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History of Mailboxes
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Unusual Mailbox

To this day there are many disputes on history of creation of a mailbox. Is authentically known what till 16 century a historical data about use of mailboxes there is no anywhere, a first mention of such subject as the mail box fixed only after that time.

For example, there is a story how Portuguese seafarer Bartolomeu Dias in 1500 has suffered ship-wreck at coast of Southern Africa, in this ship-wreck many seamen, including itself Dias were lost.

For example, there is a story how Portuguese seafarer Bartolomeu Dias in 1500 has suffered ship-wreck at coast of Southern Africa, in this ship-wreck many seamen, including itself Dias were lost. After the storms, the survivors of sailors written a mails, to placed in a box and have hung up the box on a tree.

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The seafarer has moored to the South African coast just in that place where on a tree the boot with the letter hung. Juan de Nova has read the message and in honour of the lost seamen has constructed nearby a chapel about which in time term there was a settlement, and the boot still for a long time served local residential mailboxes. Now, on that place the monument to one of the first mailboxes in the world is erected. It is executed in the form of a huge boot.

History of the French Mailboxes

There is still a narration how, for example, in France in 1653 the tenant of Parisian mail of columns Jean-Jacques Renouard de Villayer has received from Louis XIV the privilege on creation of city mail of Paris. At that time in capital of France unique commercial whitehall mailboxes were located in a small premise in the street Saint-Jacques. Everyone who wished to send the letter, should be on mail and hand over the message.

In Vienna the mailbox posts has appeared in 1785, and has been decorated by the image of the letter and a post small horn. Post small horns were mail service symbols in many countries of the world.

In London the first mailbox for letters from cast pig-iron began to use since 19 centuries.

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