Sale 1253 — The Melvin Getlan Collection of U.S. Vending & Affixing Machine Perfs Part 1
Sale Date — Tuesday, 5 April, 2022
Category — The Mailometer Company
EXTREMELY FINE AND SCARCE GUIDE LINE STRIP OF FOUR OF THE 1908 2-CENT LAKE TYPE II WITH MAILOMETER TYPE I, 17.7MM PERFORATIONS.
A footnote in the Scott Catalogue explains that the Mailometer Ty. I perforations come in two different lengths, 17.45mm and 17.7mm, though in the listings these types are combined. Belasco lists these separately in his book as Ty. Ia and Ty. I respectively. The 17.7mm Belasco Ty. I was used for commercial purposes and is scarcer than the 17.45mm perforation, which was produced for collectors.
Ex Dr. Agris. With 1997 P.S.E. certificate (co-signed Belasco). The Scott footnote assigns a 20% premium to this sub-type.
VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND BEAUTIFUL COMBINATION COVER BEARING TWO STAMPS WITH MAILOMETER TYPE I PERFORATIONS AND ONE WITH BRINKERHOFF TYPE II PERFORATIONS.
The Belasco book states that Scott 368 is known only with 17.45mm length Ty. I Mailometer perforations. However, the 2c Lincoln on this cover is clearly the 17.7mm length variety. This is an outstanding combination of issues on a colorful stamp dealer cover.
VERY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE ONE-CENT TYPE IV MAILOMETER, SCOTT 408, ON A COVER TO GERMANY, WITH THREE WASHINGTON-FRANKLIN PERF 8.5 COIL PAIRS.
Covers with this issue are very scarce, and this use to a foreign destination is especially desirable. The three Washington-Franklin coil pairs should also be considered desirable -- the 3c alone catalogues $650.00 as used off cover.