Sale 1253 — The Melvin Getlan Collection of U.S. Vending & Affixing Machine Perfs Part 1

Sale Date — Tuesday, 5 April, 2022

Category — The Brinkerhoff Company

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
19
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Sale 1253, Lot 19, The Brinkerhoff Company1c Green, Brinkerhoff Ty. I (314). Pair with bottom plate no. 3228, original gum, small h.r. at top, Mekeel backstamps as often seen and bottom stamp with tiny spots of that ink on Franklin's face, still Very Fine and rare plate number pair, with 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
700
20
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Sale 1253, Lot 20, The Brinkerhoff Company1c Green, Brinkerhoff Ty. I (314). Centerline block of four, original gum, h.r., deep rich color, folded along vertical guide line (which is how this was produced), couple small faults including crease at top right and small thin spot at bottom right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED BLOCK OF ANY BRINKERHOFF STAMP, AND AS SUCH IS A WONDERFUL EXHIBITION ITEM.

The Brinkerhoff machine was designed to perforate only strips of stamps, so this block had to be folded between stamps in order to fit into the machine. According to the Belasco book this is the only recorded block of a Brinkerhoff stamp.

Ex Col. Green and Belasco.

4,000
2,500
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21
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Sale 1253, Lot 21, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Carmine, Ty. I, Brinkerhoff Ty. I (320). Guide line pair, original gum, h.r. and slight creases in top stamp, perfs partly trimmed at top, pencil initials on gum of bottom stamp, appears Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

475
275
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22
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Sale 1253, Lot 22, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Lake, Ty. II, Brinkerhoff Ty. I (320A). Guide line strip of four, original gum, top and bottom stamps lightly hinged, guide line pair Mint N.H., deep rich color, fresh and Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

750
850
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23
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Sale 1253, Lot 23, The Brinkerhoff Company1c Green, Brinkerhoff Ty. I (343). Paste-up strip of four, original gum, bright color, bottom two stamps light creases, Very Fine appearance, with 1986 A.P.S. certificate

500
190
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24
 
Sale 1253, Lot 24, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Carmine, Brinkerhoff Ty. I and Ty. II Combination (344). Strip of five, Ty. I perforations between stamps as normal along with Ty. II perforations near the top of each stamp, Sedalia Mo. oval cancels, second stamp from bottom light horizontal crease, Very Fine and extremely rare combination of Brinkerhoff Ty. I and Ty. II perforations, this likely occurred during testing of the second type of perforations -- not wanting to waste money, Brinkerhoff used Ty. I perforated stock on hand to test the Ty. II perforations, only one Scott 344 cover is known with Ty. I perforations, it also shows this combination (offered in lot 25)

E. 1,500-2,000
1,700
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25
c
Sale 1253, Lot 25, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Carmine, Brinkerhoff Ty. I and Ty. II Combination (344). Ty. I perforations in bottom margin as normal along with Ty. II perforations near the top, tied by "Sedalia Mo. Jun. 29, 1909 5-30P" waving flag machine cancel on cover to stamp dealer C. H. Mekeel in St. Louis Mo., F.H. Brinkerhoff return corner card, Very Fine, this is the only recorded Brinkerhoff Ty. I Scott 344 cover, this combination of Brinkerhoff Ty. I and Ty. II perforations likely occurred during testing of the second type of perforations -- not wanting to waste money, Brinkerhoff used Ty. I perforated stock on hand to test the Ty. II perforations, illustrated in Belasco book (p. 122)

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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26
c
Sale 1253, Lot 26, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Carmine, Brinkerhoff Ty. II (344). Three pairs of Ty. II holes resembling an unlisted three-hole perf, tied by "Clinton Iowa Apr. 27 1910, 12-30P" waving flag machine cancel on legal-size cover to Des Moines Iowa, with F. H. Brinkerhoff return corner card, stamp with small notch at bottom right, cover nicked at top left corner, Very Fine and extremely rare

E. 400-500
450
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27
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Sale 1253, Lot 27, The Brinkerhoff Company3c Deep Violet, Brinkerhoff Ty. I, Imperforate Between (345). Strip of four, unused (no gum), top pair with guideline and imperforate between, bottom pair and top of top stamp normal Ty. I perforations, small scissors-cut between middle stamps, Very Fine and rare variety, ex Sheldon and Grunin

E. 200-300
425
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28
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Sale 1253, Lot 28, The Brinkerhoff Company5c Blue, Brinkerhoff Ty. I (347). Pair with plate no. 4930 at bottom, original gum, top stamp h.r., deep rich color, Very Fine, probably unique with the plate no., ex Col. Green and Belasco, bottom stamp blue Mekeel backstamp, Scott value without premium for the plate no.

