Maureen Meers, Shanklin:

On Wednesday, July 12, I put a topper on the postbox near Shanklin train station.

Sometime during the following week, some selfish person stole it.

This was the fifth topper I have made and the first one to go missing.

I know how much pleasure people get from seeing these and have received loads of good comments about them.

This particular topper took about eight weeks to make and cost quite a bit of money, but it's always been worth the effort for the joy they give.

However, I feel completely gutted and have decided not to make anymore so, sorry folks.

Isle of Wight County Press: The postbox topper in all its gloryThe postbox topper in all its glory (Image: Maureen Meers)