Documents with Both U.S. and Non-U.S. Revenue Stamps Affixed

(Last updated on May 5, 2019)

One of the most interesting and elusive types of revenue documents to try and find are documents with both U.S. and non-U.S. revenue stamps affixed. They are much more difficult to find than one would expect. Cross-border transactions, transactions with multiple steps or stages each taking place in different countries... Examples from the Civil War and immediate post-Civil War era (1862-1870s) are much more scarce than those from the Spanish-American War Tax era (1898-1901). 20th century examples are not exactly abundant either.

If you have any examples of U.S. and non-U.S. revenue stamps used on the same document for trade or sale, please contact me.

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Canada — 1872

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Sight draft from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada to Boston, Mass., with both Canadian and U.S. revenue stamps.

 

England — 1899

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Fragment of a Second of Exchange document from the United States Mortgage & Trust Co., sent to England, with 4-cent and 40-cent battleship documentaries and a horizontal pair of $1 commerce, along with two English 10-shilling Foreign Bill revenue stamps.

 

England — 1900

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Bill of foreign exchange originating in England, with imprinted British revenue stamp, with vertical pair of 4-cent Battleship revenues upon redemption in the United States.

 

England ; 1902

14

R191, along with two R164 singles, R167, R168, and R169 on foreign exchange document fragment, along with two British Foreign Bill revenue stamps, one-pound and one-pound and ten shillings.

 

England — Date Unknown

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Pair of R168, along with a single R163, on document fragment. On the reverse is a single British 5-shilling Foreign Bill revenue stamp.

 

France — 1868

14

Sight draft with a French revenue stamp applied on the reverse.

 

France — 1870

14

1870 Bank of New Orleans sight draft (foreign exchange) sent overseas, where French revenue stamp was affixed to the reverse.

 

France — 1898

14

Bank of California foreign exchange document sent to France. Same bank and destination as the document below, executed within the same week.

 

France — 1898

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Bank of California foreign exchange document sent to France. Same bank and destination as the document above, executed within the same week.

 

Germany — 1868

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Purchased from a seller in Germany, this is an R15c on an attractive foreign exchange with two vignettes from the European Exchange Office of C. F. Adae, a Cincinnati, Ohio banking house. Not only is there a German revenue stamp also affixed to the reverse, but the R15c is tied not only by a C.F. Adae circular handstamp cancel, but also a blue oval of Reverchon & Co., a German banking house in Trier. Fantastic document!

 

Germany — 1877

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Doubly scarce: an illegal use of a proprietary stamp as postage on a foreign exchange document, along with German revenue stamps affixed to the reverse.

 

Italy — 1915

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U.S #R202 or R213 along with Italian revenue stamps, on a 1915 protest of unpaid draft.

 

Japan — 1922

14

R231 with magenta oval handstamp cancel, along with a Japanese bill stamp with wonderful signature handstamp cancel, on a bill of foreign exchange.

 

Mexico — 1898

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Horizontal pair of 2-cent battleship documentary revenue stamps, along with 3 mexico revenue stamps, on an 1898 sight draft.

 

Mexico — 1899

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1-cent, 2-cent, 5-cent and 10-cent (x2) battleship documentary revenue stamps on an 1899 sight draft, along with 4 Mexico revenue stamps.

 

Mexico — 1899

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2-cent battleship documentary along with a Mexican revenue stamp on a document fragment.

 

Mexico — 1900

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U.S. and Mexican revenue stamps both on a document from the Consolidated Kansas City Smelting and Refining Co.

 

Poland — 1922

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U.S. $2 Consular Service Fee and Polish revenue stamps used on the same document (affadavit?).

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