This is a selection of Ohio Sales Tax Stamps in use from 1934 to 1957, plus examples of plastic and metal tokens from other states.
Ohio was the only state to use paper stamp-like tax receipts; all other states used tokens, usually aluminum. Tokens shown are from (L to R) Colorado in red plastic, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Utah, and Washington.
Ohio sales tax stamps are seldom found in pristine condition, as they were ripped off from pads of 100 at the retailer's, usually stapled to the cash register receipt, and dumped into the shopping bag with the purchase. These are reasonably good copies.
Considering designs, colors, printers, denominations, perf/roulette, watermarks and watermark orientation, etc., there are potentially hundreds of thousands of varieties. Nobody knows the numbers, not even a guess, and records are non-existent.
For years, schoolchildren brought them in; the State of Ohio rebated 3% of the face value to the school system; I remember seeing them collected by the boxful.
All of these are at least 54 years old; last year of usage, 1957.
Price for the lot, US $20 postpaid
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