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Israel
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Posted 12/05/2018   8:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Rob Roy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Are they the old version of the unperfed stamps that seal nowadays cigarette boxes and bags?
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Canada
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Posted 12/05/2018   9:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They are actually revenue stamps/seals. They are found on any item the government wants to collect excise tax on. Cigarettes, cigars, tobacco in many forms, playing cards and even marijuania in Canada. They come in several forms and sizes and are found perforated also. Attached is an example of the new cannabis issue.

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United States
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Posted 12/05/2018   10:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gettinold to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is an example of a Cigarette Tax Stamp:


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Israel
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Posted 12/05/2018   10:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob Roy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So basically these are equally BOB's, +/- 150 years?



Anyhow, for BOB collectors, this is the time to start collecting the first Cannabis stamps. High five, emphasis on high.
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Canada
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Posted 12/05/2018   10:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gmot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I saw my first marijuana stamp (Ontario) "live" a couple days ago. Unfortunately, it had been broken already so not collectable. I asked the person to preserve it for me on their next order :)
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Posted 12/05/2018   10:42 pm  Show Profile Check jamesw's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Peeled this off a box of Cubans recently (we can get them here in Canada!)

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Posted 12/05/2018   11:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
James, something some of the people in the us have been waiting for since the embargo was put in. Cuban cigars that is. But now I believe their embargo has been removed so they can get them legally now.
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Edited by No1philatelist - 12/05/2018 11:11 pm
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