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Posted 09/04/2022   7:34 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I hadn't either! In fact, most of my search results deal with the issue of taxes, effect on the dairy industry, purity, morality (of passing it off as real butter), etc... quite a big deal back in the day!
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Posted 09/04/2022   7:41 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A 1948 article regarding (oleo)margarine, taxes, etc:

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Posted 09/04/2022   8:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Reddeye to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Never realized this. Again thanks for the history lesson keep it going. I knew there were odd taxes back in the day for that mater there still is. That's one reason I love the playing card stamps.
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Posted 09/04/2022   8:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There were even odder stamp taxes back then, such as Filled Cheese, Mixed Flour, Process Butter, and of course both Imported and Domestic opium.
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Posted 09/04/2022   9:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Reddeye to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I knew there was a wide assortment but not that far. Off subject kinda.. We drove for hours to go to a stamp club show last month and met a nice gentleman that was a revenue collector that was trying to get all of the cancels one from each day on each of revenue stamps. That is dedication. That's when I know we were swimming in the deep end without a floaty.
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Posted 09/04/2022   10:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Collecting first issue calendars is an old activity. I have seen some fairly complete examples. There are some VERY tough dates to get; people worked Christmas Day for example, and there were a couple of leap years. There are some others.
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Posted 09/05/2022   12:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StateRevs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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There are some VERY tough dates to get


I am getting my posterior kicked by the following battleship dates:

24 Nov 1898
4 Jul 1899
22 Feb, 30 May, 29 Nov 1900

I have been chasing those since 1996 or so...

I am still looking for scads of the first issue dates (1862 - 1874 or so...).
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Posted 09/05/2022   11:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Outside of July 4, the others are just ordinary days (all seem to be Thursdays), so it is a bit odd that you have not come across them.
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Posted 09/09/2022   10:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm pretty familiar with most of the special tax revenues, but can someone explain "mixed flour"?
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Posted 09/09/2022   10:32 am  Show Profile Check 1typesetter's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 1typesetter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


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Posted 09/09/2022   10:43 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Coincidentally, I'd just been reading a review of two books about palm oil, which is a common constituent of marge. Grim reading

https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v44...rreplaceable
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Posted 09/09/2022   10:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Posted 09/10/2022   2:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting reading, GeoffHa -- thanks for posting that link.
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Posted 09/10/2022   2:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Outside of July 4, the others are just ordinary days (all seem to be Thursdays), so it is a bit odd that you have not come across them.


They're all holidays.
24 Nov 1898 and 29 Nov 1900 were Thanksgiving Day.
22 Feb 1900 was Washington's Birthday.
30 May 1900 was Decoration Day / Memorial Day.
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Posted 09/10/2022   3:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't know whether people worked or not on those days at the time.
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Edited by revcollector - 09/10/2022 3:21 pm
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