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This was all that was written on the envelope:

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Where should it be delivered?

(Saw this somewhere ages ago. The original source has been lost to time.)

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    $\begingroup$ This sounds like a letter that Willie Reginald Bray would send. $\endgroup$ – Mithical Dec 28 '17 at 18:53
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    $\begingroup$ This is a nifty rebus and a cute puzzle. That said, were I the postal carrier, I'd still mark it as UNDELIVERABLE and return it to the sender. $\endgroup$ – J.R. Dec 28 '17 at 19:35
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    $\begingroup$ The most cryptically addressed postcard I ever sent that I know to have been received was to: The Very Narrow House Opposite the Albion, Peel Terrace, STAFFORD. That was because I'd forgotten my friend's house number. One addressed to myself with just my house number and postcode never arrived. $\endgroup$ – Rupert Morrish Dec 28 '17 at 21:13
  • $\begingroup$ I recently heard of a really really detailed address to the recipient that was delivered - the opposite of this problem, of course $\endgroup$ – Wayne Werner Dec 29 '17 at 18:42
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I think it should be delivered to

John Underwood

Who lives

in Andover, England

As the rebus says

John under Wood and over England

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    $\begingroup$ Can't believe I didn't get that, and my parents lived there for 20 years! $\endgroup$ – Rupert Morrish Dec 28 '17 at 21:10
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    $\begingroup$ A follow up question. Is your dad's name John Underwood? $\endgroup$ – Whiskeyjack Dec 29 '17 at 17:43
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Apparently that's a true story, about a real piece of mail.

You can stop wondering where you saw it before, here's a source: :-)

The Telegraph: Baffling addresses that get delivered correctly

(Spoiler; the link also contains the answer.)

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