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Posted 01/04/2020   9:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add marapaul to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi members,

I found this stamp is the only one I have. I search online for some information I have been unsuccessful, please help to identify the stamp and any other input. Thank you Mara.


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Posted 01/04/2020   9:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's a revenue stamp from Italy. Forbin lists a 50c blue from 1866 under an image with a similar frame but different vignette.

eta: I found a listing of the 1866 series and this isn't one of them. It could also be a municipal (local) revenue from any number of municipalities in Italy.
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Posted 01/04/2020   9:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Italian Revenue Stamp.
Unable to translate Marca di riscontro del valore.
I have a similar class of 1866
As yet, unable to find yours in my Catalogue

1866


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Author : Margo Z

"marca di riscontro" (receipt stamp) is an Italian municipal fiscal stamp.

I had a good trawl about but can't find any indication of which city/commune this particular stamp is from.

By 1915 there were already an estimated 7000 to 8000 different local fiscal stamps in Italy. Apparently the major reference work is:

Italian Municipal Revenue Stamps, Volume 1, Cities A-K, Fiscal Philatelic Foundation, New York, 1999.
Italian Municipal Revenue Stamps, Volume 2 , Cities L-Z, Fiscal Philatelic Foundation, New York, 1999

An extract from a great article in mid-citiesstampclub.webs.com 's online journal:

There are over 8,000 villages, towns and cities in Italy and in the last hundred and fifty years, almost all of them have issued municipal revenue stamps. These were used to pay fees required to obtain birth or death certificates, marriage licenses, identity cards, medical certificates, and certificates of residence, as well as payment of court fees, commercial fees, and various other charges imposed by the admin of Italy.

The stamp designs are mostly very simple. The name of the issuing municipality is usually (but not always) printed on the stamp as well as an indication of value, in centesimi or lire.

Most Italian municipals were crudely printed on poor quality, non-watermarked paper. Often colored paper or ink was used and a few stamps were printed in two colors. Most were printed as small sheets or booklets and some of the more recent issues are on self-adhesive paper. They were not designed with collectors in mind but were intended to fulfill an administrative need at the local level.
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Posted 01/04/2020   10:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It would be a chore to puzzle out the municipality's arms in the vignette, but if it's municipal, I suspect that the stamp strongly resembles those arms.
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Posted 01/04/2020   10:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Roman mounted legionaire, or officer, looks like a moor standing.

Checked thousands of "municipal" stamps
Checked eBay "Koeppel" avail

Zippo.

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Posted 01/04/2020   11:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I believe the man on the ground is being run through.
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The man on the horse might be St Martin,giving one half of his coat.
But in Italy there are plenty of towns called San Martino
San Martino sulle Maruccina,San Martino in Pensilis,....

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Posted 01/05/2020   09:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It seems to be part of a serie.This one for sale is the 20L yellow version.
https://www.sdcollectables.co.uk/it...-60295-p.asp

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Posted 01/05/2020   6:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The plot thickens.
I checked using text string Riscontro, on all municipal A-M,
N-Z appear missing.
The other fly in the ointment, say "St Martin" may be in a municipality with another name.
Given time, I think we shall solve it, albeit both examples we have here, look somewhat dodgy to me.
The perforations in the Marapaul example look dodgy also.


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