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Posted 10/12/2011   9:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add artlaunier to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
ncbuckeye,

It appears that you may be the only one that has any "real time" knowledge concerning these items. Do you know if each grocery chain had a different front? I have seen many versions of the 1 cent items with several having different fronts or colors.

Any additional information concerning these would be helpful. I found a couple dozen in my collection of the same value with different fronts.

Art
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Posted 10/13/2011   12:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ncbuckeye to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That is a very question, artlaunier, and one I just don't know the answer to. I know that if we ran out of stamps, we would buy a book or two from one of the other stores (one would purchase the receipt books from the state, so they were not tracked). When we handed them to the customer, most of the receipts ended up in the trash can next to the register. If I had the foresight to take them, I would probably have 30,000 of them!
I think that there were color changes every couple of years to lessen forgery. I know that there were people (agents?) who would stop a shopper once in a while to ensure they were given the stamps.
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Edited by ncbuckeye - 10/13/2011 12:15 pm
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Posted 10/13/2011   12:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ncbuckeye to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just read an article that Ohio was the only one to use these receipts. I also read that the reason that the receipts were issued was to condition the consumer to the fact he/she was paying the sales tax and that the issuance of the receipt in 1962 was due to the consumer having been "educated" to paying the tax (it took 24 years to "educate" the consumer?). I think the reason was that new cash registers were able to track of the sales and the state could get the required sales information from each cash register.

Previously I stated that these were receipts and note revenue stamps. I change my mind. Since they were issued for the payment of a tax which was revenue for the state of Ohio, I think they should be classified as a gumless revenue stamp.
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Edited by ncbuckeye - 10/13/2011 1:29 pm
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Posted 02/26/2012   12:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bperry2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't have any dog in the hunt when it comes to this, but I thought you folks may like to know that some person has written a book on these stamps, and as I haven't seen it yet, can't speak to it's thoroughness, but it seems well put together...
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Posted 02/26/2012   1:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's the way the booklets were presented to the stores that purchased them from the State Revenue Department:

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Posted 07/18/2012   05:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bmn to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice topic.
Here are some scans of these revenue


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Posted 05/26/2014   2:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 5fullbooks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have some full books of the Ohio one cent receipts with the staple holding them together. The stamps have not been pulled apart, I am wondering if they might be worth more like this. Thanks to all this has is good reading all sounds to be correct from the research I've done.
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Posted 05/26/2014   4:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 5fullbooks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The one cent Ohio receipts I have the ID number A BFAB9802, 9901, 8801, 8201. I don't know what the A BFAB means, but I have not seen any receipts with the letters A BFAB in front of them. Were can this information be found?
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Posted 07/23/2014   02:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've had some of these tax stamps in glassines for decades wondering what they were. Glad to finally land on this thread -- and only a couple years late! My collections consists of several pairs and one strip of 10. These all bear the imprint of Columbian Bank Note as the printer, which would put them at 1957 or earlier (Columbian merged with Security Bank Note that year and subsequently changed their name).









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Posted 07/23/2014   4:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add colonelrklink to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These are ctalogued and listed within the State Revenue catalogue by Elbert S.A. Hubbard. My copy of the catalogue is from 1990 and it shows the ohio state stamps shown. Youe example is # C30 in the catalogue listed as a 2 Cent black and red. That particular stamp is also available in a 1 cent brown and green, 3 cent green and purple, 6 cent red and black and lastly a 9 cent blue and carmine. the 1 cent comes with ovals of 3 different sizes.

The state revenue catalogue is a wealth of information and great to identify those state stamps.

Hope this helps some.
Respectfully,
Richard

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