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Posted 01/29/2012   2:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Steve-Stoke to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Please can someone help only just found the forum.

I have looked through my SG Stamp Information and I'm struggling to find a Number for the stamp below, can anyone help.

Thanks in advance
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Posted 01/29/2012   2:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to the forum Stephen

You will not find this stamp in your SG catalogue because it is a Canadian revenue war tax stamp.

It is listed in the special catalogue for Canadian Revenue stamps titled "The Canadian Revenue Stamp Catalgue" by Van Dam. This stamp is #FWT8 and has a CV of $2.00 mint and 25 cents used in the current 2009 edition.

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Posted 01/29/2012   2:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Steve-Stoke to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for your quick answer.

I thought I was going daft ;-)

We have just purchased an album so doing a straw pole.

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Posted 01/29/2012   2:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Canadian War Tax Stamps are not listed in general stamp catalogs. The best resource is the Van Dam Catalog. Here's an on-line page from their web site that suggests the item shown is a FWT8. Of course, the prices shown on their web site are selling prices, not catalog values:

http://www.canadarevenuestamps.com/...num_rows=173
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Bringing up this old thread as it raises questions regarding the usage of a revenue stamp as postage. The link provided shows examples of a FWT8 on a few checks. I have it used on cover and can not find this particular stamp in Unitrade or Scott. As I understand it, stamps listed as Postage & Inland Revenue have a dual usage. Did Canada tax typical correspondence during the time period of this cover or is it a case of improper usage of a revenue stamp?




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Posted 01/18/2020   12:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add silviosi to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looking to the war tax stamps, interesting here I find that is mint. Those stamps was not sell to the public, was just add to the posting by the post office. If not issues for selling to the public, we can considered philatelic interest or value?
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To answer gettinold's question, yes, that is illegal usage of the revenue war tax stamp. There was a pair of war tax stamps issued for postal use in April 15, 1915 (SC# MR 1 and MR2) based on the Admiral design which had the words WAR TAX included. The 1 denomination of that series (MR1) should have been used here.
It looks like the revenue stamp was used originally in Guelph, but a 1 green admiral was added in Toronto to cover the tax. Not sure who would have paid for that in this case. Possibly the recipient.
The War Tax Act came into effect on March 27, 1915, well before the mailing of your cover on August 2, 1916.
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Posted 01/18/2020   09:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gettinold to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
jamesw

Thank you for your response. This example of improper usage had me puzzled. I have to believe it was due to a shortage of proper stamps in the offices this cover passed through.
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