° 16′ 14.82″ )

QEII (ERII) 伊利沙伯二世 (1952-)

Manufacturer: W T Allen Co, London

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記 錄 員: 0097 Will Yip wai隊員

記 錄 日 期: 20/8/2016

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2015覆檢 (link)

記 錄 員: 003狗邦隊員 + 001檸檬頭隊長

記 錄 日 期: 4/12/2015

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記 錄 員: 0081 Cyrus隊員

記 錄 日 期: 21/1/2015

Cyrus隊員報告: Condition is good

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2014覆檢 (link)

記 錄 員: 001 檸檬頭隊長

記 錄 日 期: 24/12/2014

P1160574 P1160577 P1160580 P1160584

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記 錄 員: 0081 Cyrus隊員

記 錄 日 期: 1/2/2014

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2013覆檢 (link)

記 錄 員: 0033 Gela隊員

記 錄 日 期: 30/11/2013

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2012覆檢 (link) (第二次)

記 錄 員: 001 檸檬頭隊長

記 錄 日 期: 17/12/2012

P1090304 P1090298 P1090302 P1090301

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2012覆檢 (第一次)

記 錄 員: 005 Kiwi隊員

記 錄 日 期: 13/11/2012

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2011覆檢 (link)

記 錄 員: 001 檸檬頭隊長

記 錄 日 期: 27/04/2011

P1060702

P1060706 P1060705 P1060707

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地 點: 西貢墟萬宜新村

記 錄 日 期: 8/2009

記 錄 員 : 0036 Table隊員

Manufacturer: W T Allen Co, London

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Second Report

記 錄 日 期: 24/04/2010

記 錄 員: 001 檸檬頭隊長 + 003 狗邦隊員

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搜索隊回報 – 郵筒401

*據本搜索隊與British Postal Museum and Archive 及Letter Box Study Group查證(見 1 & 2),香港現仍服役的七個佐治五世、一個佐治六世、及一個依利沙伯二世(元朗廈村)郵筒的設計及皇室徽號,均與英國本土或其屬地及前殖民地的同年代郵筒有別,為世界獨有。We have been in correspondence with the British Postal Museum and Archive and the authoritative Letter Box Study Group and they confirmed that the royal cyphers on and designs of our seven KGV, one KGVI and one ERII at Ha Tsuen, Yuen Long are different from their counterparts in UK or other British colonies. These boxes are Hong Kong’s unique contribution to world postal and postbox history.

P1090155   8112824525_b3ae48bf2b_b   4566683161_1abab82da6_z   8112832924_fca4ed7d62_b

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2016覆檢 (link)

記 錄 員: 001 檸檬頭隊長

記 錄 日 期: 15/12/2016

地 點:  西貢 對面海 明順村 (on Google Map, 經緯度 Coordinates: 22° 24′ 48.13″, 114° 12′ 29.80″)

GRV (KGV) 佐治五世 (1910-1936)

筒上無製造商名字,相信為香港製造。Manufacturer name not inscribed on box, believed to be locally made.

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2015覆檢 (link)

記 錄 員: 003狗邦隊員 + 001檸檬頭隊長

記 錄 日 期: 4/12/2015

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記 錄 員: 0081 Cyrus隊員

記 錄 日 期: 15/2/2015

Cyrus隊員報告: Condition is very good

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2014覆檢 (link)

記 錄 員: 001 檸檬頭隊長

記 錄 日 期: 24/12/2014

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2013覆檢 (link)

記 錄 員:  0052 richyanyan隊員

記 錄 日 期: 20/10/2013

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2012覆檢 (link

記 錄 員: 001 檸檬頭隊長

記 錄 日 期: 17/12/2012

P1090286 P10809531P1090288  P1090292 P1090294

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2011覆檢 (link)

記 錄 員: 001 檸檬頭隊長

記 錄 日 期: 27/04/2011

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地 點: 西貢 對面海 明順村

記 錄 日 期: 24/04/2010

記 錄 員: 001 檸檬頭隊長 + 003 狗邦隊員

Manufacturer: Not inscribed on box

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搜索隊回報 – 郵筒438

2016覆檢 (link)

記 錄 員: 001 檸檬頭隊長

記 錄 日 期: 14/12/2016

地 點: 大窩坪 筆架山花園 英語學校旁 (on Google Map, 經緯度 Coordinates: 22° 20′ 32.91″, 114° 10′ 0.35″)

QEII (ERII) 伊利沙伯二世 (1952-)

