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Swiss Post delivered x-mas card posted 50 years ago!!

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/snail-ma...llage/41591528

Interesting fact is that card was franked with 10 cent stamp and now receiver(son) has been asked to pay remaining 90 cent .

Similar news was from USA few days ago where a man received 26 years old father's day card from deceased son

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/0...n_7758942.html
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Interesting fact is that card was franked with 10 cent stamp and now receiver(son) has been asked to pay remaining 90 cent .


I think he might want to pay the extra postage quickly before they charge him a storage fee for holding the card all these years!


I can but imagine how expensive that would be!!!
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Re: Swiss Post delivered x-mas card posted 50 years ago!!

He should take the next 50 years to repay the 90 cents.
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He should take the next 50 years to repay the 90 cents.
He stated he might
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Old 08.08.2015, 13:21
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Re: Swiss Post delivered x-mas card posted 50 years ago!!

If the correct postage was paid when the letter is sent, I can't see how any extra is justified. This must be a 'Swiss joke' of some description.
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Re: Swiss Post delivered x-mas card posted 50 years ago!!

Swiss post asked me to pay postage with fine for a mail that I received about one week before. They also mentioned that sender details were not written so they will recover it from receiver. Now how do I know which mail it was and who was the sender? Why they can't send the fine along with the mail?


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If the correct postage was paid when the letter is sent, I can't see how any extra is justified. This must be a 'Swiss joke' of some description.
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If the correct postage was paid when the letter is sent, I can't see how any extra is justified. This must be a 'Swiss joke' of some description.
All standard post is handed by automatons these days, including applying the "must pay more porto" mark.

It seems reasonable to assume that the software wasn't designed to handle a situation where delivery took 50 years
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Swiss post asked me to pay postage with fine for a mail that I received about one week before. They also mentioned that sender details were not written so they will recover it from receiver. Now how do I know which mail it was and who was the sender? Why they can't send the fine along with the mail?
If you send someone a letter, put your address on as the sender and don't put enough postage on, you will be fined and you will have to pay the difference between your insufficient postage and the actual postage.

If you send someone a letter, do not put your address on as the sender and don't put enough postage on, the receiver will have to pay the difference between your insufficient postage and the actual postage.

So, say fine = CHF 1.-

You mail a letter with 1.50 postage, actual postage would've been CHF 1.80 (B-Post for large letters IIRC).

a. You don't put your name/address on the letter as the sender - the recipient will be fined CHF 0.30.

b. You put your name/address on the letter as the sender - you will be fined CHF 1 + CHF 0.30 = CHF 1.30
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If you send someone a letter, put your address on as the sender and don't put enough postage on, you will be fined and you will have to pay the difference between your insufficient postage and the actual postage.

If you send someone a letter, do not put your address on as the sender and don't put enough postage on, the receiver will have to pay the difference between your insufficient postage and the actual postage.

So, say fine = CHF 1.-

You mail a letter with 1.50 postage, actual postage would've been CHF 1.80 (B-Post for large letters IIRC).

a. You don't put your name/address on the letter as the sender - the recipient will be fined CHF 0.30.

b. You put your name/address on the letter as the sender - you will be fined CHF 1 + CHF 0.30 = CHF 1.30
So put someones name you don't like as the sender & forget to pay full postage on a letter
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