Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Whatever Happened to Postmarks?

In the "good old days" (actually, seen from the last couple of years, they really were the good old days) letters & cards had postmarks which told you where & when they had been posted.
This was always of interest & sometimes critical in case of dispute.

Well, this year we received about 40 Xmas cards, mostly from UK.

Some of them had no visible postmark at all.
Most of them had slight smudges of greyish ink.
Only one had legible time & place of posting.

And that came from Brussels!

Is the Royal Mail trying to save ink, or trying to leave no embarassing traces?
Poor show, anyway.

Parting thot: "Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there." - Josh Billings

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