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Posted 09/24/2019   3:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add elmerfudd22 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
i couldn't find these in my older catalog. looks like it might be from serbia. checked in the bob and didn't id this set. any help?
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Posted 09/24/2019   4:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add elmerfudd22 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
well finally discovered these myself. they are 1923 poland treasury stamps
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Posted 09/24/2019   4:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bud to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think they might be Polish, but don't have a catalog for Polish issues to check. Top reads "National (or Peoples') Treasure" (Skarb narodowy). Bottom says something like "Exchange (or To Buy) Gold and Silver" or something similar. Polish currency is zloty. These are denominated in Marks. Maybe during German WWII Occupation? Sorry I don't know more about these!
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Posted 09/24/2019   4:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add elmerfudd22 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
i did see some early polish stamps marked with mk as their denomination so pretty sure they are from poland
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Posted 09/24/2019   4:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Maye this link helps a bit: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Stamp-Labe...ld-Silver-MN

Just click on the 10 Mark stamp,


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Edited by Petert4522 - 09/24/2019 4:54 pm
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These are gold and silver tax stamps. They are Barefoot Poland Revenues numbers 1 (1 Marek), 5 (10M), 6 (25M) and 7 (50M). Values/prices given are .50, .50, 1.00, and 1.00 (in British pounds).

From the Barefoot catalog, "This was an obligatory tax during the first years of independent Poland, to raise funds for the purchase of gold and silver, to stabilize the economy and prevent inflation. They were to be used in addition to normal revenues on documents which needed to be fiscally stamped. In practice the stamps seem to have been little used on documents and most of the surviving examples of these stamps are mint."

Your stamps are from the first series (#s 1-19) of 1919-23. The second series of stamps (surcharges) are from 1924. The third series (1924) features 4 values of the same design in new currency (Gr.), #s 27-30. Barefoot catalog says, "The use of these stamps was discontinued in 1924.
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Edited by bookbndrbob - 09/24/2019 6:16 pm
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Posted 11/19/2019   03:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sopotsopot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For example, a little more choice
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