Posted by: mdmusingsie | July 11, 2016

Extreme Snail Mail

I received a card from my mother today – July 11th.  She still likes to send cards, and who can really say that they don’t like receiving something in the mail (that isn’t a bill or an advertisement). It was a Happy Saint Patrick’s Day card.  Depending on how you look at it, it’s either 4 months late or 8 months early.

Looking closer, it appears to have either been caught up in a sorting machine or opened on purpose (the way it was torn it appears the former) and the back had been taped shut with the wide shipping-type tape.

On the front you can just make out the cancellation mark from Green Bay, WI in early March, 2016.

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However, there was a stamp on the back that, upon inspection, has something in Spanish along with a date stamp of 21 Jun 2016.  The base of the stamp says ‘Ordinario Importancíon’ along with a code and ‘Mexico’.

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This gives a whole new meaning to the term snail mail.  From near Green Bay, WI, USA via Mexico to Ireland in a mere 4 months.  If it wasn’t carried on the back of a snail it must have come in on a rowboat.

PS – yes that is a Christmas stamp (from 2013) – my mother buys forever stamps in bulk before the prices go up

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  1. oh yeah…Merry Christmas!!! what’s the brexit buzz? Nice of the major players to make all those promises and then back away from all them…Time to exit the UK?


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