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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 37 boxes with non-standard values.

Box Number Node ID LE Royal Cypher Fixme
KA9 2 3962747039 20m ER
TA12 66 2908251909 12m ER
3423202044 12m ER
TA13 73 4318197498 14m ER
HR8 296 818648443 2y ER
823670174 4y ER
HR8 476 823670181 2y ER
HR8 297 823670220 2y ER
PO4 109 851378420 12m ER
CV34 127 2998058385 14m ER
DE74 185 1284965589 15m ER
TN3 292 4318193739 14m ER
SG2 235 803451443 5y ER
2022238144 13m ER
KT13 10 3260105793 3y ER
HP1 136 3451714211 2y ER
W4 41 4837708920 5m ER
IP22 7073 3509002579 2y ER
E11 13 753349799 7w ERVII
E3 6 2507272297 13m GIVR
4354921524 13m GR;␣GVIR
SY6 243 3240799306 7m GVIIR
PO40 301 689837288 4m GVIIR
L2 756 618725901 12m GVR
CB8 78 264658504 5y GVR
HP10 124 3918676472 20m Not␣visible
601121086 14m VR;␣GR
AB25 45 2959053827 3y VR;␣GR
TN13 53 410982516 6m VR;␣GR
LE14 52 1572685651 21m obscured
ME19 6 310856960 12m obscured
EX20 98 1478222703 4m unknown
TA3 273 3655733341 3m unknown
BN8 498 3541796104 2y unknown
GU1 199 413448859 3m unknown
WD18 81 4798176698 3w unknown
WD18 95 4798176699 5m 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 1479 Queen Victoria (1837–1901).
EVIIR 1044 King Edward VII (1901–1910).
GR 2950 King George V (1910–1936).
EVIIIR 143 King Edward VIII (1936).
GVIR 1447 King George VI (1936–1952).
EIIR 12578 Queen Elizabeth II (1952– ).
crown 4 Crown only; no initials.
scottish_crown 934 Scottish Crown only; often used on modern Scottish boxes.
no 383 No cypher on box.
42386 No royal_cypher tag.
ER 18
ERVII 1
GIVR 1
GR; GVIR 1
GVIIR 2
GVR 2
Not visible 1
VR; GR 3
obscured 2
unknown 6

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.