Earlier this week I received two postcards that arrived from England in under 24 hours. I have displayed the other one, of a telegraph engineer, already and the other speedy postcard is below. This one, however, comes with a mystery that I need help with.
This postcard arrived with a transparent, adhesive plastic strip attached to it (you can see it particularly on the bottom around the “U” in “South”.) I checked the donor and the mysterious plastic strip was not on it when it left England.
No postcards in the Collection have such a plastic strip? What is it? What is it for? And who put it there? I tried googling the mystery and no luck. If you know – or have any theories just so crazy they may be true – please let me know!
Here’s the back of the postcard:
“I forgot to send this in October from Vegas – in fact I’ve forgotten to send many postcards over the years. I’ll send theones I’ve recently found. We did the Grand Canyon helicopter ride – never again – you get seasick just like in a boat!”
I’ve been getting a lot of postcards from the Grand Canyon lately, and this is another fine item from there. But I’m dying to have the mystery of the plastic strip resolved. Please help me solve this mystery!