„The card was posted by a chap called Colin on the 4th of January in 1889 and it arrived in Aberdeen a few days ago. We have absolutely no idea where it‘s been,“ said Aberdeen postmaster Pete Smith.
The card does not break any official world records for slow mail — but only because the category does not exist. „Whoever has this postcard should get in touch with us because we might start a new category,“ a spokesman for the Guinness Book of Records said. „We‘ve got a record for a parcel but that‘s only about two or three years.“
When confused 21st century postmen tried to deliver the postcard from Brisbane to a Miss Wardrop at 32 Carden Place, Aberdeen, they discovered it was a dental surgery. Reuters