WASHINGTON, DC—Over the years, U.S. mailboxes have been painted army green, red and all-American cobalt blue. A permanent installation at the National Postal Museum surveys mailboxes from around the world. Designs from Germany, Finland, Taiwan, Canada and the Vatican, among other locales, showcase diverse interpretations that vary greatly from the American standard. Across the globe, mailboxes come in many shapes and sizes and bright, beautiful colors—from citrus yellow and orange to robin’s egg blue and silver.
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