COVID Card #53

June 27, 2020 | 0 comments

During the 1990s, the US Postal Service increased the use of AFCs (advanced facer canceler systems — and no, it’s nothing like a junior high school student with a Sharpie and a yearbook) to the point that each machine could orient and postmark 30,000 pieces of mail per hour. This was a two-fold increase in the number the older Mark II machines could process.

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To learn more about any of the first 100 cards, select a number from the list below.


The United States Postal Service has been hit hard by the pandemic. Controlling elements of the Federal Government (the president and Republican Senate) do not want to provide aid to the service. So, it’s up to us. It may seem insignificant, but if we all sent just a few letters a week, we could help ensure that our daily, free mail delivery service continues. For the past (see the card number above) days, I have drawn a card each day and mailed it to someone the next day (none are sent on Sundays; two are sent on Mondays). Please consider mailing cards and letters while we still can for 55 cents (first class letter postage). If the USPS fails, you could find it costs $8 or more to send a letter. And that’s just one of the ways we will all lose if the USPS shuts down.

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