Vintage Postage Stamps

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Antique United States Revenue Stamps (Tax Stamps) issued by the U.S. government between the years 1862 and 1872.  These stamps, featuring a portrait of President George Washington, were used on documents and other paper items during the Civil War and in the following decade to show proof of payment of federal taxes.