I want to start finding different post boxes around me.. would love to know where the oldest one is. Should start some research on it. :)
There is a huge variety here because of the British ones (the oldest being ones from Queen Victoria), and the ones that were actually forged in Ireland after 1920. Maybe I'll try to take pictures of all of the different ones I can find. The rarer ones are the Free State ones forged in the 1920s. They have both the crown and the Free State symbol of 'SE'. I saw a book in a book shop one day of all the different post boxes here. There are loads!
I love the look -- that green is obscene, lol. That is a great idea to snap all the ones you see.