Getting FS595b from the US gov.

Some time ago I sent a post to rec.scale.model to ask if anyone knew the differences between FS595a and FS595b. No one answered my question, however quite a few people asked me how I got FS595b from the US government.

This explains how to order Federal Standard 595b (information provided by FSSB plus personal experience):

  • Foreign payments must be draft on an American bank or international money order.
  • Company check must be draft on an American bank
  • No personal check over $20, you must use U.S. Postal Money Order
  • Check should be made out to the General Services Administration/ Specification Section
  • Foreign mail charges are 25% of the total cost for air mail
  • Visa and Mastercard accepted (I sent my number and expiry date via fax)
  • They ask you to include a self addressed label with your order to ensure quick processing but I sent them a fax.
  • Send orders to:
    Federal Supply Service Bureau
    Specification Section
    470 East L'Enfant Plaza S.W.
    Suite 8100
    Washington D.C. 20407
    U.S.A.

    Tel: +1 202 755 0325
    Fax: +1 202 755 0285

    Prices:
                                           U.S. chge. Foreign Chge
    595b Color Book (1/2" X 1")              $ 40         $ 50
     586 paint chips
    
    Complete sets (3" X 5")                  $200         $250
     586 paint chips
    
    Fan Deck (1/2" X 2")                     $ 35         $ 43.75
     586 paint chips
    
    Individual paint chips (3" X 5")         $  2         $  2.50
    
    25 new individual paint chips (3" X 5")  $ 50		$ 62.50
    
    
    Federal Supply Service Bureau is a branch of General Services Administration. They are on the Internet (@gsa.gov) but they do NOT accept order via e-mail.

    Roberto Lionello <lionel@arcetri.astro.it>
    Wed, 12 Jul 95


    Steven VanLiew <sfvl@worldnet.att.net>
    Thu, 20 Aug 98