GPO Pillar Box ‘CLOSED’ plate

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GPO Pillar Box aperture plate ‘CLOSED’

What We Know

An original & extremely rare General Post Office ‘CLOSED’ cast iron plate. This curved plate circa 1940 is believed to have been used when a box was either being refurbished, removed or during a postal strike. Still in its original paint with delightful patina this blanking plate is designed to fit the majority of British Pillar Boxes cast between 1901 to around 1965, but may also fit earlier Victorian examples. Installation or removal is by a using a traditional ‘Chubb’ key with twin ears, however we quite like the idea of it gracing a shelf as an interesting & unusual talking point!


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