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Practitioner Dispensing Opium, Coca Leaves, Etc.

 
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Posted 03/03/2008   8:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add t360 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

These are way back in the book - special tax stamps for physicians dispensing narcotics.
These $1 stamps were from a doctor practicing medicine in New Orleans in the 1930s.



1932 Practitioner Dispensing Opium, etc.




1935 Practitioner Dispensing Opium, Coca Leaves, etc.


The 1935 stamp shows that Dr. Rosenthal's address had changed to the Maison Blanche Building on Canal Street.



This building, which still stands, was constructed around 1908–1909.
At one time there were many medical and dental offices in the top floors.
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Posted 03/03/2008   11:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've seen pics of these before and I think they would make a really great side collection. There are really nice pieces t360, and I think they would make a very interesting presentation piece - framed in an office for example!
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Thanks LaSwabbie! I picked these up about a month ago at the Riverside Stamp Show held at the Cardinal Spellman Stamp Museum. They are in great shape! Who knows where they've been for the past 70 years or how they got from Dr. Rosenthal's office to New England.
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Nice piece of history t360

I'm amazed at the different things stamps were issued for and I'm always on the look out for these when I buy lots on eBay.

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Posted 03/24/2008   11:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gussyboy1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great stamp tax, Tom! Being a nurse, I find that very interesting--I never knew they required that. Thanks for sharing! Do you have anymore medical related stamp tax items--would love to see any that you have.

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