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Farwell 409B Coils Never Heard Them, Any Ideas?

 
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Posted 01/23/2017   5:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Stuart MacNeil to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
working on my Wash.\Franks and came across this new type of coil. but I do not have the specialized catalogue. It is 4 stamps horiz, perfed 8 vertical.

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Posted 01/23/2017   5:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
An image would certainly help all here. What denomination is the stamp? 1, 2, etc? There are coils that are perforated 8.
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Posted 01/23/2017   6:38 pm  Show Profile Check kcaramat's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add kcaramat to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Back in 1911 the Farwell Company of Chicago got tired of paying 50 cents over face value per coil of 3000 stamps from the Schermack Company. They embarked on a mission to develop their own perforation that would still work in the Schermack mailing machine. After a few trails they decided on 2 sets of 4 holes. This would still allow the mailing machine to operate without infringing on Schermack's patent.

They bought the imperf stamp sheets at the local post office, perforated and then coiled them. They must of had a heck of a lot of mail for this to make economic sense. lol

Here is a single sample.

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Edited by kcaramat - 01/24/2017 6:30 pm
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Posted 01/23/2017   7:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stuart MacNeil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you kcaramat, saved me hours there.
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Posted 01/23/2017   7:49 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You can always go to Stamp Smarter and use the search function on 'Farwell'
http://www.stampsmarter.com/Search/..._Search.html
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