Did it travel with a Canadian stamp?
It did. Anything else?
The stamp has a value of 4c - it was issued before we were born!I believe the postcard was originally sent many years ago. Somehow made it through the postal system here without the correct postage (neither country nor amount) - and no postage due issues, either.
An amazing mail adventure indeed!
Especially considering I once had to go to the post office to pay 1c because an envelope had postage due.
Really? I have received two or three letters postmarked "postage due", but they never made my pay. The letters were delivered anyway. Once I sent a letter without stamp. I realised it just after posting it. I thought it would be returned to sender, but they delivered it anyway. Postal machines aren's so smart, after all :)
I also once received a notice that the local post office had a postcard fro me, and I owed them 35c (either someone forgot to put the stamp on or it fell off). I paid the 35c, then when the postcard was retrieved it wasn't even for me. The postal clerk was very flustered as to how to refund me, so I just told him to keep the 35c. The postcard was addressed to a neighbor, so I delivered it as well.
That is a nice story! So more or less you paid your own wage to someone else to get your own - temporary - job as a mailman :-)
It is true, although I had to walk home from the post office anyway, so not much extra work on my part.
Your story made me laugh, Finnbadger! :D