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It has been refurbished to the highest standard, sand-blasted and powder-coated in pillar box red with gold lettering. This has been varnished several times in order to protect the gold lettering. This post box is therefore a rarity due both to its scarcity of production and the quality of the piece itself. Items such as this are seen very infrequently indeed. Size is 20″ x 13″ x 8 (50 x 33 x 20 cm). The post box comes with a new lock and four keys. There is also a trivet to raise the post off the inside of the base. There are holes on the side for bar and bracket fixings. Limited produced many post boxes until 1931 before ceasing trading and reviving as Derby Castings Limited, Derby from 1931-33, before this company itself succumbed in 1933. There are few specifically Derby Castings Limited post boxes still in existence (cast mark on the bottom of the item). The item is extremely heavy and one strong, or better, two people are recommended for uplift. Collection is from Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire.
This pot has a crack on one side and the paint has chipped on the outside where the crack is. Pot only, no original box.