A Philatelist (stamp collector) looks at the lead-up to National Prohibition, the period of National Prohibition (1920-1933), and the era of 3.2 beverage alcohol (April 7 – December 4, 1933). The primary lens will be the tax stamps used to show the payment of the tax on legal alcohol during those three periods. In the lead-up to National Prohibition, we will also be looking at stamps and labels issued by the associations fighting against the Prohibition forces and the measure that Missouri took to prepare for the possibility of the loss of tax revenue from beer and distilled spirits.

Ron Lesher

Ron Lesher is a retired educator with experience as the administrator of the Eisenhower Math Science Grants for the State of New Jersey aimed at upgrading the skills of K-12 teachers to mathematics and science. Has taught physics at the high school level in Maryland; taught physics for non-science majors at Washington College.

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