Stamp Community Family of Web Sites
Stamp Community Forum
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some stamps?
Our stamp forum is completely free! Register Now!

US Letter of Credit Draft Paid with Canadian Postage Used as Revenue  
 

 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Valued Member

United States
181 Posts
Posted 12/25/2016   12:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add 1typesetter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
Found this recently while going through a pile of stuff:





What kind of value can be put on something like this? Is this common?
Send note to Staff

Pillar Of The Community
Learn More...
United States
2593 Posts
Posted 12/25/2016   5:38 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Actually, Canadian (and British) postage stamps used as revenue stamps are very common. Unlike with U.S. stamps, such use wasn't expressly prohibited.

It's the U.S. prohibition against using revenue stamps as postage and vice versa that makes them more scarce and collectible.

Still, even if the Canadian & Britsh equivalents are not overly valuable, they still can be fun to collect from an aesthetic perspective.

One of my favorites is the one below. What you can't see from the scan is that the circle around the ship and the rays eminating from it are printed in metallic gold.

Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page


Edited by revenuecollector - 12/25/2016 5:55 pm
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
United States Postal Service, Now on eBay!United States Postal Service, Now on eBay!
New Forum Topics Recently Active Forum Topics
  Different shade of color Scott# 1526
  Interesting US on Mexico Cancel
  I went off and I did it (Scott International)
  information about this error iran stamp ?
  This looks like a strip of 3 26A, but need expert opinion
  When Buying, How Important Are Catalog(ue) Numbers To You In Listings?
  DWI scott 11 normal? arabesque
  Some new revenue document acquisitions
  Italy - stampless letters
  Germany WWII POW covers
  Why web developers lose their hair...Reward to anyone who solves this
  Fluorescent Paper, How to Tell?
  Sunlike kill cancell.
  German postal stationery items ID help needed
  African colonial forerunners
  Greetings from German East Africa
  Fables de la Fontaine
  France Colony, please help!
  Scotts catalog. Have a few questions.
  Flyspecking Scott 650
  edwardv111 stamps moroccan agencies
  Mystery Numeral Stamp
  Amazing Strip of 9 Type IV Scott #9 Franklin on cover
  Mystery Princely States Stamp
  Album Pages for Modern Used Stamps

  I went off and I did it (Scott International)
  Different shade of color Scott# 1526
  National Stamp Exhibition NYC Feb 10, 1934 Cover Letter
  Amazing Strip of 9 Type IV Scott #9 Franklin on cover
  GB fancy cancel on 137?
  When Buying, How Important Are Catalog(ue) Numbers To You In Listings?
  Breaking Up U.S. Plate Blocks to Get a Nice Single
  Where did you get the most stamps from last year?
  North Carolina Cleaning Tax
  Interesting US on Mexico Cancel
  Latin Species Names For Plants & Animals
  Fluorescent Paper, How to Tell?
  Not receiving subscription emails
  FIREWORKS on stamps, postmarks, postcards, etc.
  Any classic Sweden stamps atestators around?
  danish classics, show them to me.
  Opinions on Palo albums?
  Cogwheels
  Flyspecking Scott 650
  France Colony, please help!
  Why web developers lose their hair...Reward to anyone who solves this
  Is it possible that this C15 is a fake?
  Doves as Symbols of Peace
  Help on Poland Stamps
  information about this error iran stamp ?

Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Stamp Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2017 Stamp Community Family - All rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Stamp Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Privacy Policy / Terms of Use    Advertise Here
Stamp Community Forum © 2007 - 2014 Stamp Community Forums Go To Top Of Page
It took 0.16 seconds to lick this stamp. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05