NEWSPAPER STAMPS (B.228)
by Jan Kingzett, Revenue Society publication. Chandler & Dagnall has been the standard handbook for nearly 40 years. Between 1712 and 1855 every British newspaper was taxed with an imprinted revenue stamp, partly to raise money, and partly to control the critical and spemtimes scurrilous press. The introduction of this taxation in the American colonies in 1765 helped push the American settlers towards their Declaration of Independence, and gave a notoriety to newspaper stamps that went far beyond the realms of philately. This new reappraisal sets sets the stamps in their historical context, gives detailed listings (also covering almanacks), gives new scarcity ratings, and expands greatly on older information (for instance, adding 376 newspaper title to the old Chandler & Dagnall list of post-1835 newspapers. 80 pages, 90 illustrations, just published October 2018.