wt1...thanks for the eBay
link..i already saw it.
After a bit of experimentation...i got it to work!
I cut up some comic book backing board into 1 by 3 1/2 inch rectangles...folded them in half..inserted some vintage US stamps..put them in the machine with the counter weight..locked it up..inserted a US quarter..(it rejected a Canadian quarter)..pressed the lever and out popped the folded card with stamps inside..even the 50 cent option worked like a charm.
Now I have to get a supply of those lower denomination stamps.
I'll post some pictures of my project later.