Lamp boxes

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Scottish Lamp Box, 1974-1976

Accession number: OB1994.17

Scottish versions of lamp boxes (as well as other types of letter box, and postal vehicles) were produced bearing the Scottish crown instead of the 'EIIR' cipher. This was in response to complaints in Scotland that Queen Elizabeth II is only the first Queen Elizabeth of Scotland. One or two of these lamp boxes have even been erected in England by mistake!


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