Netherlands also use some of their EUROPA stamps for TAX purposes as seen on this internally posted cover without stamps. Two 20 cents 1967 EUROPA stamps were placed on the cover to pay for the 4o cents tax.
This is a registered letter posted from Le Havre in France to the British island of Lundy. Letter was return to France but a EUROPA 1 Puffin cinderella stamp was affixed by the Lundy post master (dully cancelled), mail had to return to France via mainland Britain and UK Post Master (in Bideford) decided to […]
On those 2 covers posted from France, others country stamps were illegally affixed on, thus leading to the letters being taxed. First letter bears France 1965 EUROPA stamp (0.30c) with a Belgium stamp, and second letter bears 1968 EUROPA stamp (0.30c) with a range of Monaco stamps, both letters were posted under paid to Belgium […]
2 more cover where Swiss EUROPA stamps were used as TAX stamps… First letter bears a 1960 50c EUROPA stamp and second one as a 1962 30c EUROPA stamp (both with a T surcharge indicating being use as a TAX purpose…)
Like all mail, some letters or postcards bearing EUROPA stamps happen to travel underpaid and in such case the letter (or postcard) get Taxed. On this page you see 2 such examples of France 1956 EUROPA stamps, were items were deem to be underpaid and taxed. Postcard was posted from French Army in Germany to […]
As seen on this cover, Finland also occasionally used some of their EUROPA stamp as a TAX payment for underpaid mail !
Occasionally Luxembourg also used some of their EUROPA stamps with the purpose of TAXING underpaid letters… see below example
Beside Switzerland others countries have being using some of their EUROPA stamps as TAX stamps for underpaid postage letter. For example on this page you can see the 15f – 1993 Europa stamp used for TAX (on a letter posted without stamp from Tubize), on the second letter with under paid postage from England, the […]
On those two covers, Swiss EUROPA stamps have been use as TAX stamps. First cover posted from Italy bears the 50c 1960 Swiss Europa stamp and second cover posted from France bears the 30c 1962 Swiss Europa stamp. Both have the T surcharge indicating that the stamps were used for TAXATION purpose.
on this page you will see two Switzerland Europa stamps, both of them were added as Tax stamp to underpaid letters sent to Switzerland… First one was on a letter posted from France in 1970 (30 cents Europa 1970 used) and second letter was posted from Belgium in 1993 (80 cents Europa 1977 used).