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Publication numberUS2468817 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 3, 1949
Filing dateJun 1, 1946
Priority dateJun 1, 1946
Publication numberUS 2468817 A, US 2468817A, US-A-2468817, US2468817 A, US2468817A
InventorsViva Duchin
Original AssigneeViva Duchin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pocket container for postage stamps
US 2468817 A
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May 3, 1949. v. DUcHlN POCKET CONTAINER FOR POSTAGE STAMPS Filed June l, 1946 lNvENToR Vivo. Ducha'n ATTORNEY i Patented May 3, 1949 UNITED Vs'rn'rs .TNT orio This invention relates to a new and novel type of postage stamp holder. While not limited thereto, it is of particular relation to a small, compact leather holder for postage stamps which fits into any receptacle such as those found in articles of clothing, handbags, purses, wallets, cigarette cases and other accessories and which can conveniently be hidden in small recesses of articlesof furniture where desired.

Thenew case is extremely practical, economical vand efficient.`V It gives complete protection to the stamps while they are being held therein, yet maires them easily accessible whenever desired fori-ready use. The -new holder provides a convenient arrangement where the desired stamps can easily be located and stamps normally used in combination with each other will be found together.

In spite of all these advantages, the new device is not complicated at all. In fact it is extremely simple, easy and economical to use, can be made from leather or equivalent of raw materials in a minimum of time and at a minimum expense making it easily saleable at low prices which the general public can well afford to pay.

In its simple form the new device consists of a series of small pockets in a stamp holder and of corresponding folded transparent and flexible folders itting into those pockets yet easily accessible at all times where it is desired to get access to the individual stamp. in one embodiment of the invention, described in more detail later on, it is possible to grasp stamps normally used together at the same time selectively.

For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claim in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

In the attached drawings forming a very material part of the instant speciiication where sim ilar parts are referred to by similar numerals:

Fig. l is a perspective view of one preferred embodiment of the invention.

Fig. 2 is a front elevation view showing one side of the holder constructed in accordance with the invention.

Fig. 3 a rear elevation view showing the other side of the article shown in Fig. 2.

Fig. #i is an elevational edge View of the invention.

Fig. 5 is a vertical section through line 5-5 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 6 is a rear elevation View similar to Fig. 3

ll Claim. (Cl. ISO-41) yet illustrating another embodiment of the invention.

Fig. 7 is a vertical section through line T-T of the preceding Fig. G.

Fig. 8 is a perspective detail showing the stamp folder constructed in accordance with the embodiment of the invention shown in Figs. 6-7.

In the attached drawing il! denotes a flexible base wall for the entire devicev having stitched thereto by means of seams i I made in the known manner, sidewalls l2 and I3 which are identical with each other in shape and in their attachment to base wall lil but which diifer in the inscriptions which they carry and in the stamps for which they are destined for.

to sidewalls I2 and I5, they conform in shape to one of the longer sides of base wall I@ and to both of its shorter sides, and are securely stitched to the base wall by seams Il along the entire length of these three sides. The width of the remaining side of the sidewalls tapers off at a slight angle starting with the two corners and ending in narrower portions about one quarter 0I" the length of the side walls removed from the starting edge and being tapered in the opposite direction so as to provide a section somewhat wider than the most narrow spot but still not as wide as the seamed edge along the very center of the side. Short seams l1 extend from the center of the holder to the center of its longer seemed side.

This provides four individual compartments between the outer walls l2 and i3 and the basic wall l il and these compartments are wide enough to define a space which is large enough to permit easy sliding in and sliding out of individual ilexible and transparent folders I4 which in turn are designed wide enough to completely cover stamps is when inserted therein.

The tapered portions provide easy grasping spaces le cut deep enough to permit finger contact with the transparent and flexible folder I4 even at times at which the flexible folders M are deeply inserted into said pocket. The short seams i? are deep enough to help delne the individual pockets yet permit insertion of a finger between the sidewalls l2 and i3 and the basic Wall le should it ever occur that removal of one or more of folders hl would be dimcult.

The outsides of the sidewalls I2 and i3 are marked as shown in the drawings with the designation of the stamps fitting into the corresponding underlying pockets, e. g. speciaL airmaln nl, 3, etc.

In the operation of the embodiment of the inbent in a narrow U so as to extend through hole I8 in basic wall IIl into the 3 pocket. Stiff extension I9 ends in the 3 cent pocket in a short, semi-circular, narrow fork 20.

Fork 20 provides a limitation to the sliding insertion of folder I4 which otherwise may be inserted into the pocket in the regular manner.

In the operation of this embodiment of the invention the same stamp insertion and removal method as in the previously described embodiment will be used but whenever it is desired to grasp a special delivery stamp sliding out of the special folder will cause simultaneous sliding out of the 3 cent folder reminding the user that both stamps are required. On the other hand, it will readily be understood that movement of the 3 cent folder so as to make 3 cent stamps available will not cause sliding out of the special folder.

While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claim.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent, is:

A postage stamp holder comprising in =combination a base wall and two sidewalls firmly attached by marginal seams along three sides to said base wall on opposite sides, and central seams extending from a place near the center of the stamp holder to the center of the longitudinal marginal seam, said walls and said seams defining a plurality of pockets for slidable insertion and removal of a plurality of folders for stamps, there being an operative connection between stamp folders in back to back opposed pockets, whereby removal of one folder will cause removal of a second folder, while removal of the second folder will not serve to remove the first folder, said operative connection comprising a U-shaped rigid extension for said rst mentioned stamp folder passing through a hole provided in said base Wall and ending in guide means for the movement of said second stamp holder.


REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

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U.S. Classification206/39, 206/447, 206/454
International ClassificationA45C11/14, A45C11/00, B42F5/00, B42F5/02
Cooperative ClassificationA45C11/14, B42F5/02
European ClassificationA45C11/14, B42F5/02