1931 George V Combination Pillar Box and Stamp Vending Machine, Type D



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Description During the reign of George V a number of experimental boxes combining different functions were produced. Combination pillar boxes type D and E incorporated a stamp vending machine on one side.

The vending machines were set to dispense two halfpenny stamps in exchange for one old penny. The stamps were supplied in a long, continuously wound roll.

Expensive to produce, 75 type D and 50 smaller type E combination pillar boxes were made. Due to constant jamming the stamp vending machines were soon taken out of use.

(OB 1994.43 - The British Postal Museum & Archive)

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Date 18 June 2010(2010-06-18), 10:03
Source 1931 George V Combination Pillar Box and Stamp Vending Machine, Type D
Author British Postal Museum & Archive from London, UK


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