A great letterbox can make a great initial statement to visitors to your home or castle.

You could go with the cheap metal box on the fence, but why not do it in style with a handmade stonecast letterbox in a variety of colour options?

The first letterbox was patented in 1958 in the USA. But they were used much earlier in the UK, around the middle of the nineteenth century when the Royal Mail started encouraging people to install boxes to facilitate the delivery of mail.

In Australia, the Sydney Gazette first recorded letter delivery by boatmen travelling between Sydney and Parramatta in 1803.

Before postboxes, mail was sent by foot, or horseback and perhaps one of the most famous incarnations of this was the Pony Express in the USA which transformed how people communicated across the country from East to West.

Melbourne Brick stocks a range of high-quality letterboxes that you can choose to make that first impression and keep the postman happy.