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Printed From: Cinderella Stamps Forum
Category: Cinderella Stamps
Forum Name: Revenues
Forum Description: Discussion area for Revenue Stamps and other graphic labels
URL: http://www.cinderellastampsforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=1349
Printed Date: 19 September 2018 at 20:00


Topic: Playing Cards
Posted By: Daniel
Subject: Playing Cards
Date Posted: 05 September 2018 at 08:27
This is a modern reproduction of a rare pack of playing cards dating back to to 1765 and exported to America. Known as The Great Mogul deck it was produced by I Hardy in England, card maker to the King and Prince of Wales. At that time the wrapper sealed the deck and incorporated a revenue duty of 6d. Opening the pack should have destroyed the wrapper so that it couldn't be re-used. There was a fine of £10 for selling a pack without a duty wrapper or £20 for re-using an old wrapper.

This reproduction has been produced to a high standard including the embossed tax stamps and string. Images show front and back.

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