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Wine Stamps


1914-1940

The first federal wine stamps appeared in 1914, being the result of the Emergency Revenue Act of October 22, 1914.  Among other things, the new tax law increased the federal excise tax on wine, which was to be collected through the use of new revenue stamps.

All of the wine revenue stamps are somewhat similar in appearance.  The stamps were printed on watermarked paper, in shades of green, and most of the sheets featured roulette separation.

Throughout the lifetime of this series, only seven major design types were produced, yet MANY denominations exist for each of them.  For brevity, only one example of each of the major design types will be shown in the images on this page.


The major type wine stamps shown above were issued in 1914.  These stamps are all inscribed "SERIES OF 1914".

The cents denomination stamps were issued with gum, and they were perforated.  All of the  $2.00 denomination stamps were issued without gum, and they are imperforate.

The catalog details, for stamps that are perforated 10 or imperforate and  printed on Single Lined USPS watermarked paper, are as follows:

  • 00 1/4 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE1) - Green.
  • 00 1/2 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE2) - Green.
  • 01 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE3) - Green.
  • 01 1/2 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE4) - Green.
  • 02 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE5) - Green.
  • 03 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE6) - Green.
  • 04 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE7) - Green.
  • 05 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE8) - Green.
  • 06 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE9) - Green.
  • 08 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE10) - Green.
  • 10 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE11) - Green.
  • 20 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE12) - Green.
  • 24 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE13) - Green.
  • 40 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE14) - Green.

  • 02.00 D.  (1914 - Sc. #RE15) - Green.

The catalog details, for stamps that are perforated 10 or imperforate and  printed on Double Lined USIR watermarked paper, are as follows:

  • 00 1/4 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE16) - Green.
  • 00 1/2 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE17) - Green.
  • 01 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE18) - Green.
  • 01 1/2 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE19) - Green.
  • 02 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE20) - Green.
  • 03 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE21) - Green.
  • 04 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE22) - Green.
  • 05 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE23) - Green.
  • 06 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE24) - Green.
  • 08 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE25) - Green.
  • 10 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE26) - Green.
  • 20 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE27) - Green.
  • 24 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE28) - Green.
  • 40 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE29) - Green.

  • 02.00 D.  (1914 - Sc. #RE30) - Green.

The catalog details, for stamps that are perforated 11 and  printed on Double Lined USIR watermarked paper, are as follows:

  • 02 C.  (1914 - Sc. #RE31) - Green.


Large-format wine stamps were issued between 1916 and 1933.  An example is shown above.  These stamps are all inscribed "SERIES OF 1916".

The  01.00 C. through 02.00 D. denominations were offset printed, and the 04.00 D. through 9.60 D. denominations were engraved.  The design of the three engraved denominations also has a slightly different outer frame line.

The catalog details, for stamps that are rouletted 3 1/2, are as follows:

  • 01 C.  (1916 - Sc. #RE32) - Green.
  • 03 C.  (1916 - Sc. #RE33) - Green.
  • 04 C.  (1916 - Sc. #RE34) - Green.
  • 06 C.  (1916 - Sc. #RE35) - Green.
  • 07 1/2 C.  (1916 - Sc. #RE36) - Green.
  • 10 C.  (1916 - Sc. #RE37) - Green.
  • 12 C.  (1916 - Sc. #RE38) - Green.
  • 15 C.  (1916 - Sc. #RE39) - Green.
  • 18 C.  (1916 - Sc. #RE40) - Green.
  • 20 C.  (1916 - Sc. #RE41) - Green.
  • 24 C.  (1916 - Sc. #RE42) - Green.
  • 30 C.  (1916 - Sc. #RE43) - Green.
  • 36 C.  (1916 - Sc. #RE44) - Green.
  • 50 C.  (1916 - Sc. #RE45) - Green.
  • 60 C.  (1916 - Sc. #RE46) - Green.
  • 72 C.  (1916 - Sc. #RE47) - Green.
  • 80 C.  (1916 - Sc. #RE48) - Green.

  • 01.20 D.  (1916 - Sc. #RE49) - Green.
  • 01.44 D.  (1916 - Sc. #RE50) - Green.
  • 01.60 D.  (1916 - Sc. #RE51) - Green.
  • 02.00 D.  (1916 - Sc. #RE52) - Green.
  • 04.00 D.  (1916 - Sc. #RE53) - Green.
  • 04.80 D.  (1916 - Sc. #RE54) - Green.
  • 09.60 D.  (1916 - Sc. #RE55) - Green.

