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The Stamp That Started a Revolution (SOLD)
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STAMP ACT. Tax stamp, two shilling and six pence, 1765. Grey embossed paper, 3 x 3 ½ in., cut from parchment document. On verso, a paper stamp, 1 x 1 in., with George III’s seal.

Inventory #463.03       SOLD — please inquire about other items

In an effort to raise revenue to pay for defending their colonies against the French and Indians, Britain’s Parliament decided to tax all paper goods from birth, marriage, and death certificates to newspapers. The Stamp Tax was a direct tax that conspicuously affected all segments of society. Worse, it was imposed by Parliament without input from the colonies. This rare 1765 tax stamp was actually used in America.