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Fiscal stamps

1869 Tree, inscription "INLAND REVENUE"


(Reduced sizes)

These stamps should be perforated. The values $1 black, $2 orange, $3 brown, $4 green, $5 grey, $6 brown, $7 lilac, $8 lilac, $8 blue, $9 yellow, $10 black, $12 orange, $16 blue, $20 red, $30 green and $40 red exist.

 

1865 Inscription 'Summary Jurisdiction British Guiana', large stamps

48 c red

The following values exist: 12 c orange, 16 c green, 24 c black, 48 c lilac, 48 c red, 50 c brown, 60 c blue,72 orange 96 c lilac, 96 c grey and $1 yellow. Furthermore two provisional surcharges eixst: 50 c on 12 c yellow (1875) and 50 c on 60 c blue (1887).

 

Late 1800? "INLAND REVENUE THIS STAMP IMPLIES NO GOVERNMENT GUARANTEE"

  4 c duty (value 32 c and under) black and green
  8 c duty (value 64 c and under) black and green
  8 c duty (value 32 c and under) black and red
  24 c duty (value 96 c and under) black and red

These stamps are not listed in the Forbin guide.

 


This type of stamp (postage stamps with overprint "INLAND REVENUE") are listed under the postage stamps. Even forgeries exist of these stamps.

 

1889 Ship with inscription "REVENUE" on top

  $2.40 green and violet
  $3 violet and red on blue (1911)
  $4.80 green and blue
  $ 5 brown and blue (1911)
  $9.60 green and orange
  $12 green and red
  $20 green (1920?)
  $50 lilac and red (1920?)

 


1975 postage stamp with "REVENUE ONLY" overprint. More ordinary postage stamps were overprinted like this.


Envelopes

1881 Queen Victoria in a circle, inscription: "BRITISH GUIANA REGISTRATION FOUR CENTS"

  4 c red

 

1894 Ship (for normal envelopes), frames different for each value

2 c red

  1 c green
  2 c red
  2 c violet (issued around 1925?)
  5 c grey 
  5 c blue
  6 c blue

Surcharged

'TWO CENTS' on 5 c grey

  "TWO CENTS" (black or red) on 5 c grey

 

What are these?:


(Inscriptions: "COMMITTEE OF PILOTAGE DEMERARA AND ESSEQUEBO", "POST OFFICE BRITISH GUIANA" with ship and "GOVERNOR OF BRITISH GUIANA" with ship and crown)


Postage Due Stamps

1940 Value, inscription "POSTAGE DUE BRITISH GUIANA"

  1 c green
  2 c black
  4 c blue
  12 c red

Tramway Stamp

'Le Timbre Poste' 362 (1893), page 18 lists a 'Tramways parcels delivery' stamp for Georgetown in the value of 2 c (issued around 1893). I have never seen this stamp.


Cancels

1 c red and black
Whim, single circle towncancel

Towncancels in alphabetical order; between brackets (set of year of stamp on which the cancel is first seen by me)
Ann's Grove British Guiana, single circle (1934)
Acquero British Guiana, single circle (1938)
Agricola (1931)
Albouystown B.Guiana (1889)
Arakara (1889)
Airy Hall: 'BG' and 'AH' in single circle with date below (1876)
Anna Regina B.Guiana in double circle (1876), also later single circle cancel
Aurora in double circle (1876), also later single circle cancel
Bagotville British Guiana, single circle (1948)
Bartica, single circle (1889)
Bartica Grove, double circle (1889)
Beterverwagting British Guiana (1934)
Bel Air, double circle (1876)
Belfield B.Guiana, double circle (1876)
Blairmont (1953)
Buxton, double circle (1889)
Bourda British Guiana (1934)
Cane Grove (1934)
Cape Crow (1934)
Cammichael Street, single circle (1889)
Cornhill (1934)
Cotton Tree, double circle (1889)
Danialstown, single circle (1889)
De Kinderen (1954)
Enmore (1938)
Eversheim (1938)
Fellowship, single circle (1889)
Fort Wellington, single circle (1876), double circle (1889)
Georgetown, 'A03', single circle (1889)
Grove (1965)
Hope Placer (1889)
Kitty (1934)
Kwakwani (1938)
Leguan (1876)
Leonora, double circle (1889)
Lodge (1954)
Mabaruma (1954)
Mackenzie (1935)
Mahaica, single circle (1889)
Mahaicony, double circle (1889)
Marlbor (1889)
Massaruni, double circle (1876)
Matthews Ridge (1954)
Meten Meer Zorg (1931)
Morawhanna (1889)
Naamryck (1889)
New Amsterdam, double circle (1889), single circle (1889), also 'A04' cancel
Nigg (1913)
Orinduik (1954)
Parika (1938)
Plaisance (1935)
Potaro (1897)
Providence (1954)
Queenstown (1934)
Reliance (1954)
Reliance-Canje (1889)
Skeldon (1876)
Sparta, single circle (1889)
Suddie, double circle (1889)
Tumatumari (1913)
Tuschen (1889)
Warenaam, single circle (1889)
Weldaad, single circle (1889)
Whim, double circle (1889)
Wismar (1889)

Travelling post offices
Bartica steamer (1889)
Berrice steamer (1889)
Demarara Railway (1889)
East Coast Railway (1889)
West Coast Railway (1935)


Revenue (fiscal) cancels

Revenue cancels
Usually in manuscript or violet ink.


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