A Pennsylvania newspaper has just received a calendar to help ring in the new year - 1950.
Scranton's The Times-Tribune said a mail carrier delivered it 63 years late without explanation on Friday.
The large tube contained a 1950 Pennsylvania Railroad calendar addressed to James Flanagan, former general manager of The Scranton Times.
The calendar includes a holiday greeting from a railroad executive dated December 1949. Mr Flanagan died that month.
A US Postal Service spokesman said lost mail was sometimes found when a machine was dismantled or office space renovated.
Times-Tribune publisher Bobby Lynett said he would offer the calendar to the Steamtown National Historic Site railroad museum.