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The Italian revenue stamps (with inscriptions such as ‘Marca da Bollo’, ‘Tassa di bollo, ‘Riscontro’ etc.) often resemble postage stamps. When looking at these, I can’t help thinking “which came first, the chicken or the egg” design wise.
As I don’t have an Italian revenue stamps catalog (meaning Unificato), I can’t give out any accurate details on these. But AFAIK the above revenue’s have been issued between 1880’s and early 1930’s.
Though these are not stamps, they are still attractive thus deserve their place as BOB (Back-Of-Book) material on my Italian collection.
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