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Pillar Of The Community
Canada
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Posted 08/31/2013   10:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add graphis to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I recently purchased this Postage vending machine..i would like to duplicate the packaging that was use in the machine. Does anybody have a sample or could tell me what the dimensions of the folder is.
Any info or images greatly appreciated.





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United States
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Posted 09/01/2013   01:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They were typically dispensed in cardboard folders with the stamps already inserted inside. Here's one example that's current for sale on eBay. I can't guarantee they fit every type of these sort of machines, but it should be good enough of an example to identify the sizing. (Actually, I do remember the ads on the outside of the cardboard for things like address labels, etc.):



http://www.ebay.com/itm/OLD-VINTAGE...em3384eb36c1
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Posted 09/01/2013   02:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add graphis to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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.
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Posted 09/01/2013   03:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mike33 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's awesome!
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Canada
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Posted 09/01/2013   12:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add graphis to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
More photos of my project

Cards cut from comic backing boards



Loading into machine




Put in your quarter..pull down the lever and you got stamps!




Albeit with a tidy profit for the vendor.
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