1d Venetian Reds

1d Venetian Reds

The Customs & Inland Revenue Act of 1881 came into effect on 1st of June of that year, however the 1d Liac postage and revenue stamp was not issued until 42 days later on 12th of July. The penny stamp in use in the interim was the Venetian Red and organisations were permitted to use it for receipt purposes until stocks were exhausted. Considering that the 1d Venetian Reds had a such a short period of use for receipt purposes, it is not surprising that it is extremely rare to find any that have been overprinted. I have come across just 5 different overprints – all pictured here..

 

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