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Wjkyy wrote:Not sure where this one is from, it has seen better day for sure

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This is from Great Britian and was issued in 1888. It is Barefoot 4 with a catalogue value of 10p.
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Here is a small collection of some of the last British revenues ever issued, for Television Licence. The selection here was issued between 1972 and 1992, and they were used until 1997.
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Wjkyy wrote:Probably a more common one

This is from the Australian state of Victoria, and it was issued between 1879 and 1882. It is Barefoot 3 with a catalogue value of £1.50.
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Wjkyy wrote:Thanks, any idea where the contract note is from?
From the first post of this page:
HalfpennyYellow wrote:This is from Great Britian and was issued in 1888. It is Barefoot 4 with a catalogue value of 10p.
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Here is what think is an interesting stamp. Not valuable at all as it is probably one of the most common fiscals ever printed.

The interesting part is the squeezed-on cancellation. Sorry, but I cannot think of the correct term, but a device that imprints paper with a seal by pressure. This one says: STAMP OFFICE RANGOON with date of 12-3-88. You can see the "12" clearly on HM's neck.

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Why would an India 4 Anna stamp be issued from an office in Rangoon?

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Britcollector wrote:Why would an India 4 Anna stamp be issued from an office in Rangoon?

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Until 1937 Burma was part of British India, and used Indian revenue (and postage) stamps.

PS. Despite being a common stamp (cat. 10 pence in Barefoot) It has a beautiful design and that set is one of my favourites. There was a thread about this and other large issues of Indian revenues:

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Thanks,

I was looking at your want list. Is that what you have or what you need?

If that EDVII 1d Malta revenue I posted previously would fit in your collection, send me your address through the Stampboards system and it it's yours.
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Britcollector wrote:Thank,

I was looking at your want list. Is that what you have or what you need?

If that EDVII 1d Malta revenue I posted previously would fit in your collection, send me your address through the Stampboards system and it it's yours.
The wantlist is what I need (there are many high values there!). Thanks for your offer about the Malta penny, but I already have that. :)
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Britcollector wrote:Why would an India 4 Anna stamp be issued from an office in Rangoon?

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Burma didn't issue any of its own revenue's until 1926.prior to this they used unoverprinted Indian issues

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½d Yellow,

Thanks for that link. There is a post made on Aug 15, 2011 that shows three South Australian tallish stamps. Are they revenues?

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A commonwealth revenue stamp?

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Obviously commonwealth, meant to ask from UK?

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This looks to me like a GB SG210 dull purple and carmine (1890) definitive.

It seems more likely a company chop has been applied. I think it says BRANDON.

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Thanks Clive, pardon my ignorance but what is a company chop?

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Britcollector wrote:½d Yellow,

Thanks for that link. There is a post made on Aug 15, 2011 that shows three South Australian tallish stamps. Are they revenues?
I think that those particular ones were not valid for fiscal use (they only have "POSTAGE" not "POSTAGE & REVENUE") however some values in that design had the latter inscription and were valid for fiscal use. The high values (I think they went to £20) were intended for fiscal use only.
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Wjkyy wrote:Thanks Clive, pardon my ignorance but what is a company chop?
From this thread: http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=34779 (that thread would help you understand the principle of "chops" better - I had no idea what they were used for until I read that thread :) ):
tonymacg wrote:Chops: I think they probably served a double purpose. The first was, as you say, as a security measure: bigger and better than just writing 'Stamped'. The second was as a bit of free publicity: showing the recipient how efficient (hopefully) your firm was.
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Clive, that is a great thread, now I understand, Thanks again.

I have to get some commonwealth catalogues better than the standard Scott volumes. Another stamp I can't find :x
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Wjkyy wrote:Clive, that is a great thread, now I understand, Thanks again.

I have to get some commonwealth catalogues better than the standard Scott volumes. Another stamp I can't find :x
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That is a British Consular stamp from 1887. It is Barefoot 47 and is catalogued at 35 pence.

PS. If you buy a SG Commonwealth catalogue, it still does not list revenues. If you want a GB or Commonwealth revenue catalogue, the only option is Barefoot: https://www.jbarefoot.co.uk/index.htm
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I'm not so sure that standard catalogues of any country are going to be the best source of what you seem interested in.

