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Offline Margaret Kelly

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Did LHO mail an empty bag to himself to test the FBI?
« on: February 10, 2020, 02:35:37 AM »


On Dec 4th 1963, a package was found in the dead letter department of the Irving post office. It was addressed to Lee Oswald, but the address was for 601 West Nassau Street. A street that did not exist in Dallas, Texas. The package was short 12 cents on the postage. Odd, as it was metered postage and not stamps.

The package contained a long, empty paper bag similar to the one found in the sixth floor of the TSBD building. Because the package was short postage, a post due card should arrive at LHOs address so that he can pay the payment which the sender failed to pay (in this case the extra 12 cents).

Perhaps this is what happened:

LHO deliberately sent the package to a false address to test the FBI to see if they knew where he was living at Oak Cliff? Remember, LHO used a fake name at Oak Cliff (O.H. Lee) to hide from the FBI. If the postage due card arrived at his Oak Cliff address, LHO would know the Post Office knew something they shouldn’t know – where Oswald was living. Oswald might have thought the FBI were opening his mail, and if so, the FBI might inform the Post Office where LHO was living in order to deliver the mail to there. If the post due card should arrive at LHOs address in Oak Cliff – LHO knew the FBI knew where he was living.

Two good articles on this topic can be found here:
http://www.kenrahn.com/JFK/The_critics/Griffith/Suspicious_undelivered_package.html 
http://oswaldsmother.blogspot.com/2010/01/mysterious-package.html

« Last Edit: February 10, 2020, 02:37:48 AM by Margaret Kelly »

Offline Jerry Freeman

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Re: Did LHO mail an empty bag to himself to test the FBI?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2020, 03:08:00 AM »

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The package was opened by Dallas Postmaster Harry Holmes, a controversial figure in the course of the investigation.
That's your answer.
I didn't know he was a postmaster. He was a postal inspector. A Dallas postmaster would have had his picture taken...Where is a picture of Harry Holmes?
http://www.kenrahn.com/JFK/History/The_deed/Sneed/Holmes.html
http://www.jfklancer.com/Holmes.html
https://www.ciadidnotkilljfk.com/single-post/2019/05/05/Captain-Fritz-and-Postal-Inspector-Harry-Holmes

Offline Margaret Kelly

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Re: Did LHO mail an empty bag to himself to test the FBI?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2020, 03:54:57 PM »
That's your answer.
I didn't know he was a postmaster. He was a postal inspector. A Dallas postmaster would have had his picture taken...Where is a picture of Harry Holmes?

Regardless of who opened it, the package still needs an explanation.

Offline Richard Smith

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Re: Did LHO mail an empty bag to himself to test the FBI?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2020, 07:28:00 PM »
Regardless of who opened it, the package still needs an explanation.

A hoax mailed after the fact.

Offline Jerry Freeman

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Re: Did LHO mail an empty bag to himself to test the FBI?
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2020, 01:56:47 PM »
A hoax mailed after the fact.
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The Postage Due Card----
As if all of this were not strange enough, on November 23, a post due card arrives at Ruth Paine’s address at 2515 W. 5th Street in Irving. It’s $.12 due, just as the package with the phony Nassau street address was. But there is no package for Oswald waiting for him with Ruth Paine’s address on it. Only the one with the Nassau address which is unknown till two weeks later. So the postage due card should never have been sent in the first place unless somebody at the post office knew Lee Oswald was using the 2515 W. 5th Street address as a drop-off. If that is the case, we’ll never know who or why.
There is a cancellation stamp on the item...knowing the date might help. I can't make it out.

Offline Margaret Kelly

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Re: Did LHO mail an empty bag to himself to test the FBI?
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2020, 02:08:21 PM »
There is a cancellation stamp on the item...knowing the date might help. I can't make it out.

What would a cancellation stamp mean?

Offline Jerry Freeman

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Re: Did LHO mail an empty bag to himself to test the FBI?
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2020, 02:34:31 PM »
What would a cancellation stamp mean?
Oh you know ..the postmark. You can see it in the picture but not well enough to see the date or the city that it was mailed from. 
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Offline Walt Cakebread

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Re: Did LHO mail an empty bag to himself to test the FBI?
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2020, 04:55:08 PM »
There is a cancellation stamp on the item...knowing the date might help. I can't make it out.

It is a fact that we don't know what was in the package..... We have only the conspirators word that it contained a folded up paper bag.....Which I might add isn't very credible....

Offline Walt Cakebread

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Re: Did LHO mail an empty bag to himself to test the FBI?
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2020, 05:40:35 PM »
There is a cancellation stamp on the item...knowing the date might help. I can't make it out.
It certainly looks like someone at 601 Nassaua Street knew Lee Oswald, and knew that he had an address in Irving.... because it was forwarded to Irving Texas.

If someone had sent Lee the package ( the hand writing looks like Lee Oswald's) when it was received at the Nassaua street address and forwarded to Irving then the only way Lee could receive that package would be for him to go to the Irving PO and ask if there was anything in the dead letter bin that was addressed to him.


Offline Margaret Kelly

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Re: Did LHO mail an empty bag to himself to test the FBI?
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2020, 06:26:39 PM »
It certainly looks like someone at 601 Nassaua Street knew Lee Oswald, and knew that he had an address in Irving.... because it was forwarded to Irving Texas.

I don't think that address even existed. Whoever sent the package knew it could never be delivered. Like posting a letter addressed to "Santa" at the "North Pole".

 

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