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1909 2¢ Imperf #371

371 Scotts - US Postage Stamps

Alaska Yukon Issue
2¢ - Carmine
530,000 - Imperf
Scott #371 - 1909
Prices are for pairs

Used: $9-$15
No postmark with gum (MH): $11-$12
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): $20-$40

371 US Vending Company

2¢ - Carmine
Private Perf.- Scott #371 - 1909
US Auto Vending Type II

371 US Vending Company
2¢ - Carmine + 1¢ Green
Private Perf.- Scott #371 and #343 - 1909
US Auto Vending Type II
"U.S. Automatic Vending Company stamp pocket Type 2-3,with 1¢ Green (#343) with
U.S. Automatic Vending Ty. I separations and two 2¢ Alaska-Yukon imperforates (#371),
enclosed within a stamp pocket with ""Patent Applied For"" handstamped. The vending machines
dispensing stamp pockets were very well received by the public and the novelty was such that
orders for the pockets had to be filled quickly. In order to satisfy this demand one roll of the
1¢ Green with U.S.A.V. Co. Ty. I separations was broken-up and put into the pockets. The Type 2
pockets filled with these stamps are among the scarcest of the stamp pocket varieties."

371 US Vending Company

2¢ - Carmine
Private Perf.- Scott #371 - 1909
Brinkerhoff

371 Brinkerhoff

2¢ - Carmine
Private Perf.- Scott #371 - 1909
Attleboro Vending Machine Company

The Essay's and Proofs

370-E1 essay stamp
Unadopted design - #370-E1
Wash frame with engraved portrait of William Seward
Measuring 77x101mm

370-E2 essay stamp
Unadopted design - #370-E2
Hand drawn frame with photo of seal on ice block
Measuring 77x101mm

370-E3 essay stamp
Unadopted design - #370-E3
Hand drawn frame with photo of seal on ice block and additional engraving of Seward's head
The design was changed from a seal and ice to William Seward as the backers of the
Alaska-Yukon exhibition objected to the emphasis of 'the frigid north' in the vignette.

Measuring 92x75mm

370-E4 essay stamp
Model Essay on card - #370-E4
Wash drawing of frame with photo with seal on ice block removed and cut out of William Seward in its place
Measuring 92x75mm

370-E5 essay stamp
Die essay on wove paper - #370-E5
Wash drawing of frame with photo with seal on ice block and William Seward name added
Measuring 94x65mm

370-E7 essay stamp
Model Essay on card - #370-E7
Wash drawing of frame with photo with seal on ice block and William Seward name added
Measuring 94x65mm

370-P1 proof stamp
Large die proof on india - #370-P1
Die Sunk on card
Measuring 192x132mm

370-P2 proof stamp
Small die proof on india - #370-P2
Die Sunk on card

371 private perforation stamp
Private "Sewing Machine" Perforations
Probably created by the Cleveland Postmaster due a Christmas shortage of stamps

The Alaska-Yukon Exposition

Held in Seattle in 1909 was held to publicize the Pacific North West and was generally a success
due to it's heavy promotion by both the organizers and railway companies. After the Exposition
ended the buildings became the University of Washingon Campus. Two of the original buildings survive
and are now the Architecture Hall and the Cunningham Hall.

Alaska Yukon Exposition

Looking down the Court of Honor at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition toward Mount Rainier.

Alaska Yukon Exposition

The manufactures building under construction.

Alaska Yukon Exposition

A card advertising the 'Pay Streak' attraction at the Exposition.
The Pay Streak featured games of chance with cash prizes, it
was added after the success of a similar attraction at the Chicago Fair.

Alaska Yukon Exposition
Alaska Yukon Exposition
Alaska Yukon Exposition

THE TEMPLE OF TIMBER (The Forestry Buiding)
Billed as the worlds largest log cabin the structure survived the Exposition.
Unfortunately it was demolished in 1930 as the logs were difficult to maintain
and no alternative use for the building could be found by the buildings new owners, the Univ. of Washington.

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