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British Two Pence "Bill Or Note" . Documentary Stamp?

 
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Posted 09/23/2021   9:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add APS-ISWSC Member to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I assume this is a British revenue stamp, what would be called a "documentary stamp" in the US. I have it on a 1953 transaction document. Can anyone correct or tell me more about it? Thanks, I would appreciate your help,

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Posted 09/23/2021   9:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You can read about some of this stuff here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reven...ited_Kingdom


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Posted 09/23/2021   11:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Generally referred to as "Impressed Revenues"
Yours dated 5th November 1952.

I know exactly where I was on that night.
Celebrating the execution of Guy Fawkes (Gunpowder plot)

Huge bonfires, with Fawkes effigy in straw atop.
Fireworks,,, lots of fun for the family.

BAREFOOT only lists adhesive revenue stamps.

Some 10,000 General duty, and special duty embossed dies exist with values 1d (one penny) to 50,000
Listed by Samuel B Frank, Schonfeld, Barker 360pp San Diego California
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Edited by rod222 - 09/23/2021 11:45 pm
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Posted 09/24/2021   12:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Triangle to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They are a type of revenue/tax stamp as in the UK we pay "Stamp duty" which is a government tax to register legal documents, and the most common is for houses or other property.
The tax has increased to very high levels over the years and is still collected as stamp duty when you purchase a house. During covid there was a stamp duty holiday when the tax was reduced , but it has gone back in stages to the original high levels. Not sure if the documents still get an actual stamp when the tax is collected now.
I had some early ones on some legal documents but sold them some years ago.
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Edited by Triangle - 09/24/2021 1:05 pm
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