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Posted 08/20/2019   12:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add wert to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Just for an interesting fact...

Eileen O'Krafka Still Working at 91 ROSTOCK, Ontario Eileen Eileen O'Krafka, who'll be 92 this summer, is Canada's oldest working Postmaster. Five days a week she sorts mail into the 68 post office boxes, collects outgoing mail, sells money orders, weighs packages and keeps the books balanced.

She works out of a small post office in a former general store she and her late husband, Joe, bought back in 1969. Located in the tiny village of Rostock, Ontario, roughly 50 kilometres east of Kitchener and 150 kilometres west of Toronto, the general store has been closed since 1990





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Posted 08/20/2019   9:13 pm  Show Profile Check wheelman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add wheelman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Now that is just plain cool!!!
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Posted 08/20/2019   10:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modernstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great Post!
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Posted 08/21/2019   12:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rock on.
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Posted 08/21/2019   2:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting Wert. Nice to see postings like this every so often.

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Posted 12/22/2019   3:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just got a letter from Mrs.Eileen O'Krafka with her signature in the top left corner..Had contact with her family and I believe it is the only time she/postmaster did this for a stamp collector.

I am privileged to have a piece of post history...Canada's longest living postmaster.

Robert


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Posted 12/22/2019   6:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well done Wert! Nice of her to send the to you. A great little addition to your collection.
Is that her coffee stain, or yours?
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Posted 12/22/2019   7:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
jamesw...haha
BTW..At 92, I would probably spill my coffee to..haha
I saw that to...Not mine.
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Edited by wert - 12/22/2019 7:39 pm
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Posted 12/22/2019   10:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gilles le timbre to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice one Robert. The address from the back flip of the envelope appears to be in NOK ITO, which is a shrine location in Japan, just north East of Hisoshima....I am puzzled......
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Posted 12/23/2019   09:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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the envelope appears to be in NOK ITO, which is a shrine location in Japan, just north East of Hisoshima.


Gilles...here is the actual address...Canadian
Robert




What s stranger then that is look at the picks below..Hidden post marks and other parts not..


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Posted 12/23/2019   4:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi guys. Giles, nice catch, because on a quick view it appears to spell Nokito but is actually N0K1T0. Spelling mistake in Hiroshima Japan? Your Canadian and you know how it goes- letter number- repeat 2 more times.

Robert, it is funny the way the ink from the 2 is hidden in the mountain. It looks as though there are more digits after that. Maybe they were rubbed off? See what happens under the uv light.

Mike
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Edited by No1philatelist - 12/23/2019 4:41 pm
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Posted 12/23/2019   5:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hey Mike

Tried the UV light but did not show much.

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opacity/transparency in the ink used !



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