Episode 102: Magda Got a Postcard That Was Lost in the Mail for Four Years and 11 Days

Madalena Wojcicka of Travel Trinkets Canada left me a message that started with a bit of amazement. She got a postcard at her home in Calgary, Alberta, Canada that had been sent from Spain four years and 11 days earlier. It’s a real mystery.

The other part of the mystery is how we covered that topic, talked about the World’s Largest Fishing Lure, Muffler Men statues, postcard design, and walking around the earth — all while my cat Benjamin was yowling in the background.

Here are some links to items discussed in the show:

Travel Trinkets Canada

Tonkinese Cats

Muffler Men

The World’s Largest Fishing Lure

The World’s Largest Coffee Pot

The World’s Largest Skunk

Atlas Obscura

Benjamin the Noisy Cat Looking Innocent
Magda Wojcicka visited the World’s Largest Fishing Lure

5 comments on Episode 102: Magda Got a Postcard That Was Lost in the Mail for Four Years and 11 Days

  1. Cheryl Kinkaid says:

    I heard the cat this time and looked the breed up. They’re beautiful.

  2. Georgie Stone says:

    Nice to hear Magda
    Canada Post did a few series of stamps of roadside attractions 2009 – 2011. Travelling West to East. Mr. PG (log man), Sign Post Forest, Largest Easter Egg (Ukrainian), (2010) The largest Coffee Pot is in Davidson Saskatchewn, Happy Rock is in Gladstone, Manitoba, The largest Canada Goose in Wawa Ontario, Atlantic Puffin in Quebec (2011) Largest Lobster, Wild Blueberry, The Big Potato, The Giant Squid.
    Keith Morrison was born in Canada (Saskatchewan).
    For historical postcards look at The Newberry. newberry.org They have the Curt Teich Postcard Archives Digital Collection
    The Curt Teich Postcard Archives Collection is widely regarded as the largest public collection of postcards and related materials in the United States.
    There is a postcard road trip around the USA. https://publications.newberry.org/digital/roadtrip/

    1. Frank says:

      That’s super cool. I’m going to do a show with the curator of the Curt Teich Collection soon if I can get that scheduled.

  3. Georgie Stone says:

    The Largest Fishing Lure was to celebrate 90th Anniversary of The Len Thompson company which makes lures in that small town of Lacombe Alberta. https://www.lenthompson.com/90years.html

    1. Frank says:

      Excellent way to mark the date!

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