Other Stamp Varieties
US Revenue Stamps
Revenue stamps, also called fiscal stamps, have been issued around the world since the 17th century to verify the payment of taxes or fees on everything from alcohol and tobacco to playing cards and hunting licenses. Not used for postage, these Cinderella stamps often feature detailed, engraved designs, and some even contain anti-counterfeiting devices. In 18th-century America, some of the first revenue stamps were produced to collect...