Tuesday, September 4, 2018

4234 E Kilmer Street

This mailbox has more color than any other I've seen in a long while!


David Aber emailed them on June 26th.

P.S. I'm sorry for the month-long break in mailbox posts. It was a perfect storm of problems. I'm aiming to get back to one post every two weeks for the next month or so, then go back to weekly.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

8212 East Victoria Drive

In our July 11 entry, you got a look at a butterfly-covered box in front of 8201 E. Victoria. Across the street on the same day, May 10th, David Aber caught a photo of this:

As always, thanks, David.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

5718 East 30th Street



What makes this mailbox unique is that the “post” isn't plain: It looks like two legs — with shorts and socks, no less. The man's two arms hold a mailbox and a tube labeled “FedEx.”

The home is for sale — or it was near May 10th, which is when David Aber mailed me the photo. Who cares about the house… this amazing piece of art should close the deal! :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

8201 East Victoria Drive

David Aber calls this “Butterfly Box” — for obvious reasons:

He flew by (and stopped) (apologies, Dave :) on May 10th.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

2510 East Richards Place



David Aber saw this beauty out of the corner of his eye as he was traveling along Tucson Blvd. between Ft. Lowell & Prince. (It's on the east side of Tucson Blvd.)



The camera's EXIF data says the photo was taken March 28th. (Blogger removes EXIF data.)

Thanks, David!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

3226 East 24th Street

As I was driving to a friend's home on April 26th, I spotted a woman painting a mailbox. I stopped immediately, of course. :) She was a homeowner brightening her (boring) black box with scenes of mermaids and fish:


She hadn't finished. Here are two photos at that point:


I rolled by again on May 13th to find (what I think is) the finished mailbox:

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

9611 East 42nd Street

There are some kinds of mailboxes we don't show. Commercially-made mass-produced plastic covers is one thing that disqualifies a mailbox — usually. David Aber noticed this a couple of weeks ago, warned me that it's just a cover, and said he likes it anyway. I do too!


There are always exceptions to a rule…

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

7123 East Lakeside Drive

David Aber's March 7th email message was titled “Robbie the Robot.” It started with three photos:

Next, he wrote: that the sculpture in the background looks like two dragons:


And “The homeowner has hand-built several items for his yard and roof. This spider with
golf clubs for legs caught my attention. It may even light up at night.”


Another amazing mailbox — and more. Thanks, thanks, David!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

1536 South Sahuara Avenue


Nice, isn't it? David Aber found this mailbox on or before February 21st, when he emailed me the photos.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

6982 East 45th Street




Another great mailbox from David Aber: a covered wagon on a pedestal made of horseshoes.

He took the photo on or before February 21st.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

7272 East Freestone Drive




The homeowner made this obviously-handcrafted mailbox.

That's an enlarged view of the house.

David Aber took the photo on or before February 21st.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

6050 East 33rd Street



This mailbox has a gorgeous mosaic pedestal covered with dragonflies.

Above is an enlarged view of the top side in the first photo.



Now for the other side…

Thanks to David Aber for these photos. He took them on or before the day he emailed me: February 21st.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

9621 East Myra Drive


David Aber says that the bird on the box is “probably a Northern Cardinal that has faded over time.
It still has the black mask that distinguishes it from the Pyrrhuloxia.” (If you're curious, try an Image search on Bing, DuckDuckGo, or Google.)

He flew by on February 26th… actually, he wrote, “I was taking photos of an 8 ft. tall armored knight and almost walked into this mailbox.”

Thanks, as always, Dave.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

2437 East Beverly Drive



This is the third of three mailboxes in this corner of Beverly near Tucson Boulevard. Last week's entry, the second of three, showed the same style as this box: two posts with cut-out designs in between.

I passed through this part of the block on February 23rd.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

2431 East Beverly Drive


Here's the second of three mailboxes in this corner of a block near Tucson Boulevard. Last week's entry showed a mailbox across the street with the same kind of design: cutouts between two posts.

I found this bunch of boxes on February 23rd.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

2432(?) East Beverly Drive



Neither the house nor the mailbox seemed to have the house number. It's the house across the street from 2431. Google Maps says the number is 2432.

There are a lot of mailboxes around town with cut-out metal figures between two posts. But each one has seemed to have different figures. (If you know why this is, please leave a comment below. You can remain anonymous.) This is the first of three in this part of the block.

I was there on February 23rd.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

2638 East 21st Street


A handsome but mostly standard-looking mailbox, right? Well, here's the other side:


The flag covers the “8” in the house number. So they've added a second “8” on top of the flag. In all my years of finding mailboxes, I've never seen that obvious trick.

I rolled by (I'm finally back on my dusty bicycle!) February 23rd.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

2227 East Kleindale Road


On February 13th, David Aber sent this (almost standard-looking!) mailbox. What makes it unique is a chimney of what looks like real pebbles.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

4520 East Glenn Street



Here's a weathered mailbox with red chiles hanging between its two posts. (I grew up in New Mexico, so: Yum!)

I found it on February 10th.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

3333 North Silverbell Road

Just by chance, the previous mailbox — which I found on October 22nd (2017) — had rabbits on top and bottom. This one is topped with bighorn sheep (on top of bighorn sheep…) and has a saguaro along the post:


At the left-hand edge of the photo above is the house number in what looks a plate of steel cut with a welding torch:


I found this surprise two hours after the first one.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

2991 West Basil Place




Rabbits, rabbits, rabbits…




OK: I'll resist saying — with my punny (or worse) humor — that I “hopped by” on October 22, 2017. (Whoops, too late! :)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018