Archive for Monday, May 22, 2006

Postmaster dispels chain letter claims

May 22, 2006


A suspected chain letter making its way through Lawrence may have some people thinking it can be mailed without using a stamp.

Not true, Lawrence Postmaster Judy Raney said.

A few envelopes recently showed up in the Jayhawk Station post office, 1901 W. 31st St., with the words "Guinness Book of World Records" written in the corner where the stamp should be, Raney said.

No matter what's in the envelope, you still must put a first-class stamp in the proper place on the envelope if you want it delivered, Raney said.


GardenMomma 11 years, 10 months ago

Yes, a stamp is needed; but I received a Christmas card last year postage due, with no return address. It had been delivered without a stamp and I was left an envelope to put in the 37 cents and leave it for the letter carrier the next day.

I wonder what would have happened if I hadn't paid the postage due? Would it have been a federal crime?

Sigmund 11 years, 10 months ago

There is a chain letter going around and place proper postage on your letters? Talk about a slow news day ....

Jillster 11 years, 10 months ago

Very sad that people are foolish enough to fall for something like this...otherwise there wouldn't be the need for a news story, slow day or not!

breeze 11 years, 10 months ago

We received one of these around Christmas 2005. It was with a batch of mail which was mailed in 2003-2004 so who knows how long it was "in process." It had travelled from the UK to Lawrence, then forwarded to us in our new state. It amazed us that we actually received it without any postage after travelling so much.

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