All About Postage Stamp Trains
Imported from Faller in Germany, Aurora's Postage Stamp Bus System was introduced in 1968, the same year Faller released it in Europe. What actually comprised the Postage Stamp bus product line, however, is questionable. I've used three sources of information to compile the list:
Items in white rows are currently the only ones I've confirmed to have been released as Postage Stamp products, whereas the rest do not appear to have been released. Items in yellow rows appear in one or both catalogs, but are not listed on the dealer order sheet. The item in tan appears only on the dealer order sheet. Items in grey rows appear only in the instruction booklet.
Then there's the question of when Aurora stopped selling bus sets. A special dealer offer from Polk's Model-Craft Hobbies of Jersey City suggests Aurora ended bus sales in 1969, whereas some bus sets came with an instruction sheet copyrighted by Aurora in 1973. This coincides with the re-release of train sets, which may have been related. Naturally, much of this is speculation. As always, I welcome feedback.
NOTE: Last 3-4 digits of the catalog number is the MSRP.
Buyer alert: The original bus system is actually part of a much larger product line, Faller's out-of-production Auto Motor Sport (AMS) line, which has its own collector's market; thus it tends to be a bit more sought-after than Minitrix trains. Greyhound buses in particular fetch good prices. That said, it's really down to what these items are worth to you personally. More recommendations here.
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Postage Stamp Trains is a Trademark of the Aurora Plastics Corporation.