JOE ROSS'S WINNING BANGLADESH REVENUE EXHIBIT
EXHIBIT TYPE: MULI-FRAME – REVENUE
TITLE: Bangladesh Revenue Stamps
EXHIBITOR: Joe Ross
MEMBERSHIP: APS, ARA, MEPSI, RSGB, SRS, CAL-REV
ORGANIZATION: The title page provides an outline of the exhibit and lists the various categories of Revenue stamps.
PURPOSE: To provide information on and show examples of seldom seen Bangladesh revenue stamps.
HISTORY: Pakistan was created by the partition of India in 1947 and consisted of geographically separated areas of land: West Pakistan comprised of Baluchistan, Punjab, Sind and the North West Frontier, and East Bengal which became known as East Pakistan. These two areas became independent in 1971, the Western Provinces retained the name Pakistan while East Pakistan became Bangladesh.
BACKGROUND: In 1972 various issues of Pakistan were available in the newly Independent Bangladesh. Provisional overprints were applied locally, used as validating controls, until new stamps and court fee papers could be printed.
The government printed a large number of issues of various taxes, printed by many printers which contributed to the difficulty in determining what had been printed. In addition the acquiring of material proved elusive for many additional reasons: lack of collectors, dealers, un-reliable mail and bank services in Bangladesh.
The material in this exhibit was used to form the listing for Bangladesh revenues in the cited reference.
British Commonwealth Revenues, 2008, 8th Edition Barefoot, J. pp 62-72.