Creating a good impression: three hundred years of the Stamp Office and stamp duties

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The history of the stamp tax in England for the past three centuries. During that time, most everyday items: newspapers, playing cards, pills gloves, hats, etc. had to have an official stamp to show the manufacturers had paid the tax, allowing their goods to be sold. Many of the stamps used throughout the years have been highly detailed engraved little pieces of art.

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Stamp duties stamps and The Stamp Office
The beginnings
Three centuries of embossed stamps

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