Other members will probably be able to advise you as to which literature is best.

There is an author by the name of J Barefoot, whose publications on British Commonwealth revenues seem to be considered the 'bible' on this subject. It may be worth doing a search on this forum. I think you'll find many references.

Further to the use of the term 'chop':

I tend to use it frequently in my own area of interest, namely Hong Kong where it is used to describe a hand applied stamper, or overprint, as opposed to a machine applied overprinting.

For example, numerous HK definitives of the Victorian era were overprinted with new 'provisional' values, such as $1 on 96c. But as this meant nothing to the Chinese, the powers that be eventually decreed that all such provisional issues should also have Chinese characters applied.

As the sheets had already been produced, all remaining stock had to be re-overprinted with locally made 'chops'.

So some poor old bugger(s) had the job of hand stamping each and every stamp with the chop (or chops) required.

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LOL Thanks Clive, the choppers probably needed the work. I'll source the barefoot catalogue for this and others I have.

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Here is a common Natal 1908 Two Shilling revenue stamp. The design was similar to contemporary postage stamps but these had REVENUE REVENUE on either side of the monarch's portrait.
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My only Malaysian revenue, a Hasil (Revenue) 10c stamp issued in April 1990 according to Barefoot.
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Here is a Natal revenue used QV passed away

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Here's a corker that I unfortunately don't own. You can't ask for a better strike of a company logo (Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank):

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And here is a forgery with a genuine copy! Why would anyone want to forge a low value revenue?

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HayeSmyth wrote:And here is a forgery with a genuine copy! Why would anyone want to forge a low value revenue?

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To avoid paying tax?
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Wot, 5 cents?

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HayeSmyth wrote:Wot, 5 cents?
Why not? Think of all the postal forgeries in the past.
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Time to bump this thread. :D

Here is a nice paper fold error of a modern India revenue stamp which I got for $15 on ebay (from an Indian seller):
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The stamp is Barefoot 45, issued 2011, and it shows the coat of arms of India, the Lion Capital of Ashoka. It has a face value of 100 paise (1 rupee).

I suspect this was printer's waste? Maybe someone could probide some more details.
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A Natal 1d (Barefoot 84, issued 1885), and the same stamp overprinted for Zululand (Barefoot 1, issued 1888). The Zululand stamp also appears to be postally used as it was also accepted for postal use.
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A Nyasaland revenue stamp from 1955, with the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and the coat of arms of the colony. In 1963 some of these were also overprinted for postal use. You can buy the set of POSTAGE overprints for a couple of pounds, however most of the original revenues are scarce or rare. The commonest of these is the 2d (the only one which I have), while the rarest are the 3s6d orange and £1 violet.
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Some more from Africa...

These are KUT postage stamps overprinted for fiscal use in Uganda. Uganda had used similar overprinted stamps since the beginning of the century, and the QEII issue had eight values from 10c to £1. Here are the 10c (Bf 140), 20c (Bf 141), 1s (Bf 143) and 2s (Bf 144). The 10c at the bottom (Bf 140a) is on paper with the multiple block CA watermark, the originals had script CA.
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Last one for today:

These are Registration stamps from Quebec in Canada, and were issued in 1918. The set consists of fourteen values from 5c to $100, and I have the nine values up to $2. Here only the $2 is shown, and this value exists with two imprints at the bottom.
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Close-ups of the two different imprints:
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I'm in the Cinderella thread dodging the artillery barrage that is going on between Mazski and PeterS, and now that I'm in. I might as well contribute to the wealth of knowledge that is exists here.

This is Malta SG133 used as revenue or in someway that was not postage I believe.

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Next are two FMS Elephants SG76 [$1] and SG 50. The $5 has been bank cancelled.

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Next is a Singapore 6c SG21 that has been used by the NAAFI. [That being the British forces canteen. Navy Army and Airforce Forces Institutes.] I think.

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Next are two revenue stamps from St Lucia SG52 and St Kitts SG23. I can't find any 'authentic' information on the latter, and I have no reason to believe the O/P is forged.

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..and lastly there is the only stamp in this batch that was issue for the purpose of revenue. Sarawak.

