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Published: 23 December 2017

By Andy Ross

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Unusual post

Over on the BBC a story about the unusual things people post caught our attention. 

The Royal Mail is a national institution and conveys post all over the UK. But, as is the way, people have been trying and testing the system for centuries. W. Reginald Bray who was an accountant from Forest Hill in south-east London not only posted himself (although he was not the first person to be posted), but he also sent this crocheted envelope which was successfully delivered.

Mr Bray was an Englishman who, I think it would be safe to say, was delightfully eccentric. Perusing the Postal Regulations he realised that it was legal to post anything "smaller than an elephant and larger than bee" and he proceeded to test the limits of the rules. One of the best things (in my opinion) that he sent was the envelope. Isn't it fantastic!

You can read more about the fascinating Mr Bray here and see the BBC article here.