Canada 1916 War Tax (Feb) 2c + 1c rose-red Coil stamps, die I, imperforate x perforations 8, SG234.
A fine mint example with original gum. Typical perforations and centring and still fine for this issue, which is difficult to find unused.
Stanley Gibbons catalogue value: £70.
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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