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14 September 2020

Anti-Tuberculosis Campaign (postal tax stamps)

Bosnia and Herzegovina – Serbian Administration: Anti-Tuberculosis Campaign postal tax stamps, 14 September 2020. Images from Delcampe.

Technical Specifications:

Issued on: 2020-09-14
Colors: Multicolor
Format: Stamp
Emission: Postal Tax
Printing: Offset lithography
Face value: 0.20 KM, 0.50 KM (both known imperforate as well as perforated)

A Postal tax stamp refers to a stamp which raises revenue for charity or war related projects. Postal tax stamps are similar to semi-postals, except their use is mandatory instead of voluntary. They are used to show payment of a compulsory tax on mailing letters and parcels. The taxes often go to a charitable institution or fund.

The postal tax stamp originated in Spain and Portugal. Many Balkan nations and some Latin American nations have been the most prolific issuers of postal tax stamps. There are no postal tax stamps in the United States.

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