R688 $30 Red Documentary Revenue Stamp, Series 1955
The Dated Reds
During the period from 1940 to 1958 the Department of Internal Revenue released several hundred, Documentary, revenue stamps in three basic designs with denominations that ranged from 1-cent to 10,000-dollars and with a variety of different portraits of notable statesmen, each denomination of stamp bearing a different portrait. Almost all of the issues of this period were printed in “carmine” red. The higher denominations of 30-dollars to 10,000-dollars bore a unique serial number as an added security measure.