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Postal Antiques115 of 151Vintage (Antique?) Post Office Postal Sorting Cabinet gifts from granny
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Posted 8 years ago

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Don't know anything about the age of this column of post office boxes, all I really know is that I loved it and had to have it! I love the doors and they seem to be a bit different from the many doors I see being offered for sale online. I love postal history! Does anyone know how old these are or anything about the value of the unit intact? I have not cleaned it up yet and 2 of the doors are off, but I wouldn't think it would be a big deal to attach them. Thanks for looking!

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  1. potrero potrero, 8 years ago
    You should definitely try to keep the unit intact. For years, people have been taking off the doors and making wooden boxes for them to be used as piggy banks. But then the history and character is destroyed.

    What I do, assuming the boxes are deep enough, is keep them together and use them as wine racks. Gives new meaning to the term "mail order wine"

    If you want to learn about collecting postal boxes, you've got to get the bible - Jane's book. List every box type known, with dates, makers variations etc.
    try calling her 864-233-9931 to ask to buy a copy.
    also, have you seen cw's postal antiques page?
  2. thefoxandthebird thefoxandthebird, 8 years ago
    Portrero-I know! The only ones I could find when researching were the bank ones. There's no way I'm taking mine apart! Do you think I should re-attach the 2 doors that are off, though? Thank you so much for the information on the book, I'll look into it. I have seen the postal antiques page...what wonderful eye candy!! :)
  3. potrero potrero, 8 years ago
    yes, you should definitely re-attach those two doors!
  4. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 8 years ago
    yes keep it as original as u can i would say from late 30s to the 40s i took a early out from the postal service after 25 years
  5. thefoxandthebird thefoxandthebird, 8 years ago
    Thank you potrero!

    vanskyock24-thanks for the info. and thanks for looking!
  6. bahamaboy bahamaboy, 8 years ago
    Sweet! VERY Sweet!...
  7. DMK678 DMK678, 8 years ago
  8. andrewscustombuilding, 7 years ago
    hi, where did you find these lock boxes from? I'm looking to get a pair!
  9. ryan, 7 years ago
    Looks a bit like the 1896 Dial Pointers. Can't be sure without closer inspection though. thatd be my guess. Awesome find!

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