Prestige Philately Auction 213 CatalogueCatalogue by themeWar Tax Stamps
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Displaying 3 Lots in Category - War Tax Stamps
ONE PENNY RED COMB PERF SMOOTH PAPER: Pair with the left-hand unit Bisected Diagonally tied to an apparently commercial cover by Melbourne machine cancellation of 2DE18. [The ½d War Tax was introduced on 28.10.1918. No bisects were authorised but many people used this expedient]
PENNY-HALFPENNY BLACK-BROWN: 1½d tied to cover to HL White by Sydney '.../ELIGIBLES ENLIST' slogan cancel of NO11/1918 (Armistice Day) being three days prior to the official issue of this stamp in NSW. [The official First Day of Issue was 9.11.1918, in Melbourne only. Arthur's unique First Day Cover sold for $7735. HL White was a prominent collector, for whom Sydney dealer Fred Hagen supplied new issues and First Day Covers]
PENNY-HALFPENNY BLACK-BROWN: a similar cover with Fred Hagen's cachet on the reverse, with Sydney slogan cancel of NO14/1918, being the official First Day of Issue in Sydney.