The theme this week was "stamps that leave you wondering: what is this stamp trying to show? What does it commemorate? Or, who is this person on this stamp anyway?"
In my case the stamp is quite clearly a GB definitive of King George VI.
|Stamp receipt 1951|
Apparently it was the practice for cash receipts to carry a stamp depending on the value of the goods - in this case 2d for purchases up to £20.
This receipt was for a carpet bought by my future mother-in-law in 1951. Neither my wife nor I can remember this practice after we were married in 1958.
It may have been abolished in 1971 when decimal currency was introduced. So there's the mystery; can anyone tell me more?
All I've turned up is the Receipt Duty explanation in this link http://www.cosgb.org/cosgbv1n2.htm
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