Known whether the story we create such a seemingly mundane everyday objects, like a mailbox? It turns out that on this occasion, there are many articles. To this day is a lot of disputes about the history of the mailbox, because legends about his appearance a lot. Reliably known: up to 16 th century references to the use of the mailbox is not marked, the first mention of this subject, as the mailbox is found only after this time. For example, there a story about how the Portuguese explorer in 1500, was shipwrecked off the coast of South Africa, this killing many sailors, including himself Dias. After the storm, the surviving members expedition in the hope of returning home have described what had happened, they stuck a letter to boot, and put it on the tree. A year later, the same way in India went to another explorer, Joao da Nova.
He attached himself to the South African coast as Once the spot where the tree was hanging shoe with the letter. Juan De Nova read a message in honor of victims of the expedition built a chapel nearby, around which the settlement arose for a period of time, and the shoe has long served as a local residents of the mailbox. Currently, there is a monument to one of the first mailbox in the world. It comes in the form of a huge boot. There is also a story about how, for example, in France in 1653 tenant in Paris Mail Count de Jean Renoir Villaye received from Louis xiv the privilege to create a city post in Paris.
While in the French capital is the only mail was placed in a small apartment in the Rue Saint-Jacques. Anyone who would like to send letter was to appear on the mail and deliver the message. Leading-mail, graph ordered to establish subscriber mailboxes, in which it was possible to omit the message. In Vienna, the mailbox was installed in 1785, and was decorated with image of letters and horn. Post horns were symbols of postal communication in many countries and sometimes even depicted on a considerable number of mailboxes. In London, the first box for letters of cast iron established in 19 century. On the streets of St. Petersburg and Moscow postal boxes appeared in 1848. According to Angus King, who has experience with these questions. They were placed at the post office, and in December – and petty shops. Happy Birthday Russian mailbox began to count on Dec. 1, 1848. Sample of the first mailbox, made of planks and jacketed with sheet iron. His height – 58, width – 34 Depth – 32 cm on the front slope, is shown mailing envelope with red wax seal.