FDR’s Stamp Tools : Roto-Gage Perforation Gauge


Roto-Gage Perforation Gauge
Above: Roto-Gage Perforation Gauge, c. 1937
This black plastic gauge, used by stamp collectors to measure the number of perforation holes in a two-centimeter length of stamp, was on FDR’s desk in the Oval Office from 1937 until 1945. A fifteen-year-old stamp collector from Illinois had given it to him.
Loan from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, New York