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Viewing Collections:
The Belasco Collection of Vending and Affixing Perfs

by John F. Dunn

On June 22, 2010 Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries offered the Steven Belasco Collection of the United States Vending and Affixing Machine Perforations.

These "private" perforations were produced by stamp vending and affixing machine manufacturers. The Post Office Department provided them with imperforate sheets, and the manufacturers applied perforations for use in their machines. As the machines varied, so did the perforations, each of which is identified and illustrated in the Scott Specialized Catalogue. As with previous viewings, I have selected lots that are not necessarily the rarest…

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