Post by Gordon Lee on Nov 29, 2015 21:11:43 GMT -5
Greetings Fellow SB Boarders . Since I don't go out of my way to collect revenue, or fiscal, stamps I do not automatically toss them away when they occasionally cross my path. I do like to include whatever information that I can gleam about them when I tuck them away in my odds-and-ends folder. This old boy I've figured out it is a revenue, it is perforate to gauge 13 and is on unwatermarked paper (I think it is on unwatermarked paper 'cause my feeble old eyeballs cannot detect such), and that it was issued in 1877 or prior, but I don't know it's country of origin. Since I found it amidst a pile of stamps from Germany, I presume it comes from one of the German States or maybe Austria (if I am not mistaking, Austria used a lot of "Stempelmarke" on their fiscals. (I'm putting my money on Bavaria because of the coat of arms looks Bavarian.) . . Should one of you Bears can figure out from whence it came and can provide the "particulars" about it, I will be grateful. . Respectfully,
Post by Gordon Lee on Nov 30, 2015 21:24:39 GMT -5
Greetings Mr. khj . I knew I could count on you. Thank you for the information. By the way, it is definitely perforated 13. I measured it three ways from Sunday and it is still perf. 13. . Also, does anybody know the literal translation of "Stempelmarke"? . Respectfully,
"Marke" means stamp in the postage stamp etc sense. "Stempel" means stamp in the sense of a handstamp etc which you use to imprint a small design on a piece of paper, fabric etc. So "stempelmarke" means "stamp stamp" but in two different senses of the word. It is sometimes translated "adhesive stamp". "Stempel" has a range of other related meanings, including trademark, but I think this is the most apposite. See en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/Stempel
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