Postbox collections of Singapore

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These postbox collections of Singapore, from the British Colonial days until the present.

po box collection 01

1950s

po box collection 02

1970s

po box collection 03

1980s

po box collection 04

1990s

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29 thoughts on “Postbox collections of Singapore

    lilyboat said:
    February 28, 2013 at 12:47 am

    I love the 1970 one! Of course because I LOVE YELLOW so much! I like the simplicity of all them all. They are beautiful!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 28, 2013 at 1:07 am

      That is the cutest one! I have not seen that in my life time, most probably I was not born! 🙂

    Charron's Chatter said:
    February 28, 2013 at 2:49 am

    and I like the red one best. It reminds me of the phantom toll booth!!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 28, 2013 at 12:41 pm

      It left two in my country for memory! This is most classic one! 🙂

    Opalla said:
    February 28, 2013 at 3:13 am

    The red one of the 50s is classical. They were in Hong Kong too.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 28, 2013 at 1:00 pm

      I think we were under British those days! 🙂

    heylookawriterfellow said:
    February 28, 2013 at 4:45 am

    Between the 1950s and the 1970s those boxes were robbed of a lot of charm.

    keiththegreen said:
    February 28, 2013 at 5:04 am

    So no new post office boxes since the 90s?
    I enjoy the pictures and the history though.
    🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 28, 2013 at 1:06 pm

      The 1990s until present!
      Thanks, Keith! Have a great day! 🙂

    dearrosie said:
    February 28, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Wow this is so interesting. Why did they change the nice red box? I don’t like the one from the 1990’s

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 28, 2013 at 1:13 pm

      Those were the one we have it during Britist Colonial days! As for now I feel the same like you!
      Lack of creativity and boring! 😦
      Hey, thanks for reading! 🙂

    CK said:
    February 28, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    I like the 1950s the most, has the feel… hehe

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 28, 2013 at 9:29 pm

      They left 2 now! Do you know where are they?

        CK said:
        February 28, 2013 at 9:59 pm

        Don’t know wor…

        Sydney Fong responded:
        February 28, 2013 at 10:52 pm

        One is outside Singapore Philatelic Museum, the another one in Fullerton Hotel. 🙂

    Long Life Cats and Dogs said:
    February 28, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    What a pity they moved away from the 1950’s ones. They were lovely

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 28, 2013 at 9:48 pm

      But gladly,left 2 at the moment. One in Hotel Fullerton for Historic memory, the other one still serving the public but semi-retirement! 🙂

    melanietoulouse said:
    February 28, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Awesome, possum! 🙂 Last September, there was a postbox exhibition in the airport of Taipei, Taiwan… I did take some pix and I’ll try to post them… 🙂 Thanx-shee-shee-nee for your constant “likes”, my very best and good night in S’pore! 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 28, 2013 at 10:53 pm

      Let me know when you put up the post!
      Thanks, Melanie! See you! 🙂

    mydailyminefield said:
    March 1, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    What a cool idea for a blog! Very creative. I can’t think of the last time I saw a mail box that wasn’t located outside a post office. I need to be more observant!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 1, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      Can’t wait to see it! 🙂

    guttermutt said:
    March 1, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    How interesting! I love the 1950s one.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 1, 2013 at 10:34 pm

      We are fan of those! 🙂

    evilnymphstuff said:
    March 2, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Wow the evolution of things… everything – is always so interesting!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 3, 2013 at 9:31 pm

      You are always so sweet! 🙂

    sarahlouisek said:
    March 4, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Son interesting….I’m guess the British red, which matches their phone booth color in England, disappeared as the monarchy’s control over Singapore lessened?

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 4, 2013 at 4:30 pm

      I’m not sure why is it getting lesser and lesser 😦
      But at least presently left two, not too bad! 🙂

    littledoglaughed said:
    March 17, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Great photos-it is interesting how *tastes* change over the years even with something as simple as a mailbox. Very interesting too for the decreasing design aesthetic too from the 1950s on-

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