Tax Stamps

Tax Stamps & Tax Stripes of 43 Countries in the World

How to date a bottle of Whisky

Whisky spirits alcohol tax stripes excise stamps banderoles duty free Whiskey

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Argentina
Tax Stamps

Argentina Tax Stamp 1aArgentina Tax Stamp 1b

Miniatures:

Argentina Tax Stamp 5aArgentina Tax Stamp 5b    Argentina Tax Stamp 6aArgentina Tax Stamp 6bArgentina Tax Stamp 6c    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

 Brazil Tax Stamp 3a         Brazil Tax Stamp 2aBrazil Tax Stamp 2b

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

 

 

China
Tax Stamps

Miniatures:
      


Duty free:

China Duty Not Paid.
 

 

 

Colombia - Antioquia Department
Tax Stamps

Miniatures:

José María Córdova  - Wikipedia (external link)
Antioquia Department - Wikipedia (external link)

 

 

Czech Republic
Tax Stamps

    

           

 

 

Denmark
Tax Stamps

                                

Overglued Denmark Tax Stamp:

   

Miniatures:

          

 

 

Dominican Republic
Tax Stamps

   

Miniatures:


 

 

Egypt
Tax Stamps

Egypt tax stamp 1aEgypt tax stamp 1a   

 

 

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.

    HKDNP 1   HKDNP 2   HKDNP 3   HKDNP 4   HKDNP 6   HKDNP 7   HKDNP 8   HKDNP 9   HKDNP 10   HKDNP 10

 

 

Hungary
Tax Stamps

Miniatures:


 

 

India
Tax Stamps

   

Miniatures:

       
 

 

Indonesia
Indonesia Duty and Excise not paid

 

 

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 (external link) : 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 (external link): 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.

Miniatures:

 

 

Republic of Latvia
Latvijas Republika
Tax Stamps

      

 

 

Lithuania
Tax Stamps

Lithuania Tax Stamp 2aLithuania Tax Stamp 2b   Lithuania Tax Stamp 1

 

 

Madeira
(Part of Portugal)
Tax Stamps

Madeira Tax Stamp 2aMadeira Tax Stamp 2bMadeira Tax Stamp 2c   

 

Miniatures:

Madeira Tax Stamp 1bMadeira Tax Stamp 1a

 

 

Malaysia
Tax Stamps

   


Malaysia
Duty Not Paid (MDNP)

Duty free:

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

Miniatures:

 

 

Malta
Tax Stamps

 

 

Mexico
Tax Stamps

Miniatures:

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

More information about
SAT (external link): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Servicio_de_Administraci%C3%B3n_Tributaria
SHCP (external link): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretariat_of_Finance_and_Public_Credit
 

 

Moldova
Tax Stamps

 

 

Myanmar
Tax Stamps

 

 

Peru
Tax Stamps

 

Miniatures:


 

 

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 2 L:

              

2 x 0,5 L = 1 L:

  

more than 2 L:

Miniatures:

                            

 

 

Thailand
Tax Stamps

                  

Miniatures:

 

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


Thailand
Duty not paid


Duty free:



Here you can check where the bottle was bought (external link): http://dutyfree.toat.co.th:5001/express-stock/index.html
 

 

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:

Source of the dates: COLLECTING SCOTCH WHISKY by Emmanuel Dron, AN ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA, VOLUME I 19th & 20th Century

No Series with Volume: 1934 to 1944:

 

Series 111 with Volume: 1945 to1960:

   

 

Series 112: 1961 to 1977:

       

 

Series 112 'Bureau of ATF': 1977 to 1982:

 

No Series 'Bureau of ATF': 1982 to 1985:

   
 

Bottled under United States Government Supervision:

    
 

Duty free:

100 PROOF:

       
 

86 PROOF:

    

                            
 

 


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https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bundesstaat_der_Vereinigten_Staaten (external links)
 


28 U.S.A. States

State of:
 

Alabama

               

Alaska

Arkansas

California

                        

Colorado

Florida

                
                    
                             

Georgia

        

Illinois

                              

Indiana

Idaho

   

Kansas

Kentucky

          

Maine

Maryland

                                                  

Michigan

Missouri

                

New Hampshire

New Mexico

          

Nevada

North Dacota

Oklahoma

      

Ohio

    

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Tennessee

                        

Texas

       

Utah

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 (external link): 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 (external link) 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

                

Miniatures:

 

Vietnam
Tax Stamps

Miniatures:

    

Vietnam
Duty Not Paid

Duty free:

 

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