SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – A newspaper in northeastern Pennsylvania has just received a calendar to help ring in the new year – except the year is 1950.

The Times-Tribune of Scranton reports that a mail carrier delivered the item, 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. Flanagan died the same month.

A Postal Service spokesman says lost mail is sometimes found when a machine is dismantled or office space is renovated.

Times-Tribune publisher Bobby Lynett says he’ll see if the Steamtown National Historic Site is interested in the calendar. If not, he’ll display it in the newspaper’s offices.

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