Tuesday, June 28, 2016

2802 East Lester Street



This mailbox looks a bit royal to me in its colors of gold (the box) and blue (the post). The number, as well as a few flourishes, are along the sides and front.

(The car in the background was almost the same color as the post. That made the post hard to see. So I used the Intelligent Scissors tool in the great free GIMP editor to select the car and change its color to green.)

I was there April 9th.

Friday, June 24, 2016

7746 E Hampton St

This is the last of the four mailboxes David Aber sent on April 4th. He wrote “Someone did a nice job on the tiles.” That's for sure! The four-sided post is made from four rods with scrollwork between them:


Another great catch, David.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

7526 East Edison Street



David Aber calls this “Mountainbox.” The designs on top of the mailbox, and near the bottom of the post, are similar. It's rusty metal with the address on a curvy plaque and a saguaro flag. Quite a combination!

He discovered it on April 4th. Thanks as always, David!

Friday, June 17, 2016

7601 East Waverly Street


David Aber spotted this shiny black mailbox, covered with bright flowers and on a natural wood post, April 4th.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

9800 East Mary Drive

Last time, I posted one of the photos David Aber emailed on April 4th. Then I noticed that he'd sent more photos on April 1st. (Your contributions are much appreciated, David!) Let's start with the first of these two. For obvious reasons, he calls it “Rockbox.” He wrote: “I’ve included photos of all four sides of the mailbox because of all the odds and ends added to the pedestal.”


I've joked more than once about other “mailboxes that rock,” and I'd sure add this one to the list!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

7750 East Seneca Street


David Aber sent this and several other mailbox photos on April 4th. He wrote:
The design on the Airplane mailbox is based on a Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk Fighter Plane. It was used in China by the American Volunteer Group (the Flying Tigers) in WWII. They were in China from 1941-42 and they downed 296 Japanese planes while losing only 14. Damned good shooting!
I wondered whether there might be other mailboxes like this one around the country, so I pasted the photo into Google Image Search. (Once you go to the page, click the camera icon and you can upload a photo to search for.) All Google showed me were photos of cars.

Amazing find! Thank you, David.

Friday, June 3, 2016

924 East Desert Parkway


April 9th, along the Heart of Tucson Art spring open studios tour, I found this artistic mailbox near (where else?) an artist's home.