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Royal Mail: Black Postboxes by Royal Mail

Agency: Royal Mail
Client: Royal Mail
Date: Oct 2020
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Royal Mail will has unveiled four special-edition black postboxes around the UK to mark the beginning of this year’s Black History Month.

The social media-activated postboxes are painted black with a striking gold trim, and each feature a figure of significance to the British black community, who has also appeared on a Special Stamp.

Those featured include: Sir Lenny Henry CBE; Yinka Shonibare CBE RA; John Barnes, Nicola Adams and Marianne Jean-Baptiste

The postboxes highlight the prominence and nationwide success of all the Black Britons featured.

A full list of Black Britons who have appeared on Special Stamps over the years can be found by scanning a QR code on the boxes, which link through to a dedicated online gallery on the Royal Mail.