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Re: British Stamp Vending Machine History

Postby youngerap » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:35 am

Three collections per day? Crikey!

Very nice piece of history, though. Just googled the Ballyhooly Post Office and, although now closed, the building still exists. Hard to see where they would have had room for this vending machine!

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Re: British Stamp Vending Machine History

Postby pennymachines » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:10 pm

This one appeared at a general sale many moons ago.
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Re: British Stamp Vending Machine History

Postby alan57 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:39 pm

Saw this one on Ebay in America, buyer wanting £2668.97 :shock:

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Re: British Stamp Vending Machines

Postby portor1759 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:53 pm

hi, may be from a hotel in cork city called the METROPOLE.

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Re: British Stamp Vending Machine History

Postby portor1759 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:56 pm

Hi, Yes, this is from the hall in the Metropole Hotel in Cork.

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Re: British Stamp Vending Machines

Postby alan57 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:56 pm

New addition to the collection, a working late 1960s G1 type stamp vending machine.

The G1 version took over from the stamp vender that only delivered one stamp at a time.

On inserting a 1/-, you got 5 stamps (2D 2D 3D 1D and 4D)

The stamp coil was designed that even if the machine malfunctioned, which ever stamp it started with, the 5 stamps produced by the machine would total 12d or 1/-.

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Re: British Stamp Vending Machines

Postby pennymachines » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:47 pm

I was sent these pictures of a wooden stamp vending machine yesterday. The owner intends to sell the item and will let us know when it is available on ebay or elsewhere.
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Re: British Stamp Vending Machines

Postby pennymachines » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:31 am

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Re: British Stamp Vending Machines

Postby alan57 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:30 pm

I paid £100 for mine and was in a better condition, £500 is way too much considering there's no stamps with it.

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Re: British Stamp Vending Machines

Postby ilovemyjukebox » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:17 pm

Really?? I thought £500 wasn't a bad opening and perhaps closing price.


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