- Mailboxes that I (eventually) figure out are mass-produced, even if they're (probably) handmade — for instance, the two boxes at the left above (from 4228 & 4156 East Paseo Dorado) and the one at the right (which I found later at 4027 E. Santa Barbara).
- Plain mailboxes with a flag in the shape of a desert animal, like a lizard or gecko (these flags seem to be mass-produced). Here's an exception: 3322 East 24th Street (there's a frog underneath).
- Saguaro-shaped posts (unless they're really different). Here are three exceptions: 3312 East 23rd Street, 2819 East Geneva Place and Saguaro You Today?.
- Mailboxes with artistic-looking covers glued on — as in 3013 East Eastland Street (not our kind of mailbox) and Factory-made covers? No(t many)..
- Mailboxes mounted on augers (like 2313 East 17th Street and 1608 South Treat Avenue).
- Mailboxes mounted on camshafts or crankshafts (such as 2327 South Tucson Stravenue and 2202 South Hemlock Stravenue).
- Mailboxes on top of chain “posts” — like 5741 East Mabel Street, 2005 South Amalia Avenue, and 230 South El Volador. (Here's an Arizona-sized exception: 5714 East Lee Street.)
- Mailboxes with crooked or tilted posts — for instance, 1120 West Sonora Street
- Mailboxes with big rectangular posts, often covered with stucco or stone, with the house number in decorative tile — such as 3912 East Montecito Street, 1957 South Martin Avenue, 1009 South Martin Avenue, or 3956 Camino de la Colina. (If there's something exceptional, like the house-shaped mailbox at 2109 East 33rd Street, you'll see it here!)
- Mailboxes with plants on top (or the side, or the bottom) — for instance, 4012 East Cooper Street and Flowers for Easter.
- Mailboxes on glued-together piles of rocks. I can hardly resist a punny “(whatever) rocks”… but enough already! You can see the four at This mailbox rocks: 2811 East Geneva Place, Another box that rocks: 2209 North Tucson Boulevard, Highland Free School Rocks!, and (last) Being kind rocks (but...): 6046 East 14th Street. Rock on.
- Kokopelli, the humpbacked flute player. (Here's a Wikipedia article about Kokopelli.) There are so many of these mailboxes that I've only taken one photo: 2109 East 33rd Street.
Not these mailboxes
There are some mailboxes we don't show here very often. These boxes are repetitive (lots of people have them) or just not very interesting (a plain mailbox painted red isn't creative). Here are some other types of boxes we don't post often — and a list of posts that do show those mailboxes.
(Tip: If you click on a link to see the mailbox, use your browser's “back” button — it's usually a left-pointing arrow — to come back here.)