The word ‘Revenues’ in philately refers to the adhesive labels (stamps) which are issued for the collection of taxes on documents or fees, licences and duty applied in the country of origin. T

hese can, for example, cover property, firearms, hunting, drugs, medicine, tobacco, and anything similar which attracts a tax or fee, which generates revenue for the Government or authority. Revenue stamps are also known as Fiscals and Duty stamps, and generally look similar to those produced for postage, and when used are normally attached to a document or receipt and cancelled with a handstamp, or impressed by a stamp, or receive a manuscript signature and date. There are instances where Revenues are used for postage, and also instances where postage stamps are used for revenue purposes.

An Australian Victoria 1886 Stamp Duty £25 yellow-green stamp.