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Going Postal!

9/3/2015

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There's no question that most Breyer lovers and collectors experience some anxiety while their models are in the mail, wondering when they'll arrive and if they'll be intact. For many, the thought of sending a model in the mail with little to no protection might be too much to bear, but for two brave collectors it was a fun and exciting experiment!

This interesting story began when Erin Corbett, longtime collector, tack-maker and model shower from Portland, OR, came up with the idea to try sending a Breyer through the mail with absolutely no packaging. "I thought it would be a fun experiment to prove just how durable the Breyers actually are," said Erin. She began her mission by posting the idea on Facebook to see if any fellow collectors would be interested in giving her a hand; Jennifer Lambert, a collector in Illinois, was the first to respond.

Instead of sending one of her own models, Erin did some shopping around and found an Appaloosa Family Arabian Stallion model at a local yard sale. After emailing back and forth about their plan, Jennifer sent Erin her mailing address and a few dollars for postage. When it was finally time to set the plan in motion, Erin creatively sharpied Jennifer's address onto the model's barrel and her own return address on its neck; she finished the postage by covering the model's appaloosa blanket in stamps.

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"I totally guessed on the amount of postage!" Erin laughed. Thinking ahead, Erin didn't want to risk her experiment being shot down by the post office clerk, so instead of bring the model to the counter, she dropped the it right into the USPS drop box; all that was left to do was wait!

Six short days later, the Appaloosa Family Arabian Stallion model was standing on Jennifer's porch step when she got home from work! The Breyer made its journey from Oregon to Illinois, more than 2,300 miles, without so much as a tarnished ear tip! Jennifer was ecstatic at the sight; their experiment was a success! In celebration, Jennifer decided to name the model Going Postal.

 

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Here are some photos of Jennifer and Going Postal at BreyerFest Vive la France, this past July, where Going Postal met many famous model horse personalities!

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Jennifer and Sue Bensema Young Jennifer and Jackie Arns Rossi

 

We were so thrilled to hear about this cool idea and want to congratulate Erin Corbett and Jennifer Lambert for completing the brave experiment! Who knows, these collectors may have just inspired an intriguing new Breyer pen pal system!

 

 

 

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Comments

Lupineleigh Says:
05/20/2017 at 9:32 am

Eep! I think this would only work on pre-90's models. I know my Equus snapped his leg from a fall onto carpet from a height about the depth of a post office mail box and the tiny bit of paint he has on his muzzle got rubbed. Newer models seems to scratch or scuff much more easily. But on the other hand, newer models are more realistic and I love the irrisdescent sparkle and metalic undertones some paints have. Too bad we can't combine the beauty of the present with the durability of the past, especially since regular run models cost three times as much or more now.

BreyerLover2222 Says:
05/20/2016 at 12:16 pm

SO funny and a great idea!!

doodles101 Says:
09/12/2015 at 9:42 am

that's so cool!!! perhaps I'll try that some day!

BuckR. Says:
09/04/2015 at 5:09 pm

I am going to start shipping my Connoisseurs that I sell that way! Think of how surprised the buyers will be! And I will save so much on shipping too.

windwalker175 Says:
09/04/2015 at 3:21 pm

Hilarious!

endurostorm Says:
09/03/2015 at 8:22 pm

LOVE!!!

Congrats to the ladies for their success in this fun experiment and a huge Thank You to the US Postal Service for going above and beyond to deliver FAS safe a sound. Brings a happy new meaning to his namesake "Going Postal"

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