ENCASED POSTAGE STAMPS
- © Dr. Satyendra Kumar Agrawal
Political or economic upheavals have sometimes made it necessary for people to use postage stamps in place of coins. As they are most readily available substitute, printed in a variety of denominations from One Cent to Ninety Cents. This has happened in many countries at different times, and makes the use of such ‘money-stamps’ of interest not only to philatelists and numismatists, but also to historians.
In both, World War I and World War II the British government declared postage stamps legal tender, but the stamps were never encased for special protection, or affixed to a special card.
Read complete article in Issue no.57 of “ITS Stamp News"