REVENUE STAMPS : TAXES AND DUTIES IN SOUTH AMERICA (B.15)
by Clive Akerman. 52-page booklet which accompanied a display given to the Royal Philatelic Society, showing the methods of taxation collected by revenue stamps in South America, and particularly in Argentina. All the good things in life : booze, prostitutes, playing cards, perfume etc attracted taxation, with elaborately produced stamps in long sets.Clive writes in sharp and entertaining style, aptly illustrated by the stamps. Not a traditional catalogue, but an instructive and highly readable introduction to the pleasures of collecting revenue stamps.
52 pages, illus black/white, published 2001
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