Skill Level 1. Suitable for beginners.
This model builds into a 1:16 scale replica of a Canada Post street letter box. The completed model stands about 3.25 inches high.
You will need a colour printer capable of handling card or cover stock to print the parts sheets. 67 lb cover stock (approx 8.5 thousandths of an inch or 0.2 mm thick) is recommended.
Mail delivery in Canada can be traced back to 1693, with the first official post office opening in 1755. In 1851 the first Canadian postage stamp was issued, and in 1859 the first street letter boxes appeared in Toronto. Today the bright red letter boxes can be seen on roadsides and in buildings all across Canada. Although traditional letter mail has been largely superseded by electronic communication, these boxes will likely remain for many years to come.
Last updated 26 June 2013
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