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Carl G. Soderstrom

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Re: Maine 2 Foot Forney (kit)
« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2020, 07:40:42 PM »
James
Like the Postmaster doesn't know where the Museum mail goes.
But they have to play by the rules.

I remember when a picture of Alfred E. Neuman on the envelope would get
it to the offices of MAD Magazine.
Or when a girl at college wrote Grandpa & the ZIP code and it got to him
(Small MN town- she did have her return address tho.)

If you are wondering, I know you are, ZIP came in July/Aug 1963.

Tim: The package is in todays mail. :)

James Patten

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Re: Maine 2 Foot Forney (kit)
« Reply #31 on: June 12, 2020, 08:00:33 PM »
Alna postoffice used to be pretty forgiving and drop 97 Cross mail into the PO box.  But now Alna is run by Newcastle, and things run more by the book.  They even had us put a box out front so that 97 Cross mail goes to the 97 Cross box.  We have to remember to check it occasionally.

Graham Buxton

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Re: Maine 2 Foot Forney (kit)
« Reply #32 on: June 12, 2020, 08:51:51 PM »
You can actually check the mailbox box for 97 Cross Road (or any other mail delivery point) by computer.  ;D

The Post Office offers, for free, Informed Delivery, which offers, on a daily basis,  a scanned image of the outside of all letter size mailpieces, and a notification of other sized pieces in that mailbox.  It works quite well for me.

See: https://informeddelivery.usps.com/box/pages/intro/start.action
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Re: Maine 2 Foot Forney (kit)
« Reply #33 on: June 13, 2020, 12:42:02 AM »
As I said in another blog:
Mail for my neighbor across the street goes to the Central PO in Minneapolis 40 miles away
for sorting then return, so it takes days for a letter to be delivered in our small town.