Mail services

 

 

Around the world, post offices, mail boxes, and letterboxes come in a vast number of appearances. Below, a selection is shown, arranged alphabetically according to country.

 

 

Chile

 

 

Chile 2011
This mailbox in the town of San Pedro de Atacama has been placed near an ancient Peruvian peppertree (Schinus molle). (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

Denmark

 

 

Bornholm 2016
This letterbox in the town of Gudhjem, Bornholm, is indeed worn, but has nevertheless been adorned with small figures and rocks. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Bornholm 2016a
Another much-used letterbox in Gudhjem. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

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Letterbox, shaped as a house, Hornsherred. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

A rather inefficient mailbox! In all probability, it was destroyed by vandals, having New Year ‘fun’. – Jutland. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

Estonia

 

 

Europa 1972-2005
The entrance to this post office in the town of Lihula is a worn, but still beautiful wooden door. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

Germany

 

 

Alperne 2017
Letterbox, shaped as a cow, Bühlertal, Black Forest. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Postmen, beware! – This sign in Bühlertal reads as follows: “Watch out! Free-running dog. Postman 5, Burglars 3, Cats 6.” (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

Greece

 

 

Four more or less efficient letterboxes, Crete. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Mail box, Rodopos Peninsula, Crete. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

This dilapidated door in the city of Rethymno, Crete, also functions as a letterbox. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

India

 

 

Uttarakhand 2008
A tiny post-office-cum-radio-shop in the town of Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nordindien 1991
This post office in the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan, has been established in a gorgeous old Maharaja-style building, but unfortunately it is disfigured by an ugly shed, which blocks part of the entrance. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydindien 2008
This mailbox in Annamalai National Park, Tamil Nadu, has been tied with a string around a stilt root of a banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis). (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nordindien 1991
Mailbox, placed on a hook among puppets, which are displayed for sale, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

Myanmar

 

 

Myanmar 2007
This mailbox in Bagan displays examples of the beautiful alphabet of Myanmar. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

New Zealand

 

 

Old-fashioned mailbox, Lake Tikitapu (‘Blue Lake’), North Island. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

The letter boxes below were all seen on the North Island.

 

 

A modern plastic letter box, and a homemade specimen, made from materials at hand, both near Trouson Kauri Park. (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

At a farm near Kakatahi, letters are delivered in an old iron drum. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Various letter boxes, and a discarded micro-wave oven for parcels, Whatuwhiwhi, Doubtless Bay, Karikari Peninsula. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Two letter boxes, shaped like houses, Ohakune. (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Letter box, placed on a bus stop shed, near Raetihi. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Very solid letter box, between Raetihi and Ore-Ore. (Photo Judy Chiang, copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Letter box, built as a wooden cabin, Kakatahi. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Lichens are growing on this letter box at Kai Iwi Beach. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Letter box, shaped as a car, New Plymouth. The side windows, which consist of rubber flaps, can be opened. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

The logo of Yeti Tours is repeated on the letter box, Ohakune. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

Sri Lanka

 

 

Sri Lanka 1974-75
Sinhalese mail man, anno 1974, near Panadura. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

Sweden

 

 

Sverige 2015
Swedish uniformity: Letterboxes in an area of vacation homes, Öland. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sverige 2016-18
Decorated letterboxes, Pataholm, south of Oscarshamn, Småland. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sverige 2016-18
Another painted letterbox in the village of Ryd, Öland. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

Taiwan

 

 

Taiwan 2018a
Snoopy, sleeping on the roof of his house. – Letterbox in the city of Taichung. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2018
Taiwan 2018c
These letterboxes in Taichung have seen better days. (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2016
It seems that these commercial leaflets, which have been stuck into letterboxes in Taichung, are not of much interest to the residents. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

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This letterbox in Taichung is adorned with flowers, a butterfly, and a bee. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2017
This mailbox in the city of Tainan is divided into a green part for ordinary mail, red for prompt delivery. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

Turkey

 

 

Tyrkiet 2018
Only a person possessing Herculean strength would be able to abduct this extremely solid letterbox in Istanbul! (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

United Arab Emirates

 

 

Tyrkiet 2018
This old-fashioned letterbox contrasts sharply with a modern glass-and-concrete building in the city of Dubai. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

United States

 

 

Californien 2013a
A bewildering array of letterboxes in the Santa Rosa Mountains, California. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Californien 2011a
Odd-one-out. – Letterboxes near Lorane, Oregon. Maybe the owner of the slanting one has moved away? (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

Wales

 

 

United Kingdom 1992-2002
This mailbox in the town of Bethesda, Gwynedd, is not easy to carry off, being built into a stone wall. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

(Uploaded January 2018)

 

(Latest update September 2019)