22 October 2008

Three Mailboxes

Our readers on this blog may not be familiar with the standard mailbox of the Danish mail service (on the left in the image above), shown for comparison next to the Italian (middle) and Swiss (right) counterparts. While one might recognize the yellow colour of the Swiss mail service, the Italian and Danish boxes have strikingly similar shades of red. In Denmark it's known as "mailbox red", but I have no idea if this holds for Italy. The finer print on the Danish mailbox reminds the customers that letters must not contain cash. In Italy the customer is asked to stop and think: Is the letter for someone in this city - or is it going out in the world beyond?

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