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The Brass Bell, Volume XXXVIII, Number 1

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Brass Bell 2012 Issue #1

Post by Wilson Wright » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:12 pm

Brass Bell arrived in Tallahassee today...Content and layout look great...Look forward to getting into it tonight
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Post by Simon B » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:23 pm

Arrived in Stamford CT today!!
What a great issue.
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Arrival of BB

Post by doubleboater » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:50 pm

My magazine arrived two days ago SW Detroit looked through it but havent read it thanks

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Post by Stovebolt » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:03 pm

I'm just posting something here cause my BB comes to my house by way of the Kremlin or something.....but I was feeling a bit left out....So here is a PSA that has nothing to do with anything!

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Post by JohnKadimik » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:05 pm

BB at Lake Hopatcong today. Nice!

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Post by Jim Godlewski » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:22 pm

roverjake00 wrote:Starting to think the USPS has discontinued service in MI! Hoping I have a surprise in the mailbox tonight.
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Jacob,
Congrats on your first post. How can that be?
Anyway, BB hit my box today in SE Michigan.
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Post by Horstuff » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:55 am

Hit Seattle today. Nice!
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Post by drrot » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:48 am

Horstuff wrote:Hit Seattle today. Nice!
When you are done with it could you please put it on a pack mule and head it north toward Tyson :D
Let's see if that is any faster than Canada Post
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Post by mfine » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:02 am

Mine arrived today. I will send it to Tyson for Chrismass.

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Post by roverjake00 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:43 pm

Jim,

Yeah, not my first post, don't know what happened - inactivity? Congrats on your win at Algonac this summer!

No BB in Holland yet...

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Post by Stovebolt » Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:40 am

Something tells me that you guys sending me your BB's will get here before the one actually designated for me.

If I give you my phone #, can you text me some pictures so I can at least get a taste, haha...... :lol: :shock:
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Post by Stovebolt » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:05 pm

Am I the only Canadian who still hasn't gotten their Brass Bell yet?
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Post by Don Ayers » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:12 pm

Paul H. Did you get yours???

How about Reg and Tyson?
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Post by Stovebolt » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:16 pm

I am Tyson.... Image
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Post by Jim Bell » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:22 pm

No, you are not the ONLY Canadian who has not received their BB. Mine has yet to show. :(

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Post by dustoff135 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:06 am

I am still waiting for mine to arrive in Germany. Actually, I still haven't seen the previous issue either. Can someone please help with this? Danke schön.
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Post by Oberon01 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:40 am

I have not received mine yet here in Calgary, unfotunately. We (CCABC BOD) are going to speak with the mailing house about this problem. A month+ to get a 14 ounce magazine to Canada is ridiculous - no other way to describe it. We will determine what the problem is, and assess mailing alternatives if necessary. We'll provide an update when have obtained an explantion for this pathetic delivery time. No wonder the USPS is practically bankrupt.
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1961 CC 21' Continental
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Post by mfine » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:48 am

I suggest we send all Canadian issues to Alex in Hessel. He can smuggle therm across the border and ship the through Canada Post.

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Post by Jim Bell » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:12 am

The problem, as far as I know, was non-existant before. What has changed? :?

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Post by Oberon01 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:26 am

I have always experienced delays in receiving US based publications up in Canada, and that continues. I get the Rudder, Classic boating and mailings from the ACBS that always take longer to arrive here. I don't know if it is better or worse now than before, but my perception is that this delay is worse than before. As I stated, we are looking into it and will let you know. We may have to mail the mag's first class - I think they are being mailed in a periodical class - I am not sure. I have limited experience with the USPS and we are going back to the mailing house for an explanation.

With the preceeding issue, the delay in mail delivery was ridiculous all over the US - it took several weeks for it to start hitting the mailboxes after the printer dropped it at the mailing house. I don't know why that occurred either, though this time US delivery occurred quite quickly. We'll let you know what the mailing house comes back with.
1926 Mullins 16' Outboard Special
1940 CC 19'Custom
1946 Gar Wood 22' 6" Sedan
1946 16' Peterbrough Falcon
1947 CC 16' Special Runabout
1947 Chris Craft 22' Sportsman
1948 CC 25' Sportsman Sedan
1959 Feather Craft Islander Express Cruiser
1961 CC 21' Continental
1965 Glastron Futura 500 V -164
1965 CC Sea Skiff 24'

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Post by Don Vogt » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:34 am

patrick, can you please send me a private message with your current german address? I dont understand that. I got one returned the other day from Belgrade, Serbia because of a wrong address and we resent to new address furnished by our member there. So if it can make the round trip from Serbia it ought to be able to get to germany, one would think? we will also send previous issue, too.
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Post by Rabbit » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:10 pm

I never received one in Minneapolis and it's the end of October. My membership is up to date and I'm scheduled to receive The Brass Bell through Winter 2013. Is there a copy online anywhere? I'd really like to see it.

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Post by Al Benton » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:13 pm

Rabbit,

Thanks for letting us know. They started showing up over a month ago so it obviously was lost. We'll get one in the mail to you. Is your address and zip code correct in the Member Directory?
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Post by Rabbit » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:15 pm

Yes it is, Al. Thank you very much. I look forward to it.

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Post by davehu » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:00 pm

despite three emails I still haven't seen my Brass Bell.

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Post by Reginald Down » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:39 pm

Based on the comments in this thread - It's now approximately three months since most club members in the USA received their Brass Bell Volume XXXVIII, Number 1 in the mail.

Have the other Canadian club members received their copies yet? I have not.

My most recent version of The Rodder's Journal magazine arrived in my mail box (shipped from South San Francisco) 10 days after the shipping date on the envelope.
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Post by Oberon01 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:24 am

Reg - I checked my mail yesterday and I do not have it either. We began to get replies from International members last week that it had been received in Europe, for instance, but I have not heard of any members in Canada receiving theirs. A second batch was mailed to all non-US members about 3 weeks ago by the service that we contract to do the mailing.

As far as I know, the USPS has not even informed our mailing service or us as to what went wrong on the initial mailing, let alone the second. No issues have been received back - I do know that. I have been receiving my issues of the Rudder and other US mailings without difficulty. I do not know the answer, but inquiries will have to be made on Monday.
1926 Mullins 16' Outboard Special
1940 CC 19'Custom
1946 Gar Wood 22' 6" Sedan
1946 16' Peterbrough Falcon
1947 CC 16' Special Runabout
1947 Chris Craft 22' Sportsman
1948 CC 25' Sportsman Sedan
1959 Feather Craft Islander Express Cruiser
1961 CC 21' Continental
1965 Glastron Futura 500 V -164
1965 CC Sea Skiff 24'

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Post by Chad Durren » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:25 am

Reg, drive to the border and I'll throw my last 2 issues over the fence.
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Post by tph » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:39 am

Never received my brass bell either.
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Post by Rabbit » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:50 am

Still no Brass Bell for me in Minneapolis. It would be a great Christmas present if it arrived!

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