Manufacturer: W T Allen & Co Ltd, London

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記 錄 員: 0096小吉士隊員

記 錄 日 期: 17/3/2016

 

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2015覆檢 (link)

記 錄 員: 001檸檬頭隊長

記 錄 日 期: 10/12/2015

 

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2014覆檢 (link)

記 錄 員: 001 檸檬頭隊長

記 錄 日 期: 13/12/2014

 

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2013覆檢 (link)

記 錄 員: 001 檸檬頭隊長

記 錄 日 期: 18/11/2013

P1120618 P1120619 P1120620 P1120621 PB182173

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記 錄 員: 0073 側藤隊員

記 錄 日 期: 1/5/2013

 

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2012覆檢 (link)

記 錄 員: 001 檸檬頭隊長

記 錄 日 期: 31/10/2012

P1090074 P1090077 P1090076 P1090079 P1090080 P1090083

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Good News@20/6/2011: Broken part fixed.

記 錄 員: 001 檸檬頭隊長

記 錄 日 期: 07/04/2011

P1070100 P1070101 P1070102 P1070103

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2011覆檢 (link)

記 錄 員: 001 檸檬頭隊長

記 錄 日 期: 07/04/2011

地 點: 大窩坪 筆架山花園 英語學校旁 (on Google Map)

P1060107

P1060109 P1060116

P1060117

We have sent the following email regarding the condition of this box to the Commissioner for Heritage’s Office on 7 April 2011 

in Wai Man <lemonrunner@gmail.com>
to alfred_p_tang@devb.gov.hk
cc “Mr Clement Cheung, Postmaster General” <hkpo@hkpo.gov.hk>,
“Mrs Laura Aron, Commissioner for Heritage” <cho@devb.gov.hk>
bcc Sin Wai Man <lemonrunner@gmail.com>
date 7 April 2011 22:44
subject Re: Fw: Preservation of Old Postboxes in HK
mailed-by gmail.com
hide details 7 Apr (6 days ago) 

Dear Mr Tang,

Further to my last year’s correspondence with you, I am writing to bring to the attention of the Commissioner for Heritage’s Office and the Hongkong Post of the precarious condition of Postbox 438 at Beacon Height, Tai Wo Ping, Kowloon.

When I visited that postbox today, I noticed part of the front of the box (the frame-like part) has partially come off (please see attached photos 1 and 2 or, alternatively, they can be viewed at this link http://hkpostbox.xanga.com/725718106/%E6%90%9C%E7%B4%A2%E9%9A%8A%E5%9B%9E%E5%A0%B1—%E9%83%B5%E7%AD%92438/ as the third and fourth pictures). Although there seems no danger of its completely coming off, I think it would be prudent to have that part fixed.

And I believe this is feasible as another postbox (No. 232 at On Hing House / Hing Wah (II) Estate, Chai Wan) which had a similar problem last year has now been so mended (apparently by welding the coming-off part bak to the main body; please see third attached picture or photos at this link http://hkpostbox.xanga.com/725717009/%E6%90%9C%E7%B4%A2%E9%9A%8A%E5%9B%9E%E5%A0%B1—%E9%83%B5%E7%AD%92-232/). I sincerely hope this will not be taken by Hongkong Post as an opportunity to remove this wall-mounted ERII box, especially given its uniqueness for being taller and slimmer than most other wall-mounted boxes in Hong Kong. Should that happen it would make a mockery of the joint effort of the Commissioner for Heritage’s Office and Hongkong Post to preserve the other chosen nine postboxes.

You may wish to note that my friends and I who are all enthusiastic about historical postbox preservation in Hong Kong are endeavouring to inspect all known old postboxes to see how they have fared in the past year and to document their latest conditions. Our findings will be shared on this Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=163686143684546 and this blog: http://hkpostbox.xanga.com/

Yours sincerely,

Sin Wai Man

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Its reply informing the email has been forwarded to Hongkong Post

alfred_p_tang@devb.gov.hk
to Sin Wai Man <lemonrunner@gmail.com>
cc “marychung@hkpo.gov.hk” <marychung@hkpo.gov.hk>
date 11 April 2011 09:26
subject Re: Fw: Preservation of Old Postboxes in HK
mailed-by devb.gov.hk
hide details 11 Apr (3 days ago) 

Dear Mr Siu, 

Thank you for your e-mail of 7 April 2011.  We have referred your request to the Hong Kong Post for follow up and they will contact you direct. 

Thanks again for your concern on heritage conservation. 


Alfred P TANG
Commissioner for Heritage’s Office
Development Bureau

 

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