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Cancellation On East Africa & Uganda Protectorate 5r KeVII Issue Of 1903, Scott 13

 
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Posted 08/09/2021   6:08 pm  Show Profile Check docgfd's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add docgfd to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Can someone who knows please advise if the two parallel lines cancelling this stamp constitute a revenue cancel (vs some sort of pre-cancel)?
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Posted 08/10/2021   12:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Opinion:
Revenue cancel, Nib ink, bleached by light or soaking.

Fairly typical for a high value.
I have no stamp examples over 25c value tablet,
Have seen Oval Barred hammer on a 2 rupee, with central MOMBASSA (member:perf12)

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Edited by rod222 - 08/10/2021 12:11 am
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Posted 08/10/2021   12:30 am  Show Profile Check docgfd's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add docgfd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, Rod! That was my guess.
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Posted 08/10/2021   12:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just thinking aloud,
Most "Revenue" cancels are dated and signed, or shows part thereof,

This has me thinking of past high values of Commonwealth high values
used on Passports, Visas etc.
Given the ordered lines, this may be pertinent here, I queried my database, but nothing came up.

Perhaps keep in mind.
Still a revenue cancel.


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Posted 08/10/2021   12:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No reference to your stamp.

A general overview from wiki
Uganda issued revenue stamps from around 1896 to the 1990s. There were numerous types of revenue stamps for a variety of taxes and fees.[

British Protectorate
Around 1896, typeset postage stamps of Uganda were used for fiscal purposes by the British Vice Consul. These stamps did not bear any printed overprint, but the word Consular was handwritten in manuscript diagonally on the stamps. The 1898 stamps portraying Queen Victoria also exist with this manuscript overprint.

In around 1898, the same Queen Victoria stamps were issued with an overprint reading Inland Revenue for use as general-duty fiscal stamps. These were replaced by East Africa and Uganda stamps overprinted Uganda Revenue in around 1903. Similar overprints were later issued on stamps of Kenya and Uganda or Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika. Similar overprints remained in use on nearly every definitive issue up to independence.

From 1932 to 1938, various Luwalo stamps were issued to pay a labour-related tax. No issued examples are known to have survived and the only copies are specimens in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Collection of the British Library. These were replaced by poll tax stamps in 1940, which were Nyasaland key types showing King George VI. These remained in use until the 1950s.

In the 1930s, various Uganda revenues (previously overprinted on Kenya & Uganda or KUT stamps) were additionally overprinted to pay the motor driver's licence. From around 1946 to the mid-1950s, the 10/- value from the contemporary KUT George VI definitive issue were overprinted for use as immigration stamps. There are three types of the overprint.

Impressed duty stamps were introduced in Uganda in 1918 showing a design of a crown and leaves. These remained in use until the 1960s.
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Posted 08/10/2021   07:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
East Africa stamp with two parallel lines on revenue stamp .One line above ONE RUPEE and second line below PROTECTORATES.
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These stamps fiscally used are almost certainly from British East Africa (modern Kenya) and not Uganda (Uganda used these stamps fiscally only with an "Uganda Revenue" overprint).

The purple handstamped cancel on the George V 1R clearly shows the location as "NAIROBI, E. A. P." (= East Africa Protectorate) below the 1921 date.
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Posted 08/10/2021   11:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


They also used
"Inland Revenue "
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Posted 08/10/2021   1:32 pm  Show Profile Check docgfd's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add docgfd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Terrific research and shown examples, folks !
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Posted 08/11/2021   04:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Halfpenny Yellow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@floortrader: Exactly - stamps inscribed "Uganda Protectorate" got an "Inland Revenue" overprint, while stamps inscribed "East Africa and Uganda", "Kenya and Uganda" or "Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika" got an "Uganda Revenue" overprint.

For some time in the 1960s, Uganda postage stamps were also issued with "Uganda Revenue" overprints. No idea why they still included the country name in the overprint since it was unnecessary by then.

There is an online catalogue of Uganda revenues by Andrew McClellan: https://www.revrevd.com/uganda.html

Fiscally used East Africa & Uganda issues as in the OP are also listed, but in a separate page: https://www.revrevd.com/east-africa...da--kut.html
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