Kevin Blackston
PO Box 217
Floresville TX 78114-0217
United States of America

Wanted: postage stamp perforator

When I look back at some of the local post stamps I’ve created over the last 10 years, it becomes very obvious that some of the early designs were very…primitive compared to newer issues. I think it’s safe to say my stamp design skills have improved a great deal, and I hope they continue to do so.

What my stamps still lack, however, is perforations.

Here in the USA, companies like Rosback, Franklin, and Latham produced machines in the late 1800s and early 1900s designed specifically for perforating postage stamps. Some perforators were tabletop models; others stand on the floor and look very much like small tables. Rosback is actually still in business, but no longer manufactures stamp perforators, sadly enough.

I would love to own my very own stamp perforator one day, so…if you have a stamp perforating machine for sale, I may be your man. Due to how heavy these things are, shipping would probably be prohibitively expensive, so the closer you are to the Southeast, the more likely things will work out. At any rate, send me a note with details about what you have and how much you want for it, and I’ll be sure to respond.

Published 2014-03-20


Mary Vandecar (2023-02-23 07:18):

Hello I see you found a stamp preforator but was wondering if you knew anyone else who needs one. I have a very heavy one that I bought at an estate sale. It is a F P Rosback that was patented August 7 1888. If you or anyone else is interested please let me know. Thank you!

Kevin Blackston (2023-02-26 18:35):

If you can send me an email using the Contact link at the bottom of the site, I would love to learn more about your machine!

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