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    Scarce Private Vending Coil On Cover

    2¢ Dark Carmine (413 var.), tied by Jun 16, 1914 Cleveland O. machine cancel on cover with manuscript inscription "Foss Vending Machine", the stamp showing gripper marks caused by a vending machine, though the accompanying PF Certificate states that "the manufacturer cannot be determined.", Very Fine and exceedingly rare.

    Estimate $3,000+

    Expertization: 2004 PF Certificate

    The Foss vending machines were contemporary to the Brinkerhoff, Schermack and U.S. Automatic Vending machines. Pioneer philatelist, H.L. Wiley, writing in the early part of the 20th century, noted that the Foss machines vended not only standard government coils, but that Foss also produced proprietary coil perforations at the same time as these other vending machine makers, though evidence of these perforations has apparently not been seen by anyone since Wiley.


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    June, 2010
    23rd Wednesday
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