Notes from the Past

No More Auto Stamps?

It is reported that the Motor Vehicle Usage Tax, responsible for the issue and use of the Automobile stamps, will be rescinded after June 30th.  This will mean, of course, that no new automobile stamps will appear after the June issue of the 42 stamp.

With the June issue of the 42 stamp, a total of 41 stamps will have appeared since the tax first took effect in February. 1942.  The stamps in the period were issued in 12 denominations, in four colors: green (1942); rose (1943); yellow (1944); and in purple (1945).  The 41 items constituting the complete issue will total $103.89 in face value.  

- George B. Sloane
Sloane's Column
May 5, 1945

Posted September 1, 1999

Editor's Note:  Do you suppose many sheets of those were put away in hopes of sending Junior to college?

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