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Playing-Card Tax Stamps from the Philippines

On the Philippines, adhesive bands on the package were used for tax purposes. They usually came as pairs, one 'ORIGINAL' and one 'DUPLICATE'.


This is an example which was in use from 1939 to c. 1945. Note the red overprints 'COMMONWEALTH ACT No. 486' in the middle and 'Value P0.35' at the right border.
(scanned by the late Bill Gerlach)


This is a band which was in use after 1946, in the Republic of the Philippines. The value is 'P0.50', shown at the right border.

© Peter Endebrock, 12 June 2005