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Surcharge Surfeit – Weekly Feature #431

In 1885 the people of Ceylon could have been forgiven for being confused with respect to the Postal Service.  Postal rates had been changed and the postal authorities showed a lack of foresight in estimating the need for particular denominations.  Provisionals were ordered from the London printers De La Rue but these were delayed.  Further …

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Provisional Powerhouse — Weekly Feature #422

In May of 1946 the Belgian postal authority authorised a reduction in the postal rates paid at the time.  A typographed surcharge was applied to the governments supply of the 1Fr.50¢, 2Fr. and 5Fr. stamps.  As for the local post offices they were authorised to apply handstamps with the ‘-10%’ reduction on site.  Hundreds of …

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