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Hi huanga,

The Malta stamp is fiscally used. It has a CUSTOM HOUSE / MALTA cancellation like the one on the 2s6d below, but in violet:
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The Saint Christopher overprint is Barefoot 20, issued in 1884. It is catalogued at £5.

The Sarawak stamp is Barefoot 30, issued 1918 and catalogued at £3.50.
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Thank you H'penny yellow. I thought it may have been the 'custom house', but was not sure if the last arch of the M was actually that............or an A at the end of a maltese word. There are a few more somewhere which I must post........... someday when I can find them again!

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These are off-the-scale rare and bearing in mind it's 147 years old, it still looks totally stunning... wallets to stand-by :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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HayeSmyth wrote:This looks to me like a GB SG210 dull purple and carmine (1890) definitive.

It seems more likely a company chop has been applied. I think it says BRANDON.
I expect this is a regular parcel postmark from Brandon (probably the one in Suffolk).
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New Zealand had some very interesting wage tax stamps between 1931 and 1958, when they were replaced by PAYE tax which did not require stamps to show it had been paid.

New Zealand Wage tax stamps

The first issues were Unemployment Relief issued from 1931 to 1936. I have none of these at present, but will show you some when I get them. Issued at the height of the Depression, the stamps signified a tax that paid for unemployment relief.

Rates of levy varied between 5% and 12% from year to year and stamps were pasted in books to show they had been paid and most were cancelled by pens or date stamps.

In 1936 they changed to Employment stamps as people re entered the work force. Here is what they looked like.

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Values ranged from 1d up to 4 Pounds. The Pound and 5/- and 10/- values are common but some of the pence values are very scarce, mostly as every Worker earnt several pounds per week and hence these values were used more than pence ones.

In 1939 these changed to social security stamps, as the Labour Government instituted this act in 1938 and the cradle to grave system began. The first issues were undated.

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This image shows 8 or the 17 values issued that year. Above them is a 2/6 of the last of the Employment issues dated 1939, these are scarce as they were only used for 3 months of 1939 before the Social security issues came out.
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Social Security stamps April 1939 - March 1958

Starting in 1940, new issues of Social Security stamps were issued annually, mostly as the rate of levy varied from year to year depending on Labour trends. In 1941 this rate peaked at 12.5% but was a s low as 1.5% in some 1950s years of full employment and only 100 people were unemployed in 1955!.

Needless to say, you had to use the current years stamps or else!! The year ran from April 1 to March 31 like the fiscal year. Below is a mixed short set showing the 17 basic values used between 1939 and 1958.

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Most values were issued in most of the years, but the 4 Pounds was discontinued after 1946. Some years not every value was printed and generally the 8d and 9d are usually the rarest values. Overprints on earlier stamps exist for 1943 and 1944 and these are fairly rare. Some years like 1952 and 1948 are harder to get complete than others. Below is 1947, where I have 14 of the 16 values (The 4 pound value had just been discontinued - Clerks must have loved pasting down mountains of 1 Pound stamps after that :evil: :evil: ).

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Many of the stamps were pasted on top of each other in books and ledgers as Pay clerks hated them and each of the stamps had to be cancelled, the number of Mint No Gum copies obviously attests to people skipping this job.

It would have been very tedious in a large factory of 100's of workers, especially if it was the same amount for many people and the amount was odd, like say 7 Pounds, 13 shillings and 5 pence!!! :lol: :lol:

Many of the pence values are scarce due to short supplies and improvisation of other values. The stamp colours never changed and years are only distinguished by dates. In 1954 the font changed to a more modern looking one and the years became hypen - nated like 1954 - 55 etc. The designs never changed after 1939 and late examples often look hazy and a bit faded.

This unpopular system stopped after 1958 with the delivery of Nordmeyer's Black budget. And PAYE was phased in. Given that they were wage stamps, not as many survive as expected and mostly they are found in old foxed books and ledgers.

They fascinate me as they are a reminder of a much more centrally controlled socialist past. The fact the designs on high values were as drab as low ones, really shows that these were workaday quality items. But now we have inverted dates (1951) and overprints, along with some scarce dates on certain values, they are a very interesting aspect of stamps to collect in my opinion.

