Sale 1266 — The Melvin Getlan Collection of U.S. Vending & Affixing Machine Perfs, Part 2

Sale Date — Wednesday, 19 October, 2022

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Category — U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations

Lot
Symbol
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Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2266
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2266, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations1c Blue Green, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. I (314). Tied by "Madison Sq. Sta. N.Y. Nov. 20 11-AM 1908" machine cancel on postcard depicting Park Row building, to Cambridge Mass., Very Fine and rare, very few are known used, the machine was tested at Madison Square Station in Nov.-Dec. of 1908 and this is one of those used during that brief time period, with 1991 P.S.E. certificate

Bid on this lot

E. 750-1,000
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2267
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2267, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations1c Blue Green, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. I (314). Belasco Ty. Ia perfs at top (15.5mm) and Ty. Ib perfs at bottom (16mm), used with 2c Carmine, Hudson-Fulton (373), tied by "St. Louis Mo. Dec. 10, 1909 10PM" duplex datestamps on 2c entire to Constantinople, Turkey, "Stamp Security Co." corner card, backstamped "British Post Office Constantinople Ja. 14 10", fresh and Extremely Fine, a wonderful use to Turkey and scarce combination of the two different space lengths found on the U.S.A.V. Ty. I

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E. 750-1,000
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2268
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Sale 1266, Lot 2268, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations5c Blue, Imperforate, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. I (315). Guide line pair, original gum, h.r., deep rich color, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 5-CENT LINCOLN WITH U.S.A.V. TYPE I PERFORATIONS.

With 1992 P.F. certificate

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2,250
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2269
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Sale 1266, Lot 2269, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations5c Blue, Imperforate, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. I (315). Strip of four, original gum, h.r. where few separations sensibly reinforced, deep rich color, top stamp small tear, Very Fine appearance, the Belasco book notes a strip of four is the largest recorded multiple, we have offered only one other (a guide line strip, in our first Getlan sale, realized $4,750 hammer), with 1988 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

2,500
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2270
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2270, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations5c Blue, Imperforate, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. I (315). Well-centered with rich color, tied by "Fresno Cal. Sep. 25, 1914 1130 AM" wavy-line machine cancel on 1c Green entire (U401) to William H. Mackie in Bovey Minn., return address label for Charles E. Jenney at top, slightly reduced at left and some minor edgewear, top flap detached

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE ON-COVER USE OF THE 5-CENT 1908 IMPERFORATE, SCOTT 315, WITH U.S. AUTOMATIC VENDING CO. TYPE I PERFORATIONS. ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED SCOTT 315 COVERS WITH PRIVATE VENDING MACHINE PERFORATIONS AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS.

The U.S. Automatic Vending Co. used the 1908 5c imperforate for a brief period of time to make its Ty. I coils (Ty. II and Ty. III Scott 315 coils were made only for collectors and are not known on cover). However, there was apparently too little demand for the 5c denomination and it was superseded by the 5c stamp pockets, with two 2c and one 1c stamp. Only three on-cover uses are recorded. One of these is in the Miller collection at The New York Public Library, leaving only two available to collectors. This is a late use more than five years after production.

Charles E. Jenney and William H. Mackie were both stamp dealers. They used private perforated stamps from different companies on correspondence in both directions.

Ex Golin. Scott value $12,500.00 on cover.

Bid on this lot

E. 4,000-5,000
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2271
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2271, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations2c Carmine, Ty. I, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. I (320). Strip of three, used with two 5c Blue, tied by "Centerville Mich" boxed handstamps on registered cover to Detroit, back of cover with 1c Madagascar stamp tied by purple "Centerville Mich. Registered Nov. 25, 1921" double-circle datestamp,some edgewear, stamps and cover with toning not noted on certificate, otherwise Fine, the Belasco book notes covers are very rare, with 2014 A.P.S. certificate

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Sale 1266, Lot 2271, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations
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E. 500-750
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2272
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Sale 1266, Lot 2272, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations2c Lake, Ty. I, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. I (320A). Paste-up strip of four, original gum, top and third stamps h.r., deep rich color, Very Fine and choice, a scarce issue, the Belasco book notes a strip of four is the largest recorded multiple

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500
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2273
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2273, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations1c Green, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. I (343). Tied by "Washington D.C. Apr. 20, 1909" machine cancel on postcard depicting National Hotel to Gorham Me., Very Fine and scarce use, the National Hotel had one of the U.S.A.V. vending machines in 1909, ex Belasco

