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This is a Special Tax Stamp issued by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States for a "Retail Dealer in Uncolored Oleomargarine". This is a $6. tax stamp and would have individual cut-off coupons attached (which have been used) that would have to be affixed to the product before sale to a customer. This stamp is stamped with the #66236 in red and was issued in the District of Indiana in July 1931. The dealers name or business was J.F. Cripe, 2701 S. Main St., Elkhart, Indiana. The stamp has an expiration date of June 30, 1932 and is not transferable on change of ownership of the business. -- There were different tax rate amounts for butter, uncolored oleomargarine, and colored oleomargarine. Some other types of goods that required tax stamps at the time included tobacco, cigars, liquor, opium, and medicines. This stamp is a light tan color paper with black ink stamp. The stamp number is printed in red ink, the district name and date stamp are printed in purple ink, and the dealer address, authorization date and again the stamp number looks to be typewritten. It measures 6 1/4" by 3 1/4" without the missing coupons which were usually 12 attached.