They are issued by governments, national and local, and by official bodies of various kinds.
They take many forms and may be gummed and ungummed, perforated or imperforate, printed or embossed, and of any size.
Weaver's Compound Extract of Fireweed, Duponco's Golden Periodical Pills, Edward Wilder Stomach Bitters, Eric Jackson Revenues, Fleming Brothers, Internal Revenue Service, J.
Campion's Pine Tree Tar Cordial, Jeremiah Curtis & Son Proprietors, L.
Revenue stamps are stamps used to collect taxes and fees.
In many countries, they are as detailed in their design as much as banknotes; they are often made from the same type of paper.
The high value of many revenue stamps means that they may contain security devices to prevent counterfeiting.
Revenue stamps were printed in many varieties and denominations and are widely sought after by collectors and historians.
Revenue stamps were finally discontinued on December 31, 1967.