Sale 1266 — The Melvin Getlan Collection of U.S. Vending & Affixing Machine Perfs, Part 2
Sale Date — Wednesday, 19 October, 2022
Category — U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type I Perforations
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
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 However, there was apparently too little demand for the 5c denomination and it was superseded by the 5c stamp pockets, with two 2c and one 1c stamp.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.
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.
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.