Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Mailboxes--museum pieces

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Mailboxes at the museum, from modern times back to Mandate days, being inspected by my motivated grandkids.

(That's right, it is M Day at ABC Wednesday.)

The philatelic museum  recounts the history of  postal service in the Land of Israel  from the mid-19th century until the founding of the state in 1948.
On display are envelopes, letters, rare stamps, photographs, posters, mailboxes, and telephones.
There's even a shiny red mail truck from 1949.

It's part of  Museum Eretz Israel in Tel Aviv.
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Some posts about the mail in Jerusalem --see here.
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UPDATE Oct. 10:  How strange!  It turns out that the day of my mailbox post was World Post Day
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16 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

Fascinating - as ever! I have to post a letter tonight so will think of you!
Thanks so much
Denise ABC Team

Reader Wil said...

Mailboxes were so much more interesting in the old days. They are rather boring now!

Roger Owen Green said...

those are MUCH more appealing than MOST
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Rob Mandy said...

The big round British mailboxes, so common in the old British Empire. They still have them in Cyprus.

VP said...

I never thought of mailboxes in a museum!

Robert Geiss said...

Great mean to measure time and life. Miss writing with a fountain pen.

Please have a good Wednesday.

crystal said...

I remember those round red British mailboxes from when I was a kid in Bermuda :)

Pietro said...

Really interesting these mailboxes as museum pieces, Dina.
I also remember the round red British mailboxes of my summer holidays in London!

Hels said...

I had not thought historical letter boxes and other postal equipment would be interesting, until I saw a similar museum in Britain. Museum Eretz Israel is to be congratulated.

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Had no idea that a philatelic museum existed. Great theme and perfect for "M."

Mama Pajama said...

wow, I had no idea there was such a thing as a philatelic museum...no kidding. pretty neat!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Beautiful mailboxes!

Manok... find out what it is
Rose, ABC Wednesday

Leif Hagen said...

Marvelous medley of mailbox, my dear Dina!
Fun to catch up with you today - sure wish the CDP portal were back up!!!!
Warm regards from Minnesota

Bergson said...

étonnant musée

JM said...

That's a lovely idea and the kids add so much to the photo.

Spiderdama said...

The most special mailbox I've seen was actually in Israel. Interesting things from old days..