Postage stamp vending machine - Info wanted!

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Postage stamp vending machine - Info wanted!

Post by kat1 »

Hi all,

I'm new to this site and I'm hoping that you can help me to gather some information on a postage stamp vending machine belonging to my father. He acquired this as part of his retirement present (strange gift, but he appreciated it a lot!) from his time working at a university.

We know the following info, but any more insight you can provide would be extremely helpful. In particular, we are keen to see if anyone can help with a valuation as eventually he'd be keen to sell it on to a collector so that it can be properly appreciated:

- Circa 1960's wooden cabinet style Stamp vending machine
- It would have held a large roll of coil stamps which dispensed in strips
- Although the machine is now empty a large strip of "Poached Eggs" (see image) still remains in the base. Those poached eggs were used when installing a new stamp roll. They ensured the new roll was feeding properly, and are now very collectible in their own right.

Looking forward to hearing any info you can provide!

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Post by alan57 »

I'm 95% sure the stamp vending machine you have was a G1. Ive got a similar vender in my collection.
It would have vended out 5 stamps at a time
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Post by badpenny »

Welcome to the forum Katrina

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