Postal Tax and Postal Tax Due Stamps of the Pombal Common Design Type
Postal Tax and Postal Tax Due Stamps
of the Pombal Common Design Type
Postal tax stamps are sold to raise revenue for purposes other than paying the cost of delivering a letter or package. There use on certain days or during certain time periods is compulsory. When it is not paid by the sender, the recipient of the mail is required to pay double the tax. For that reason, the denomination of the "MULTA" (postage tax due) stamps in this Pombal set is double the amount of the regular postal tax stamps.
These stamps are of an "omnibus" or common design type issued by Portugal in 1925 for itself and eleven colonies including Cape Verde to raise funds for the construction of a monument commemorating Sebastio Jose de Carvalho e Melo, Marquis de Pomal (1699-1782) who was responsible for reconstruction of Lisbon after the earthquake of 1755.
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"Cape Verde." Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue 2016. Sidney, Ohio: Amos Publishing, 2015.
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