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Ohio Prepaid Sales Tax Proofs?

 
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Posted 11/06/2018   02:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have probably had these for close to 40 years and totally forgot about them until I came across them today, looking for something else. This seems like a good place to find out what they really are.

The tax stamps without serial numbers were represented as "proofs" and the others as "color varieties". I have no idea whether this is accurate, but I haven't seen multiples or a full pane like this elsewhere.

Can anyone shed light on these? Is there much of a market for them?





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Posted 11/06/2018   09:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Trainwreck to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I read an article about them sometime ago. I recall that they are not stamps, per se, but receipts. The vendor would hand the receipt to the customer to show the sales tax was paid.

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Posted 11/06/2018   10:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add James Drummond to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Greg,

The answers that you seek probably are contained in this book:

(sorry I don't have a copy of it myself).

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Posted 11/06/2018   12:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, that book isn't even in the APS Research Library.
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Posted 11/08/2018   12:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomiseksj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You can also read about them in the below text (which is in the APRL's holdings).

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Posted 12/14/2018   11:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mike13 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These are regular Ohio Sales Tax stamps. They were used to verify that the taxes were collected from about 1934 until the 60's. The ones you have above are pairs that were cut from strips, which were of course cut from sheets. These are not proofs. All of these were made by the Columbian Bank Note Company. The value for the ones you have shown are about $1 to $10. Hope this helps. If you wan tot know anything else, just ask. Thanks,Mike.
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Posted 12/16/2018   4:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the info, Mike! It would be interesting to see what a full sheet looks like.
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