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Antique Mailbox, Carmel, CA

Can you tell the origin of the antique mailbox by looking at the crown and hunting horn as well as at the the printing on the front? We made several guesses. That's an arrow inside the dark square. A very old key is located below the dark square, probably used at one time for opening up the box to collect the mail. The arrow—we guessed it would point to the time of the next mail collection. Items like this are all part of the uniqueness of Carmel. There is always something different to see.

Please see the third comment below as to its origin. It appears to be from Anderchet, Brussels, Belgium! Thank you, Smiling Monkey.

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  • Frank217 4y

    Very interesting capture. No w you have me wondering.
  • montereycamera PRO 4y

    I like your broader view with the home behind, giving a sense of scene. Nice description. I would love to know how the box traveled all the way to California!
  • The smiling monkey PRO 4y

    Have you gess It is à Belgian Mail Box? I have kown this when I has young. For the litle arrow in the dark square, you where right. Each time they were collecting the mail, they turned the arrow to point out the new collecting time.
    I can also tell you that It is a box that was located in Brussels, in Anderchet to be precise. It is writenin our two national languages : French and Flemish : "Here Postal code 1170"
    So funny to see this box so far away.
    Best regards,
    Emmanuel
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Taken on July 2, 2011
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