Southern Rhodesia 1937 King George VI large format Revenues 3s, 10s to £10, £50, seven values, each in a left (£1, £2) or right marginal (£5 upper right corner) imperforate block of 4 from the printers file sheets with punched security holes.
A fine and fresh unmounted set of positional blocks of four with full original gum. Some typical light creasing to be expected, but a spectacular series.
British Commonwealth Revenues Catalogue by J Barefoot Ltd Nos: 18, 20/4, 26.
Revenue stamps were used exclusively by the government to collect taxes, duties and fees.
The design is based on a photo by Bertram Park and was engraved by J A C Harrison of Waterlow after adding the Admiral's uniform.
Waterlow & Sons Limited of London, prepared both imperforate and perforate proofs – “The Printer’s File Proofs”. These were stored in the Waterlow basement during the war and were damaged by water, following the damage caused by the bombing of London during the 2nd World War.
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