Alcohol tax stamp dating


MISSOURI: Decals Tax stamps were used 1934 to 1949.1934 stamps were 3/4" x 1-1/2" 1‘ purple on whire decals with state seal in middle, "STATE OF MISSOUIR" on top, & Treasurer & Liquor Supervisor's signatures on bottom. Keating)...(1/5/65- 1/1/67 Ren Morris)...(1/4/67-11/25/68 Don D Meiklejohn)...(11/26/68-7/1/69 A. Brautigam) GEORGIA: Some stamps were Yellow 3-1/8‘ tax stamps.1940 stamps were 5/8" x 1 1/8" Red decals; 1‘ in Red box under white state seal; "STATE OF MINNESOTA" across top with silver serial # verticaly up stamp.1943 was a 1‘ White 7/8" x 7/8" decal tax stamp in the shape of the state with Black printing; state seal in upper right corner; signatures of Treasurer & Liquor Control Supervisor in the middle, and a 5 digit serial number on the bottom. "STATE of MONTANA" is across the top of the stamp; the state seal is in the middle; and "LIQUOR BOARD" is on bottom.1944 was 1‘, Green on White, 1-1/2" x 5/8" with state seal on upper middle, signatures of Treasurer & Liquor Control Supervisor, & a Red 8 digit serial # on the bottom. Mc Mahon)...(1/28/39 - 2/1/40 Walker Pierce)...(2/1/40-7/15/41 C. A 6 digit serial number is printed in Black in the middle of the stamp.1966 -1967 was 3/4" square, Cream decal with Tan printing, the state seal in the middle with palm trees on each side, and the word "MINI-ATURE" in circles in both lower corners. In 1934 stamps were oval and were 3-3/4‘ In 1938 liquor tax stamps were 5/8" x 1-1/8" Olive decals with Black printing; 6-1/4‘; a White state seal in the lower middle; "STATE of MINNESOTA" across the top; and an 8 digit serial number printed in Silver vertically up the stamp.1968-1969 was 3/4" square, Cream decal with Tan printing, the state seal in the middle, and the word "MINIATURE" along the bottom. In 1938 "CERTIFICATION" decals were 1-1/8" x 7/8", light Blue, with dark Blue printing.

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1965 decals were 3/4" square, Cream with Tan printing, "MINI-ATURE" in circles in UR & LL corners, state seal on mid left & state outline on mid right. By the way, this 1‘ tax is still collected today even though the stamps were discontinued in 1959.1950 decals were 7/8" square, 7-1/2‘ Olive with Black printing, two small state outlines on both sides of the state seal, and palm trees on each side of the stamp. However, in 1934-1935, 3/4" circular Green and White tax decal stamps were used.1951 decals were 7/8" square, 7-1/2‘ Green with Black printing with two small state outlines on both sides of the state seal, and palm trees on each side of the stamp. These decals had the state seal in the middle, and had a White tab extending downward with 1‘ written on it.1962 was 3/4" square white decal with brown printing, State seal in middle, & "MINIATURE" across bottom. One of the following Maryland Comptroller's names appeared on Maryland tax stamps (1939-1947 J. Minnesota also used Certification decal tax stamps from 1934 to 1959.

1963 decals were 3/4" square, Cream with Olive printing, "MINI-ATURE" in circles in UR & LL corners, state seal on mid left & state outline on mid right. This stamp certified the contents were indeed what was indicated on the label.

Starting November 18, 1989 government health warning labels were required on all liquor bottles sold in the United States. 1941 was 7/8" x 1", 1-1/2‘ White with Green printing, paper postage type stamp with Directors name on bottom. "STATE of IOWA" & "LIQUOR CERTIFICATE" are on the top of the stamp, the state seal is on the mid right side, and an 8 digit serial number is in a White box at the bottom of the stamp. Between 1938-1944, decal tax stamps were 2‘ and were 5/8" x 1" with a rounded top.