PostCard delivered to my house - Nearly 100 YEARS after it was mailed in 1914 - What a COOL surprise!

Submitted by Gone Fishin on Wed, 06/12/2013 - 21:35.

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I received a super cool treat  in my mailbox today.  The absolute best mail that I have ever received.

A post card dated March 25, 1914 was addressed to my house and delivered today, Jun 12, 2013.

Nearly 100 years after the post card was mailed it was finally delivered - TO ME!

The post card has the original old one cent postage stamp that was unfortunately mostly covered up with a current 33 cent postage stamp:

 

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The post card has two dates- the original stamped date of March 25, 1914 and June 7, 2013
 
 
The card was addressed to Mrs. A. La Mont and was sent by Lenka Clayton, c/o MOCA  11400 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH  44106
 
Written on the card , " Dear Aunt,  I hope you will have a pleasant birthday, more so than me.  Ma is very sick with pneumonia.  Her temperature was 102 1/2 last night, her pulse 6 beats better than the night before.  Come out when you can.  With Love, Ladie."
 
 
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Better late than never.  
 
I hope the postal carrier delivers more treats like this to my house.   Thank you, USPS!!
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I won the antique post card lottery!!!

The sender of the post card, Lenka Clayton, c/o MOCA  11400 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH  44106, is an artist for the Museum of Contemporary Art ( MOCA) .

Turns out that USPS did not wait nearly 100 years to deliver the post card.

This old post card was one of 100 pre-written & received post cards that were restamped and returned to their original recipients.

How cool is this that my address was on one of the 100 post cards!!

This really made my day.  Perfect timing to deliver me Best Wishes.

 

I love old post cards and feel like I won the antique post card lottery!  

The card is absolutely beautiful:

 

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MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART CLEVELAND:

100 found, pre-written posted & received postcards will be re-stamped and returned to their original recipients. SIte-specific work for MOCA Cleveland, opening in July.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More details on the post card delivery here http://residencyinmotherhood.com/portfolio-item/one-hundred-returned-postcards-work-in-progress/

 

 

Email received from MOCA

Hi Lily,

 
Thanks so much for blogging about Lenka's project at MOCA. We will be using your blog post on our Facebook wall in the next coming days which will potentially be viewed by over 12,000 followers. I am so glad to hear it made your day!
 
Take care,
Sarah
-- 
Sarah N. Rehm / Communications Manager

MOCA CLEVELAND

11400 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106


 
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Message:

I received a post card today from 1914 mailed by Lenka Clayton.

What a cool treat.   Read my blog on the post card and see the photo of the

card here:





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This really made my day!  Thank you, Lily  :)

 

 

 

 

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Scott Catalogue # of Post Card stamp

 Hello Lily M,

Very cool receiving a 100 year old post card.    Hat tip to instigator of this centenial mailing.  I'm a little jealous...

Question, I can't quite make out the green stamp underneith the new postage.     Can you Google and find out the Scott's Catalogue #?    Would be fun to find out the value of the original cancelled stamp.   Is the stamp a 1 cent green George Washington (little value) or something else?

Best, 

Jeff

One Cent George Washington - green stamp

but a HUGE personal value to me. :)

 

Priceless.

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