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revenue stamp

a stamp showing that a governmental tax has been paid.
Origin of revenue stamp
First recorded in 1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Covers and sheets of paper bearing the revenue stamp already impressed were to be sold at all post offices.

  • Geometric lathework was used on a number of the United States stamps of the issue of 1861 and also on the $5,000 revenue stamp.

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    John N. Luff
  • The cellophane came unsealed with surprising ease: so did the revenue stamp.

    The Mercenaries

    Henry Beam Piper
  • There's a feller which he got it such a breath, Moe, he ought to put a revenue stamp on his chin.

    Abe and Mawruss Montague Glass

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