From 19 July 2021, physical stamping for stamp duty purposes, such as stamping of stock transfer forms, will be a thing of the past. HMRC announced last week that it will be decommissioning its stamp presses in favour of electronic stamping which became available last year as part of HMRC's response to the pandemic. While the announcement will not come as a surprise to many, some of us may feel a sense of nostalgia for those old stamp duty press machines; the end of a long era it certainly is.