Hello, all collectors from world wide. Welcome to my mini-world of ATMs. Inside this site, you can find some ATM used covers and ATM stamps that I collected, even some articles I studied.
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As we know the character is comma of face value from Nehterland ATM, whatever it is from machine Wincore-Nixdorf, aCon, or Gunnebo .
All the ATM machines were closed now. Before the close of machine Wincore-Nixdorf, machine number PK000006, PK000007, if user select Dutch on the screen operation, he can still get the normal ATM print. But if he select English, the character is 'Dot', not comma. Above ATM is from machine PK000007.
Because most of local user select Dutch to buy the ATM, so only few local users and foreigners can get the deviated ATM.
The Ivan the Great Bell Tower is the tallest of the bell towers ringing the Moscow Kremlin complex, with a total height of 81 meters (266 feet). It was built for the Assumption, Archangel and Annunciation cathedrals, which do not have their own belfries, and is said to mark Moscow's precise geographic centre. From 1505 to 1508, the new bell tower was erected next to the church on the foundation of the old tower, which gave it its name. More information please refer to wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_the_Great_Bell_Tower
This postcard was published by Aurora Art Publisher, Leningrad in 1982. Printed in USSR.
France postal stationary with ATM Nr. 7, sent to Germany on 17th Sep. 1985. The cancellation which on the bottom left is Mophila'85 Hamburg (International Philately Exhibition), during 11--15th Sep. 1985.
Germany ATM topic mailbox sent on 30th May 2003, arrived on Sweden second day. I like the printed date/time by sweden post office, not by hand cancel like in China which blemish the cover/stamps sometimes.
Above pictures are early Frama advertisement from Papua New Guinea. It is interesting they used Swiss Frama postage stamp motif on the front of machine.
Below is original content from the adv.
The Papua New Guinea Post & Telecommunication Corporation joins the growing world-wide list of postal authorities adopting the use of Frama-Stamp vending machines.
The type of vending machine to be used, as supplied by Frama AG of Switzerland, will be an electronic four-button model.
The machine is made of heavy-duty mild stell plate and measures 34cm in width, 20cm in depth and 50cm in height. Internal access is via a locked front door on which the following customer controls are mounted: - 3 pre-set buttons for the issuing of frama-stamps with a value of 20t, 35t and 70th respectively. - 1 button for issuing of a postage stamp at the value of the remaining change or at values differing from the three pre-set ones. - Coin acceptor slot. - Coin reject knob. - LCD display showing the total value of coins inserted and the balance remaing after the issuing of the requested postage stamps. - Frama-stamp issuing slot. - Operator instructions.
The machine accepts Papua New Guinea, K1, 50t, 20t, 10t, 5t, 2t and 1t coins. Chang is given in form of an additional postage stamps. The inserted coins are directed to a locked cash box which automatically shuts when removed from the machine. The stamps are automatically printed and cut to size (40x32mm) from a roll of white dry-gummed stamp paper. The machine is fully microprocessor-controlled and operates from a domestic 240V AC/50Hz output socket.
The printer has a die plate which prints "Papua New Guinea" at the top, the postage value in the centre and the name of the particular post office "Boroko" at the bottom.
Frama postage stamp vending machines help to considerably speed up the issuing of stamps to the public and, at the same time, relieve counter staff of stamp sales. Instead of having to insert on low-denomination coin at a time to buy a stamp of the same value as requried with tradtional mechanical stamp vending machines the customers can now obtain a postage stamp for the pre-set or freely selectable values from 1t to K99.99 by simply inserting the equivalent in coins of up to seven denominations.
This administration will initially have only one 4-button model to be operated within the Boroko Post Office, in the National Capital District of Papua New Guinea. Additional units will be installed in other centres in due course.
The philatelic customers will be provided with the following range of products: 1. One set comprising 20t, 35t and 70t stamps. 2. Packets of 50 sets. 3. Packets of 100 sets. 4. Optional values to be provided upon request. 5. Frist Day Covers. 6. Stamp packs.
The inauguration of this country's first electronics postage stamp vending machine will taked place at the Boroko Central Post Office on 7 March 1990.
Preset - 20,35, 70 Paper: Framas'"SIHL"Mattgum - Mattpost White 901/90G Per M2 Paper Roll Gum: Dry Gummed on Synthethic Especially for high temperature & humidity environments 7 March 1990