400
550
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29
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Sale 1253, Lot 29, The Brinkerhoff Company5c Blue, Brinkerhoff Ty. I (347). Guide line pair, original gum, bright color, Very Fine

625
750
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30
c
Sale 1253, Lot 30, The Brinkerhoff Company5c Blue, Brinkerhoff Ty. I (347). Clear perforations, used with 1c Blue Green, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. I Perforations (314) and also 2c Shield Imperforate (320) and 2c Alaska-Yukon, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIa (371), tied by "St. Louis Mo. Dec. 20, 1909" circular datestamps on registered 2c entire with Mekeel return address to Charleston S.C., purple "Pine Lawn Mo. Registered Dec. 20, 1909" circular datestamp, receiving backstamp, some trivial soiling

VERY FINE COVER BEARING THE PERFORATIONS OF TWO DIFFERENT COMPANIES. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED USE OF THE 5-CENT BRINKERHOFF TYPE I ON A COVER, AND ONE OF ONLY SIX RECORDED TYPE I COVERS IN TOTAL. IN ADDITION, ONLY SIX COVERS ARE RECORDED WITH THE 2-CENT ALASKA-YUKON WITH BRINKERHOFF TYPE IIa PERFORATIONS. A PHENOMENAL USE.

According to the Belasco book, in early 1909 Brinkerhoff perforated 8,000-10,000 stamps with Type I or Type II perforations for St. Louis stamp dealer Charles H. Mekeel, who advertised them for sale and used a variety of them on his mail. Of the six recorded covers bearing a Brinkerhoff Type I perforation, this is the only cover with the 1909 5c No. 347 stamp. The mixed use of the Brinkerhoff Type I with the Type IIa and the U.S. Automatic Vending Machine Co. Ty. I perforation adds an additional element of rarity to this cover.

Ex Belasco.

E. 2,000-3,000
4,250
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31
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Sale 1253, Lot 31, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Carmine, Lincoln, Brinkerhoff Ty. I (368). Guide line pair, original gum, h.r., huge margins and perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1988 P.F. certificate

350
450
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32
 
Sale 1253, Lot 32, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Carmine, Lincoln, Brinkerhoff Ty. I (368). Guide line pair, huge margins and perfect centering, duplex cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used guide line pair of the Ty. I

280
475
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33
 
Sale 1253, Lot 33, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Carmine, Alaska-Yukon, Brinkerhoff Ty. I (371). Mint N.H. guide line pair, brilliant color, outstanding centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1962 and 1995 P.F. certificates, Scott value as hinged

1,150
1,400
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34
 
Sale 1253, Lot 34, The Brinkerhoff Company1c Green, Brinkerhoff Ty. I (383). Guide line pair, original gum, bright color, Extremely Fine and very scarce, with 1989 P.F. certificate, listed in Scott but unpriced, Scott value $550.00 as normal pair

E. 500-750
1,100
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35
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Sale 1253, Lot 35, The Brinkerhoff Company1c Green, Brinkerhoff Ty. I (383). Pair, original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, Very Fine, ex Belasco

550
750
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36
c
Sale 1253, Lot 36, The Brinkerhoff Company1c Green, Brinkerhoff Ty. I (408). Pair, tied by "Benton Harbor Mich. Feb. 20, 1928" machine cancel on Covel Manufacturing Co. corner card cover to Elliott Perry in Westfield N.J., fresh and Extremely Fine and a very late use, the Belasco book records only three covers with Brinkerhoff Ty. I perforations on Scott 408

1,400
800
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37
c
Sale 1253, Lot 37, The Brinkerhoff Company1c Green, Brinkerhoff Ty. I (408). Pair, tied by "Clinton Iowa Jan. 11, 1915 630PM" machine cancel on legal-size cover to local street address with Brinkerhoff return corner card, cover with file folds and small tear at top, top stamp with light corner crease, appears Very Fine, the Belasco book records only three covers with Brinkerhoff Ty. I perforations on Scott 408, this is the only commercial cover among the three

