961769 Postal Buddy Collection Zoom

Fabulous Specialized Postal Buddy postal card group

Fabulous Specialized Postal Buddy postal card group

Availability: Out of stock

Regular Price: $1,500.00

Now only: $575.00

Product Description


A highly specialized group of hundreds of items related to the Postal Buddy experiment of the 1990’s, stuffed into three 3-ring binders.  Includes promotional folders, pictures, product guides, etc.  Also includes newspaper clippings, Linn’s articles, UPSS magazine articles, even a setup guide and maintenance book for the machine itself!

Actual pre-production and commercial items are abundant include scarce change of address card essays (7 different, most probably unique or near-unique,) a dozen or more FDC’s (including signed Pugh cachets, some limited to only 13!), dozens of issued cards and sheets, dozens of postal buddy “money cards,” even a postally used card – Non-FDC’s are VERY scarce; one recently sold on eBay for $110 (item 351198481251,) 4 more Postal Buddy advertising cards (also postally used,) many receipts, two “Due to technical difficulties” cards (also scarce), etc.

By far the most comprehensive and impressive groups of Postal Buddy material I’ve ever seen offered for sale, all ex-Jim Noll (who was involved with the Postal Buddy venture with the USPS.)  Needs a more complete examination as I’ve only leafed through the pages – probably more essay/sample material present than what I’ve described. 

An excellent start to a medal-winning exhibit, VERY difficult to duplicate, as many of the items here are no doubt quite scarce and/or unique.  Just a handful of items are probably worth the asking price, but it would be a shame to break this up so I will offer intact, even though the realization is likely to be much lower than if I had offered the rare items individually…

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Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 961769
Large Lot Type Specialized

Extension/Expertization Policy

Expertization/Extension Policy

Any uncertified (single) stamp that I sell may be placed on "extension" while a certificate of expertization is obtained. In addition, stamps with existing certificates issued prior to January 1, 2015 may be placed on extension for a new certificate. Individual stamps from a larger lot may not be placed on extension, unless prior approval has been obtained. The following procedure must be followed for all extensions:

  • All lots must be paid for in advance and the lot will ship once payment clears. Upon receipt, please examine the item. If you agree with my description but want a certificate, then...
  • You must notify me (preferably at time of purchase) that you are requesting a certificate and we must agree on a 3rd party service (APEX, PF, PSAG and PSE are acceptable) to do the certification. This notification must occur within 7 days of receipt but in no event later than 30 days from the purchase date. The item must be submitted within 7 days of receipt, but in no event later than 30 days from the sale.
  • You submit the item as the rightful owner and pay any certification and postage costs required at that time.
  • If the item comes back with an opinion stating "not genuine", with a different identification (different Scott number), or with faults not originally described, you may return the lot and I will reimburse your purchase price plus the cost of the certificate (up to 20% of the purchase price or $100, whichever is lower). The stamp must not be marked in any way, and must be returned in the original condition (not encapsulated). Express service premiums are not reimbursable. Certificate costs are not refundable if the service cannot render an opinion, or if a graded certificate disagrees with any statement regarding grade or estimated grade.
  • Upon receipt of the returned stamp and certificate, I will credit your account (as defined in (4) above) within 24 hours. You can leave the money on account to apply toward future purchases, or request a refund, in which case funds will be sent within 2 business days.

The following expertization services are acceptable: