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Tax Stamps & Tax Stipes of 37 Countries in the World

Whisky spirits alcohol tax stripes excise stamps banderoles duty free

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Argentina
Tax Stamps

Argentina Tax Stamp 1aArgentina Tax Stamp 1b

Miniatures:

Argentina Tax Stamp 2aArgentina Tax Stamp 2b   Argentina Tax Stamp 3aArgentina Tax Stamp 3b   Argentina Tax Stamp 4aArgentina Tax Stamp 4bArgentina Tax Stamp 4cArgentina Tax Stamp 4d

 

 

Azerbaijan
Tax Stamps

Azerbaijan Tax Stamp 1aAzerbaijan Tax Stamp 1b   Azerbaijan Tax Stamp 2   Azerbaijan Tax Stamp 3

 

 

Belarus
Tax Stamps

Belarus Tax Stamp 1aBelarus Tax Stamp 2a

 

Brazil
Tax Stamps

Miniatures:

Brazil Tax Stamp 1aBrazil Tax Stamp 1b

 

 

Bulgaria
Tax Stamps

Bulgaria Tax Stamp 1aBulgaria Tax Stamp 1b   

  

 

 

Canada
Tax Stamps

The date shows the year of distillation.

           

Additional tax stamp information for Canada, external link, pdf-file: http://www.esjvandam.com/Canada%20Liquor%20stamps.pdf

A Preliminary Listing of Canada's Bottled-in-bond Liquor Stamps (reprinted from Canadian Revenue Newsletter 55, Dec 2006) - Canada Liquor stamps.pdf

 

Duty free:

 

Bottled in Bond:

   

 

Miniatures:

       

 

Canada & U.S.A. together:

  

 

 

Islands of Cap Verde
Tax Stamps

 

 

Czech Republic
Tax Stamps

   

          

 

 

Denmark
Tax Stamps

                               

Overglued Denmark Tax Stamp:

   

Miniatures:

    

 

 

Dominican Republic
Tax Stamps

 

 

Egypt
Tax Stamps

 

 

Greece
Tax Stamps

      

 

 

Hong Kong
duty not paid
HKDNP

Duty free:

Up to 1997 Hong Kong was under British rule.
In this time inside the duty free area of the Hong Kong Airport bottles were sold with HKDNP.
This was also continued after 1997.

                        

 

 

Hungary
Tax Stamps

 

 

India
Tax Stamps

Miniatures:

  

 

 

Italy
Tax Stamps

Years are around.

Years may differ, because importers and shops were authorized to use tax stamps longer, if they still had stamps left.

 

from 1930 :

  

Source of the dates: https://knowhisky.com/2016/08/08/italian-liquor-metal-seals/

 

1933 - 1944 :

  

 

1944 - 1947 :

 

1st Republic 1947 - 1949 :

 

2nd Republic 1949 - 1959 :

 

1959 - 1965 :

      

 

1960 - 1969 :

             

Source of the dates: https://knowhisky.com/2016/08/01/reading-italian-tax-flags-and-seals/

 

three stars = 1952 - 1971 :

Order: From A001 to A 999, then B001 to B999, ... until Z 999.  Then from AA001 to AA999 , then AB 001 to AB999, until ZZ999:

      

 

two stars with 3/4 = 1971 - 1976 :

   

 

two stars with 0,750 = 1976 - 1991 :

       

 

Banderole two stars, two colours 1991 -2005 :

 

Banderole green 3 letter(A B C) + numbers since 2005 :

          

 

4,5 Liter Bottles:

   

 

Overglued Italian Tax Stamp:

     

 

Miniatures:

         
                          

 

Anidro / Idrati:

Parte o percentuale di acqua + ANIDRO / Anidri = IDRATI
   
Part of Water + Part of Alcohol = Content

 

UTIF:

The licence UTIF is a fiscal document for the sale of alcoholic products.

                             

 

 

Italy, Aosta Valley
(Autonomous region of Italy)
Tax Stamps

The date shows the year of selling.

       

Miniatures:

 

 

Japan
Tax Stamps

Hokkaidō, Hakodate:

Japan Tax Stamp 1

Also tax stamps exists in Okinawa.

 

 

Lithuania
Tax Stamps

Lithuania Tax Stamp 1

 

 

Madeira
(Part of Portugal)
Tax Stamps

Miniatures:

Madeira Tax Stamp 1aMadeira Tax Stamp 1b

 

 

Malaysia
Duty Not Paid

Duty free:

Malaysia Tax Stamp 1   Malaysia Tax Stamp 2   Malaysia Tax Stamp 3aMalaysia Tax Stamp 3b

 

 

Malta
Tax Stamps

 

 

Mexico
Tax Stamps

Miniatures:

Mexico Tax Stamp 1aMexico Tax Stamp 1bMexico Tax Stamp 1cMexico Tax Stamp 1d

 

 

Moldova
Tax Stamps

 

 

Poland
Tax Stamps

             

Miniatures:

 

 

Portugal
Tax Stamps

         

               

                           

       

Miniatures:

     

 

 

Puerto Rico
Tax Stamps

Miniatures:

 

 

Romania
Tax Stamps

 

 

Russia
Tax Stamps

     

       

Miniatures:

   

 

 

Slovakia
Tax Stamps

  

 

 

Spain
Tax Stamps

more than 0,1 to 0,5 L:

   

more than 0,5 to 0,7 L:

               

more than 0,5 to 1 L:

          

more than 2 L:

Miniatures:

                   

 

 

Thailand
Tax Stamps

  

Miniatures:

 

More info for EXCISE DUTY FOR SPIRITS IN THAILAND: http://www.thebigchilli.com/news/fruit-wine-is-it-for-real

 

 

Ukraine
Tax Stamps

     

 

 

United Kingdom
Tax Stamps

UK Tax Stamps first started at 1st October 2006.

                 

Overglued UK Tax Stamps:

                                 

 

 

United States of America
U.S.A.
Tax Stamps

 

The dates on the blue and the green banderoles shows:
Earlier year (& season), "MADE": Distillation Date
Later year (& season), "BOTTLED": Bottling Date
Season: Only SPRING and FALL is used.

100 PROOF:

         

 

Under PROOF:

                 

Duty free:

100 PROOF:

     

86 PROOF:

   

 

                          

 


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18 States

State of:
 

Alabama

      

Arkansas

California

              

Florida

                                

Georgia

Illinois

                     

Indiana

Idaho

Kentucky

Maryland

                                 

Missouri

       

New Hampshire

New Mexico

   

Ohio

  

Pennsylvania

Tennessee

        

Texas

Wisconsin

                                                         

 

Miniatures:

Additional minibottle tax stamp information, external link: http://www.minibottles.com/coll_usa_information.php

                                 

 

Miniatures for both countries U.S.A. and Canada togeher you can see here: Canada Tax Stamps

 

Duty Free Miniatures:


     

Bottled in Bond:

After the end of the tax-stamp-obligation in 1986, these "Fake Tax Stripes" were made by the producer to signalize that the duty is paid.

                                   

 

Four Roses:

Miniatures:


OBSV - OBSK - OBSQ - OBSO - OBSF
OESV - OESK - OESQ - OESO - OESF

     

More Information: http://thewhiskeyjug.com/bourbon-whiskey/epic-tasting-the-four-roses-icons-of-whiskey-all-10-four-roses-recipes-2/
O = From the Four Roses distillery
B / E = The mashbill. B = 60% corn, 35% rye, 5% malted barley E = 75% corn, 20% rye, 5% malted barley
S = Straight whiskey
V / K / Q / O / F = The yeast strain

More Information http://www.thebourbonbuddy.com/2016/08/15/four-rose-bourbon-oesk-rileys-private-selection-review/
V = delicate fruitiness
K = slight spice
Q = floral essence
O = rich fruitiness
F = herbal essence

 

 

Venezuela
Tax Stamps

   

 

 

Vietnam
Tax Stamps

Miniatures:

  

Vietnam
Duty Not Paid

Duty free:

 

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