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What RAL colour is a British red pillar box? Post Boxes UK investigates

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

What RAL colour is a British red pillar box? Post Boxes UK investigates

What RAL colour is a British red pillar box? Post Boxes UK investigates

 

One of the most common questions we are asked by clients and interested members of the public is, what RAL colour is the traditional British red pillar box? It never fails to amaze us how many times we are asked, and how many visitors to our website ask the question. It got to the stage where we decided to do something about it, so with camera and RAL colour chart at the ready (and a brolley!!) we ventured out.

 

RAL pillar box red

Below you will see four images, taken by Post Boxes UK, holding up the 4 relevant pages from RAL colour chart next to a Royal Mail red pillar box, located on Bridle Lane, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield.

The first image shows the RAL colours of (in descending order) RAL2011, RAL2012, RAL3000, RAL3001, and RAL3002.

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Image 1 – Red RAL Pillar Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second image shows the RAL colours of RAL3011, RAL3012, RAL3013, RAL3014 and RAL3015.

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Image 2 – Red RAL Pillar Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The third image shows the RAL colours of RAL3016, RAL3017, RAL3018, RAL3020 and RAL3022.

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Image 3 – Red RAL Pillar Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the fourth and final image shows the RAL colours of RAL3027, RAL3028, RAL3031, RAL4001 and RAL4002.

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Image 4 – Red RAL Pillar Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Where are the locations of the gold post boxes in the UK?

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Where are the locations of the gold post boxes and letter boxes in the UK?

Where are the locations of the gold post boxes in the UK?

 

With the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games now over, the UK is celebrating it most successful medal haul ever. In the Olympic Games Team GB won 65 medals in total; twenty nine gold medals; seventeen silver medals; and nineteen bronze medals. In the Paralympic Games Team GB won thirty four gold medals; forty three silver medals; and forty three bronze medals.

Between them, both teams won a total of sixty three gold medals. So one would expect that the Royal Mail have painted sixty three gold post boxes around the UK, to honour our winning athletes. But you’d be wrong! The Royal Mail have in fact painted a total of ninety three gold post boxes at various location around the British Isles.

Gold Letterboxes in Chorley, Lossiemouth, Penzance and Reading

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Gold Letterboxes in Chorley, Lossiemouth, Penzance and Reading

Gold Letterboxes in Chorley, Lossiemouth, Penzance and Reading

 

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