Guide to United States Vending and Affixing Machine Perforations 1907-1927
by Steven R Belasco
This is the first book in 65 years to tell the fascinating and complex story of the proprietary coils developed by manufacturers of stamp vending and affixing machines in the early 20th Century.
This Guide covers more than 250 major varieties of coil stamps made by the six companies that created these perforations. It discusses both coils made by these companies for use in their machines as well as the many varieties made to satisfy requests of stamp collectors and dealers. For each company, the book discusses it history, its proprietary perforations, the stamps to which the perforations were applied, and the scarcity of these stamps on and off cover. Furthermore, there are detailed discussions of what factors need to be considered to identify the many fakes of these coils.
This book will be indispensable to anyone who wishes to collect or understand these stamps, since it organizes in one place the scattered information about Vending and Affixing Machine Perforations and provides much new research about these stamps and the companies that made them.
220 page hard cover color book produced in an 8 -1/2 by 11 inch format