1,400
450
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38
c
Sale 1253, Lot 38, The Brinkerhoff Company1c Green, 2c Carmine, Brinkerhoff Ty. I (408-409). Rich colors, tied by "Saginaw Mich. Jan. 9, 1918 930 PM" machine cancel on cover to Covel Manufacturing Co. in Benton Harbor Mich., bright and fresh in every respect

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED COVER BEARING THE 2-CENT 1912 ISSUE WITH BRINKERHOFF TYPE I PERFORATIONS.

This cover paid the 3c emergency rate and was prepared by Alvin W. Filstrup. This is the only reported on-cover use of the 1912 2c Brinkerhoff Ty. I and one of three covers with the 1c.

Ex Belasco.

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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39
c
Sale 1253, Lot 39, The Brinkerhoff Company1c Green, Brinkerhoff Ty. II (314). Strip of three consisting of a guide line pair at top and paste-up single, tied by "Benton Harbor Mich. Dec. 10, '30 130 PM" duplex datestamps on Covel Manufacturing Co. corner card oatmeal cover to Covel-Hanchett Co. in Seattle Wash., Very Fine and extremely rare, this is the only recorded Brinkerhoff Type II Scott 314 cover recorded, also a very late use prepared by Alvin W. Filstrup

E. 750-1,000
850
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40
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Sale 1253, Lot 40, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Scarlet, Ty. I, Brinkerhoff Ty. II (320b). Guide line pair, original gum, vivid color, well-centered, Extremely Fine, this shade unlisted in Scott, with 1975 A.P.S. certificate

350
600
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41
c
Sale 1253, Lot 41, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Lake, Ty. II, Brinkerhoff Ty. II (320A). Tied by "Denver Colo. Mar. 19, 1909 10-AM" wavy-line machine cancel on cover to J. R. Moriarty in Denver, manuscript "N.A. Davis" return address, cover with some minor nicks at top, still Very Fine, the earliest recorded use of a Brinkerhoff perforation, one of only two recorded covers with any date (illustrated in Belasco book, p. 127), with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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42
c
Sale 1253, Lot 42, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Lake, Ty. II, Brinkerhoff Ty. II (320A). Two, affixed slightly overlapping, used with strip of four of 1c Blue Green, Schermack Ty. III, pair of 2c Hudson-Fulton (373) and two 1c Green (405), tied by blurry strikes of "Pine Lawn Mo. Jul. 30, 1913" grid duplex datestamps on registered cover to Chicago, C. H. Mekeel St. Louis return corner card, purple "Registered No." boxed handstamp with manuscript "108", green registry number, Pine Lawn and Chicago backstamps, one of the No. 405 stamps affixed over top of cover and with hole punch, Very Fine appearance, a striking cover with a rare combination of the Brinkerhoff Ty. II and Schermack Ty. III perforations, paying double the 2c rate plus 10c registration fee, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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43
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Sale 1253, Lot 43, The Brinkerhoff Company5c Blue, Brinkerhoff Ty. II (347). Guide line pair, original gum, h.r., rich color, Very Fine and choice

450
475
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44
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Sale 1253, Lot 44, The Brinkerhoff Company5c Blue, Brinkerhoff Ty. II (347). Strip of four, unused (no gum), small stain between middle two stamps, otherwise Very Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate

500
375
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45
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Sale 1253, Lot 45, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Carmine, Alaska-Yukon, Brinkerhoff Ty. II, Coiled Sideways (371). Two items, pair with right plate no. 5249 and guide line pair, original gum, Very Fine, ex Belasco, with 1992 P.F. and 1989 P.S.E. certificates respectively

