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Well done Parcelforce

Monday, December 10th, 2012

At some point in 2010 I started following this artist on twitter.  Something about his style really interested me and I knew I wanted to own one of his pieces, I just had to figure out which.  After looking through his archives and several months of watching his new posts, I finally found the one for me.

So a couple of quick emails to the artist, a painless Paypal payment and I had my tracking number.  All I had to do was wait.  And wait I did!

The package was shipped in April of 2011 and was successfully delivered around August 15th, 2012.  I say around as at that time in 2011 I was subletting from a friend and the package was delivered to her place. I’m not 100% sure of the date it arrived, but that’s about when she called me to say she had received it.  I just met up with her last week so I didn’t get my hands on it till then (hence the delay in my post).

This is the post mark, 29/04/2011 and it was delivered 17/08/2012

You can see here the post mark from 2011.  The next two images are just to show that there isn’t anything on the packaging to explain the lengthy delays…

Here's the package as it arrived.  No marks or notes to give a hint as to where it's been for the past 16 months.

Again, nothing interesting.

I have a screenshot of the tracking information from which you can find here.  It’s pretty clear that the folks from USPS got the package into the country without too much hassle, but it seems to have fallen behind a desk for a year after that.

Here’s a rather cute note attached to the back of the painting.  I like to think that it was this little guy who helped the package arrive in the end!

A slightly commical note (given the circumstances) written by the artist

And here’s a quick photo of the piece.  I’m very pleased it arrived in the end, it’s getting framed shortly and will be the first thing I hang in our new home when we move in next year!

And just in case you were interested, here is what I was waiting so long for!