Get a $5.00 Manufactured Tobacco Tax Stamp From 1876
This stamp includes an attached stub and monthly coupon. Conditions may vary, but you could see punched cancels, remainders, and some with folds or other small flaws. They were produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in accordance with the Civil War Tax Act of 1862. This act authorized a levy on businesses and occupations with gross receipts over $1,000 per year. Section 3 of the tax act stated that these taxes were to be paid by special tax stamps. These were the largest revenue stamps ever issued by the government at 7 1/2 x 14 3/4" and were printed from 1873 to 1885. Most were produced in booklets of 10 with each year having a different color paper.
You will most likely receive a remainder that was canceled with either a pie-shaped cancel or punched hole cancels by the Internal Revenue Service and sold as scrap paper in 1890 to Hiram Deats and E.B. Sterling. The stamps had three parts: the stub, which was retained when the stamp was issued, the coupons (twelve total, one for each month), and the stamp itself.
It's amazing this stamp has survived the ravages of time and war to make it to today. Get it in your collection now.