Sale 1253, Lot 45, The Brinkerhoff Company
Image 2
590
600
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46
c
Sale 1253, Lot 46, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Carmine, Alaska-Yukon, Brinkerhoff Ty. II, Coiled Sideways (371). Pair, used with 1c Green, Schermack Ty. III (343 or 383), 2c Carmine, Coil (349) and 4c Brown, Coil (395), all tied by oval cancels on oatmeal registered cover to Detroit Mich., Wm. A. Sisson return address corner card, purple "Registered No. 5760" boxed handstamp, purple "Saint Louis Mo. U.S.A. Dec. 5, 1912" double-circle datestamps on back, registry numbers, 2c No. 349 with minor crease, Very Fine, a colorful and scarce combination of the Brinkerhoff Ty. II and Schermack Ty. III perforations on a registered cover, with 1991 P.S.E. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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47
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Sale 1253, Lot 47, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Carmine, Alaska-Yukon, Brinkerhoff Ty. II, Coiled Endwise (371). Guide line pair, original gum, large even margins, small stain at top, otherwise Very Fine, endwise coils of this issue, particularly guide line pairs, are rare and often faked, with 1988 P.F. certificate

1,750
1,400
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48
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Sale 1253, Lot 48, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Carmine, Alaska-Yukon, Brinkerhoff Ty. II, Coiled Endwise (371). Pair, original gum, large margins and bright color, Extremely Fine, endwise coils of this issue are rare and often faked, with 1981 P.F. certificate

975
1,200
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49
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Sale 1253, Lot 49, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Carmine, Hudson-Fulton, Brinkerhoff Ty. II (373). Mint N.H. paste-up strip of four, rich color, fresh and Very Fine, the Hudson-Fulton issue is scarce with Brinkerhoff perforations

900
1,400
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50
c
Sale 1253, Lot 50, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Carmine, Brinkerhoff Ty. II (384). Tied by "Minneapolis Minn. Jul. 29, 1912" duplex datestamp on commercial cover to Montevideo Minn., stamp with small scrapes at right from cancelling device, lifted to determine watermark and re-affixed, Very Fine appearing and extremely rare on-cover use of this issue with Brinkerhoff Ty. II perforations, the census in the Belasco book lists only one example but the text mentions a different cover used in Clinton Iowa and a third cover in the Miller collection at The New York Public Library, with 2013 P.F. certificate

950
425
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51
c
Sale 1253, Lot 51, The Brinkerhoff Company1c Green, Brinkerhoff Ty. II (408). Pair, bottom stamp shows paste-up at bottom, tied by "Omaha Neb. Mar. 25, 1914" machine cancel on Tire Alarm Sales Co. return address cover to Ames Iowa, the pair does not show the slits that should have been cut by the machine (as with Ty. IIa and IIb) and so roughly torn from the machine, cover with some soiling, still Very Fine, this is the only reported commercial use of this issue among three total covers recorded by Belasco, ex Belasco

1,650
325
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52
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Sale 1253, Lot 52, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Lake, Ty. II, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIa (320A). Guide line strip of four, original gum, h.r., deep Lake shade, Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate, the Brinkerhoff Ty. IIa perforations have the same measurements as Ty. II but show a continuous 9.7mm slit between the holes, the machine also cut small slits on the outsides of the holes to the edges of the stamp

600
600
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53
c
Sale 1253, Lot 53, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Lake, Ty. II, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIa (320A). Tied by "Moorehead Minn. Apr. 14-14 5--PM" machine cancel on cover to Ashby Minn., Very Fine

600
450
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54
c
Sale 1253, Lot 54, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Lake, Ty. II, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIa (320A). Four singles, one with rounded corner, used with strip of four of 1c Blue Green, Schermack Ty. III (314), tied by partial strikes of "Pine Lawn Mo. Aug. 1, 1913 AM" grid duplex datestamps on C. H. Mekeel corner card registered cover to Wausau Wis., purple "Registered No." boxed handstamp with manuscript "121", complete strikes of the Pine Lawn datestamp on back and arrival backstamp

VERY FINE. A SPECTACULAR COMBINATION COVER WITH FOUR EACH OF THE ONE-CENT AND 2-CENT 1906-08 ISSUE WITH BRINKERHOFF TYPE IIa AND SCHERMACK TYPE III PERFORATIONS.

This correctly pays the 2c domestic letter rate plus 10c registration fee. Ex Dr. Agris. With 1991 A.P.S. certificate.

