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Parkhurst Vending Machine Feeder Indentations

 
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Posted 03/09/2022   2:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add BobInRye to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Siegel has just posted the first of its Melvin Getlan Collection sales and includes a few lots showing Parkhurst indentations. I am unable to find anything meaningful in Scott or on the forum (one reference). Can anyone point me to a useful reference that would provide more background to these indentations? Howard's "The Stamp Machines and Coiled Stamps" doesn't seem to have anything.
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Posted 03/09/2022   2:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Howard has 4 pages on Parkhurst, pages 94-97 including citation of 2 patents. Was this not enough?
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Edited by John Becker - 03/09/2022 2:25 pm
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Posted 03/09/2022   2:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BobInRye to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Never mind... Belasco, "Guide to US Vending and Affixing Machine Perforations", pps 191 - 195 is an excellent resource.
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Posted 03/09/2022   2:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You're welcome.
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Posted 03/09/2022   2:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BobInRye to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
John Becker - thank you.
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Posted 07/29/2022   3:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add coilcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello,
I was the winning bidder on this item in the auction. There is not a lot of information on the Parkhurst vending machine markings. They are quite scarce and difficult to find on cover. The key thing about the Parkhurst vending machine is that it was the first, or one of four, machines adopted by the postal service to sell coil stamps to the general public. It was an experiment to see if stamps could be made available to the public and if the machines worked well or not. Here is a post card I found with Parkhurst vending machine markings. It was a new discovery at the time.
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Posted 07/29/2022   9:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BobInRye to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
CoinCollector - I also managed to acquire a Parkhurst coil, lot 217, 4 strip.

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Posted 07/30/2022   09:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Al E. Gator to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There is also a bit of information in The United States Specialist . If your a member, you can search back issues. Also US Patents 1017231, 1383996 and 963245 are for Parkhurst vending machines.
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