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 II Perforations

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2292
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Sale 1266, Lot 2292, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type II Perforations5c Blue, Imperforate, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. II (315). Pair, original gum, h.r., deep rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 1981 P.F. certificate

1,100
400
2293
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2293, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type II Perforations1c Green, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. II (343). Tied by "Brockton Mass. Jan. 1 5-30P 1911" machine cancel on New Year postcard to Boston, stamp lifted to confirm watermark and hinged in place, Very Fine, the Belasco book notes all uses of this are concurrent with Scott 383 so the only way to tell one from another is by confirming watermark, with 2014 A.P.S. certificate, Scott value $1,250.00

E. 500-750
425
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2294
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2294, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type II Perforations2c Carmine, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. II (344). Tied by "Brockton Mass. Jul. 31 4-45P 1911" machine cancel on cover with church corner card cover to Cambridge Mass., receiving backstamp of the following day, stamp lifted to confirm watermark and firmly placed back, Very Fine, it is believed that six covers are known and this is the earliest documented use, ex Belasco, with 1997 and 2010 P.F. certificates, Scott value $3,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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2295
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Sale 1266, Lot 2295, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type II Perforations3c Deep Violet, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. II (345). Pair with Type III perfs at right, original gum, h.r., Very Fine, very unusual with two types of private perfs

E. 200-300
500
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2296
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2296, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type II Perforations2c Carmine, Alaska-Yukon, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. II (371). Used with 3c Louisiana Purchase (325) and 2c Jamestown (329), last with light crease from placement near edge of cover, tied by ovals on registered cover to Coquille Or., purple "New York (Sta. M) N.Y. Registered Apr. 13, 1923" backstamp, probably missing a stamp at left as underpaid by 5c, still Very Fine, rare used on cover, the Belasco book notes it is unknown on a commercial cover and that philatelic covers are Extremely Rare, we leave it to others to determine what sort of use this is, Scott value $650.00 as a single on cover

E. 400-500
0
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2297
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Sale 1266, Lot 2297, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type II Perforations2c Carmine, Hudson-Fulton, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. II (373). Guide line strip of four, original gum, guide line pair is Mint N.H., outer stamps h.r., even margins, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

500
800
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2298
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Sale 1266, Lot 2298, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type II Perforations2c Carmine, Hudson-Fulton, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. II (373). Paste-up strip of four, original gum, h.r., third stamp small thin spot, otherwise Very Fine

450
160
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2299
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2299, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type II Perforations2c Carmine, Hudson-Fulton, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. II (373). Tied by "Portland Ore. Sta. E Jan. 3 3-PM 1910" machine cancel on cover to Middletown Conn., fresh and Very Fine, the Belasco book notes covers are very rare and mentions this cover as the earliest documented use, with 2002 P.F. certificate, Scott value $2,750.00

E. 1,000-1,500
400
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2300
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2300, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type II Perforations1c Green, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. II (383). Two singles originally forming a pair, tied by "Hudson Term. Sta. N.Y. Jul. 11 2-PM 1912" machine cancel on cover with illustration of humorous figure to New York street address, some edge faults affect stamps, still Very Fine, scarce, Scott value $1,100.00 as single on cover

E. 300-400
180
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2301
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2301, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type II Perforations1c Green, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. II (383). Tied by "Brockton Mass. Jan. 6 9-15A 1911" machine cancel on birthday greetings postcard to Ipswich Mass., stamp lifted and hinged in place to confirm watermark, stamp with some light toning not noted on certificates, Very Fine appearance, the Belasco book notes Scott 343 was used concurrently with No. 383 and the only way to confirm identification is to check watermark, with 2005 P.F. certificate declining opinion (before it was lifted), with 2014 A.P.S. certificate

E. 300-400
400
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2302
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2302, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type II Perforations2c Carmine, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. II (384). Tied by "Rockland Me. May 24 5-PM 1912" waving flag machine cancel on blue cover with printed address to claim dept. of an insurance company in Utica N.Y., Very Fine, an extremely rare use, according to the Belasco book, some of the covers identified as Scott 384 based on the date they were postmarked are in fact Scott 344, as U.S.A.V. had not exhausted its supply of that stamp, this is offered as Scott 384 but has not been lifted to confirm, Scott value $3,000.00 as either 344 or 384

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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2303
c
Sale 1266, Lot 2303, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type II Perforations1c Green, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. II (408). Guide line strip of four, deep rich color, tied by indistinct strikes of "Montclair N.J. Apr. 12, 1914" duplex cancels on albino 2c entire to Bovey Minn., minor edgewear, Very Fine, only three covers are recorded, a strip of four is also the largest recorded multiple of this issue, ex Belasco, Scott value as single on cover $1,700.00

E. 500-750
300
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2304
ogbl
Sale 1266, Lot 2304, U.S. Automatic Vending Company, Type II Perforations2c Carmine, U.S. Automatic Vending Co. Ty. II & III (384). Block of six, Ty. III at left, Ty. II at right, two h.r., brilliant color, light horizontal crease at center

VERY FINE AND FRESH. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND UNUSUAL MULTIPLE SHOWING BOTH TYPES OF U.S.A.V. PERFORATIONS.

This block shows that the U.S.A.V. perfs were applied one row at a time, and that the two types were produced in the same location. The crease was caused during perforating, as the stamps had to be folded to fit into the machine.

Ex Belasco. With 1995 P.S.E. certificate.

E. 1,500-2,000
1,700
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