I’ve seen various 20th century parcel tags with revenues affixed paying parcel tax, and wanted to add an example to my collection, but never got around to picking one up.
I saw this one and just had to have it. Likely not the most important usage philatelically, but It’s got great visual aesthetics and a very eclectic mix of stamps and other attributes:
- Scott C1 and C3 airmails.
- A block of four of Scott 531, one-cent imperforate.
- Split precancel on Scott R229.
- The tag is for 25 pounds of stamp mission mixture… definitely related to the hobby!
The breakdown of the stamps’ payment is indicated on the address side of the tag:
- 29 cents postage
- 5 cents insurance
- 2 cents tax