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GREAT BRITAIN FISCAL STAMPS

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Fiscal stamps

Many fiscal stamps were issued for Great Britain. I hereby give a list of the different purposes: admirality, bankruptcy court, board of agriculture, chancery court, civil service, common law courts, companies registration, consular service, contact note, copyhold, customs, district audit, foreign bill, hair powder, in chancery, judicature fees, land commission, land registry, life policy, match tax, matrimonial cuase fee, medicine labels, mixture for coffee, naturalization, patent, paymaster general's service, perfume duty, pedlars' certificate, police courts, probate courts, public records, sea policies, transfer duty, winding-up companies.

Postal fiscals

"Inland Revenue"

The above 3 stamps and another small 1 p stamp (similar to the one shown here) were allowed to be used as postage stamps in 1881.


(Fiscal stamp, postally used (?), reduced size)


(Typical fiscal usage)

 

 

INLAND REVENUE


('INLAND REVENUE' 3 p lilac, Queen Victoria)

 

'COMMON LAW COURTS'

'CONTRACT NOTE':

The values 6 p, 1 Sh, 1 Sh 6 p, 2 Sh, 4 Sh, 5 Sh and 10 Sh exist (all in the colours lilac and black). I have also seen a 2 Sh lilac and black with the face of King Edward VII inside.

 

'TRANSFER DUTY':

The 'Transfer Duty' fiscal stamps exist with inscription '1888', '1889', '1890', '1891', '1892' and '1893'. The issues of 1888 are green and black (3 p, 6 p, 1 Sh, 1 Sh 6 p, 2 Sh, 2 Sh 6 p, 5 Sh and 10 Sh). Those of 1889 are lilac and black (3 p, 6 p, 1 Sh, 1 Sh 6 p, 2 Sh, 2 Sh 6 p, 5 Sh and 10 Sh). Those of 1890 are orange and black (3 p, 6 p, 1 Sh, 1 Sh 6 p, 2 Sh, 2 Sh 6 p, 4 Sh, 5 Sh and 10 Sh). Those of 1891 areblueand black (3 p, 6 p, 1 Sh, 1 Sh 6 p, 2 Sh, 2 Sh 6 p, 4 Sh, 5 Sh and 10 Sh). Those of 1892 are bronze-green and black (3 p, 6 p, 1 Sh, 1 Sh 6 p, 2 Sh, 2 Sh 6 p, 4 Sh, 5 Sh and 10 Sh). Finally those of 1893 are brown and black (3 p, 6 p, 1 Sh, 1 Sh 6 p, 2 Sh, 2 Sh 6 p, 4 Sh, 5 Sh and 10 Sh). On May 12th these stamps were withdrawn from circulation.

 

'COMPANIES WINDING UP':


(Reduced sizes)

these fiscal stamps were first issued in 1891, they have the face of Queen Victoria. There are several designs with different heights. The following values exist: 1 p lilac and black, 2 p lilac and blue, 4 p lilac and purple, 1 Sh green and black , 1 Sh 6 p green and blue, 2 Sh green and blue, 2 Sh 6 p green and brown, 5 Sh green and lilac, 10 Sh green and red, 1 Pound lilac and black, 2 Pounds lilac and blue and 5 Pounds lilac and green.
In 1896 some surcharges were issued: 2 p on 2 p, 4 p on 4 p (all penny values in lilac and violet), 1 Sh on 1 Sh, 1 Sh 6 p on 1 Sh 6 p, 2 Sh on 2 Sh, 2 Sh 6 p on 2 Sh 6 p, 5 Sh on 5 Sh, 10 Sh on 10 Sh (all Shilling values in green and violet).
In 1902 these fiscal stamps were issued with King Edward VII in the values: 1 p, 2 p, 4 p, 1 Sh, 1 Sh 6 p, 2 Sh, 2 Sh 6 p, 5 Sh, 10 Sh, 1 Pound, 2 Pounds and 5 Pounds. They have all the colour lilac and violet, except for the Shiling values, who have the colour green and violet.
In 1921 these stamps with King George V were issued (11 values, ranging from 1 p to 1 Pound).

 

'LAW COURTS':

Law courts fiscal stamps were first issued in 1873, they have the face of Queen Victoria. There are several designs with different heights. The following values exist: 1 p lilac and brown, 1 p lilac and black (1878), 4 p lilac and lake (1882), 6 p lilac and brown, 6 p lilac and green (1878), 1 Sh green and red, 1 Sh green and black (1878), 2 Sh 6 p green and red, 2 Sh 6 p green and brown, 5 Sh green and red, 5 Sh green and violet (1878), 1 Pound lilac and green, 1 Pound lilac and black (1878) and 5 Pounds lilac and green. In 1895 some surcharges were issued: 6 p on 6 p lilac and green, 1 Sh on 1 Sh green and green, 2 Sh 6 p on 2 Sh 6 p green and green, 5 Sh on 5 Sh green and green, 10 Sh on 10 Sh green and green, 1 Pound on 1 Pound lilac and green and finally 5 Pounds on 5 Pounds lilac and green.
In 1903 law courts stamps with King Edward VII were issued in the values: 1 p, 4 p, 6 p, 1 Sh, 2 Sh 6p, 5 Sh, 10 Sh, 1 Pound and 5 Pounds, all in the colours lilac and green. In 1921 law courts stamps with King George V were issued (8 values, ranging from 1 p to 5 Pounds).

'FOREIGN BILL':

'PATENT':

'JUDICATURE FEES':


(Reduced sizes)

 

'CUSTOMS':


(Reduced sizes)

'LIFE POLICY':


(Reduced size)

'JUSTICE ROOM':


(Justice Room, reduced sizes)

These Justice Room fiscal stamps were issued from 1869 to 1900.

'MAYOR's COURT'

The 'Mayor's Court' fiscal stamps were issued in 1883, the value is surcharged in red (4 p and 6 p) or black (all other values). Of some values two types exist (second type issued in 1902).

 

'CONSULAR SERVICE'

 

DISTRICT AUDIT

 

'OTHER ODDITIES'


(Post Office Permit 1/2 Ounce 1 d, blue)


(A crown with 'VR' below it in fancy letters)


(Reduced size)


(Reduced size)

'LOCAL FISCAL STAMPS'


(Inscription 'COM:SOUTHON FINE OR FEE STAMP', issued in Southampton in 1880)


(Inscription 'NORTHAMTONSHIRE', arms with value)

 

A stamp with inscription 'STAMP DUTY N.Z.' was issued for New Zealand.

Stamps overprinted by companies:

With letters added in corners (to prevent stealing)
(Reduced size)

 


Copyright by Evert Klaseboer

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