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    [Prohibition] "Treasury Department, U. S. Internal Revenue, Prescription Blank - National Prohibition Act." Three total, 6.5" x 4.5", each issued in 1924. All are in very fine condition.

    These forms were used to prescribe liquor at a time when alcohol was considered to be as dangerous as opium or any other "hard" drug. Many "prescriptions" were just a way of skirting the law. The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibited "the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors," became law in 1920. It was repealed thirteen years later in 1933 by the 21st Amendment. A great item from one of the more curious periods in our country's history.


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    September, 2011
    22nd Thursday
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