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SForgCa
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26 Jun 2019
10:01:47pm
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Postmen preparing routes
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Rural delivery
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nlroberts1961
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27 Jun 2019
08:11:51am
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Nice collection of images. Several I had not seen before.

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27 Jun 2019
09:15:26am
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You do not see a dress code like that these days.

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29 Jun 2019
02:17:44pm
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Love the images in the first post. Did a search after Norwegian Historic post sorting and did find those two.

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Very early railway post sorting.
Photo Worm-Pettersen Norges Postmuseum

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The post is sorten in a railway wagon between Oslo (Norway) and Ed (Sweden) in 1914. Photo Worm-Pettersen Norges Postmuseum

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29 Jun 2019
02:37:10pm
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But here are some post sorting on stamps. First Norway 1984
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Switzerland with three stamps from 1986:
"Modern" manual sorting
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The last one here show manual sorting.
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02 Jul 2019
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This thread has been split, moving 14 posts onto a new Thread titled:"Using Copyrighted Material Found Online"

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15 Sep 2020
02:41:28am

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We haven't had a mail delivery to our house in 43 years.Because of this we have to have a post Office box .I don't think any households in Virginia have mail delivered. Thing is they are building new houses all the time I think we could soon run out of PO boxes !!!
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15 Sep 2020
06:21:41am
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I drive in southern Virginia often and I see mail vehicles delivering mail to mail boxes all the time. In fact, the neighbors mail box is on our side of the road and the mail vehicle has dug a rut in the ground,

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15 Sep 2020
08:54:06am
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Two Virginias.
One Virginia is a state in the US.
The other Virginia is a suburb/town on the outskirts of Adelaide, Australia.

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16 Sep 2020
07:04:48am
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Virginia, MN
Virginia, VA
That makes it 4 Virginias.

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16 Sep 2020
03:04:32pm
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Home mail delivery and Covid-19 and smoke from fires: Yesterday, Canada Post announced that it was indefinitely suspending home delivery of mail in Vancouver because of the extreme levels of smoke pollution from fires burning in Washington State and Oregon, a problem that isn't acknowledged by the unofficial the U.S. postal motto, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." But that doesn't bother us: we can live without our mail, but not our letter carrier!

Vancouver's particulate levels from the smoke were briefly the highest in Vancouver of any place else in the entire world, worse even than Beijing. It was slightly better since then, but are forecast to deteriorate tomorrow. What a summer, and now fall! Curiously, we received mail both Monday and Tuesday. We have really appreciated the personal service that our letter carrier, Andreas, a Mexican-Canadian, has provided. Given the number of apartment buildings he has to enter, and the large number of people he encounters, his has to be a hazardous job. I'm planning to make up a card of appreciation for him, and including this stamp:

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About railroad mail cars: My wife and I grew up in Silver City in the remote southwestern corner of New Mexico. Silver City has never been a large town — the population when we lived there was only 8,000 or so — but it was well known. I have a Dutch world atlas published in 1908; it shows only two communities in New Mexico, the well-known Santa Fe and Silver City. Why Silver City? At the time, more silver was being mined there than anywhere in the world, and it was also a centre for turquoise mining.

Although Silver City was well off the beaten path, and even today isn't easy to get to, it was served by a branch line of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. When I was a teenager, one train a day arrived, carrying only freight and mail. There was no turntable in Silver City, so when it left town, the train had to be driven backwards for 40 miles or so to reach the main line between Deming and Lordsburg (Lord, what a burg!).

Here's a photo of the train's diesel locomotive that I took with, at the time, with my new Yashica-Mat medium format camera:

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The train brought our daily mail to us, in a traditional mail car. Here is a postcard I found recently on eBay, postmarked with an RPO handstamp for the Rincon-Silver City run and posted by one of the mailmen.. It's obviously philatelic, but well worth having in my Silver City-Southwestern New Mexico collection of covers:

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Following is a postcard picturing the AT&SF station in Silver City; the station was built in 1915 at a cost of $25,000 and dismantled in the 1960s, after I joined the Navy:

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16 Sep 2020
11:29:58pm
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I have a mail carrier deliver my mail 6 days a week to my mailbox on the curb in front of my house. I am also stuck with slow broadband and no hope for fiber unless I change zip codes (and maybe states). I'd rather have a PO Box and fiber speeds, especially now!

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16 Sep 2020
11:52:59pm
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A close-up image from a real photo postcard that was postmarked 1916. It shows a mail carrier in his wagon at Crooked Lake, Indiana. He is parked next to a row of mailboxes. To see the full postcard image, click on the link near the bottom of the postcard description.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/hoosier_recollections/5365147438/in/photostream/

As usual, my effort to create a link has failed, but the URL works when copied and pasted in your browser.

Tom

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