Sunday, September 09, 2007

Grave delay in the mail

The website reports that a letter that stamp collector Chris Rauch arranged to be sent from Switzerland has finally arrived - 26 years after his death.

According to the site, "Chris wrote to the post office in the ski resort of Arosa in 1973 asking them to send the letter to him because he wanted the stamps franked with the town's postmark."

He was still waiting for it in 1981 when he died aged 57.

Widow Janet, 76, who has finally received the letter in Great Baddow, Essex, said, "It's like a message from the grave."
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posted by Don Schilling at 9:34 PM