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Postal Antiques140 of 142U.S. Postage Stamp Machine - Deco PorcleainAntique Post Office, Gilbertsville NY
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Posted 7 years ago

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potrero
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A classic. Cast iron, beehive-shaped, functional and beautiful. I don't use a lot of string these days, but hey. Might be good for dispensing something else stringy, like liquorish :)

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  1. john dorough, 7 years ago
    I like the string holder. I purchased an identical one through an online auction a couple of weeks ago. The information on mine indicated a date of 1865, but with no source for the date.

    Do you have any additional information about the holder?

    Thanks for sharing.

    John
  2. potrero potrero, 7 years ago
    I don't have any more info - sorry. I do know that these are fairly common; they seem to show up on eBay regularly. Some don't have as much detail. Dave
  3. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    well if it doesn't say taiwan or korea -- it probably is an oldie and not a repro -- i use mine all the time in my sewing -- works great for the fishing line when i have to strangle a pincushion i have made to keep it sealed after filling with emery -- it's like and extra set of hands -- which one needs with fishing line -- happy holidays petrero

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