E. 1,500-2,000
1,000
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55
c
Sale 1253, Lot 55, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Lake, Ty. II, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIa (320A). Rich color, tied by "Douglas Ariz. May 27, 1914" duplex datestamp on cover to C. H. Mekeel in St. Louis, also with Mexico 5c Coat of Arms (369) tied by "Nacozari, Sonora 26 May 1914" origination datestamps, light vertical file fold well clear of stamps, Very Fine, a unique use of a Brinkerhoff stamp originating outside of the United States, sent during the Mexican Revolution, ex Belasco (illustrated in his book, p. 128), with 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
650
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56
c
Sale 1253, Lot 56, The Brinkerhoff Company1c Green, 2c Carmine, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIa (343-344). Pairs of both used with pair of 1c Blue Green, Schermack Ty. III (314), tied by "Pine Lawn Mo. Jun. 25, 1909 A.M." grid duplex datestamps on 2c registered entire with C. H. Mekeel illustrated corner card, addressed to Chicago Ill., magenta "Chicago Ill. Reg. Div. Jun. 26, 1909" double-circle datestamp on back, fresh and Very Fine, a colorful and rare Brinkerhoff-Schermack combination use paying the 2c domestic rate plus 8c registration fee

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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57
c
Sale 1253, Lot 57, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Carmine, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIa (344). Tied by wavy-line machine cancel on cover with printed address to F. H. Brinkerhoff, Sedalia Mo., accompanied by a proxy for the Nebraska-Iowa Stamp Vending Company dated Dec. 31, 1909 as well as three other documents headed "The Brinkerhoff Stamp Seller and Money Changer", one describing advances in the business and soliciting additional investors, another related to the 1910 annual meeting and a third a subscription to buy shares in the Mississippi Valley Stamp Vending Company, Very Fine, Belasco records only nine covers with Type IIa perforations on Scott 344, Brinkerhoff used various companies to carry out his activities, the Nebraska-Iowa Stamp Vending Co. was the licensee to sell Brinkerhoff vending machines in 11 central and western states, investors in the company were given options to buy shares in any future operating companies established by Brinkerhoff

E. 500-750
800
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58
c
Sale 1253, Lot 58, The Brinkerhoff Company4c Orange Brown, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIa (346). Used with singles of 2c Carmine, Ty I, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIa (320) and 2c Lake, Ty. II, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIa (320A), also normal No. 373, tied by "Pine Lawn Mo. Dec. 24, 1909" grid duplex datestamps on C. H. Mekeel registered 2c entire (U411) to Hay Springs Nebr., purple "Pine Lawn Mo. Registered Dec. 24, 1909 A.M." circular datestamp, transit and receiving backstamps of Dec. 25 and 27, 4c stamp with small corner tear, still Very Fine and rare use, the Belasco book records only two covers with Brinkerhoff Ty. IIa perforations on Scott 346 (both are stamp dealer uses), with 1989 P.S.E. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,300
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59
c
Sale 1253, Lot 59, The Brinkerhoff Company5c Blue, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIa (347). Two singles, tied by "Pine Lawn Mo. Dec. 13, 1909 PM" grid duplex datestamps on C. H. Mekeel registered 2c entire to St. Paul Minn., two registration numbers including handstamped "35157", watery strike of magenta receiving backstamp

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED COVER BEARING SCOTT 347 WITH BRINKERHOFF TYPE IIa PERFORATIONS.

According to the Belasco book, in early 1909 Brinkerhoff perforated 8,000-10,000 stamps with Type I or Type II perforations for St. Louis stamp dealer Charles H. Mekeel, who advertised them for sale and used a variety of them on his mail. Like the Type I 5c Scott 347 cover offered in lot 30 and the 5c Type IIb cover offered in lot 73, this is the only cover bearing the 5c 1908 Issue with Brinkerhoff Type IIa perforations. This is a wonderful rarity from the Mekeel group.

