British East Africa
East Africa & Uganda - Kenya and Uganda - KUT
Tanganyika - Tanzania
(see also individual territory pages)
Revenue catalogues, journals and monographs (in chronological order of publication)
Note: in order to avoid excessive footnotes in the text, I have generally cited just the first author to list a particular stamp or variety, and have mentioned subsequent writers only when they have provided additional evidence or observations.
The Bulletin of the Fiscal Philatelic Society, vol 1 (1908-16) and vol 2 (1916-28) (reprinted by the Cinderella Stamp Club, London, 1980)
W Morley, Catalogue of the Revenue Stamps of the British Colonies (2nd edition, privately published, 1910)
A Forbin, Catalogue de Timbres-Fiscaux (Yvert & Tellier, Amiens, 1915)
A Koeppel, A Priced Checklist of the Revenue Stamps of Uganda, Kenya, and Tanganyika, 'The American Revenuer' vol 11, no 5 (May 1957), pp1-4
I Gibson and J Hieatt, The Stamp Duty and Entertainment Tax Adhesives of Tanganyika (1961-1993), 'BEA' (the journal of the East Africa Study Circle) vol 7, no 47 (1994), pp34-49
R Hoffman, New Discoveries in East African Revenues, 'BEA' vol 7, nos 48-49 (1995), pp97-101, 150-7
P Ellis, Tanganyika Entertainment Tax, 'BEA' vol 8, no 53 (1996), pp214-6
I Gibson, The Fiscal Stamps of East Africa: A Review, 'BEA' vol 10, no 67 (2001), pp1-24
J Barefoot Ltd, British Commonwealth Revenues (8th Edition, privately published, 2008)
W Barber, The Impressed Duty Stamps of the British Colonial Empire (update to 1st Edition, privately published, Chesapeake, Virginia, 2009)
Other published works
Stanley Gibbons, Commonwealth & British Empire Stamps 1840-1952 (107th Edition, Stanley Gibbons Ltd, Ringwood, 2004)
S E R Hiscocks, Telegraph & Telephone Stamps of the World: a priced and annotated catalogue (privately published, 1982)
Grateful thanks to Carmel Axiaq, Steve Farago, Roger Gilbert, Rick Green, Regis Hoffman, Harald Krieg, Ian Matheson, Taddeo Papi, David Springbett and Chris Walters for their help with information and scans for this section, also to the late Ian Gibson, who did so much to further research into East African revenues. Special thanks to Norm Seidelman, who not only sent many scans but also proof-read the draft and made numerous corrections, additions and suggestions. Thanks too to Richard Peck, who generously shared with me a large number of new discoveries.
I owe a huge debt of gratitude to David Beech and Paul Skinner at the British Library for their help and expertise, and for allowing me access to the Library's extensive Philatelic Collections including the Crown Agents Requisition books and proof material.
When reproducing images of stamps not in my own collection, I have sought the permission of the current owner whenever possible, though in some cases the current owner is not known to me. If I have inadvertently broken any rules of copyright, please help me to comply by bringing this to my attention.