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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