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Month: June 2017

Spanish American War patriotics and revenue usages

Spanish American War patriotics and revenue usages

If I were an exhibitor, which I’m not, an artistic exhibit on Spanish American War patriotic revenue usages would make for a lovely visual presentation. The tough thing would be coming up with enough different examples to comprise an exhibit. I’ve kept an eye out for the last 10 years and have only managed to acquire 3 examples, the last of which just arrived this week: Patriotic stationery used for a banking transaction. My other examples: Illegal usage of R155…

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Two Nice 1863 Express EMUs

Two Nice 1863 Express EMUs

Express documents are always fun… because they can come with revenues paying two different taxes, only the first of which is an express tax. The later documents are taxed as ordinary receipts. But both taxes were only in effect for relatively short periods, the Express tax from October 1, 1862 to March 31, 1863, and Receipt tax from August 1, 1864 to March 31, 1865. From Mike Mahler: You know the express companies lobbied to have the original Express stamp…

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