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Asked in History, Politics & Society
Were post boxes green before they turned red in 1874?
Yes, post boxes were indeed green. red was gradually introduced during the years of 1866 and 1879. ...
Asked in History
Have post boxes ever been green in color?
Yes. In Britain, when post boxes were first developed in the 1860s, green was adopted as the standard colour. However, they were repainted red after the hexagonal Penfold became the common design. The first postbox was repainted in July 1874 in London, and over the next decade, all the boxes were changed from green to red. ...
Asked in FedEx
What sizes of shipping boxes are available from FedEx?
There are small, medium and large boxes. One can find these boxes at their local post office. The post office always has these on hand, and they will be happy to bring it out and show it to you. ...
Asked in Post Offices
Can you purchase shipping boxes directly from the post office?
Yes, the post office allows you to purchase shipping boxes directly from them. You can even order larger counts of different boxes and have them delivered straight to your door for no charge. ...
Asked in Inventions, Postage and Shipping, Post Offices
Who invented the post box?
The first post boxes appeared in Paris around 1653. The system was the brainchild of Renouard De Valayer. It wasn't an original idea - postal systems had been in operation for centuries. But he probably gets the credit for the first service to use post boxes in which to send and receive mail. In the Britain the earliest known post box dates from 1809 and was commissioned by government officials. In the US Thomas Brown gets the credit for the first post...