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Guidelines for Individual Classes:
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Revenue
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GUIDELINES FOR ENTRIES IN THE REVENUE CLASS

(Page 91 of the YPA Handbook)

1.   The first page should be an introductory page that shows the concept and its development within the exhibit. It should have a clear beginning; a clear theme and a logical ending. Include references on this page.

2.   Revenue stamps are Tax Stamps; Fee Stamps and Credit Stamps.

3.   The exhibit should consist of unused or used embossed, imprinted or adhesive revenue stamps.

4.   Too much description or duplication of the title on the remaining pages is not advised, nor is duplication of philatelic content.

5.   If used on documents then they should illustrate the pertinent usage.

6.   The exhibit may contain:- Registration of deeds or documents; General Revenues; Judicial or Court; Transfer of ownership; Receipts; Documentary; Public Service; Bills; Duty stamps; Funds; Assurances and policies; Consular services; Inspections; Weights and measures; Licenses; postage stamps used as revenue stamps; Revenue stamps used as postage stamps; other revenue stamps.

7.   The exhibit may contain, where it improves the composition: - Essays, proofs or rejected designs; Legal documents and postal covers; varieties; maps, prints, decrees and similar associated material.

8.   Rarity is not a judge of value but reflects the relative scarcity of such items.

9.   The write up may be longer than for traditional classes but the text should be clear and concise.

10.   The introduction and the sheets that follow should be in agreement.

11.   If using a typewriter or computer, it is better to use plain paper or the plain side of a sheet, as the quadrille lines of a sheet do not usually correspond with the typewriter or computer.




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