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Own the stamp that helped win the First World War

*** Just 15 remaining ***

After the outbreak of the First World War, all across the British Empire, countries looked into the possibility of producing War Tax stamps in a bid to help fund the war.

Canada become the first country to issue such stamps when the Canadian Government passed the “War Revenue Act” in February 1915.  It imposed a 1 cent levy on all mail.  Special War Tax stamps were issued to be used alongside the standard postage to show that the sender had paid their tax.

Its first war tax stamps, produced by modifying the dies of its King George V stamps to read “WAR TAX”, were released in March 1915, in denominations of 1 and 2 cents.

Importantly, this new scheme helped raise an estimated revenue of $8,000,000 to support the War effort

Today you can own this stamp in unused condition. Your stamp is housed in a presentation folder with Certificate of Authenticity and information sheet.

Simply click 'Add to basket' to secure this important philatelic first today for just £45.

Order Ref 185/915C/0

Specifications

  • Condition: Unused

Numismatic pieces should be owned primarily for collector interest.
Coin Portfolio Management does not offer them as an investment and makes no guarantees in terms of future value.