I have 126 different of them from about 250 potential types. Its going to be fun getting every stamp and date. Some are now worth over $1,000 each, whereas most are worth between 50 cents and $5 each. Your best finding chances is when an old wages book comes to light :D

To most people its a grubby old book with ugly stamps in it, to me and other wage stamp collectors, its a potential gold mine, hoping a scarce variety or stamp is found in its pages.
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Princestamps wrote:I have 126 different of them from about 250 potential types. Its going to be fun getting every stamp and date. Some are now worth over $1,000 each, whereas most are worth between 50 cents and $5 each. Your best finding chances is when an old wages book comes to light :D
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Princestamps wrote:I have 126 different of them from about 250 potential types. Its going to be fun getting every stamp and date. Some are now worth over $1,000 each, whereas most are worth between 50 cents and $5 each. Your best finding chances is when an old wages book comes to light :D
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Cool! Thanks for the offer, but may concentrate on local sellers for time being. But thanks for the scan as it shows what the later dates look like on the stamps. Plus my initial investment has set me back in the old Credit card stakes for a bit, but I will come to you for the hard to get stuff when I have exhausted the locals!!!!.

You will notice the font is different from the 1936 - 1953 issues. That is a nice block you have there Not Bruce.
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Thanks ever so much for your feedback yesterday halfpennyyellow. In case of interest someone is offering some Tokelau fiscals on ebay this afternoon:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TOKELAU-1966-POSTAL-FISCAL-SG-6-U- ... 565ee088d2

Saw them and thought of you... probably nothing to excite you, but just in case...

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danski99 wrote:Thanks ever so much for your feedback yesterday halfpennyyellow. In case of interest someone is offering some Tokelau fiscals on ebay this afternoon:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TOKELAU-1966-POSTAL-FISCAL-SG-6-U- ... 565ee088d2

Saw them and thought of you... probably nothing to excite you, but just in case...

Actually not fiscals. This was a set of emergency rates printed on Arms Fiscal blanks. New Zealand often shipped high value Arms types to Samoa and the Cooks. But these were an emergency issue for 1966, as the 6d, 8d and 2/- rates were needed as Tokelauans sent parcels to relatives newly resettled in New Zealand (Tokelau is a colonial dependency of New Zealand). Proper stamps were not designed as there was a switch over to decimal currency in 1967.

These three values were meant to on sale in February 1966, but delays meant they did not arrive until November 1966 (Tokelau is 3 flat atolls, no landing strips and only a ship can get there from Samoa, 600km to the south). They were used until July 1967, when the currency became decimal.

Even then the new stamps were still not ready and these "Fiscals" were reprinted in their decimal equivalents 5c, 7c and 20c. Added to the set was a 3c value and the actual definitives only arrived in 1971!
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danski99 wrote:Thanks ever so much for your feedback yesterday halfpennyyellow. In case of interest someone is offering some Tokelau fiscals on ebay this afternoon:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TOKELAU-1966-POSTAL-FISCAL-SG-6-U- ... 565ee088d2

Saw them and thought of you... probably nothing to excite you, but just in case...

Actually not fiscals. This was a set of emergency rates printed on Arms Fiscal blanks. New Zealand often shipped high value Arms types to Samoa and the Cooks. But these were an emergency issue for 1966, as the 6d, 8d and 2/- rates were needed as Tokelauans sent parcels to relatives newly resettled in New Zealand (Tokelau is a colonial dependency of New Zealand). Proper stamps were not designed as there was a switch over to decimal currency in 1967.

These three values were meant to on sale in February 1966, but delays meant they did not arrive until November 1966 (Tokelau is 3 flat atolls, no landing strips and only a ship can get there from Samoa, 600km to the south). They were used until July 1967, when the currency became decimal.

Even then the new stamps were still not ready and these "Fiscals" were reprinted in their decimal equivalents 5c, 7c and 20c. Added to the set was a 3c value and the actual definitives only arrived in 1971!
Actually these (and similar issues from Niue) are listed in Barefoot, however it is mentioned that these were mainly intended for postal use and they are only listed mint. Has anyone seen any of these fiscally used?
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danski99 wrote:Thanks ever so much for your feedback yesterday halfpennyyellow. In case of interest someone is offering some Tokelau fiscals on ebay this afternoon:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TOKELAU-1966-POSTAL-FISCAL-SG-6-U- ... 565ee088d2

Saw them and thought of you... probably nothing to excite you, but just in case...

