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San Fran, CA USPS R2D2

Discussion in 'Pacific Regional Discussion' started by Rogue6, Mar 15, 2007.

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  1. kay_dee

    kay_dee Jedi Master star 4

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    Jun 15, 2002
    Cool - I was hoping they'd remember us! I guess if it comes before the next meeting I can pick it up from you then.
     
  2. JedHead1

    JedHead1 Jedi Master star 5

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    The 15-stamp sheet is available for pre-order:

    http://starwars.com/collecting/news/misc/news20070425.html
     
  3. AnasianSkywalker

    AnasianSkywalker Jedi Knight star 3

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    Sep 2, 2003
    FYI - When I was going to Border's on a break last night, R2 was still standing as a mail-box on Post & Powell.
     
  4. kay_dee

    kay_dee Jedi Master star 4

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    Neither rain, nor sleet, nor incorrect postage - R2-D2 will deliver your message to General Kenobi!

    Waaaaay back in March, Alison and I [link=http://sffanforce.com/gallery/r2-mail3-30/index.htm]visited our local R2 mailbox[/link] near San Jose. For fun I thought I'd give my test letter to "General Kenobi, Desert Cave, Tatooine, R2D2" a shot. I wondered if I put the return address as Bantha tracks if it would make it to them?

    6 months later, I got this message from Mary Franklin:


    [blockquote]I received the letter to General Kenobi. Thanks! It was pretty funny ? you used a 39-cent stamp, so not only did they ?return? it to me, they returned it to me for more postage!

    Mary Franklin[/blockquote]

    As a side note, the letter had the correct postage at the time. The postage rate increase happened in May, well after I mailed the letter!
     
  5. kay_dee

    kay_dee Jedi Master star 4

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    I've been combing through photos to add to the web site. I never realized I hadn't added Matt and Harry's photos from the R2 mailbox unveiling to our photo album!

    http://sffanforce.com/gallery/R2-mailbox/index.htm

    And I added Matt's photo from 4th and Townsend

    http://sffanforce.com/gallery/r2-presidio/index.htm
     
  6. Taeriel

    Taeriel Jedi Master star 5

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    Feb 9, 2003
    How funny! I'm not surprised that the letter was delayed, though. My guess is that the post office sat on it past the time that the rate increased, and then someone didn't take into account the date it was originally mailed. I'm glad it made it, though!
     
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