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Saturday, April 07, 2007

Letter From 1943 Returned

A letter was returned to its sender in Portland last month six decades after it was first mailed.
Cullen Fletcher spotted the mail carrier's puzzled expression and offered to help him find the right office for the yellowed envelope.

Then he noticed the metered postmark -- Sept. 1, 1943 -- and the postage -- 3 cents.

The letter bore no addressee and was being returned to sender more than 63 years after it was mailed by the Maine Branch, New York Life, an insurance company that then occupied offices at 415 Congress St. [Link]

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