Notes from the Past

New "Unofficial" Perforating Machine

One of my readers has sent me a photograph of a perforating machine, and an advertising circular which read:  "There has been a demand for a perforating machine which is both inexpensive and serviceably.  We have perfected such a machine with several different sizes of perforations, namely, #10, #11, and #12 at a reasonable cost."  The machine sells for $25 and one is urged to write for special prices on lots of 10 or more.  Surely no stamp people would be interested, or might they be used to further the symmetrical appearance of a postage stamp where straight-edged on one or more sides?
 
 
- George B. Sloane
Sloane's Column
Stamps
March 1, 1941
Filler

Through the courtesy of Lt. Wm. O. Bilden, I have received a Philippine cover bearing the 6¢ brown, "Victory" overprint, cancelled with a special circular postmark in green, "Unconditional Surrender of Japan, Sept. 2, 1945, V-J Day, Post Office Manila."

-ibid
September 22, 1945
 Posted December 23, 1999  

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