Letters from Hell

Do you remember that people send lettters from Loveland on February 14? And what when you are in a very different mood? 

Well, if you live in Michigan (USA) or you are going to visit this area before September 30... You have the option of sending a letter from Hell.


Picture by David Ball

However, according to Wikipediayou cannot address any letter to Hell. How unfair! 
In the early 1930s, Pinckney, Michigan postmaster W. C. Miller began to receive requests from stamp and postmark collectors for cancellations: Hell had no post office, instead being served by the one for Pinckney, three miles away. On July 15, 1961, a postal substation was established at Hell, operating from May 1 through September 30. It remains at the back of the general store, although the United States Postal Service does not recognize Hell as a town; it instead uses the name of nearby Pinckney as the mailing address.

2 comments:

  1. I've befn here a few times and sent LOTS of postcards. The "postmaster" burns the edges of the cards :)

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    1. Wow, I can't believe!!! I really need to go there one day..

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