Hopes historic York St pillar box will find a new home in a local spot

PASSERS-by in Sale may have noticed the historic Australia Post pillar box in York St is no longer there.

Although historic pillar boxes have not been in service for some time, many locals have expressed interest in keeping them on display for historical purposes.

An Australia Post spokesperson said while the Sale pillar box had been removed, discussions were underway to return it to a location in town.

“Australia Post can confirm the historic pillar box located at 136 York St in Sale was removed at the request of the Wellington Shire Council due to the commencement of streetscaping works,” they said.

“While it is not expected to return to its original location, it is currently in the care of Australia Post, and we are exploring alternative ways for the Sale community to continue to appreciate this piece of history.”

The old pillar box on Foster St, in front of the old information centre, remains in place.