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Iceland: Revenues: Documentary - 1947 Asset Survey - Stimpilmerki / Eignakonnun  
One special, non-denominated Stimpilmerki (documentary revenue stamp) was issued in 1947 for the purpose of confirming the declared ownership and legitimate tax status of assets as Iceland recovered from the post-WWII period and the black market financial manipulations that had accompanied it. Icelandic researcher Ţór Ţorsteins wrote the following in 2000, as translated and edited: "According to Law No. 67, June 5, 1947, it was required to list by name all bearer documents, i.e. certificates of deposit, bearer debentures, stock certificates or articles of incorporation, and report them to a governmental committee. Those who gathered the information were to affix to each and every document a purpose-made documentary stamp. It was required that this be done before the time limit in 1948 for income tax return filing. The Survey Committee had oversight of this process and likewise over registration of bank deposits as well as recall of bank notes and larger coins for asset survey purposes. The ownership declaration stamps were without face value, in red, perforated 10.75, inscribed EIGNAKÖNNUN. Issued December 1, 1947; printed in 6000 sheets of 25 stamps each (150,000 total)."

"Mint stamps are rarely offered. In 42 years I have only had one full mint sheet and a couple mint blocks. I am not aware that any used multiples exist as the stamps were only to be used one per document. Used singles, or singles on pieces of documents are scarce; used on complete documents are extremely scarce. If you are seeking this stamp and none are listed here, please let me know of your interest; I may have an example in stock, but just not in this list.
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1947 Eignakönnun Stimpilmerki stamp issued for the purpose of documenting legitimate ownership and tax status of assets following the active black market WWII years. NH F-VF+ upper left corner margin 4-block. One of only two mint blocks (and a full mint sheet) that I have had in 42 years. Even mint singles are extremely scarce. A wonderful and scarce item. [If the block is not sold after a period of time, the singles may be available at $200-250 each depending upon centering.]
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1947 Eignakönnun Stimpilmerki stamp issued for the purpose of documenting legitimate ownership and tax status of assets following the active black market WWII years. Used VF, without any defects, with complete, neat 14 January 1948 cancellation on tidy, small piece. Excellent example!
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