It’s a tank box!

For those of you following the Amazing Mailbox Quest, I have a lovely one to add this week. It was designed to match a rather impressive entrance, which, like the mailbox, was made of corrugated iron.

The grand corrugated Iron entrance to the estate.

The grand corrugated Iron entrance to the estate.

I am not sure of the reason for all the iron sheeting – perhaps the it matched the cladding on some distant (and invisible through the trees) home. Or maybe the owner had come across an offer of cheap iron, that was just too good to pass up!

A cute little tank on its own tank stand. One of my favourites so far!

A cute little tank on its own tank stand. One of my favourites so far!

Whatever the reason, it seems that the iron turrets on the gateway and the mailbox must have been specially made to order, because I have never seen corrugated iron in those small cylindrical shapes before.

The mailbox was a small, beautifully crafted tank, complete with its own tankstand – one of the rare instances when one would hope the inside of the tank never gets wet! This is definitely one of my favourite mailboxes so far!

For anyone who is wondering what all the fuss is about, please click on the Amazing Mailbox Quest tab at the top of the page. You will see a whole host of other examples which are already part of our collection of unusual and/or quirky mail receptacles.

If you know of any remarkable mailboxes or come across one, please get a photo, add it to your blog and link it back so that we can add your find to our list. For more information, please check out the Amazing Mailbox Quest page.

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7 Responses to It’s a tank box!

  1. macmsue says:

    Like the turrets and the mailbox. Corrugated Iron has certainly “come of age”.


  2. macmsue says:

    Haven’t noticed that around here, I like the curved roofs etc, haven’t seen any in colourbond, maybe our council hasn’t reached that level of sophistication yet.


    • Madoqua says:

      It’s interesting. Perhaps new, shiny zincalume is too glary? But it goes a dull grey pretty quickly. I also like the effects with the curved features.


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