The catalog details, for stamps that are rouletted 7, are as follows:

  • 01 C.  (1933 - Sc. #RE60) - Light Green.
  • 03 C.  (1933 - Sc. #RE61) - Light Green.
  • 04 C.  (1933 - Sc. #RE62) - Light Green.
  • 06 C.  (1933 - Sc. #RE63) - Light Green.
  • 07 1/2 C.  (1933 - Sc. #RE64) - Light Green.
  • 10 C.  (1933 - Sc. #RE65) - Light Green.
  • 12 C.  (1933 - Sc. #RE66) - Light Green.
  • 15 C.  (1933 - Sc. #RE67) - Light Green.
  • 18 C.  (1933 - Sc. #RE68) - Light Green.
  • 20 C.  (1933 - Sc. #RE69) - Light Green.
  • 24 C.  (1933 - Sc. #RE70) - Light Green.
  • 30 C.  (1933 - Sc. #RE71) - Light Green.
  • 36 C.  (1933 - Sc. #RE72) - Light Green.
  • 50 C.  (1933 - Sc. #RE73) - Light Green.
  • 60 C.  (1933 - Sc. #RE74) - Light Green.
  • 72 C.  (1933 - Sc. #RE75) - Light Green.
  • 80 C.  (1933 - Sc. #RE76) - Light Green.

  • 01.20 D.  (1933 - Sc. #RE77) - Light Green.
  • 01.44 D.  (1933 - Sc. #RE78) - Light Green.
  • 01.60 D.  (1933 - Sc. #RE79) - Light Green.
  • 02.00 D.  (1933 - Sc. #RE80) - Light Green.
  • 04.00 D.  (1933 - Sc. #RE81) - Light Green.
  • 04.80 D.  (1933 - Sc. #RE82) - Light Green.
  • 09.60 D.  (1933 - Sc. #RE83) - Light Green.


High-denomination wine stamps were issued between 1916 and 1934.  An example is shown above.  These stamps are all inscribed "ACT OF SEPT. 8, 1916".

These stamps have an adjoining tablet at the right, for affixing additional wine stamps.  The stamps were perforated 12 or 12 1/2 at the left and imperforate on the other three sides.

The catalog details, for stamps with thicker control numbers, are as follows:

  • 020.00 D.  (1916 - Sc. #RE56) - Green.
  • 040.00 D.  (1916 - Sc. #RE57) - Green.
  • 050.00 D.  (1916 - Sc. #RE58) - Green.
  • 100.00 D.  (1916 - Sc. #RE59) - Green.

The catalog details, for stamps with thin control numbers, are as follows:

  • 020.00 D.  (1934 - Sc. #RE107A) - Yellow Green.
  • 040.00 D.  (1934 - Sc. #RE107B) - Yellow Green.
  • 050.00 D.  (1934 - Sc. #RE107C) - Yellow Green.
  • 100.00 D.  (1934 - Sc. #RE107D) - Yellow Green.


Smaller-format wine stamps were issued between 1934 and 1940.  An example is shown above.  These stamps are rouletted 7, and they are all inscribed "SERIES / OF 1934".

The catalog details of these wine stamps are as follows:

  • 00 1/5 C.  (1940 - Sc. #RE83A) - Green.
  • 00 1/2 C.  (1934 - Sc. #RE84) - Green.
  • 01 C.  (1934 - Sc. #RE85) - Green.
  • 01 1/4 C.  (1934 - Sc. #RE86) - Green.
  • 01 1/2 C.  (1934 - Sc. #RE87) - Green.
  • 02 C.  (1934 - Sc. #RE88) - Green.
  • 02 1/2 C.  (1934 - Sc. #RE89) - Green.
  • 03 C.  (1934 - Sc. #RE90) - Green.
  • 04 C.  (1934 - Sc. #RE91) - Green.
  • 05 C.  (1934 - Sc. #RE92) - Green.
  • 06 C.  (1934 - Sc. #RE93) - Green.
  • 07 1/2 C.  (1934 - Sc. #RE94) - Green.
  • 10 C.  (1934 - Sc. #RE95) - Green.
  • 12 C.  (1934 - Sc. #RE96) - Green.
  • 14 2/3 C.  (1940 - Sc. #RE96A) - Green.
  • 15 C.  (1934 - Sc. #RE97) - Green.
  • 18 C.  (1934 - Sc. #RE98) - Green.
  • 20 C.  (1934 - Sc. #RE99) - Green.
  • 24 C.  (1934 - Sc. #RE100) - Green.
  • 30 C.  (1934 - Sc. #RE101) - Green.


Large-format wine stamps were also issued between 1934 and 1940.  An example is shown above.  These stamps are rouletted 7, and they are all inscribed "SERIES OF 1934".

The catalog details of these wine stamps are as follows:

  • 40 C.  (1934 - Sc. #RE102) - Green.
  • 43 1/5 C.  (1940 - Sc. #RE102A) - Green.
  • 48 C.  (1934 - Sc. #RE103) - Green.

  • 01.00 D.  (1934 - Sc. #RE104) - Green.
  • 01.50 D.  (1934 - Sc. #RE105) - Green.
  • 02.50 D.  (1934 - Sc. #RE106) - Green.
  • 05.00 D.  (1934 - Sc. #RE107) - Green.





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