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Brazil (year unknown) – Southern Cross (fiscal stamp)

An oddity I picked up at a stamp show, this is a fiscal stamp (as evidenced by the words “Thesouro Nacional” at top). Its design shows it to be a close relative of the Brazil Southern Cross stamps of 1887–1890 but it is not listed in the Gibbons Simplified catalogue and I know no more about it. Any further information would be welcome.


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