Germany olive green 1892 German stamp change

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Germany olive green 1892 German stamp change

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Hi All,

Ok had a break from this site after the last comment i had on my last post but I'll give it a go again and see what happens.

I have tried my best to give this post a good topic but as I actualy know very little about the stamp it's a little hard, which of course is why i am here.

I have this stamp in my collection and I am wondering what exactly it is as i have dome some searching and cannot find it.


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Is this some sort of postage stamp or a duty stamp or ??

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Hi.

A starter for 10 ...

Google translate - deutscher wechsel-stempel = german exchange stamps

Putting that back into google finds - Weschel = Bill of Exchange

And one in use - http://www.austrianphilately.com/wechsel/index.htm

Hope this helps :)

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Arrrr yes I did try the google translate but didn't think to put the translation back in for a second run.

Nice link by the way thankyou. Shame this one is not still on a note like the example as that would have provided some interesting history.

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And "weniger" = less, so the fee was 10 pfennig for 200 marks or less. However, I would have expected a cancellation, a rubber-stamp, or at least a pen-scratch of some kind.

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So is it a stock market duty stamp?
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I "think" wechsel means foreign exchange; you take 150 marks into the bank and "exchange" them for francs; the bank creates a document, you pay a fee, and this stamp is evidence of the fee paid. Nothing to do with the stock market as far as I know.

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This is all rather cool, amazing to think of how long ago all this happened particuarly the info on the link thank you all very much for the info

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doug2222usa wrote:I "think" wechsel means foreign exchange; you take 150 marks into the bank and "exchange" them for francs; the bank creates a document, you pay a fee, and this stamp is evidence of the fee paid. Nothing to do with the stock market as far as I know.
I believe that this revenue stamp was for paying the duty on a bill of exchange (bank draft, negotiable instrument etc.) like the old British "Foreign Bill" revenues.
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That makes sence and explains the lack of a cancelation on the stamp (if indeed one should call it a stamp). It being canceled simply by the fact that it has been filled in.

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That's a particularly nice example on Dave's link above showing German, Austrian and Turkish revenues all used on a bill of exchange.

The Ottoman stamp is a "proportional fees" revenue with the tax levied at 20 paras per 1000 piasters for foreign transactions.
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richard22jb wrote:That makes sence and explains the lack of a cancelation on the stamp (if indeed one should call it a stamp). It being canceled simply by the fact that it has been filled in.
I'd agree with that - I've seen quite a few of these with different values and colours, and they are, in effect, "cancelled" by the addition of the hand-written date. :idea:

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