Here is an interesting usage of the 2c orange US Internal Revenue stamp to pay the tax on the sale of a #8 casket from J. Hatcher & Sons, dated January 10, 1869:
RootsWeb provides some information on Johnathan Hatcher and his family business
In 1869 Jonathan and sons opened the first coffin factory in Zanesville. Perhaps this receipt was saved because it was for the first coffin they sold?! In 1872 the business name was changed to J. Hatcher & Co., and later it became incorporated as The Zanesville Coffin Co. Eventually annual sales reached $50,000 and 7000 coffins were sold each year! The annual sales number seems very low for this number of coffins. Maybe the wholesale price of coffins was just $7 each? In 1881 the Hatchers sold the Zanesville Coffin Co and moved to Columbus to establish The Columbus Casket Works.
On the 1900 Census for Franklin Co., OH, Jonathan gives his age as 87, so he was born in 1812 or 1813. He died in Columbus on June 17, 1904.