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E. 200-300
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2274
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2274, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations1c Green, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. I (343). Strip of four, tied by "Pine Lawn Mo. Aug. 3, 1909" grid duplex datestamp on cover with printed address to C. H. Mekeel in St. Louis, Extremely Fine, not a rare use but very nice quality

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E. 200-300
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2275
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Sale 1266, Lot 2275, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations5c Blue, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. I (347). Paste-up strip of four, original gum, h.r., bottom stamp separated and hinged solidly back in place, still Very Fine, ex Cline, with 2014 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

400
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2276
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2276, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations5c Blue, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. I (347). Tied by "Washington D.C. Mar. 24 12:30PM 1909" machine cancel on cover to Hamilton, Bermuda, missing top flap, Very Fine, the Belasco book notes this is very rare on cover and mentions this cover on p. 148

Bid on this lot

E. 750-1,000
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2277
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2277, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations5c Blue, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. I (347). Pair, used with two top plate no. singles of 1c Green (331), tied by smudged cancels on registered cover from Dr. Carroll Chase in Brooklyn N.Y. to Cleveland O., part strike of purple New York registered double-circle datestamp of Dec. 16, 1910 with inverted date, back with Brooklyn registry double-circle datestamps and Cleveland arrival datestamp of Dec. 17, top 5c stamp with crease and small cover edge tears, still Very Fine and scarce use, with 1991 A.P.S. certificate, Scott value $2,250.00

Bid on this lot

E. 1,000-1,500
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2278
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2278, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations2c Carmine, Lincoln, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. I (368). Tied by "Brooklyn N.Y. Feb. 12 5-PM 1909" First Day of Issue machine cancel on Merrill-Ruckgaber-Fraser Co. corner card cover to the same 50 Church Street address in New York City

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE FIRST DAY COVER OF THE 2-CENT IMPERFORATE LINCOLN CENTENARY ISSUE WITH U.S. AUTOMATIC VENDING CO. PERFORATIONS. ONLY THREE ARE RECORDED.

We record only three First Day Lincoln imperforate covers with private vending and affixing machine perforations, each with U.S.A.V. Ty. I perforations. All three were postmarked in Brooklyn on Feb. 12, 1909. On that date an advertisement was placed in The New York Times by Frederick Loeser & Co. stating that three vending machines would be selling the new Lincoln stamps in their Brooklyn N.Y. store. In addition to the three mentioned covers, there are only seven First Day covers recorded with the underlying Scott 368 issue.

The normal imperforate version catalogues $12,000.00 as a First Day. Scott value for U.S.A.V. perforated First Day is $14,500.00.

Bid on this lot

E. 5,000-7,500
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2279
ogbl
Sale 1266, Lot 2279, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations2c Carmine, Lincoln, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. I (368). Vertical block of six with bottom imprint selvage, original gum, few h.r., bottom pair with horizontal crease, bottom right stamp tiny thin, Very Fine appearance, the U.S. Automatic Vending Co. perforating machines could not handle blocks, so this request item was folded vertically in order to be fed through the machine, we sold a block of eight with star and plate number in the first Getlan sale, with 2000 P.F. certificate

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E. 500-750
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2280
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2280, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations2c Carmine, Lincoln, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. I (368). Tied by "Hudson Term. Sta. N.Y. Jan. 16 6-PM 1912" machine cancel on Nassau Stamp Co. corner card cover to O. L. Ballard in Washington D.C., receiving backstamp of the following day, Very Fine, a rare cover, Scott value $2,250.00

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E. 400-500
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2281
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2281, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations2c Carmine, Lincoln, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. I (368). Tied by "Washington D.C. Feb. 22, 1909 130 AM" machine cancel on illustrated Raleigh Hotel corner card cover to Havana, Cuba, nice banner design with a hog's head and the claim "absolutely fire proof", Havana arrival backstamps dated Feb. 25, slightly reduced at left and bottom and minor soiling, appears Very Fine, the 2c Lincoln with U.S.A.V. perforations is scarce on cover and this use to Cuba is very rare, Scott value $2,250.00

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E. 500-750
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2282
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2282, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations2c Carmine, Lincoln, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. I (368). Two, used with pair of 1c Green, Schermack Ty. III (408) and regular issues of 2c Alaska-Yukon (371) and two 2c Washington, tied by light strikes of circular datestamp on registered cover with Mekeel return address to Chicago, purple return receipt requested handstamp, "Keswick Va. Apr. 14, 1916" and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, attractive use with both Schermack and U.S.A.V. coils paying the 4c rate up to 2oz. plus 10c registry fee

