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philb
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25 Dec 2018
11:12:00am

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Can anyone give some information about this back of book item ? Thanks, philImage Not Found

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ernieinjax
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25 Dec 2018
03:29:41pm
re: Just curious at this guy !

Looks like a "good for", chit or a savings club stamp issued by a merchat.

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smauggie
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25 Dec 2018
04:01:17pm

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re: Just curious at this guy !

It looks like a Great Britain revenue stamp. I don't have the catalog needed to identify it though as I do not see it in Forbin.

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DaveSheridan
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25 Dec 2018
07:29:14pm
re: Just curious at this guy !

This is a GB Medicine Duty label. They're franked with a stamp that many of you might be more familiar with



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29 Dec 2018
10:36:04am
re: Just curious at this guy !

Dave is correct!

Finally - one in MY wheelhouse!


This is a quote from the 2002 J. Barefoot Catalog of G.B. Revenues;

Quote:

""MEDICINE DUTY
Some were issued as standard stamps and others bore the name of a
proprietary brand. They were affixed to jars, packets, etc.,
and were torn when opening. Condition is, therefore, usually poor.
They were supplied without glue and then gummed to the medicine container.
Examples in pristine mint condition may be proofs, or unused stock
from periods of rate change. Used examples were generally uncancelled,
as it was considered that they would be destroyed in use. Defects
are therefore to be tolerated. Different formats were used according
to the size of the product assessed.""




Many different designs are listed/shown in the catalog and value starts
at 15.00 and goes up to 100.00. (values are in British pounds)




Here is a scan from the catalog with stamps similar to yours;




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Issue years range from 1783(!) to 1923.
Perforated copies were available on request from 1905 onwards.
All are quite scarce and seldom offered for sale.
Prices are for AVERAGE copies, as they were seldom fine.

Here is another important note to consider;
Quote:

"
Contemporary imitations were made of certain values to suggest that
exported bottles of medicine were "the real McCoy" (even if they
sometimes contained adulterated or fake medicine).
They were litho printed from 2 plates and may be recognised by
the overlapping of red and black, which would be impossible
for genuine stamps printed by the Congreve process."


(Typical value of an imitation is 15.00)



Hope this info helps, Phil!

Happy



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philb
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31 Dec 2018
05:37:20pm

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re: Just curious at this guy !

It sure does ! Whenever i pose a question here on Stamporama i am confident that someone will come up with an anwser...very good. Thanks !

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philb
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31 Dec 2018
06:18:48pm

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After i showed the scan of this stamp i do not have a clue where i put it. Good thing i do not have an organized mind or i would be a multi millionaire. Happy

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APS #213005
31 Dec 2018
11:20:08pm
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Well, in your defense Phil, it has been 6 days since you posted it!


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ikeyPikey
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01 Jan 2019
10:17:16am
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The whole world was built in 6 days, and he can't find a lousy stamp?

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01 Jan 2019
10:30:00am
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It is probably still in the scanner, not sure what lice have to do with it going missing. Never mind it's a new year, anything could happen, and no doubt will.

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01 Jan 2019
10:34:02am
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Quote:

"...it's a new year, anything could happen, and no doubt will."





This should be the motto of every New Year's Eve!!!


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01 Jan 2019
12:30:18pm
re: Just curious at this guy !

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"It is probably still in the scanner"



It has happened to me more than once.
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