Canada 1916 (1 Jan) 2c + 1c scarlet, type 47, die I, perforations 12, SG233.
A fine mint example with large part original gum. Minor wrinkles do not detract from very fine and fresh appearance. Perforations and centring far above average for this issue.
A difficult stamp to find in unused condition.
Stanley Gibbons catalogue value: £60+.
Canada War Tax Stamps were issued between April 15, 1915 and December 1916.
The War Tax was added in addition to the rate of postage meaning the stamp carried both its face value and the added WAR TAX. The additional revenue raised was used to defray the costs of war. Canada's first war tax stamps were produced with modified printing dies of the 'Admiral' series, first to read WAR TAX, and later issues read 1T¢.
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