1967 Decimal Arms Postal Fiscals
A new set of four decimal postal fiscal stamps were printed in July 1967 to
coincide with the introduction of decimal currency.
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All four values
were authorised for and typically used for postage
Distinguishing postally and fiscally used stamps can be
quite tricky. All stamps with pen cancellations, punched holes or
embossing are fiscally used. Stamps should be inspected under ultraviolet
light to see if a fiscal pen cancellation has been removed. Embossed
designs were frequently employed on documents and attempts to iron these
out have been noted in the past. If the stamps have been postmarked,
fiscal cancellations give the region while postal cancellations give the
individual post office where the mail was cancelled. Simple circular date
stamps with no region or place, and circular 'Stamp Duties Dept'
or 'Inland Revenue' date stamps on Arms issues are fiscal
cancellations, and if only the outer ring of the cancellation is visible
on the stamp it is safest to assume you have a fiscal cancellation.
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