Wednesday, March 30, 2011

First Day Cover with 1945 Roosevelt Postage Stamp Arrives at Destination 66 Years Later

If it were actual snail mail, it would have gotten there 10 times faster.

A letter mailed from Hyde Park, N.Y., in 1945 arrived in Gloucester last week, long after its intended recipient, a Mrs. S.E. Lawrence, had died. A common garden snail could have made the 173-mile journey in 6 1/2 years. Instead it took 66.

Where has it been all these years?

Full story at: Boston Globe


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