It wasn’t until 1863 that mail was first hand delivered to people’s homes without additional charge. By 1890, hundreds cities provided this service, sparking the age of the mailbox. Since the dawn of the mailbox, these glorious receptacles have evolved into fantastic pieces of art that adorn lawns, buildings, and establishments across the globe. While mailboxes come in a plethora of shapes and sizes, there are only a handful of mailboxes that truly make the cut in terms of functionality, durability, and aesthetics. The following are several examples of what to look for when choosing the right mailbox.
Step2 531700 MailMaster StoreMore Mailbox
Similar to the Wrought Iron Plus, the MailMaster StoreMore Mailbox serves as an all-in-one receptacle, however this post is designed with security and storage in mind. The StoreMore Mailbox covers a large 6.25” x 13.25” area and stands 28″ tall which is beneficial for homeowners with a lot of mail. It includes hidden door locks, which open downward for easy access and security. Its interior compartments include front and rear access for convenience. In addition, it mounts easily to a 4” x 4” post (not included) for simple setup. It ships in certified frustration-free packaging which makes it an excellent gift, and includes two keys, address numbers, and mounting hardware so no extra parts are necessary.
Step2 5A2000 MailMaster Villager Mailbox
Lastly, for the consumer that can live without all of the bells and whistles, MailMaster offers the Villager Mailbox. This workhorse provides the simplicity and durability of an all-in-one mailbox to enjoy all of the benefits on one post. It has front and rear access to interior compartments for easy access and heavy-duty poly construction to reduce wear and tear. Furthermore, it is suitable for easy 4” x 4” post mounting (post not included) for simple setup. Lastly, it includes address numbers, mounting hardware, and a post cover, so no other parts are required.
The Charleston Aluminum Mailbox and Post System
While functionality has its place, aesthetics are no stranger to the Charleston Aluminum Mailbox and Post System. The Charleston carries a rust-free powdercoated aluminum mailbox post system, allowing it to carry its beautiful luster over the years. It is also decorated with an elegant pineapple finial which makes it very pleasing for the eye, a support bracket so it won’t fall down easily, a Corinthian cast base which will allow it to stand tall and strong, and a sturdy 2.5” post so it won’t bend and break. Brass numbers are not included, however, house numbers are not entirely necessary. Moreover, the Charleston is a large sized mailbox, supporting a 21” x 11” x 8.25” receptacle which is postmaster approved and excellent for homeowners with a lot of mail. Lastly, it is designed for easy in-ground installation which makes putting it together very straightforward.
Step2 592000 MailMaster Wrought Iron Plus Mailbox
The MailMaster Wrought Iron Plus Mailbox is a product rivaled only by few. This post serves as a convenient, all-in-one mailbox to enjoy the benefit of all necessary features on one post. It has a front and rear access to interior compartments making it easy to access from the front and back and is built with a heavy-duty poly construction so it’s built to last. It also mounts easily to a 4” x 4” post (not included) for simple setup and includes address numbers, mounting hardware, and a post cover so no extra parts are necessary.
Step2 512400 MailMaster Stone Hill Plus Mailbox
The MailMaster Stone Hill Plus Mailbox is no Cadillac, however, it has its place among the gems previously mentioned. This post is fashionably designed with a stone wall texture and a heavy-duty poly construction so it won’t break easily. Quite similar to the Wrought Iron Plus, this post provides front and rear access to interior compartments so it’s easily accessible from both sides. In addition, this post features a newspaper holder to keep papers clean and dry which eliminates carrying wet newspapers and magazines into the house. Like its counterparts, it easily mounts to a 4” x 4” post (not included) for simple setup. Lastly, it includes address numbers, mounting hardware, and a post cover, so no other parts are required.
With a multitude of mailbox posts available, it may be difficult to choose the right one. However, the above-referenced posts should be the only ones worth considering.