One of my absolute favourite types of postcards are ones from countries that no longer exist. I don’t have very many of these (but would love more!!!) and most of the ones I have were not sent to me.
My personal Holy Grail is a postcard that I mailed to myself from East Germany, just a few years before it ceased to exist. In order to mail it I had to separate from my tour group and ended up getting lost in East Berlin and staying past the duration of my visa (it was a visa for a few hours), so I thought I’d be sent to a gulag. And for all my suffering, the postcard never arrived! It’s out there somewhere and I hope that it is just REALLY late in arriving.
BTW, The only other time I had postcards I mailed disappear is a bunch I sent from Cuba. So maybe commies were just really bad with their mail service or maybe I was on some sort of international, communist “no-send” list?!
Anyway, below is postcard from the vanished country. Can you name it?
Have you guessed yet? Doesn’t everyone know where Sremska Mitrovica is? Hint: it was also a communist country.
Check out the flip side for the answer
The stamps give it away – Jugoslavija, a.k.a. Yugoslavia.
“Hi, from Sremska Mitrovica. I’m having fun, hope you are. In this town that we were, there is an underground city that has been dug from underground. Hope you give me a 90. See you next year.”
I’m glad the underground city was dug (“doug”) from underground and not somewhere else.