In part one of this series, we examined some bad things that can happen to otherwise good postcards when not enough attention is paid to the correct mailing address by the sender. In part two, we will encounter some additional address errors that make receiving postcards problematic.

The first two post cards illustrated have a common theme. Shown here are the front and back sides of the first of these two cards. This linen card (BA-H2926) shows the United States Post Office in Lexington, Kentucky (Figure #1). It was produced by the Curt Teich publishing company of Chicago, for The Union News Company. The back of the card, (Figure #2), shows that it was sent from Caldwell, New Jersey, in June of 1946, to Echo Island Camp to the care of Mrs. Fisher. At the receiving post office, the auxiliary mark “CANNOT BE FOUND,” was applied in red ink. This may have been due to the fact that no state was indicated in the Echo Island Camp address.