Not overloaded with these, but perhaps others can add. I'll start off with what I think is the equivalent of a foreign exchange stamp. There are a few different series of these, but they generally have two varieties in each series...payable in Belgium and payable "overseas" (a l'etranger), or at least "outside Belgium"? The inscription in the lower tablet changes depending...
You can see mine is a Belgium. If someone can be more specific (or more correct) about usages, I'm all ears.
As near as I can tell from Forbin, this should be one of the lower values in the series of 1862.
I'm currently working through Belgium and came across this page I put together years ago. Can anyone give me some insight on identification?
These are strictly tax revenues usually applied to documents such as receipts, invoices, posters and so on to collect Government revenue. The “cancellations” are usually private cancellations of the firm involved to prevent re-use. They may be cancelled with signatures of the person issuing the receipt and the one receiving it or just a cancel/signature if an invoice or document. On most only half a stamp was used. They are found with and without control #'s For in depth info there is a Barefoot Benelux Fiscal catalog - ~$20
The head and lion halves are typical of the 1920-40's period