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    postcards delivered 50 years or less!

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A Swedish postcard bearing a lottery number arrived 50 years after being sent to a retirement home on the Baltic island of Gotland.

    The card to a former employee at the Avallegarden retirement home in Klintehamn was mailed by a friend in Finspang, some 90 miles away on the Swedish mainland. Sent in October 1955, it arrived last month.

    "Now and again a letter that has gone astray like this surfaces somewhere ... but it is very unusual," Swedish Post Office spokesman Markus Trautmann said Monday.

    The postcard included the number of a lottery ticket that the two women bought together, local paper newspaper Gotlands Allehanda reported. It was not known if they won.

    http://reuters.iwon.com/article/200...C758838_RTRIDST_0_ODD-SWEDEN-POSTCARD-DC.html
     

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