Old posting boxes in Hong Kong


In response to media enquiries, a spokesman for Hongkong Post today (October 9) said, "The Government considers it inappropriate to display the crown and the British royal cypher on old posting boxes that are still in service, and is looking into ways to update the markings on these boxes. In parallel, Government is considering the best way to conserve old posting boxes. We will listen to and study the views of stakeholders, and will make an announcement after making a decision."

There are at present about 1 150 street posting boxes in the territory for the public to post mail, 59 of which are old cast-iron posting boxes.