With 2000 P.S.E. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
2,700
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60
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Sale 1253, Lot 60, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Carmine, Lincoln, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIa (368). Guide line strip of four, original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine

500
600
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61
c
Sale 1253, Lot 61, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Carmine, Lincoln, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIa (368). Showing extra Ty. IIa slit across the center of the stamp, tied by "Fergus Falls Minn. Mar. 14-14 9-30 AM" machine cancel on small cover to Ashby Minn., Extremely Fine, only three covers are recorded in the Belasco book, with 1989 P.S.E. certificate

1,500
600
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62
c
Sale 1253, Lot 62, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Carmine, Lincoln, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIa (368). Used with 2c Carmine, Ty. I, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIa (320) and vertical pair 1c Green (498), tied by blurry strikes of "Charlottesville Va. Transit Nov. 12, 1918 8PM" duplex datestamps on C. H. Mekeel cover to Syracuse N.Y., Very Fine, a colorful and rare combination, only three covers are recorded bearing the 2c Lincoln with Brinkerhoff Ty. IIa perforations, with 1989 P.S.E. certificate

1,500
550
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63
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Sale 1253, Lot 63, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Carmine, Alaska-Yukon, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIa, Coiled Sideways (371). Guide line strip of four, original gum, h.r., left stamp thin spot, still Very Fine, with 1981 P.F. certificate

700
475
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64
c
Sale 1253, Lot 64, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Carmine, Alaska-Yukon, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIa, Coiled Sideways (371). Used with pair of 4c Orange Brown (346), tied by "Pine Lawn Mo. Dec. 15, 1909 P.M." duplex datestamps on registered C. H. Mekeel 2c entire (U411) to Sheldon Iowa, purple "Pine Lawn Mo. Registered Dec. 15, 1909 P.M." circular datestamp and registration number, Sheldon receiving backstamp, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, the 2c Alaska-Yukon with Brinkerhoff Ty. II or IIa perforations is very scarce on cover, all the known examples are stamp dealer uses, with 1989 P.S.E. certificate

E. 500-750
450
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65
c
Sale 1253, Lot 65, The Brinkerhoff Company1c Green, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIa (383). Strip of four, tied by "Pine Lawn Mo. Aug. 8, 1911" grid duplex datestamp on cover with printed address to C. H. Mekeel in St. Louis, Very Fine

1,000
475
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66
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Sale 1253, Lot 66, The Brinkerhoff Company1c Green, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIa (408). Guide line strip of four, original gum, h.r., rich color, some gum residue in top left perf, still Very Fine, with clear 1992 P.S.E. certificate

500
475
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67
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Sale 1253, Lot 67, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Carmine, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIa (409). Guide line pair, original gum, small h.r., brilliant color, Very Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate

525
600
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68
c
Sale 1253, Lot 68, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Carmine, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIa (409). Paste-up at bottom, tied by "Lyons Iowa Nov. 2, 1914 7 PM" duplex datestamp on cover to Los Angeles Cal. with illustrated "Postage Stamps Vender" Brinkerhoff stamp vending and money changing machine, "Clinton Iowa" imprint at bottom crossed out and manuscript "Lyons" written above, right edge of stamp with faults from opening, the cover with edge toning and couple small tears, Very Fine appearance and a wonderful exhibit item, this illustration depicts the second version of Brinkerhoff's machine, which had the capability of selling two different denominations of stamps (see illustration in Belasco book on p. 116), with clear 1989 P.S.E. certificate

E. 750-1,000
750
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69
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Sale 1253, Lot 69, The Brinkerhoff Company1c Blue Green, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIb (314). Paste-up pair, original gum, Very Fine, the Brinkerhoff Ty. IIb with double-slits is much rarer on this issue than the single-slit Ty. IIa, the paste-up here shows the slit format quite well, with 1998 P.S.E. certificate

800
1,000
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70
c
Sale 1253, Lot 70, The Brinkerhoff Company1c Green, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIb (343). Perforations shifted downwards, tied by "Minneapolis Minn. Dec. 4, 1910" machine cancel on picture postcard to East Rutherford N.J., picture side depicts an interesting factory design on the ice-choked Mississippi River, minor corner dents and stamp with light diagonal crease, Very Fine and extremely rare, this is the only documented on-cover use of this issue with Brinkerhoff Ty. IIb perforations, ex Belasco and illustrated in his book on p. 131, with 2002 P.F. certificate

2,500
1,300
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71
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Sale 1253, Lot 71, The Brinkerhoff Company3c Deep Violet, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIb (345). Guide line pair, original gum, h.r., Very Fine and choice, this issue with Ty. IIb perforations is scarce -- particularly as a guide line pair -- and is not known on cover, unpriced in Scott as a line pair, value for normal pair

