Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Perils of the Postal Service

Russia RU-2779236 received 07-21-2014

From: Cherepovets, Russia
ID number: RU-2779236
Notes: When you put a postcard into a mailbox, you are hoping that the card gets to its destination unscathed.  That doesn't always happen.  I've received cards with black smudges, cards that have part of the image worn away, cards with the postmarks on the wrong side, and even a card that was torn so that the part with the sender's message was completely missing. Rain is probably one of the biggest hazards, and it looks like this card (and at least one other) were caught in a rainstorm.  As you can see, there is a message from another postcard that has been transferred to the front of this card, and based on how warped the card is, it is because the cards got wet.  Not every card arrives in perfect condition, but that doesn't make them any less interesting.  Masha, the sender, says that this card is from her town, and a quick Wikipedia search leads me to believe that it is the Church of the Nativity in Cherepovets.

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