Antique 1877 Brewer Liquor Beer Distillery License Civil War Keg Barrel Tax Bar
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Antique 1877 Brewer Liquor Beer Distillery License Civil War Keg Barrel Tax Bar:
Antique 1877 BREWER Liquor Beer Distillery License Civil War Keg Barrel Tax Bar Welcome
Thank You for Shopping In the USA!An ornate original antique document dated 1877for the Business of Brewer of less than 500 barrels annually,issued by the US Internal Revenue..."Severe Penalties are imposed for neglect or refusal to place and keep this stamp conspicuously in your establishment or place of business"! This document was signed by Revenue Collector, C. J. Brenner. Please see photos!
This document has beautiful graphics on a great shade of yellow paper! Engraved on the top center is the US Capitol Building with other buildings and trees.
The government used this stamp as a tax for brewing and distilling liquor to raise money to pay for the Civil War. In fine print on the side is: "Engraved & Printed at the Bureau, Engraving & Printing", "$50 Dollars Per Year" near the bottom, and "Stamp For Special Tax, Internal Revenue"on the top. To prevent forgeries the government put black silk threads into the paper. This cool aspect can be seen upon closer inspection!
The front measures 8" by 7", the payment coupons are folded behind, so total length is 14". There are only two hole punches on the front, light edge wear, a fewsmall spots and two tack holes, otherwise, condition is excellent...a beautiful antique Brewer's document!
This is a FANTASTIC piece of history and would be great to display in a wine cellar, bar, distillery, museum or office! I am happy to answer any questions, please feel free to email and thank you for your interest! Pleased to combine shipping with other Prohibition Prescriptions, Liquor Licenses, Opium Forms & Pharmacy Labels. As always, many thanks to my regular customers for your continued patronage! :)
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