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ZZzzz Report 30 Jul 2021 15:38

You post a parcel or letter to an address that no longer exists, and can anything be done to try and find it, the letter or parcel that is please?


Island Report 30 Jul 2021 15:45

Contact the post office, it should be sitting in their undelivered dept.
Alternately if it has the senders address attached they should return it.

Was it sent to Santa?


nameslessone Report 30 Jul 2021 15:46

If it can’t be delivered wouldn’t it go back to the PO/ depot. If there is a return address one would hope it did get returned.
But a letter would still get delivered if there was a letter box.


ZZzzz Report 30 Jul 2021 15:46

Not to Santa but when I Google it it didn't come up with the address I have.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 30 Jul 2021 15:48

Is this in UK? Has it already been sent?

I always write my name and at least our postcode on a parcel, but not always on a letter.

If the post cannot be delivered, I think there is (at least there was ) a department within the Post Office that tries to track down the sender.


Kentishmaid Report 30 Jul 2021 15:48

You need to contact the sorting office nearest to the address the letter was sent to. If you included your address in the letter/parcel they may return it to you automatically


nameslessone Report 30 Jul 2021 15:56

Is it because someone or company have moved? The letter/ parcel could still be dropped off as the building number wouldn’t have changed.


ZZzzz Report 30 Jul 2021 18:35

Thank all, it seems like an odd address and that's why I asked for help also I couldn't find it anywhere but hey ho.


Island Report 30 Jul 2021 19:29

Have you actually posted something to a non existent/ odd address ZZzzz?


ZZzzz Report 30 Jul 2021 20:48

Not yet but I intend to tomorrow.


nameslessone Report 30 Jul 2021 20:51



maggiewinchester Report 30 Jul 2021 21:05

See if the address exists using this:

It sometimes doesn't have recent builds


ZZzzz Report 30 Jul 2021 21:23

Tried that maggiewinchester and a big fat nothing.


ZZzzz Report 31 Jul 2021 18:03

Well it turns out that it is her work place, she is my sister, it is her life insurance document that I want to post to her which she may be able to cash in, she doesn't trust me with her home address in case I give it to an ex boyfriend which I wouldn't anyway.


maggiewinchester Report 31 Jul 2021 18:04

Aaaah! definitely something you wouldn't want to send to nowhere!


Kentishmaid Report 31 Jul 2021 18:37

Glad you have sorted it out


ZZzzz Report 31 Jul 2021 18:50

maggiewinchester, I dont care if she gets it or not, that is another door she has shut in my face, and how she is when I want to help her, anything else I find of hers will just get shredded.


maggiewinchester Report 1 Aug 2021 12:07

Having heard what she's like, I don't blame you!


nameslessone Report 1 Aug 2021 12:23

I think I would send it to the insurance company with her new addresses saying you understand that communications should be sent to her work address. Then it is down to them and not you.


ZZzzz Report 1 Aug 2021 12:40

nameslessone, to late for me to do that however there is a sting in the tail for her if and when she get it.