Return To Catalogue - USA Fiscal stamps, part 1 - United States Overview
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'STATE OF OHIO, CIGARETTE TAX'
1906; inscription 'AMERICAN CONSULAR SERVICE FEE STAMP'; the following values were issued: 25 c green, 50 c red, $1 violet, $2 brown, $2.50 blue, $5 lilac and $10 orange.
(Ship, inscription 'DOCUMENTARY' or 'PROPRIETARY')
In this design were issued (1898):
'PROPRIETARY': 1/8 c green, 1/4 c brown, 3/8 c orange, 5/8 c blue, 1 c green, 1 1/4 c violet, 1 7/8 c blue, 2 c brown, 2 1/2 c red, 3 3/4 c olive, 4 c violet and 5 c brown.
'DOCUMENTARY': 1/2 c orange, 1 c grey, 1 c blue, 2 c red, 3 c blue, 4 c red, 5 c lilac, 10 c brown, 25 c violet, 40 c lilac, 50 c grey and 80 c brown.
In the above design (standing woman, issued first in 1898) were issued:
Normal issue: $1 green, $1 red, $3 brown, $3 red, $5 orange, $10 black, $30 red and $50 brown.
With large black number surcharged (1900): $1, $2, $3, $5, $10 and $50 (all in grey).
With value printed in black (1902): $1, $2, $5, $10 and $50 (all in green and black).
(Later documentary stamp, value in ellipse, 'U S I R' in corners)
('PROPIETARY HELMBOLD'S GENUINE PREPARATIONS')
('DALLEY'S GALVANIC HORSE SALVE')
('Dr.D.H.SEELYE & Co FREEPORT, ILL')
(Examples, 'ALLCOCK'S POROUS PLASTER', two types)
Jeremiah Curtis & son Soothing Syrup
STOCK TRANSFER TAX
('STATE OF NEW YORK STOCK TRANSFER TAX')
(Inscription 'FEDERAL USA MEXICO 1914 1915')
CALIFORNIA STATE REVENUE
The following values were issued in 1867 (types different for each value): 4 c orange, 8 c brown, 10 c blue, 15 c blue, 20 c brown, 30 c red, 40 c red, 50 c yellow, 50 c brown, 50 c violet, 60 c red, 70 c brown, 70 c orange, 80 c red, 1 $ violet, 1 $ orange, 1 $ yellow, 1.40 $ green, 1.50 $ green, 2 $ violet, 2 $ lilac, 3 $ red, 3 $ blue, 4 $ red, 4 $ green, 5 $ red, 6 $ red, 7 $ blue, 7 $ brown, 8 $ brown, 10 $ brown, 14 $ violet (two shades), 15 $ blue, 15 $ brown, 19 $ brown, 20 $ red, 28 $ violet, 30 $ red, 38 $ violet, 45 $ brown, 45 $ violet, 56 $ violet and $ 56 brown.
All values are imperforate, the values 4 c orange, 10 c blue, 20 c brown, 40 c red, 50 c yellow and 1 $ yellow also exist rouletted.
Many values were also used as money, they were encased and often cut to shape to fit in these casings, example:
CALIFORNIA STATE TAX
('EXCHANGE' with red control overprint of the tax controller)
Several circular stamps in the above design were issued. They were first issued in 1856. Several values and designs exist 'BILL OF LADING', 'EXCHANGE' (all with 'FIRST, 'SECOND' etc.), 'INSURANCE' and 'PASSENGER'.
NEVADA STATE REVENUE
These fiscal stamps were first issued in 1865, examples:
MATCH TAX STAMPS
Many 'Match tax stamps' were issued, I'll just give some examples here:
Excelsior Matches, two types
JAS Clark Star Matches
Star Match Corporation and E.R.T. Matches
Charles Hale and WM Gates matches
The LG Hotchkiss Matches Co and F.P. Newton the Clark Match Co
Greenleaf & Co Matches
P.Eichele & Co Matches and portrait of Washington with inscription 'MATCHES'
Barber Match Ohio and Anchor Match Fortland Oregon
(Barber Match Co.)
Perry Davis & Son Proprietary