Is There a Registry of Air Mail Boxes?

If there isn’t, maybe there should be. I know of 3 such Air Mail boxes, all of which I stumbled across in the wild.

Was there a time when these things were all the rage? I almost want to make one for my own house just because they’re so silly.

This one on Route 8 near Otis, Ma. is one that I’ve passed dozens of times. I finally stopped to snap a picture of the weekend.

air mail box

I saw this one back in August of 2009 – Route 23 in Hillsdale, NY

And finally in a rather serendipitous twist of fate, while visiting a friend’s new house last summer – their neighbor had an Air Mail box. Perhaps it is a sign that I need one in my life.

Have you ever seen an Air Mail box?


Thanks to the oracle (  and some quickie Google searching, here are some more Air Mail boxes:

If you have pictures or links to posts on your blog, please leave a comment, too!


My friend Hammy, saw this one near Mohnton, Pa!

hammys air mail box


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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11 Responses

  1. There’s one near my office, but I recall only ever seeing a small handful over the years. I think a wind sock would be a great addition.

  2. Shybiker says:

    I’ve never seen one of these and, to be honest, I didn’t even know of their existence until you showed them to us. Thanks! Very clever idea.

  3. Ginamarie says:

    Yes I have seen them before. There is one on Old Woman Springs Rd. in Johnson Valley, CA.

  4. Canajun says:

    Never seen them before, but now I’ll be looking up…. way up for them. Fun idea.

  5. Ed Hidden says:

    There used to be one in Etters, PA. I’ll have to drive buy it and see if it’s still there.

  6. Ginamarie says:

    Here is one on Old Woman Spring Road in Calfiornia


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