Friday, March 19, 2010

In honor of the Lost

Dear postal worker - these are worth millions and millions of dollars.  Please don't toss 'em!

On suggestion of Laurel in my comments, I looked into a postal Lost and Found. I didn't find anything online so I called their 1-800 number.   A tip, if you keep saying 'customer service' over and over even when it isn't a choice,  they will kick you from the machine and finally hand you over to a person.
 

Anyway, all items found outside of their packing are sent to Atlanta.  Then somebody looks them over and decides if they are worth more than $10.  If not, they destroy the item.  If so, then they put it on some shelf and try to find the owner.  The lady took all my info and I have an official case number.  They are supposed to call in 2 business days either way.  

I may not get my blocks back, but that was a very interesting process.  And these little blocks didn't die in vain, as it seems many of you will be using lots more tape now!

9 comments:

L Johnson said...

There is still a glimmer of hope that hose priceless blocks will be found:0)

Life of Joy said...

I pray that the postal worker is a quilter. They would definitely know they are worth a bundle.

Kristine Hanson said...

oooooooooooh those are so pretty, SO SO SO hope they find their way back to you, what a bummer!! At least you have a photo and could "copy" them if needed, so nice to get the completed in the mail though!

Rebekah said...

I hope they are able to find it

(but don't cross your fingers too hard...it is the USPS after all :)

Blue Is Bleu said...

Let's hope someone in that Lost & Found knows a little something about quilting! I have my fingers and toes crossed that you get good news!

jaybird said...

very interesting... thanks for the usps lesson... and my fingers are crossed about your blocks!

Stephanie said...

Hopefully they will turn up, if not, definitely a lesson learned to use more tape! :)

Leslie said...

i sure hope that this works and you get the blocks back.

Mary said...

Good luck! I am seriously sad for you, not to mention the person who made them! I hope they show up . . . that would be a very happy ending.