340
1,100
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72
c
Sale 1253, Lot 72, The Brinkerhoff Company4c Orange Brown, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIb (346). Pair, tied by "Pine Lawn Mo. Oct. 5, 1909 P.M." grid duplex datestamp on C. H. Mekeel registered 2c entire to Chicago Ill., purple "Pine Lawn Mo. Registered Oct. 5, 1909 P.M." circular datestamp and red "97297" registration number, Oct. 6 receiving backstamp, stamps with light vertical crease, cover with minor toning stripe down center, still Very Fine and rare, no commercial uses of this issue are known and this is one of only two recorded Mekeel covers

E. 750-1,000
800
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73
c
Sale 1253, Lot 73, The Brinkerhoff Company5c Blue, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIb (347). Used with 2c Carmine, Alaska-Yukon, Brinkerhoff Ty. II (371) along with normal 2c Hudson-Fulton (373) and 1c and 5c Washington-Franklin imperforates, tied by "Pine Lawn Mo. Dec. 20, 1909 PM" grid duplex cancels on C. H. Mekeel registered 2c entire to Boston Mass., purple "Pine Lawn Mo. Registered Dec. 20, 1909 P.M." circular datestamp, two registration numbers including handstamped "58357", Boston receiving backstamp

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED COVER BEARING SCOTT 347 WITH BRINKERHOFF TYPE IIb PERFORATIONS.

According to the Belasco book, in early 1909 Brinkerhoff perforated 8,000-10,000 stamps with Type I or Type II perforations for St. Louis stamp dealer Charles H. Mekeel, who advertised them for sale and used a variety of them on his mail. Like the Type I Scott 347 cover offered in lot 30 and the Type IIa cover offered in lot 59, this is the only cover bearing the 5c 1908 Issue with Brinkerhoff Type IIb perforations. This is another wonderful rarity from the Mekeel group.

With 1991 P.S.E. certificate. Scott does not list this on cover but values the equally rare Ty. IIa at $3,500.00

E. 1,500-2,000
2,200
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74
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Sale 1253, Lot 74, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Carmine, Lincoln, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIb (368). Strip of four, original gum, h.r. including a few sensible reinforcements, bright color, Extremely Fine, ex Belasco, with 1989 P.S.E. certificate

650
950
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75
c
Sale 1253, Lot 75, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Carmine, Lincoln, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIb (368). Pair, used with vertical pair of 4c Parcel Post (Q4), tied by indistinct Pine Lawn Mo. duplex datestamp and grid cancels on registered cover with Mekeel return address to Mt. Vernon Wash., purple "Registered No." boxed handstamp with manuscript "370", "Pine Lawn Mo. Sep. 30, 1913" and receiving backstamps, top 2c stamp defective

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED ON-COVER USE OF THE 2-CENT LINCOLN WITH BRINKERHOFF TYPE IIb PERFORATIONS. A WONDERFUL PRIVATE PERF RARITY.

Ex Belasco.

E. 1,500-2,000
1,100
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76
c
Sale 1253, Lot 76, The Brinkerhoff Company1c Green, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIb (408). Pair, tied by "Fenton Mich. Aug. 29, 1929" machine cancel on cover to Coleraine Minn. with handstamped address, trivial edgewear

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED ON-COVER USE OF THE 1910 ONE-CENT WASHINGTON WITH BRINKERHOFF TYPE IIb PERFORATIONS.

The Brinkerhoff Ty. IIb perforations have the same measurements as Ty. IIa but show two slits of 2.5mm and 3mm length between the holes, instead of the continuous 9.7mm slit of the Ty. IIa.

Ex Belasco. Scott value $3,750.00

E. 1,000-1,500
500
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77
c
Sale 1253, Lot 77, The Brinkerhoff Company2c Carmine, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIb (409). Pair, tied by indistinct 1914 Aurora Minn. duplex datestamp on misfolded 1c Green entire to Fresno Cal., label on back for sixth annual Aurora Firemen's Tournament, minor edgewear, Very Fine and a most unusual use, ex Belasco, Scott value $750.00 as a single on normal cover

E. 400-500
225
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