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Antique 1885 TOBACCO Cigars Cigarettes Pipe US History Tax Stamp AMERICANA  Bar Louisiana Missouri

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An ornate original antique document dated 1885 for the Business of Dealer in Manufactured TOBACCO issued by the US Internal Revenue..."Severe Penalties are imposed for neglect or refusal to place and keep this stamp conspicuously in your establishment or place of business"! Please see photos!

This document has beautiful graphics, engraved on the top is a young woman, barefoot, leaning on a box of cigars, sitting upon a barrel of tobacco, with a bouquet of pipes, some scotch, a firken filled with cigars, tobacco leaves scattered about, with an American bald eagle facing her. The government used this stamp as a tax for selling and manufacturing tobacco products to raise money to pay for the Civil War.

The document is watermarked, USIR, in fine print on the bottom is: "Bureau Engraving & Printing", "$2.40 Dollars Per Year" near the bottom, and "Stamp For Special Tax", near the top. It measures 8" by 7", has three hole punches and age toning (not white), otherwise, condition is excellent...a great document!

This is a FANTASTIC piece of history and would be great to display in a wine cellar, cigar or pipe collection, bar or office! I am happy to answer any questions, please feel free to email, thanks!

Antique 1885 TOBACCO Cigars Cigarettes Pipe US History Tax Stamp AMERICANA Bar Louisiana Missouri


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