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US Revenue Stamps

Future Delivery Stamps of 1918-1934

Future delivery US revenue stamps were produced between 1918 and 1934.

1919 Agreement for the Purchase of Grain Futures

These revenue stamps were used to indicate the payment of taxes on contracts for the future delivery of various types of merchandise.  The tax was 2 Cents for every 100 Dollars transacted.

The stamps usually received perforated cancellations, once they were affixed to the document.


The documentary US revenue stamps shown above were overprinted "FUTURE / DELIVERY" between 1918 and 1934.  The image above does not show the 1 C. denomination stamp.

All of these cent denomination stamps were offset printings, and they are printed on paper that is watermarked USIR.

The catalog details for stamps that are perforated 11 and that have wide spacing between "FUTURE" and "DELIVERY" are as follows:

  • 02 C.  (1918 - Sc. #RC1) - Carmine Rose.
  • 03 C.  (1934 - Sc. #RC2) - Carmine Rose.
  • 04 C.  (1918 - Sc. #RC3) - Carmine Rose.
  • 05 C.  (1933 - Sc. #RC3A) - Carmine Rose.
  • 10 C.  (1918 - Sc. #RC4) - Carmine Rose.
  • 20 C.  (1918 - Sc. #RC5) - Carmine Rose.
  • 25 C.  (1918 - Sc. #RC6) - Carmine Rose.
  • 40 C.  (1918 - Sc. #RC7) - Carmine Rose.
  • 50 C.  (1918 - Sc. #RC8) - Carmine Rose.
  • 80 C.  (1918 - Sc. #RC9) - Carmine Rose.

The catalog details for stamps that are perforated 11 and that have narrow spacing between "FUTURE" and "DELIVERY" are as follows:

  • 01 C.  (1923 - Sc. #RC22) - Carmine Rose.
  • 80 C.  (1923 - Sc. #RC23) - Carmine Rose.

The catalog details for stamps that are perforated 10 and that have wide spacing between "FUTURE" and "DELIVERY" are as follows:

  • 10 C.  (1928 - Sc. #RC27) - Carmine Rose.
  • 20 C.  (1923 - Sc. #RC28) - Carmine Rose.



The documentary US revenue stamps shown above were overprinted "FUTURE / DELIVERY" between 1918 and 1934.

All of these dollar denomination stamps are engraved, and they are printed on paper that is watermarked USIR.

The catalog details for stamps that have a vertical overprint, with narrow spacing, are as follows:

  • 01 D.  (1918 - Sc. #RC10) - Green (red or black overprint)
  • 02 D.  (1918 - Sc. #RC11) - Rose
  • 03 D.  (1918 - Sc. #RC12) - Violet
  • 05 D.  (1918 - Sc. #RC13) - Dark Blue
  • 10 D.  (1918 - Sc. #RC14) - Orange
  • 20 D.  (1918 - Sc. #RC15) - Olive Bister

The catalog details for stamps that have a horizontal overprint with wide spacing are as follows:

  • 01 D.  (1925 - Sc. #RC25) - Green (red overprint).
  • 10 D.  (1934 - Sc. #RC26) - Orange



The high-denomination documentary US revenue stamps shown above were overprinted "FUTURE / DELIVERY" between 1918 and 1934.

Their catalog details are as follows:

  • 0030 D.  (1918 - Sc. #RC16) - Vermilion (serial numbers in green or blue) - Ulysses S. Grant.
  • 0050 D.  (1918 - Sc. #RC17) - Olive Green, Olive Bister - Grover Cleveland.
  • 0060 D.  (1918 - Sc. #RC18) - Brown - Abraham Lincoln.
  • 0100 D.  (1934 - Sc. #RC19) - Yellow Green - George Washington.
  • 0500 D.  (1918 - Sc. #RC20) - Blue (serial numbers in red or orange) - Alexander Hamilton.
  • 1000 D.  (1918 - Sc. #RC21) - Orange - James Madison.





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