Hand-drawn Map instead of Address

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Yes, for that piece of mail, but I wouldn’t assume it’s going to work all the time.

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More the exception than the rule, I would assume. But the exception went viral five years ago.

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Royal Mail (U.K) would never deliver it without a full address or postcode, sometimes post gets to you without a postcode, but you at least need the street name and city, I wonder if a map would work, I so want to try this now! I’ll let you know how I get on… lol

Ed

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Yes in germany with my Adress it worked too. Town map and the wheelchair diver with dog and i got the letter one year ago

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So here it is, I shall post it to myself, so I don’t mind if I never get it back…


As a safety on the back, I’m giving permission to Royal Mail to open, inside is a letter saying why I’ve tried this and my full postal address, let’s see if the map works or they have to open it!

Ed

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Ed, your experiment reminds me of the original 1840 postcard sent by Theodore Hook, London (1840); that’s one of the reasons I chose @HookedonPostcards for my username. :wink:
Please update us in this chat regarding the outcome of your experiment. I’m quite curious …
Cheers!

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I love this experiment. Please keep us updated!

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I am curious if it will work. I feel there is a significant difference between a place in a town and a remote farm. It the first case you need a postcode so that the letter gets to the mailman who delivers in your area. At least in CZ. The farms, on the other hand, tend to be pretty remote. So I feel you can theoretically be more vague there because there will probably be only one mail route in that direction :thinking: :woman_shrugging:

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I may try that as well…

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I wonder why the stamp on the envelope was from Iceland, as was the destination, yet it was written in English? Also the stamp bears a postmark which does not appear to extend to the envelope, making it look like a used one which had been glued on . So in answer to the question “Is this true?” I would say “Probably not”.

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Someone visited Iceland on a holiday, and visited this specific farm. Later on their trip, while still on Iceland, they wanted to send a letter to the couple living on the farm.

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Here’s an article from BBC about the letter:

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Thanks for the link to the BBC report Norwaygirl.

On the subject of unusual posting methods, I once sent my girlfriend a postcard when I was around sixty kilometres off the east coast of Australia. I was on a passenger ship on a run from Sydney to Guam, and sealed the card in a plastic container and threw it overboard. I put in a note, asking the finder to send it, and a souvenir card of the ship as well. It took around nine days to reach her! Someone found it on a beach and sent it on to its destination.

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Somewhat related - has anyone ever tried if the three word location grid works instead of a full adress when sending mail?

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So romantic!!! :heart: :purple_heart:

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All sorts of address related shenanigans!
Eight times Irish postmen amazingly delivered mail against all odds | The Irish Post

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Thank you for sharing! Delightful! :slight_smile:

So inconceivable! You must familiar with the tides so it can reach the beach not in deep sea haha

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Not quite the same but this was delivered by an Irish Postie in County Donegal to its correct recipient.

I’m sure there have been other cases, but as for a map, I think the above may be the first documented in modern times.

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