In the excitement of erecting our own letterbox, we decided to put together a list of unique mail-delivery-vessels. Letterboxes that are a bit out of the ordinary, a bit different. We love ‘different’.
The Easter Island Letterbox
We love this Tiki Head box! What makes it even more special is that it was handmade by a very talented Cairns-ite for her own property, using papier mache and fibreglass. This would be amazing to really complete a tropical garden.
You can find more details here.
The Hobbit Letterbox
This is actually one of our favourites. With an old-timey feel, the wine-keg-like mailbox just looks pretty and earthy. This is an actual prop from the movies, found in Hobbiton, New Zealand.
The Inbox/Spam Letterbox
Seriously, I wish I knew who originally posted this picture, and if it’s even real, because this is genius. I wonder if our mailman would sort accordingly . . ?
The Dragon Letterbox
This is absolutely, ridiculously cool. There is a topiary place in the US that sells the frames for these mailboxes. Definitely up there in the ‘unusual’ category!
The Hammer Letterbox
We’re digging this one for fairly obvious reasons.
The Tree Letterbox
Okay, this is simply lovely. Made out of scrap metal, the creators here really have turned rubbish into beauty. For some reason, this one just tickles my fancy.
The Metal School Bag Letterbox
Recreated from an old-school leather bag, this metal mailbox is a little piece of history, and perfect for a wall-mounted delivery option.
The Superhero Letterbox
Sometimes all it takes is a bit of creativity with paint, and a few skilfully cut pieces of timber to make something common into something unusual.
The Tree Stump Letterbox
The most eco-conscious form of mailboxes; using a tree stump that’s already there. This one can be found in New Zealand.
And a final one, because I love the image.
The Rural Mailboxes
While there is nothing essentially ‘unique’ about a line of mailboxes belonging to isolated rural families gathered in one communal line, it brings visuals of farmers gathering to collect their mail and talking to one another about life. It’s likely not what really happens, but it’s a nice reminder of community and the old-school forms of communication (speaking face to face and putting pen to paper in an envelope) that are slowly being lost in the event of increasingly accessible technology. Basically, I like the picture, so it made the list.
What sort of mailboxes do you prefer? Something a bit out-there, or something that blends with the house? Do you have a name on your letterbox, or just a number?