Belated Christmas Greetings, 2013

This cover enclosing a Christmas card was mailed on December 17, 2013 to a PO box in The Dalles, OR 97058.

Christmas Card to The Dalles 17 Dec 13, UTF, Nixie 25 Dec 13 RTS 27

On Christmas morning it received a Nixie machine label, “Not deliverable as addressed”.

Christmas Card to The Dalles 17 Dec 13, UTF, Nixie 25 Dec 13 RTS 27

This cover was returned to me and arrived on December 27.

I assumed that the last name circled is not registered for that post box at the The Dalles post office, and that was the reason for its return. I was correct. The addressees have since informed me that they closed their PO box at least two years ago.

Why did it take over a week before the Nixie was applied? I don't know.  Any links to the explanation of Nixie markings appreciated.

 I ended up hand-delivering this card on January 14 2014.


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