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Displaying 4 Lots in Category - War Tax Stamps
British Commonwealth lot with a mounted collection of Nigeria KGVI issues, GB 1d lilac used group of Overprints for Bechuanaland including block of 6, British Bechuanaland & Oil Rivers, an array of War Tax Overprints including many large blocks, etc, also modest collections of Danzig & Greece, a few US revenues, finally NSW Railway Stamps mostly used accumulation plus Silverton Tramway 6d block of 9 & 1c block of 10 both unmounted.
C of A KGV - Single Watermark
71zz Smooth Paper 1d red vertical "pair" with characteristic slightly trimmed perfs at right and an unmistakable COIL JOIN between the units + LMult Wmk ½d green tied to commercial cover to Samoa by Sydney machine cancellation, Samoa censor h/s in violet. An exciting new discovery. This is the first such coil pair we have recorded on cover , making this one of the most important KGV frankings we have handled.
The ACSC records that KGV coils were produced from sheet stock, and that undoubtedly genuine examples - including four attached to coil starters - exist. However, they are neither listed nor priced because of the potential for easily creating fakes. Usage on cover or piece is the best evidence that coil stamps of this period are genuine. A 1920 cover with a single 1d red coil stamp with the join still attached sold at a Melbourne auction of 27.8.2011 for $3220. It was noted there as "...the first proving item..." The cover offered here, bearing as it does a "complete pair" with the join, is a far more desirable item.
123veb Comb Perf 5d yellow-brown with Major Damage to Upper-Right Corner & Nick in Upper-Left Corner + ½d green on 1920 double-rate cover to the USA with 'KAPUNDA' (SA) cds that intrudes slightly on the affected area at upper-right. This variety is not illustrated in the ACSC. Their illustrations of the four recorded states of the 've' variety are so similar we actually query if they are accurate & if what we have here is, in fact, one of the listed states. Whatever the case, this is a major variety and, as such, an extremely rare usage on cover. [The rate was 2½d x2 + ½d War Tax]
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NORTH BORNEO: 1941 (Apr 2) North Borneo Trading Co cover to Singapore with 8c Map & 2c 'WAR/TAX' Overprint tied by 'SANDAKAN' cds, triangular 'PASSED FOR - TRANSMISSION/NORTH BORNEO' cachet in red, a little aged.