Lets see your Revenues!

Discussion in 'United States Stamps' started by Jay, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    OK, I'm looking for other folks to post your Revenue, Patent medicine & proprietary stamps for us to see and maybe spark an interest in a new collector or perhaps to maybe just identify that weird but neat looking stamp in the back of your Grand Fathers album.
    Here is some of mine.

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  2. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    Also I know that the special delivery stamp isn't a revenue it just snuck in the shot! lol
     
  3. Steve Robinson

    Steve Robinson Well-Known Member Supporter

    Love them, will have to post my British ones LOL and my few American
     
  4. ratio411

    ratio411 Active Member

    Nice!
    I had quite a few, but decided I had my hands full just collecting postage, air mail, and ducks, so I got rid of all but a very few samples.
    I just decided that I wasn't going to collect revenues.

    Actually, I take that back... I got rid of all my 'Federal Govt' revenues.
    I still have a great many state/local revenues, as well as foreign that I have yet to sort and dispose of.
     
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  5. kacyds

    kacyds New Member

    Here is a page that I have. I know that they are not all revenue, but it was easier to just scan the whole page. View attachment 493
     
  6. ratio411

    ratio411 Active Member

    Here is the last group I had...
    I let go of them a few days before this site went active.
    Most are faulted pretty good.
    I think I sold this lot for about 2 bux.
    View attachment 514
     
  7. ratio411

    ratio411 Active Member

  8. kacyds

    kacyds New Member

    I read that wrong at first. I was reading the current value was $1060. lol:eek:
     
  9. ratio411

    ratio411 Active Member

    I wish!
    I think I got about 20 bux for the pair.
     
  10. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    Wow! I love those periodical revenues! Nice!
    I wonder what catalog value is on that puppy? (ahh $20.00 I read above.) I just love them ratio411! I really wasn't into them until a couple came my way as sort of a bonus in a lot , and so I dug out the ones that originally came down with my collection and realized that there is really no wrong way to collect them! The engravings are just stellar also, so I was hooked!
    I also need a decent copy of the 1¢ & 2¢ Battleships. If you ever decide to sell them off, please give me a "heads up" on it OK? Thank you for replying to this thread I thought it orphaned right out of the gate!
    ~Jay
    EDITED: for punctuation (that I realize is also incorrect) :p
     
  11. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    Oh crap-ola! You already sold them...for 2 bux!!! :( Oh well.
     
  12. Steve Robinson

    Steve Robinson Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Steve Robinson Well-Known Member Supporter

  14. kacyds

    kacyds New Member

    Real nice stamps. I really like those prescription stamps. Thanks for sharing.
     
  15. Steve Robinson

    Steve Robinson Well-Known Member Supporter

    :) Got quite a few more just not scanned yet LOL
     
  16. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    Awesome! Keep them coming!
     
  17. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    Oh man, ratio I would have forked over $$ for that inspected baggage label.
     
  18. MikeTheTech

    MikeTheTech Member

    Hope I'm doing this right! Here are (what I think are) revenues I have found so far. What exactly defines a revenue vs. a regular stamp? I'm basically going off of similarities to your collections. :)

    View attachment 670
     
  19. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    Only the .03, .05 & 10¢ Postage Due are Back Of Book, and nice ones too! The rest are pretty common Commem's and definitives.
     
  20. ratio411

    ratio411 Active Member

    Revenues are BoB items (back of book), and are not used for postage.
    They were stamps bought from the govt, IRS in most cases (sold through post office though), that show a tax was paid on certain items or activities.
    Kinda like the tax stamp draped over the top of alcohol bottles nowadays.
    Only in the past, they were used on all sorts of items for revenue purposes... Playing cards, medicine bottles, stock certificates, cigars, margarine, documents filed with govt agencies (these revenues are a sub-set called "Documentary" stamps, or "Doc" stamps)... There were all sorts of revenue stamps. I guess even "Duck" stamps are revenue... They were (are) stamps issued when you buy a license to hunt waterfowl.

    All that you have posted are postal use.
    Some are BoB stamps, like the 'postage due' stamps, but postage none the less.

    I hope this helps some.
     
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