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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 41 boxes with non-standard values.

Box Number Node ID LE Royal Cypher Fixme
KA9 2 3962747039 5y ER
3423202044 4y ER
TA13 73 4318197498 7m ER
TD9 80 7785579313 11m ER
KY5 145 6551379560 2y ER
TA12 66 2908251909 7m ER
HR8 296 818648443 5m ER
HR8 476 823670181 5m ER
HR8 297 823670220 6m ER
CV34 127 2998058385 2y ER
DE12 1118 828110140 3m ER
WV11 393 4704534443 3m ER
WS4 138 7511388122 9m ER
WV12 186 8599392368 3m ER
PO4 109 851378420 4y ER
GU10 63 5129551125 11m ER
DE74 185 1284965589 2y ER
RH12 100 7636809633 13m ER
N16 20 653926276 4m ER
2022238144 4y ER
KT13 10 3260105793 6y ER
HP1 136 3451714211 6y ER
W4 41 4837708920 3y ER
SG2 235 803451443 6m ER
SG17 11 6184531707 2y ER
TN3 292 4318193739 5y ER
TN32 256 5746531757 3y ER
TN14 271 8762676728 7d ER
TN15 148 8773260024 7d ER
IP22 7073 3509002579 7m ER
WC1X 37 442370629 20m EVIIR;VR
WC1X 237 442370629 20m EVIIR;VR
6570733785 2y EVIR
NE25 265 4834378711 12m GVIIR
L2 756 618725901 9m GVR
HP10 124 3918676472 5y Not␣visible
601121086 5y VR;␣GR
TN13 53 410982516 4y VR;␣GR
AB25 45 2959053827 3m VR;GR
LE14 52 1572685651 5y obscured
ME19 6 310856960 4y obscured

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 2395 Queen Victoria (1837–1901).
EVIIR 1728 King Edward VII (1901–1910).
GR 5909 King George V (1910–1936).
EVIIIR 145 King Edward VIII (1936).
GVIR 2774 King George VI (1936–1952).
EIIR 21816 Queen Elizabeth II (1952– ).
crown 3 Crown only; no initials.
scottish_crown 1660 Scottish Crown only; often used on modern Scottish boxes.
no 675 No cypher on box.
39384 No royal_cypher tag.
ER 30
EVIIR;VR 2
EVIR 1
GVIIR 1
GVR 1
Not visible 1
VR; GR 2
VR;GR 1
obscured 2

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.