Mailboxes: Urban Street Furniture in Canada

Paperback / softback
Aficionados of postal history will appreciate this fascinating study of the history of mailboxes. This is a story of the ingenuity and tenacity that has characterized the search for the perfect mail box--a high quality, weather-resistant object that protects its precious postal contents. Richly illustrated with mailboxes from the Canadian Postal Museum's extensive collection, this book traces the evolution of modern urban street furniture, from the early cast-iron pillar boxes inspired by British models to fiberglass mailboxes and contemporary high-tech models.