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Posted 12/14/2021   3:08 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add 51studebaker to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

This image was passes out yesterday in the Philatelic Librarians group I belong to, so I thought I would pass it on here with the question…what the heck is it and how was it used?

The question was answered in the Librarians group but I'll hold off with posting it. First person with the correct answer (and who is not in the Librarians group) will win a set (3 Pairs) of these Staehle HPO Covers
Prize for first correct answer

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Posted 12/14/2021   3:16 pm  Show Profile Check orstampman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add orstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
All I can think of is that this is a "holder" for a canceller "month" "date" and "time" slugs that are used to cancel the stamps. That is what I think the holes would be for - to hold the slugs for each. Other than that, I have no clue!
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Posted 12/14/2021   3:39 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Close enough, Dave wins.
It is an International Postal Supply "Flier" canceling machine type holder. The slots hold the pieces of steel type for hours, dates, months, and years. The center hold is for a screw which secures the type holder within a slide-out tray under the canceling machine. This round type holder is secured in the swing-out tray shown in the image below.
Many thanks to Frank R. Scheer, Curator Railway Mail Service Library

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Posted 12/14/2021   5:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a similar one for a different make/model machine with different bases to each slug.

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Posted 12/15/2021   5:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Hal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's really cool!
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