Austria-Empire 1858 Newspaper Tax

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Description

  • Issue Date: 1 November 1858 - 1 January 1859
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  • Perforations: Imperforate
  • Watermark: ZEITUNGSMARKEN

Since November 1858, a 4 kreuzer tax was to be paid for the importation of foreign journals, tax reduced to half on 1 January 1859, with a 1 kreuzer also due on domestic journals. There are other colours (black, red) for Lombardy-Venetia. This issue has a large crown and a double line frame.

Stamps

1 kr blue
2 kr brown
2 kr red for Italy
4 kr red for Italy