200A and 202 reproduction
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Mister Wilson
I've always hated it when I have something light weight that will fit in a regular envelope, but have to send it in a small padded mailer at greater cost because "The Machine" might make the part tear through the envelope, or the part may be bent or damaged.  Well, earlier this year I mentioned it to my Postal clerk and she asked why I didn't send things non-machinable?  Huh??  You tell the clerk you want to mail your envelope as non-machinable, and for an extra $0.15 it will.  So for $0.70 you can mail anything under an ounce that will fit in your envelope.  I put loose items in a small zip lock and tape it to the inside of the envelope just in case.  If there is a lump or bump, I put a piece of clear packing tape on the outside of the envelope at that point for protection against poking through.  So far this has worked great.  Today I mailed a red valve wheel to Drew.  He's going to let me know the condition of the envelope when it arrives.  Some of you may have already known this, but it was news to me and thought I'd share.
John
H.C. Lanterns dealer
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #2001 A Turd's Odyssey
Canadian Blues #028
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Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
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Coldwaterpaddler
Did not know that was an option. Thanks!
Stovie-Steve
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1hpycmpr
Dang John, you just taught an old dog a new trick!  Thanks!
Mark
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Mister Wilson
I told her that she changed my world for the better.  She blushed.  I still got it 😁
John
H.C. Lanterns dealer
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #2001 A Turd's Odyssey
Canadian Blues #028
Coleman Slant Saver #31
Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
There's been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about.
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Pancholoco1911
Yup, clerk at postal office told me that a few months back. You pay extra to them to hand handling envelopes
~Pancho~
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Tgarner01
Thanks John. Can you do this and put it in the mailbox? I try to keep my trips to town to a minimum.
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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Mister Wilson
@Tgarner01 I’m not sure, but I’m thinking no?  I pay the clerk and she prints out a bar coded label for it. You could try putting $0.70 postage on and clearly marking the envelope non machinable. 
John
H.C. Lanterns dealer
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #2001 A Turd's Odyssey
Canadian Blues #028
Coleman Slant Saver #31
Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
There's been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about.
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Tgarner01
Thanks John, I'll do some checking. If I can print the label like I do at home for larger packages I may do it. Otherwise I might as well print the normal label like I have been. I'd rather stay at home than drive to town to save a couple dollars ðŸ˜
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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holliswood
Earlier this year you sent me some mantles that appeared to be sent this way John. Thank you for that nugget of information! I’m going to screenshot that for safe keeping 🙌🏻
-Fred

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JimL
Good tip John, thanks!

-Jim

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Bob1774
Great tip!  I hope it saves a few postal jobs and some money for the senders!
Bob
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Mister Wilson
I went to the PO on Tuesday to mail a package to my grandson.  The clerk says that the non-machinable envelope with the valve wheel that I sent to Drew had been returned.  Why?  The clerk at the receiving PO decided that I should have paid parcel rate and returned it.  So, I guess the subjective opinion of one clerk can overrule the objective action of another.  Anyway, it was sent in the original envelope with the additional postage.  It already made one round trip with no damage.  Even with all the additional labels and such, it still weighed in at only 0.6 oz .  I'll continue to explore the limits of this method.  It's getting so darned expensive to ship little things.
John
H.C. Lanterns dealer
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #2001 A Turd's Odyssey
Canadian Blues #028
Coleman Slant Saver #31
Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
There's been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about.
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egroscup
I needed a small flat gasket for one of the Cummins at work and was able to con the parts person into mailing it to me. It was thin enough for regular postage. I did suggest that to save even more that they should tape it to a postcard and send it. No dice but it would have been worth a try. E.
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Bob1774
Well, the one good thing is that with the stay at home due to the Chinese Wuhan virus thing, is that I've not spent much on gas, but I've certainly given the Post Office lots of funds to have things delivered!
Bob
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outlawmws
There is a  maximum thickness requirement also how thick was it?  

https://pe.usps.com/text/dmm100/mailing-domestic.htm
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Pancholoco1911
I have sent a 275 F/A tube in a #10 envelope, I believe I paid 0.80 something cents and it make it. It was sent to a member here, I ve also send a 425 stove handle to another member here and it also made it to his destination 
~Pancho~
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BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #101
“Solo sé que no sé nada”
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Gasman64
Thank you, John, for a handy tip-I'll give it a try! Sorry to hear you had problems with the valve wheel you tried to send, but maybe it all just depends on the person behind the counter.
Steve
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Mister Wilson
outlawmws wrote:
There is a  maximum thickness requirement also how thick was it?  

https://pe.usps.com/text/dmm100/mailing-domestic.htm

I just measured it at 0.40” which I suppose exceeds the 0.250” limit for letters. Maybe I should see what the large envelope rate would be, it has a 0.75” thickness limit. 
John
H.C. Lanterns dealer
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #2001 A Turd's Odyssey
Canadian Blues #028
Coleman Slant Saver #31
Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
There's been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about.
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