Revenue stamps of the United States

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A proof copy of a stamp prepared for the 1765 Stamp Act.
An 1862 revenue stamp of the United States.
A 1936 Texas state revenue stamp for the tax on citrus fruit.

Revenue stamps have been in use in the United States since colonial times and continue to be issued today.

First stamps[edit]

The first revenue stamps used in the America were British colonial issues.[1] Independently produced revenue stamps were first issued in September 1862 illustrating a portrait of George Washington on all thirty denominations from one-cent to $200.[2]

State revenues[edit]

As well as Federal revenue stamps, a wide range of state revenues have been issued for all purposes from sales tax to duck hunting permits.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Retrieved 15 December 2010
  2. ^ McKinney, W. Arthur (November 1962). "About Stamps:". Boys' Life (New Brunswick, NJ: Boy Scouts of America) LVI (11): 81. ISSN 0006-8608. Retrieved 2010-12-15. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Friedberg, Richard (1994). Introduction to United States Revenue Stamps. Linns Stamp News. ISBN 0-940403-62-5. 

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