"My ages is as a lusty winter, frosty, but kindly" - William Shakespeare
In the British Isles, the first red pillar post boxes were erected in 1852. The red post box is regarded as a British cultural icon. 📮Royal Mail estimates there are over 100,000 post boxes in the United Kingdom. This one in my village is a variety of one of the oldest still used although there are more than 150 recognised designs and varieties of pillar boxes and wall boxes throughout the UK. Not all of which have known surviving examples.
Historically the first post boxes are believed to have been installed in and around Paris 1653 and then in Warsaw.