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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 39 boxes with non-standard values.

Box Number Node ID LE Royal Cypher Fixme
SA43 22 773836480 10m E
NR6 625 370568992 3w EII2
KA9 2 3962747039 3y ER
TA12 66 2908251909 2y ER
3423202044 2y ER
TA13 73 4318197498 2y ER
HR8 296 818648443 3y ER
823670174 5y ER
HR8 476 823670181 3y ER
HR8 297 823670220 3y ER
PO4 109 851378420 2y ER
CV34 127 2998058385 7m ER
DE12 1118 828110140 13m ER
DE74 185 1284965589 6w ER
TN3 292 4318193739 2y ER
TN32 256 5746531757 7m ER
SG2 235 803451443 6y ER
2022238144 2y ER
KT13 10 3260105793 3y ER
HP1 136 3451714211 3y ER
W4 41 4837708920 13m ER
SG17 11 6184531707 5w ER
IP22 7073 3509002579 3y ER
WC1X 37 442370629 8m EVIIR;VR
WC1X 237 442370629 8m EVIIR;VR
4354921524 2y GR;␣GVIR
L2 756 618725901 2y GVR
HP10 124 3918676472 2y Not␣visible
601121086 2y VR;␣GR
AB25 45 2959053827 4y VR;␣GR
TN13 53 410982516 22m VR;␣GR
CH1 30 6272042501 41h no_cypher
LE14 52 1572685651 3y obscured
ME19 6 310856960 2y obscured
TA3 273 3655733341 20m unknown
TA4 102 5927354117 4m unknown
BN8 498 3541796104 3y unknown
WD18 81 4798176698 17m unknown
WD18 95 4798176699 21m 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 1749 Queen Victoria (1837–1901).
EVIIR 1226 King Edward VII (1901–1910).
GR 3765 King George V (1910–1936).
EVIIIR 142 King Edward VIII (1936).
GVIR 1790 King George VI (1936–1952).
EIIR 15464 Queen Elizabeth II (1952– ).
crown 3 Crown only; no initials.
scottish_crown 1172 Scottish Crown only; often used on modern Scottish boxes.
no 424 No cypher on box.
42270 No royal_cypher tag.
E 1
EII2 1
ER 21
EVIIR;VR 2
GR; GVIR 1
GVR 1
Not visible 1
VR; GR 3
no_cypher 1
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.