This brief article is dedicated to a series of very interesting stamps, that was purchased by me within the big collection of revenues in the 90-th. It is the series of entertainment duty stamps. Their history started at the Tsar time when the first series of VUIM stamps... >>>
Philatelists have the following hobby - collection of postcards, envelopes and other postal papers. Collectors of revenues have the same one, but subject of collecting is a set of documents: account sheets, tickets, cards, and others... >>>
It's a well-known fact that stamps are the brand of engraving art. It should be mention that many of stamps collectors collect prints of postage stamps on the envelopes and post cards. There are a lot of articles and researches in this area in the magazines and journals. But prints of postage stamps never to be compared with the prints of revenue stamps from the point of view of beauty and variety
It seems that this is the best article of author. It has been pablished in one of the most authoritative journal for collectors - "Antiquariat" and dedicated to the most colourful revenues - stamps of WWI >>>
It's a well-known fact that stamps are the brand of engraving art.
It should be mention that many of stamps collectors collect prints of postage stamps on the envelopes and post cards. There are a lot of articles and researches in this area in the magazines and journals.
But prints of postage stamps never to be compared with the prints of revenue stamps from the point of view of beauty and variety. Nevertheless, we can say so for Tsar time only, unfortunately.
Let's look on some examples. Here is the example of stamp with the internal engraving (). The prints of it looks carelessly, but such stamps are easy to produce. This is the example of notarial stamp (). , notarial service was widespread, that's why such prints are often. Note, print of stamp consists of two parts. Here is the more simple print of notarial stamp ().
On a whole, Tsar time gives us three types of stamps: circular, rectangular, and cross-type. The examples of circular ones: diocese () and factory stamps (). This is the very primitive passport print of stamp (). Next, the cross-type print of stamps (useful for quartblocks): with a date () and with a name of enterprise ().
Sometimes you can face to rectangular prints of stamps: this is the typical print (), but that is the firm print of stamp ().
At last, the so called "perfins" can be found in the collections (with punctures or breakdowns). This is the example of double use - print of stamp and cut-off corners of 5k. tax revenues (). But we should say that perfins are another long story.
After the Great Social Revolution the situation was drastically changed. The old stamps were destroyed gradually as irrelevant and nocuous, but nobodies could produce the new forms of stamps. That's why in the first decade of Soviet government revenues were used by feather or pencil (). . In due course, the situation was improved in the official bodies (), and private firms (). But you cannot find that luxury which was inherent for Tsar time.
Other times means other customs.