Tobacco, Snuff, and Alcohol Stamp Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title
Tobacco, Snuff, and Alcohol Stamp Collection
Date
1862-1885
Extent
0.15 Cubic feet
Subjects
Alcohol--Law and legislation.
Revenue stamps
Snuff.
Tobacco--Law and legislation--United States.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2011MS157: [identification of item], Tobacco, Snuff, and Alcohol Stamp Collection, 1862-1885, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The United States first required revenue stamps on manufactured tobacco in 1868. Alcohol stamps were used up until 1985.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of internal revenue stamps for tobacco, cigars and cigarettes, snuff, and alcohol. Additionally, the collection contains some fractional United States currency, Confederate notes from Alabama and Georgia, and a city loan from Newark, New Jersey.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Stamps,, 1868-1885

The Stamps series contains revenue stamps for tobacco, cigars and cigarettes, snuff, and alcohol.

Tobacco stamps,, 1871-1883, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 10
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Tobacco stamp,, 1885

  • Box 1, Folder 11
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Cigar and cigarette stamps,, 1883-1885, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 12
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Snuff stamps,, 1883, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 13
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Alcohol stamps,, 1868-1878

  • Box 1, Folder 14
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Currency and bank notes,, 1862-1875

The Currency and Bank Notes series contains some fractional United States currency, Confederate notes from Alabama and Georgia, and a city loan from Newark, New Jersey.

United States fractional currency,, 1863-1875

  • Box 1, Folder 15
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Newark, New Jersey, city loan,, 1863

  • Box 1, Folder 16
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Confederate state notes,, 1862

  • Box 1, Folder 17
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