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This is simply a magnificent example of early vending. With perched eagle on the domed roof, copper cast cherubs on all 4 corners, detailed castings and a wonderful patina, this penny postcard and stamp vending machine has it all. Pictured in the 1893 Colombian Exposition makes this a very early machine, and the condition after 130 years transcends words. This example comes with a small selection of post cards, and works as it was designed. There are only 4 of these machines known and one sits in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC. Working and with keys. Reference: "Silent Salesman Too" by Bill Enes, page 273. Condition: (Excellent). Dimensions: 19 - 1/4" x 12" x 11 - 1/2".
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1¢ PENNY POSTCARD & STAMP VENDING MACHINE.

Estimate $15,000 - $25,000
Oct 29, 2020
Starting Price $7,500
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1131: 1¢ PENNY POSTCARD & STAMP VENDING MACHINE.

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Est. $15,000 - $25,000Starting Price $7,500
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Lot 1131 Details

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This is simply a magnificent example of early vending. With perched eagle on the domed roof, copper cast cherubs on all 4 corners, detailed castings and a wonderful patina, this penny postcard and stamp vending machine has it all. Pictured in the 1893 Colombian Exposition makes this a very early machine, and the condition after 130 years transcends words. This example comes with a small selection of post cards, and works as it was designed. There are only 4 of these machines known and one sits in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC. Working and with keys. Reference: "Silent Salesman Too" by Bill Enes, page 273. Condition: (Excellent). Dimensions: 19 - 1/4" x 12" x 11 - 1/2".

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