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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 44 boxes with non-standard values.

Box Number Node ID LE Royal Cypher Fixme
KA9 2 3962747039 4y ER
3423202044 4y ER
TA13 73 4318197498 2w ER
TD9 80 7785579313 5m ER
KY5 145 6551379560 19m ER
TA12 66 2908251909 2w ER
HR8 296 818648443 17m ER
HR8 476 823670181 5m ER
HR8 297 823670220 1h ER
CV34 127 2998058385 21m ER
WS3 49 528885534 8m ER
WS3 192 534706741 8m ER
WS3 296 568630635 8m ER
WS3 352 603773420 7m ER
DE12 1118 828110140 3y ER
WS4 138 7511388122 2m ER
PO4 109 851378420 4y ER
GU10 63 5129551125 5m ER
DE74 185 1284965589 2y ER
RH12 100 7636809633 6m ER
2022238144 4y ER
KT13 10 3260105793 5y ER
HP1 136 3451714211 5y ER
W4 41 4837708920 3y ER
SG2 235 803451443 2w ER
SG17 11 6184531707 2y ER
TN3 292 4318193739 4y ER
TN32 256 5746531757 2y ER
IP22 7073 3509002579 5w ER
WC1X 37 442370629 14m EVIIR;VR
WC1X 237 442370629 14m EVIIR;VR
6570733785 18m EVIR
NE29 25 298255170 8m GVIIR
NE25 265 4834378711 6m GVIIR
L2 756 618725901 3m GVR
HP10 124 3918676472 4y Not␣visible
601121086 4y VR;␣GR
AB25 45 2959053827 6y VR;␣GR
TN13 53 410982516 3y VR;␣GR
LE14 52 1572685651 5y obscured
ME19 6 310856960 4y obscured
TA3 273 3655733341 2m unknown
TA4 102 5927354117 2m unknown
BN8 498 3541796104 5y 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 2119 Queen Victoria (1837–1901).
EVIIR 1491 King Edward VII (1901–1910).
GR 4941 King George V (1910–1936).
EVIIIR 141 King Edward VIII (1936).
GVIR 2367 King George VI (1936–1952).
EIIR 19678 Queen Elizabeth II (1952– ).
crown 2 Crown only; no initials.
scottish_crown 1432 Scottish Crown only; often used on modern Scottish boxes.
no 566 No cypher on box.
41809 No royal_cypher tag.
ER 29
EVIIR;VR 2
EVIR 1
GVIIR 2
GVR 1
Not visible 1
VR; GR 3
obscured 2
unknown 3

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.