Actually not fiscals. This was a set of emergency rates printed on Arms Fiscal blanks. New Zealand often shipped high value Arms types to Samoa and the Cooks. But these were an emergency issue for 1966, as the 6d, 8d and 2/- rates were needed as Tokelauans sent parcels to relatives newly resettled in New Zealand (Tokelau is a colonial dependency of New Zealand). Proper stamps were not designed as there was a switch over to decimal currency in 1967.

These three values were meant to on sale in February 1966, but delays meant they did not arrive until November 1966 (Tokelau is 3 flat atolls, no landing strips and only a ship can get there from Samoa, 600km to the south). They were used until July 1967, when the currency became decimal.

Even then the new stamps were still not ready and these "Fiscals" were reprinted in their decimal equivalents 5c, 7c and 20c. Added to the set was a 3c value and the actual definitives only arrived in 1971!
Actually these (and similar issues from Niue) are listed in Barefoot, however it is mentioned that these were mainly intended for postal use and they are only listed mint. Has anyone seen any of these fiscally used?

Not me, Both Niue and Tokelau have populations of about 1500 people and as far as I know Tokelau is still a complete dependency of NZ and Niue got limited self government in 1974, after these stamps were gone. So external affairs were managed by Wellington and Kiwi or local officials probably did not even use stamps on official paperwork.

Most land is owned communally and tax systems non existent or held by NZ. Until the 60s the people on this Islands barely sued or had any use for cash money, operating a barter system.

There was not a fiscal department on any island. Any accidental fiscal use would be in New Zealand or Samoa (But Samoa was independent in 1962 and no longer used NZ stamps by the time these came out).

Theres limited Postmarks in Both Places
Tokelau - Fakaofo, Nukunono, Atafu
Niue - Alofi or Niue.

As far as I know there would be none and if there was, its almost certainly later and inapropiate like Samoan Palm tree stamps of the 1880s with 2006 Postmarks on them.

Seriously this is my neck of the woods and I know a bit about this stuff.
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Why were Niue's and Tokelau's postage stamps until the 1950s inscribed POSTAGE & REVENUE? I suspect they inscribed so because pretty much everywhere else in the British Empire did so as well?

It would be interesting if any stamps from these islands do appear fiscally used, although that seems to be very unlikely or almost impossible.

Edit: What about Rarotonga / Cook Islands? Their revenues were also similar as they were overprints on NZ, but were these actually used as revenues?
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Again part of the Kiwi government using overprints on Fiscal cliches for foreign use.

NZ held Western Samoa from 1914 to 1962 and the Cooks from 1900 to 1965, after 1965 it was free association with New Zealand and they had their own contract with Finnbar Kenny. He put out a lot of OHM type overprints that were totally fake as.

NZ used actual fiscals of Long type QV and Arms, but overprinted them Rarotonga, Cook Islands or Western Samoa. They were officially for both purposes, most got used for large parcels in postage.

Because until 1954, Most New Zealand stamp issues stopped at 3/- for some reason, the 1/3, 2/6, 5/-, 10/-, 1 Pound, 2Pound, 5 Pounds and occasionally 10,20 and 50 Pounds were legalised for postal use and as a result for NZ the postal usages are much more valuable than the fiscal usages. But examples of every value from 4 pence to 1000 pounds have been found postally used. The rarest is a 12/6 long type QV (Actually issued in 1923), none have been found postally used, but one was it would be worth $10 -50k, whereas a fiscal usage is worth a mere $20.

However for Island colonies like Cooks (Rarotonga was the main Cook Island) and Samoa, the usage was entirely postal and these stamps while valuable are worth a fraction of geniunely postally used Kiwi ones beyond the 10/-.

This applies for the Long Type Victorias used until 1931 then replaced by Arms type. You will see in SG they went through several reprints and watermark changes.
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This looks like quite a hefty lot, for someone interested in Indian fiscals...

I wouldn't know where to start... but maybe some cherrypicking opportunities?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/INDIA-NATIVE-STATES-SUPERB-SELECTI ... 540215f8eb

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