We've had a tough winter. Record snow and cold has challenged the Postal Service, employees and customers like no other time.
But one Post Office just might take the cake for tough conditions.
Australian Post has opened a branch office in Antarctica!
With exploration efforts ongoing since 1914 and increasing tourist (!!!) traffic, the Post decided to open a branch catering to the philatelic community. Operational only a few weeks a year, the office keeps the mail and then dispatches it at the end of the season. There have been orders from all around the world, as well mail dropped off by two cruise ships (!!!!).
One problem with the mail outpost according to David Tingay who mans the station, is how poorly the postmarking ink works on the envelopes. Apparently, the cold weather affects the drying.
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