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Sale 950 — U.S. and C.S.A. Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 19 December, 2007

Category — Original Patent Models

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Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2042
 
Original Model for Wooden Letter Box. Invented by John North of Middleton Conn., awarded patent no. 27,466 dated March 13, 1860, a secure "Drop Letter Box" which when the outer lid is raised to deposit mail (or to pilfer the mailbox) an inner lid is closed to prevent someone from removing mail already deposited in the box, excellent condition, with copy of patent, ex Cliff Petersen collection

E. 300-400
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2043
 
Original Model for Revenue Stamp Cancelling Machine. Invented by Thomas S. Hudson and Anthony Hardy of East Cambridge Mass., awarded patent no. 48,338 dated June 20, 1865, metal free-standing device with wooden knob on top, has capability of changeable type matter for dates, years and company names, the stamp on document is placed on the bed of the machine and the plunger is pushed down cancelling the stamp, with original patent tag and copy of patent

E. 300-400
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2044
 
Original Model for Defacing Stamp Canceller. Invented by Marcus P. Norton of Troy N.Y., awarded patent no. 49,432 dated August 15, 1865, a simple device for cancelling revenue or postage stamps with single or multiple punch holes and at the same time apply (in the case of revenues) the person or company name doing the cancelling in ink or (in the case of postage stamps) apply a cancel in ink at the same time as the defacer punctures the stamp, it appears that the adjustable punch is missing from the device, with original patent tag and copy of patent

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2045
 
Original Model for Revenue Stamp Affixer and Canceller. Invented by Thomas A. Slack of Peoria Ill., awarded patent no.66,528 dated July 9, 1867, metal machine with wooden knob spring-loaded plunger, stamps are fed from a roll as the plunger goes down, cut with a knife, cancelled and a sponge applies water to the place on the check or other document where the stamp is to be affixed, with original patent tag and copy of patent

E. 300-400
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2046
 
Original Model for Handstamp Canceller. Invented by Augustus Zantzinger of Louisville KY and awarded patent no. 109,792 dated November 29, 1870, two cylindrical tubes at bottom to accept killer portion of the duplex and other for town/date slug, the "improvement" is that the device has a ball and socket towards the bottom which assures the user a flat strike of the cancel no matter what angle the handle is in, with copy of patent

E. 300-400
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2047
 
Original Model for Defacing Stamp Canceller for Use on Beer Barrels. Invented by Charles C. Egerton of Washington D.C., awarded patent no. 110,962 dated January 17, 1871, six-sided star shaped brass plate with tooth-shaped projections on the underside and a large screw is in the center, the screw from the plate is placed in center of the barrel bung and screwed in as far as it can go, the projections cut the stamp to prevent re-use and the plate cannot be removed since the screw only turns one way, a simple although seemingly effective device for the prevention of revenue stamp re-use, with original patent tag and copy of patent

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2048
 
Original Model for Letter Box Alarm. Invented by Alfred Taylor of Brooklyn N.Y., awarded patent no. 139833 dated June 10, 1873, fairly decorative brass fixture that mounts through a door, "Letters" inscribed on the opening door, the action of depositing a letter through the opening causes a spring-loaded device to move a striker to hit a bell, the bell is unfortunately missing, with copy of patent

E. 300-400
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2049
 
Original Model for Defacing Stamp Canceller. Invented by Samuel Murset and John M. Crawford of Philadelphia, awarded patent no. 215,386 dated May 13, 1879, wooden handle with device at end which is a town canceller on the rim and the center part a two blade cutter, the device is supposed to simultaneously postmark and gouge the stamp to prevent its reuse, the cutters were supposed to only go to a depth that would not injure the contents of the envelope, with copy of patent

E. 300-400
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2050
 
Original Model for Leather Mail Bag. Invented by Josiah B. Gathright and Samuel L. Drabelle of Louisville Ky., awarded patent no. 214,771 dated November 20, 1879, riveted edges, double hasp straps to enable user to open on one side and reduces the width of the mouth of the bag, inventor's names printed on side of bag, with copy of patent

E. 300-400
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2051
 
Original Model for Defacing Stamp Canceller. Invented by John A. McClelland of Louisville Ky., awarded patent no. 222,067 dated November 25, 1879, the object of his invention was to quickly mutilate postage stamps by roughening their surface or cutting grooves through the stamps to prevent re-use, this is accomplished by a sharp-toothed circular saw or saws arranged to revolve rapidly within the handle, the depth of the saws also can be regulated, with original patent tag and copy of patent, stamp collectors should be thankful this device was never put to use

E. 300-400
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2052
 
Original Model for Defacing Stamp Canceller. Invented by Freeman Hanson of Hollis Me., awarded patent no. 248,458 dated October 18, 1881, handle housing spring-loaded device, cutter on the exposed end (somewhat resembles the fan in a jet engine), when struck the cutter spins scraping off the surface of the stamp, handle cracked, with original patent tag and copy of patent

E. 300-400
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