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UK Architectural Antiques. Suppliers of cast iron radiators and interiors

ESTABLISHED 1976

 5. April 2016 16:34

Ex Royal Mail Post Boxes

At UKAA we fully refurbish in house our ex Royal Mail Original Post Boxes, they are then advertised for sale on our website. 

The boxes are sympathetically refurbished to keep as much of their original character as possible. 

The steps below are of the main stages of refurbishment of an Edward VII Original Royal Mail Post Box, the box is Circa 1901 and we have tried to keep as many original features as possible, such as the original lock, cage and keys.

The image below is of a Royal Mail Post Box ready for restoration.

Original reclaimed Royal Mail Edward the 7th Post box fully refurbished, original Chubb lock and key and cage sympathetically refurbished with character

Step 1, We initially use the grinder with a wire brush tool to remove any loose paint or rust on the outside of the Royal Mail Post Box while keeping as much character and original paint as possible. The inside of the box is then cleaned. 

Pictured below is of the Royal Mail Post Box once all the loose original paint has been removed.

Step 2, The outside of the post box is painted in a coat of red oxide primer and then receives a coat of red undercoat.

Pictured below is of a primed and undercoated Edward VII Royal Mail Post Box.

Reclaimed original Royal Mail Post box used by the Post Office Edward 7th box in its original condition complete with Chubb lock and key painted in red.

 Step 3, We remove the cage from the post box and then the inside is coated in a suitable metal primer and then a top coat is applied, we have used Farrow and Ball Lamp Room Grey in a gloss finish.

The image below is of the inside of the Royal Mail Post Box once we have undercoated and applied a top coat.

Inside of an original reclaimed Royal Mail Edward the seventh post box, painted in red oxide primer and a red undercoat showing cage and original lock.

Step 4, The cage and the collection box are sprayed in silver paint and then refitted on to the post box, the lock is fully refurbished by our local Locksmith. 

Pictured below is of the inside of the original Edward the 7th post box once the cage and lock have been fully refurbished and fitted.

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Step 5, The outside of the box receives a minimum of four coats of a good quality Post Office Red paint and the lettering is highlighted in gold, we have then fitted the post boxes original collection plate.

The picture below is of the fully refurbished Edward the 7th Post Box ready for sale.

Reclaimed original post box refurbished at UKAA original lock key and collection plate with Chubb lock VII ER Edward 7th box painted in Post Office Red.

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 16. July 2015 16:31

Antique George V Ludlow Post Box Apertures At UKAA

UKAA have a small batch of these fantastic Original George V Post Box Apertures;

We have never had these before and we are very lucky to have this many available.

All of our apertures have been rubbed down and primered ready to be painted in your colour choice;

We are able to paint your aperture in either Red or Black for you at no extra cost with either Gold or Silver lettering.

If you would like more information please call the office on 01543 222923 or email us at info@ukaa.com

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 14. July 2015 14:48

Fantastic Example Of An Original Royal Mail Post Box

We recently sold this original Royal Mail pole mounted post box to a customer who lives in Vancouver, Canada.

He purchased this along with an Original Post Office Sign as a birthday present to his wife who loves everything British.

We even supplied a number of replica robins for her to fix to the top of the post box to really add to that very British theme that she wanted to achieve; You can see this in the image below:

post office royal mail post box original ER red black white pole mounted wall mounted

We currently have a small number of these Original Royal Mail Post Boxes which are available in either black, red or white.

To view our full range of Post Boxes please click here

If you would like more information or if you would like to place an order please do call the office on 01543 222923 and we will be more than happy to help.

 

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 5. May 2015 12:50

Royal Mail Post Box: Bespoke Paint Colour

At UKAA this week we had a slightly unusual request from one of our customers.

Instead of the traditional Royal Mail Red they would like and Original ER Arch back post box painted in Manchester City Football Clubs home colours.

The box has been fully refurbished and then painted in a pale blue (Colour matched to Manchester Cities Football Clubs home strip), we have also painted the lettering in gold.

The box looks stunning and our customers are very pleased. For more information on bespoke painted post boxes please call the team on 01543 222923 or email info@ukaa.com.

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 9. April 2015 11:53

Happy Customer Photograph: Royal Mail Post Box

The team at UKAA have just received this lovely image from one of our happy customers.

Our customer purchased the Royal Mail Original Post Box from UKAA early last week and the box has already been installed in Switzerland!

We are able to ship any of our items all over the world, please do email the office on info@ukaa.com and we will be able to advise.

For more information on the post boxes we currently have for sale please click here or call the team on 01543 222923. 

Royal Mail, Post office, original garden

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 14. March 2015 15:55

Just Advertised: Antique George the 5th Aperture

We have just advertised a fantastic original batch of Cast Iron Post Box apertures on our website.

This is the first time we have had apertures like this in sock.

We have refurbished the apertures and painted them in a primer finish, we can then at point of order paint either black or red which ever you prefer!

The letters on aperture can be painted in either gold or silver. For more information and to view the advert in full please click here

or call the team on 01543 222923.

 ludlow aperature post box for sale royal mail post office

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 22. November 2014 11:06

Royal Mail Post Box Ready For Restoration

The team have just advertised this fantastic Original Royal Mail Post box on our website.

The box circa 1960 is an ideal restoration project for a collector or enthusuiast.

This Royal Mail Post Box is completely original including the Chubb lock and two keys, the box will just need painting.

To view the advert in full please click here or call the team on 01543 222923  

 

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 14. August 2014 11:39

New In: Royal Mail Post Box Ready Restoration

We have just advertised this fantastic Royal Mail Arch Back Post Box on our website; the box is ready to be restored.

This Royal Mail Arch Back is in its original condition including the original Chubb lock and key.

The Post Box will simply need a coat of paint and some minor filling to look like new.

To view the full advert please click here or please call the team on 01543 222923.

 

post box royal mail arch back post office

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 30. April 2014 15:18

Happy Customer's: Royal Mail Penfold Pillar Box

We have just received some photographs from one of our happy customers of his Royal Mail Penfold Pillar Box which he took delivery of late last week

The Penfold Pillar box is extremely rare and can be identified by its six sided shape

Our customer has installed in his garden next to his original Victorian Lantern and Post

 

Royal Mail Penfold Pillar Box in UKAA customers garden

This pillar box looks amazing in his garden

At UKAA we do have a range of pillar boxes for sale UKAA Pillar Boxes for Sale

Please call 01543 222923 for more information

 

 

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