Friday, September 16, 2005

Earlier this week I received an interesting direct mail piece from Linn's Stamp News. On the outside was a photograph (shown above) of an rather beat up letter and envelope. Not being able to immediately identify it, I decided to read what was on the inside. Here's what it said....

"It was nothing out of the ordinary. Just a simple letter dated April 1, 1912, instructing a post office employee named O.S. Woody to take his assignment as sea postal clerk aboard a luxury cruise ship.

"Unfortunately, the ship he was assigned to was --- the Titantic."

"The letter was found on Woody's body after the ship sank."

For more on Titantic stamps and philately, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 7:03 AM