Yesterday I visited a friend in hospital and I noticed a "machine" that I imagine does not get much use anymore.
At the side of reception against the wall there is a Stamp Dispensing machine on top of a post box.
The stamp dispenser is no longer in use - the dispensing slot has a little note saying that stamps are available in the shop.
I wonder does anyone even purchase stamps in the shop and use the postbox??
I am trying to put a date on this (obsolete?) piece and for some reason I am drawn to guess it is from the 1970/01980's. However I note there is a 1d price on the front right of it so it must be originally from pre-decimalisation (4 farthings made 1 penney - 1d - I believe) which changed in 1972 so therefore I am going to change my guess to 1960's. It might even be 1950's??
Wonder when it was last used though?!