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E. 300-400
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2283
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2283, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations2c Carmine, Lincoln, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. I (368). Belasco Ty. Ia, pair, used with paste-up strip of three of 2c Carmine, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. I (344, Belasco Ty. Ia/1b) and tied by "Washington D.C." registry ovals on legal-size registered cover to South Creek N.C., purple "Washington (Sta. No. 6) D.C., Registered, Apr. 17, 1909" double-circle datestamp struck front and back, printed "War Department, Office of the Surgeon General, Official Business" at top left with last line crossed out, pencil registry no. 206531

VERY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE 2-CENT LINCOLN AND 2-CENT 1908 ISSUES WITH U.S.A.V. TY. I PERFORATIONS, ON A WAR DEPARTMENT COMMERCIAL COVER.

Ex Belasco.

Bid on this lot

E. 2,000-3,000
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2284
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2284, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations2c Carmine, Alaska-Yukon, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. Ia (371). Two pairs, narrow margins and dark color associated with the Ty. I coils stripped for the machines at the Alaska-Yukon Exhibition, used with pair 2c Carmine, Alaska-Yukon, Brinkerhoff Ty. IIa, noticeably lighter shade than the U.S.A.V. pairs, tied by "Milwaukee Wis. Jun. 7, 1926" duplex datestamps on cover to St. Paul Minn., with "First Flight Inaugurating Contract Air Mail Chicago-Twin Cities Milwaukee Wis. June 7, 1926" large double-circle cachet, St. Paul machine cancel on back, minor tape stains at top and bottom edges, Very Fine, despite the modest $675.00 catalogue value this U.S.A.V. coil is very scarce on cover and is known only on late-use stamp dealer/philatelic covers

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E. 400-500
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2285
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2285, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations2c Carmine, Alaska-Yukon, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. I (371). Strip of four, used with strip of four of 1c Green, Schermack Ty. III (343), tied by purple Boston Mass. July 1, 1920 first contract flight cancels on cover to Ann Arbor Mich., name in address crossed out, Very Fine, an attractive franking

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E. 300-400
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2286
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Sale 1266, Lot 2286, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations1c Green, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. I (383). Strip of four with extra row of perfs on third stamp, paste-up at top, original gum, h.r., rich color, Very Fine, bottom stamp signed

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E. 103 200-300
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2287
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2287, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations1c Green, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. I (383). Used with 1c Green, Coil (348/385) and 3c Vermilion (214), tied by "Benton Harbor Mich. Mar. 2, '22 7 P.M." duplex datestamps on Covel Manufacturing corner card cover to Stockholm, Sweden, Stockholm arrival backstamp of Mar. 22, returned as undeliverable, Very Fine, obviously philatelic but nonetheless scarce with the 3c Bank Note issue used 35 years out of date

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E. 300-400
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2288
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2288, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations1c Green, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. I (383). Pair, tied by "Nogales Ariz. Feb. 12, '14" duplex datestamp on cover from Mexico to Nogales Arizona, Mexican postage to the border paid with strip of five of Mexico 1c Coat of Arms (354) tied by indistinct datestamps, Very Fine and unusual

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E. 300-400
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2289
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2289, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations1c Green, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. I (383). Pair, tied by "Brooklyn N.Y. Dec. 25, 1913 10-PM" machine cancel on cover with Dr. Carroll Chase corner card to Cheshire, England, Liverpool transit (Jan. 3 , 1914) and arrival backstamps, Very Fine

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E. 200-300
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2290
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2290, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations2c Carmine, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. I (384). Tied by "U.S.S. Des Moines 9 AM Jul. 28, 1916" duplex datestamp with "Villefranche/ France" on cover to Camden S.C., missing backflap, Very Fine, no commercial uses of this issue are known during the time it was current, this later use, while probably philatelic, is still quite rare, with 1998 P.F. certificate

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E. 400-500
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2291
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2291, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations1c Green, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. I (408). Strip of five, tied by "New York N.Y. Sta. X Mar. 16 10PM 1915" duplex cancels on cover to Norway, light strike of receiving backstamp, Very Fine, a rare use paying the 5c U.P.U. rate, illustrated in the Belasco book on p. 149 where described as Very Rare on cover

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E. 750-1,000
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