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Posted 10/18/2020   3:43 pm  Show Profile Check wheelman's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add wheelman to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
If I remember metered came into use sometime in the 20's. This was in an older album that I was breaking down and made me wonder at what point did metered stamps become more prolific?
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Posted 10/19/2020   10:46 am  Show Profile Check wheelman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add wheelman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting link. Thanks for posting redwoodrandy. I thought this was of particular interest from the perspective of why 5 values on a single strip. Why would it not have been one for .49? Curious.
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Posted 10/19/2020   3:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mml1942 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Many of the early meter machines were fixed value. They could only imprint a 0.02 cent value, or whatever value they were set up to imprint.
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Posted 10/19/2020   3:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jarnick to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My WAG, the meter was incapable of printing a higher denomination than 20c.
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According to the Meter mail Wiki this design (Pitney Bowes DB1.1) had values to $1.





Taken from here.


https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Unite..._outer_frame
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Posted 10/19/2020   5:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Forgot to add the rarity factor legend





Also, yours are "on tape" and on some meters it carries a premium but I can't say if yours does but the full covers go for a bit more. I believe the first meter was right before the turn of the century and they are very scarce.
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