Some of the stamps I threw out where the 1889/1890 Renta Interior brown Benito ( I think it is) Revenue stamps - there are three versions a 5 10 and 25. all of those are cut in half but it seems there is a perforation straight down the middle. I can find find info on the practice with those stamps?
The smaller piece, called a talón
, was supposed to be detached as a sort of receipt. I think talón
is still used as the word for check stubs. English would be "counterfoil" or "receipt" or somesuch. In practice, the whole was often left on a document as your collection shows. Wholes are probably what catalogs price by but a half is still collectible. And if they did what was done in other countries, the wrong half could be detached and nobody seemed to care much. The tax was paid with the purchase of revenue stamps and the (cancelled) stamps on the document were the proof tax was paid.
Very nice to see all the different ones, particularly in multiples.