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OSM Postbox Royal Cypher Report

Table of Non-standard Values

Lists any UK postboxes with a royal_cypher tag whose value is not one of: 'VR', 'EVIIR', 'GR', 'EVIIIR', 'GVIR', 'EIIR', 'crown', 'scottish_crown', 'no'.

Found 43 boxes with non-standard values.

Box Number Node ID LE Royal Cypher Fixme
SA43 22 773836480 19m E
KA9 2 3962747039 3y ER
TA12 66 2908251909 3y ER
3423202044 3y ER
TA13 73 4318197498 3y ER
HR8 296 818648443 3m ER
823670174 6y ER
HR8 476 823670181 4y ER
HR8 297 823670220 4y ER
KY5 145 6551379560 5m ER
PO4 109 851378420 3y ER
CV34 127 2998058385 7m ER
DE12 1118 828110140 23m ER
DE74 185 1284965589 11m ER
TN3 292 4318193739 3y ER
TN32 256 5746531757 17m ER
SG2 235 803451443 7y ER
2022238144 3y ER
KT13 10 3260105793 4y ER
HP1 136 3451714211 4y ER
W4 41 4837708920 23m ER
SG17 11 6184531707 11m ER
IP22 7073 3509002579 4y ER
WC1X 37 442370629 5w EVIIR;VR
WC1X 237 442370629 5w EVIIR;VR
6570733785 5m EVIR
BS20 700 5912264804 7m GIIR
4354921524 3y GR;␣GVIR
NE11 50 6504493311 3m GVIIR
L2 756 618725901 3y GVR
HP10 124 3918676472 3y Not␣visible
601121086 3y VR;␣GR
AB25 45 2959053827 5y VR;␣GR
TN13 53 410982516 2y VR;␣GR
CH1 473 6872723100 8w none
CH1 30 6875131017 7w none
LE14 52 1572685651 3y obscured
ME19 6 310856960 3y obscured
TA3 273 3655733341 2y unknown
TA4 102 5927354117 14m unknown
BN8 498 3541796104 4y unknown
WD18 81 4798176698 2y unknown
WD18 95 4798176699 2y unknown

Note that some Edward VII boxes actually only show an "ER" cypher, but these are relatively rare, and an "ER" value is just as likely to be an error from a mapper who's missed the small Roman numerals in EIIR.

Table of All Values

Cypher No. of Boxes Notes
VR 1856 Queen Victoria (1837–1901).
EVIIR 1311 King Edward VII (1901–1910).
GR 4076 King George V (1910–1936).
EVIIIR 142 King Edward VIII (1936).
GVIR 1967 King George VI (1936–1952).
EIIR 16941 Queen Elizabeth II (1952– ).
crown 3 Crown only; no initials.
scottish_crown 1282 Scottish Crown only; often used on modern Scottish boxes.
no 459 No cypher on box.
42838 No royal_cypher tag.
E 1
ER 22
EVIIR;VR 2
EVIR 1
GIIR 1
GR; GVIR 1
GVIIR 1
GVR 1
Not visible 1
VR; GR 3
none 2
obscured 2
unknown 5

Some mappers have also user other keys to represent the Royal Cypher:

Data derived from OpenStreetMap data, © OpenStreetMap Contributors, licensed under Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL). XAPI courtesy of Overpass API.