June 2015 Blog Posts (1)

5 Courier Services World Records

1. The longest postal delay

In 2008 a guest house owner in Dorset named Janet Barrett received a letter from 1919!

The mystified hotelier read:

Dear Percy,

Many thanks for the invitation, be delighted. See you on the 26th December.

Regards,

Buffy

It was delivered in a plastic bag, affixed with a note from the Royal Mail, who apologized for the 89 year delay. Although the service also apologized for any damage to the letter,…

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