Canal Zone and Cuba "Coil" Stamps
often I hear of "coil" stamps which
"were issued" in the Canal Zone, and in Cuba. I have never
"Canal Zone" issue, but I have seen some of the Cuban varieties
to be privately perforated from imperforates of the 1926 issue, Scott's
Nos. 280-282. No coils were ever issued in the Canal Zone,
Cuba either, and for one very discouraging reason:
Coils are intended for use in vending and mailing machines but they
work well where the weather is too warm because the stamps stick
and the machine jams and ceases to operate. It was tried in
only once, in 1928, and never again.
- George B. Sloane
December 13, 1941
Posted October 4, 1999
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