Discussion in 'United States Stamps' started by Jay, Aug 21, 2011.
Time to update my collection, A couple of these will need to be replaced when I can find nicer copies and I have the 4c on the way
1898 Documentary Battleship
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US Revenue #7
R173 $1 Internal Revenue Statue of Commerce
2c Gray Black Statue of Freedom
9c Gray Black Statue of Freedom
$1.92 Pale Brown Statue of Ceres
R5c 2c Bank Check
R15c 2c Internal Revenue x 2
R9c 2c blue Internal Revenue Express
6c Dept of the Interior
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Some recent acquisitions:
R150a, the vermilion error of color, with ginormous margins:
R97e, the ultramarine shade, which is very rare on document:
R97c plate number single, currently the only reported example, still on complete document:
And lastly, since I've been focusing on illegal usages of postage stamps as revenues, a document I just had to have, two transactions on a single document with 15 (!!) Scott #65 used as revenues, including a block of 8. This is a one-of-a kind item.
Wonderful additions to your collection and the document is super
US Revenue #8
R61c 50c Internal Revenue Passage Ticket
R217 $1 Documentary Liberty
R219 $3 Documentary Liberty (perfin)
7 1/2c Potato tax series 1935
R36c 10c Internal Revenue Inland Exch
R152a 2c Internal Revenue
R135 2c Internal Revenue (3rd Issue)
5c Western Union 1938
25c Western Union 1924
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I have a few more on the way from the US as soon as I get them I will post pics
This is the first post I've made on this site, but I wanted to share some of the relatively obscure revenues I collect. These are non-Scott listed taxpaid revenues, issued in the 1870s and '80s. You'll find them in the Springer catalogs but almost nowhere else. Taxpaids probably share more in common with banknotes from the era and sometimes they share the same vignettes and portraits. Production of these began around the Civil War, when the government was looking to tax anything they could to pay for the war. The easiest things to tax initially were vices: tobacco and alcohol in their many forms. These particular examples of taxpaids are considered remainders -- never issued, but sometimes signed in advance by tax collectors. Often this is the only way to obtain them, as issued examples had a very low survival rate.
I'd be interested to know whether there are any other collectors of this type of material. Similar to these are special tax stamps, officially the largest "stamps" ever produced by the U.S. Treasury. I can post a couple of these, too, if anyone is interested.
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I love them but do not have any in my collection (never seen them before )
Very nice Greg... I never got into taxpaids (1st-3rd issues, bisects, and my illegal usages keep me busy enough as it is).
Here is a new addition to my collection, courtesy of Greg actually, the first example of a revenue used illegally as postage I've seen on a leather postcard.
Nice looking postcard, Dan!
Just for kicks here is an example of a Special Tax Stamp -- including the stub, this measures 14.5"x7". Definitely the largest U.S. stamp on record, although in truth these were really more like licenses for various occupations.
I owned at one point a 1898 revenue of the 1/2 cent type, blue.
Nice stamp collection. I hope to have one just as nice someday. Where
can I get a collection like that? I hope it didn't take you years to get.
Very unique postcard posted with revenue stamp.
I think it is hard to find another one like that.
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